Dr. Karim El-Basyouny is an Associate Professor and inaugural City of Edmonton’s Research Chair in Urban Traffic Safety at the University of Alberta (UofA). He is a co-founder and steering committee member for the Centre of Smart Transportation. He is an active member of multiple (inter)national safety committees and serves on the editorial boards of several prominent journals. His research program is focused on the integration of statistical inference, computing techniques, and machine learning to extract information from huge datasets to address safety trends and patterns, forecast potential collisions, and make evidence-based safety decisions. Over the past decade, Dr. El-Basyouny’s research has been supported by all levels of the Canadian industry and government (municipal, regional, provincial, and federal). He has published 123 peer-reviewed publications and was invited to present at 39 workshops, seminars, and panels, both local and international. Dr. El-Basyouny has won several research awards throughout his career, with his most recent being the 2020 UofA’s Faculty of Engineering Mid-career Research Award and the 2020 Canadian ITS R&D/Innovation Award.


Join Karim and Tae for the CitiesIPCC Idea Talk: Modelling Climate Change session on Thursday, October 1 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, where they’ll share their research project, Fire Risk Modelling.


Thank you to The City of Edmonton Change for Climate for supporting this research and this session.