Khaled Abdelghany

Fellow, Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity
Member, Transportation Research Board Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Office: Embrey 203H
Phone: 214-768-4309
Professional website:

Educational Background

Ph.D. The University of Texas, Austin, 2001; M.S. Civil Engineering, Cairo University, 1996; B.S. Civil Engineering, Cairo University, 1992


  • Urban Transportation Network Modeling
  • Real-Time Traffic Network Management and Decision Support Systems
  • Crowd Modeling and Managements
  • Urban Growth Prediction Modeling
  • Transit and Emerging Mobility-on-Demand Service Planning and Operations
  • Airlines Strategic Planning and Operations Management
  • City Logistics and Vehicle-Drone Routing 


Taught Courses

  • CEE 1378 Transportation Infrastructure
  • CEE 3307 Infrastructure and Environmental Systems Analysis
  • CEE 5/7378 Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering
  • CEE 5/7379 Highways Design and Safety
  • CEE 8378 Analysis of Transportation Systems
  • CEE 8379 Transportation Demand Analysis



Ahmed Abdelghany and Khaled Abdelghany. "Modeling Applications in the Airlines Industry". ASHGATE Publishing. ISBN. 978-0-7546-7874-8. January 2010.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Refereed Journal Papers
  • Abdelghany, K., Valdes, D., Abdelfatah, A., and Mahmassani, H., "Real-time Dynamic Traffic Assignment and Path-based Signal Coordination: Application to Network Traffic Management," Transportation Research Record 1667, 1999, pp. 67-76.
  • Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany K., Mahmassani H., and Murray, P., “Using Dynamic Traffic Assignment in the Design and Evaluation of High Occupancy Toll Lanes,” Transportation Research Record 1733, 2000, pp. 39-48.
  • Murray, P., Mahmassani, H., Abdelghany, K., “Methodology for Assessing HOT Lane usage and Network Performance,” Transportation Research Record 1765, 2001, pp. 8-15.
  • Abdelghany, K. and Mahmassani, H., “Dynamic Trip Assignment-Simulation Model for Intermodal Transportation Networks,” Transportation Research Record 1771, 2001, pp. 52-60.
  • Mahmassani, H., and Abdelghany, K., “DYNASMART-IP: dynamic traffic assignment meso-simulator for intermodal networks”, in Advanced Modeling for Transit Operations and Service Planning, edited by Lam, W.H.K and Bell, M.G.H, Pergamon, 2002.
  • Abdelghany, A., Ekollu, G., Narasimhan R., and Abdelghany, K., “A proactive crew recovery decision support tool for commercial airlines during irregular operations,” Annals of Operations Research, Special Issue on Staff Scheduling and Rostering: Theory and Applications, 127, 2004, pp. 309-331.
  • Abdelghany A., Abdelghany, K., Ekollu, G., “A genetic algorithm approach for ground delay program management: the airlines’ side of the problem,” Air Traffic Control Quarterly, Volume 12(1), 2004, pp. 53-74, 2004.
  • Abdelghany, K., Shah S., Raina S. and Abdelghany, A., "A model for projecting flight delays during irregular operation conditions," Journal of Air Transport Management, Vol. 10 (6), 2004, pp. 385-394.
  • Abdelghany, K., Abdelghany A., and Raina, S., “A model for the airlines’ fuel management strategies,” Journal of Air Transport Management, Vol. 11, 2005, pp. 199-206.
  • Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany, K., Mahmassani, H., and Al-Gadhi, S., “A Micro-Simulation Assignment Model for Multidirectional Pedestrian Movement in Crowded Facilities,” Transportation Research Record 1939, 2005, pp. 123-132.
  • Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany, K., and Narasimhan, R., “Scheduling baggage handling facilities in congested airports,” Journal of Air Transport Management, Vol. 12, 2006, pp. 76-81.
  • Abdelghany, K., Abdelghany, A., Mahmassani, H., and Abdelfatah, A., “Modeling Bus Priority Using Intermodal Dynamic Network Assignment-Simulation Methodology,” Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 9, No. 5, 2006, pp. 1-22.
  • Abdelghany, K., Abdelghany, A., and Niznik, T., “Managing severe airspace flow programs: the airlines’ side of the problem,” Journal of Air Transport Management, Vol. 13, 2007, pp. 329-337.
  • Abdelghany, K., Abdelghany, A., and Mahmassani, H., “A modeling framework for bus rapid transit operations evaluation and service planning,” Journal of Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol. 30 (6), 2007, pp. 571-591.
  • Abdelghany, A., and Abdelghany K., “Evaluating airlines ticket distribution strategies: a simulation-based approach,” International Journal of Revenue Management, Vol. 1(3), 2007, pp. 231-246.
  • Ramadan, R., E-Rewini, H., and Abdelghany, K., “Optimal and approximate approaches for deployment of heterogeneous sensing devices,” EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking, Article ID 54731, 2007 (online publication).
  • Abdelghany, A., and Abdelghany, K., “Modeling Airlines Portfolio of Business Travel,” Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2007, pp. 51-63.
  • Abdelghany, K., Abdelghany, A., and Ekollu, G., “An integrated decision support tool for airlines schedule recovery during irregular operations,” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 185, No. 2, 2008, pp. 825-848.
  • Abdelghany, A., and Abdelghany, K., “A Micro-simulation approach for airlines competition analysis and demand modeling,” International Journal of Revenue Management, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2008, pp. 287-306.
  • Abdelghany, A., Sattayalekha, W., and Abdelghany, K., “On Airlines Code Share Optimization: A Modeling Framework and Analysis,” International Journal of Revenue Management, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2009, pp. 307-330, 2009.
  • Hassan, A., Abdelghany, K., and Abdelghany, A., “Modeling framework for airlines competition in the US domestic network,” Transportation Research Record 2106, In press 2010, pp. 47-56.
  • Etemadnia, H., and Abdelghany, K. “Distributed Approach for Dynamic Origin-Destination Demand Matrix,” Transportation Research Record 2105, 2010, pp. 127-134.
Refereed Conference Proceedings
  • Ramadan, R., Abdelghany, K., and El-Rewini, H., “On the Optimal Deployment of Heterogeneous Sensing Devices,” Proceedings of the 4th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, pp. 898- 905, UAE, 2006.
  • Ramadan, R., Abdelghany, K., and El-Rewini, H., “SensDep: A Design Tool for the Deployment of Heterogeneous Sensing Devices,” Proceedings of the second IEEE Workshop on Dependability and Security in Sensor Networks and Systems, pp. 44-53, Maryland, 2006.
  • Ramadan, R., El-Nawaiseh, A., El-Rewini, H. and Abdelghany, K., “Parallel Meta-Heuristic Approaches for Deployment of Heterogonous Sensing Devices,” Proceedings of the ISCA Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems conference, pp. 898- 905, San Francisco, 2006.
  • Ramadan, R., Abdelghany, K., El-Rewini, H., Houri, M. “Impact of Heterogeneity on the Deployment of Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of the International Workshop on Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks, Austin, 2007.