Khaled Abdelghany, Ph.D.

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Khaled Abdelghany, Ph.D.

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office Location: Embrey 203H

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  • Ph.D. The University of Texas, Austin
  • M.S. Cairo University, Egypt
  • B.S. Cairo University, Egypt


Dr. Khaled Abdelghany, a Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Fellow at the Stephanie and Hunter Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity of Southern Methodist University, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Prior to joining SMU in 2004, he worked as an operations research analyst at United Airlines' R&D in Chicago (2001-2004). With expertise in transportation system modeling, smart city applications, emerging mobility systems, city logistics, transportation electrification, crowd dynamics and management, and airlines operations, Dr. Abdelghany has authored two books and published numerous peer-reviewed articles. His research, supported by institutions like the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation, and U.S. Department of Energy, has significantly contributed to his field.  


  • Infrastructure system management

  • Multimodal transportation systems modeling, analysis and simulation

  • Airlines strategic planning and operations
  • Cloud computing and real-time decision support systems

  • Emerging mobility systems
  • Smart city applications

  • City logistics

  • Transportation electrification

  • Crowd dynamics and management
  • Workforce development

Recent Publications

  • Google Scholar:
  • Lotfi, S., and Abdelghany, K. (2022). Ride matching and vehicle routing for on-demand mobility services. Journal of Heuristics, 28 (3), 235-258.
  • Jaad, A., Abdelghany, K., (2019). Modeling Urban Growth Using Video Prediction Technology: A Time-Dependent Convolutional Encoder-Decoder Architecture. Computerā€Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, DOI: 10.1111/mice.12503
  • Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany, K., & Azadian, F. (2023). The airline seat capacity allocation problem: An expected marginal profit approach. Journal of Air Transport Management, 112, 102465.
  • Karak, A. and Abdelghany, K., (2019). The hybrid vehicle-drone routing problem for pick-up and delivery services. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies Volume 102, pp. 427-449.
  • Hashemi, H., Abdelghany, K. (2018). End-to-End Deep Learning for Real-Time Traffic Network Management Systems. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 33, pp. 849–863.
  • Hashemi, H., Abdelghany, K., and Khodayar, M.  (2018). A Real-Time Decision Support System for Robust Traffic Network Management. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2018.2809642.