Khaled Abdelghany

A headshot of Khaled Abdelghany, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

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.