Samer Madanat

  • Dean of Engineering, NYU Abu Dhabi


Samer Madanat

Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering at NYUAD, is the Xenel Distinguished Professor of Engineering, former Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and former Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Madanat’s research and teaching interests are in the area of Transportation Infrastructure Management, with an emphasis on modeling facility performance, the development of optimal management policies under uncertainty, and developing solutions for improving the sustainability of transportation systems.

He is the author of more than 80 articles published in peer-reviewed journals including Transportation Science, Transportation Research (parts A, B, C, and E), the Journal of Transportation Engineering, the Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Systems, and Environmental Research Letters.  He has been invited speaker at over 30 universities and research centers, and has delivered several keynote addresses at scholarly conferences.

From 2001 to 2010, Madanat served as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems. He is currently Associate Editor of the European Journal of Transportation and Logistics, and an editorial board member of Transportation Research C, Transportation Research D, Journal of Transport Policy, and Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Systems. He serves on several advisory committees, including for the National Research Council, and has served as external reviewer of Civil Engineering departments at MIT and Tongji University. Several of his former students and post-doctoral researchers are currently faculty members at universities in the US and around the world.

Research Interests
Transportation Infrastructure Management, Transportation Systems Analysis

MIT 1991
Doctor of Philosophy, Transportation Systems

MIT 1988
Master of Science, Transportation Systems

University of Jordan 1986
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering