Osama-Abaza

Osama Abaza

Professor
Civil Engineering
EIB 301L
Office Hours (Fall '19): MW: 10 am - 11:30 am and 12:30 pm - 3 pm; R 1 pm - 5 pm
Phone: (907) 786-6117
oabaza@alaska.edu
https://alaska.digication.com/osamaabaza/

Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA, April 1994
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA, August 1984
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA, June 1983

Biography

Osama Abaza is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA).  He is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Utah (BYU) for his doctorate degree and University of Toledo-Ohio (UT) for his master’s and undergraduate degrees. He worked in the academic circles and industry for the last thirty three years in the field of civil/transportation engineering as it relates to traffic engineering and traffic safety, and pavement engineering and materials. 

He served in the academic field as a Department Chair and a Vice President for Administrative Affairs. He worked in the industry as registered professional engineer and a CEO of a consulting firm for 15 years. He published more than 68-refereed publications in civil/transportation engineering. His current research is focused on cold region transportation issues like pedestrian /bicycle/motorcycle safety, developing rubberized and fiber rubberized Portland cement concrete pavements/structures for highway facilities, new highway enforcement approaches as it relates to crash occurrence and economic impacts, economic analysis of pavement and safety impacts of studded tire use, etc.

He is a member of ITE, ASCE, IEEE, TRB, ASTM and other national and international professional organization. He is serving on many NCHRP and BTSCRP national project panels.

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Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate

  •       Properties of Materials CE A334
  •       Properties of Materials Lab CE A334L
  •       Transportation Engineering  CE A420
  •       Transportation Engineering CE A421
  •       Traffic engineering CE A423
  •       Pavement Design CE A424
  •       Highway Engineering CE A425
  •       Highway Safety CE A428
  •       Highway Capacity CE A429
  •       Project Planning CE A437
  •       Capstone course: Design of Engineering Systems CE A438
  •       Introduction to Civil Engineering CE A152

Graduate

  •      Traffic Engineering CE A623
  •      Pavement Design CE A624
  •      Highway Engineering CE A625
  •      Thesis CE A699
  •      Project CE A686
  •      Highway Safety CE A428
  •      Highway Capacity CE A429

Professional & Department Service

Professional Memberships

  • Member of The Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) Project Panel BTSCRP-09: The Influence of Infrastructure Design on Distracted Driving, Washington D.C., FY 2018-21
  • Member of The Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) Project Panel BTSCRP-06: Guide for MPO and HSO Coordination on Behavioral Traffic Safety Countermeasures, Washington D.C., FY 2018-21
  • Member of National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project Panel 20-7, “Alternatives Technologies for Mitigating the Risk of Injuries and Deaths in the Work Zones” Washington D.C., FY 2017-19
  • Member of National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project Panel 17 -68, “Intersection Crash Prediction Methods for the Highway Safety Manual.”  Washington D.C., FY 2014-18
  • Member of National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project Panel 17 -74, “Developing Crash Modification Factors for Corridor Access Management “Washington D.C., FY 2015-18
  • Journal reviewer:
      • Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part B, Pavements
      • ASCE, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
      • ASCE, Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part A, Systems
      • Accident Analysis & Prevention Journal
      • Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture
      • Alaska NASA EPSCoR program
      • ACI Materials Journal
      • Construction & Building Materials Journal
      • IEEE, Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine
      • Journal of Applied Sciences
      • Designs
      • Premier Publishers
      • Structural Engineering and Mechanics, “An International Journal”
      • Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050; CODEN: SUSTDE) Journal (Editorial Board M)
      • The IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
      • Many conference review committees
  • Consultant for local transportation projects for private agencies, municipalities, government, and NGO’s
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees and consultant to Meezan Engineering Corporation, 1995-1997
  • Consultant and owner of Abaza Center for Engineering Studies, Consultations and Engineering Laboratories “ACE”, 1997- 2011
  •       Membership in twenty-four material specification committees of the Palestinian Standard Institute (PSI)
  •       Paper reviewer for An–Najah National University Journal for Research, Part A (Natural Sciences)
  •       Board member, An-Najah National University Scientific Journal, 2003-2006
  •       Member of the Transportation and Construction Research Center, An-Najah National University 1997-Present
  •       The Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) Project Panel BTSCRP-09: The Influence of Infrastructure Design on Distracted Driving, Washington D.C., FY 2018-21
  •       The Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) Project Panel BTSCRP-06: Guide for MPO and HSO Coordination on Behavioral Traffic Safety Countermeasures, Washington D.C., FY 2018-21

University and College of Engineering Services

  •       Promotion and Tenure committee member- College of Engineering 2015-2017
  •       Faculty search Committee-Civil Engineering faculty 2017
  •       Faculty search Committee-Transportation Engineering faculty 2017
  •       Chair, UAA-SoE Civil Engineering Department 2011-2014
  •       UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) advisory council 2014-Present.
  •       UAA P&T grievance review committee member 2014-Present.
  •       “Chancellor Award for community engagement” review committee 2014-present.
  •       Chancellor Community Engagement Task Force 2013-present.
  •       School of Engineering Bylaws committee 2011-14
  •       Dean Search Committee- College of Engineering 2014
  •       Faculty search Committee- Transportation Engineering faculty 2013
  •       UAA Faculty Senator 2010-2012
  •       Community Engagement Council April 2013- Present
  •       UAA Assessment committee member 2010-2012
  •       UAA graduate council member 2011-2015
  •       Faculty search Committee- Environmental Engineering faculty 2013
  •       Faculty search Committee- Structural Engineering faculty 2013
  •       Promotion and Tenure committee member- School of Engineering 2008-2011
  •       Curriculum Committee Chair/member- School of Engineering 2009-2011
  •       Curriculum Committee Chair-Civil Engineering department 2010-Present
  •       SoE Bylaws committee member
  •       ITE Student Chapter Advisor
  •       Advising: Undergraduate students advisor 2007- present
  •       Advising: Graduate students in Transportation Engineering 


Professional Honors and Certificates

  •       2018 eWolf Faculty Associates
  •       2017 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Academic Research / Creative Activity
  •       2017 Exemplar showcase portfolio
  •       2013 UAA Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the Service to the Community
  •       2012 ITE Engineer of the Year.
  •       2012 Alaska Engineer of the Year nominee.
  •       Design Competition Award, UAA SoE, 2011.
  •       WAQTC Certified in all quality control testing modules, ADOT&PF 2010-32015.
  •       UAA Technology Fellow of the year 2009.
  •       Others before 2009

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Research Interests

Funded Research Projects

  • Funded Research Projects Use of Steel Fiber-Reinforced Rubberized Concrete (SFRRC), O. Abaza (PI), three year monitoring of the Abbott pavement test section and analysis of the life cycle cost versus traditional pavements, budget 45K, Jan 2017-Dec 2020.
  • Survey and Economic Analysis of Pavement Impacts from Studded Tire Use in Alaska O. Abaza (PI), 95K, May 2017-May 2019.
  • Phase II: Highway Patrol Investment Levels versus Crash Outcomes, O. Abaza (PI) $73k, Jan. 2017 – April 2019.
  • Frequency and Potential Severity of Red Light Running in Anchorage, O. Abaza (PI)- Phase II with an estimated budget of $102k, September 2015-August 2017.
  • Use of Steel Fiber-Reinforced Rubberized Concrete (SFRRC) in Cold Regions O. Abaza (PI):
    • Phase one: Rut testing and designing a pavement test section using SFRRC, budget $75K, June 2015-May 2016.
    • Phase two: Construction of the testing section on the new Abbot Road project scheduled for construction in summer of 2016, budget 120K.
  • Develop Highway Safety Performance Function Calibration Factors for Alaska, O. Abaza (PI), $150k, Jan. 2015 – Feb. 2017.
  • Accident Reduction Factors Relating to Moose-Vehicle Collision Crash Types, O. Abaza (PI), $120k, Jan. 2015 – Apr. 2017.
  • Highway Patrol Investment Levels versus Crash Outcomes, O. Abaza (PI) $166k, Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2016.
  • Analyzing Driver Behavior in Passing Zones with Differential Speed Limits on Two-Lane Undivided Highways in Alaska, O. Abaza (PI), $161k, Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2017.
  • Performance Evaluation of Depressed Medians On Divided Highways in Alaska, O. Abaza (CO-PI), $122k, Oct. 2013 – Dec. 2016.

Other Research Projects

  •       Effectiveness of VSL Signs in Reducing Crashes Rates on Roadway Construction Work Zones in Alaska
  •       Developing a steel fiber rubberized concrete noise barrier material for freeways
  •       Study of Pedestrian Road Crossing Compliance at High Pedestrian Crash Corridors/Intersection
  •       Mapping Freezing Index for the State of Alaska
  •       Analyzing Motorcycle Crash Rates in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska
  •       Performance evaluation of skid resistance using different seal coats in Anchorage
  •       Rutting behavior for HMA used in the state of Alaska
  •       Proposed Dual Left Turn Lane Usage Signs – for Cold Regions
  •       Performance of Permeable Asphalt Pavements in Cold Regions
  •       Effectiveness of Left Turn Sign Usage in Terms of Crash Frequency and Severity in Anchorage, Alaska 
  •       Evaluation of crashes caused by pavement rutting on highway intersections
  •       Performance of Permeable Asphalt Pavements in Cold Regions
  •       Performance of Heated Permeable Asphalt Pavements in Cold Regions
  •       Developing a methodology for determination of uncertainty in construction laboratories
  •       Effectiveness of raised intersections in urban local/collector roads
  •       Developing a multimedia course in properties of construction materials
  •       Developing Prediction Models for Alaska PMS
  •       Evaluating the Performance of Diverging Diamond Interchange in Anchorage, Alaska
  •       Injury Risk Factors of Bicyclist in Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Crashes in Alaska
  •       Processing Natural Language to Improve Vehicle Crash Classification in Alaska
  •       Lessons Learned Database Creation for AKDOT&PF 
  •       Performance Based Hot Mix Asphalt for Cold Region Applications

Publications

Refereed Journal/Conference Papers (period 1996-present)

  • Development of Trooper Spatial/Crash Database to Quantify Enforcement Countermeasures, Osama Abaza and Mohammad Saif Uddin, Road Safety & Simulation 2019 Conference, Iowa City, Iowa, 14-17 October 2019.
  • Influence of Asphalt Surface Temperature on Pavement Rutting in Cold Regions, Osama Abaza, Mahmoud Arafat, Tanay Datta Chowdhury, 2019 International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference (IAHP 2019), Chicago, Illinois, July 21-24, 2019. 
  • The Discrepancy Between Actual Operating Speed and Drovers’ Self-Reported Speed in Passing Zones for Two-Lane Highways, Sajed Raza, Osama Abaza, Fazal R. Safi and Arshad Hussain, 2019 ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2019), Alexandria, Virginia, June 9-12, 2019. 
  • Analysis of Driver Perception of Differential Speed Limits in Passing Zones for Two-Lane Highways, Osama Abaza and Muhammad Saif Uddin, Transportation Research Board 2019 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January, 2019.
  • Evaluating Laboratory Rutting Performance of HMA Under A New Studded Tire Protocol for Cold Climates, Osama Abaza, Tanay Datta Chowdhury and Mahmoud Arafat, Transportation Research Board 2019 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January, 2019.
  • Effect of Inclement Weather on Red-Light Running, Osama Abaza, Muhammad Saif Uddin and Tanay Datta Chowdhury, Transportation Research Board 2019 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January, 2019.
  • Use of Steel Fiber-Reinforced Rubberized Concrete for Roadway Intersections in Cold Regions- Alaska, Osama Abaza, Mahear A. Aboueid, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part B, Pavements, 2018, 144(4):04018048.
  • Identifying Hazardous Roadways and Analyzing Severity of Motorcycle Crashes in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, Osama Abaza and Tanay Datta Chowdhury, proceedings of ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2018), Transportation Safety, page 210, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 15–18, 2018
  • Highway Patrol Investment Levels Versus Crash Outcomes, Osama Abaza and Ty Wardell, ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2018), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 15–18, 2018
  • Incorporating Roadway Weather Conditions in the development of Safety Performance Functions, Osama Abaza and Ayaz Ahmed, Transportation Research Board 2018 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January, 2018.
  • Study of Pedestrian Road Crossing Compliance at High Pedestrian Crash Intersections,Osama Abaza, Tanay Datta Chowdhury and Mahmoud Arafat, ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2018), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 15–18, 2018
  • Flexural Behavior of Rubberized Concrete for Clod Regions Applications,Osama A. Abaza and Zaid S. Hussein, ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2018), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 15–18, 2018
  • Comparative Analysis of Skid Resistance for Different Roadway Surface Treatments, Osama Abaza, Tanay Datta Chowdhury and Mahmoud Arafat, American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2017.  
  • Effectiveness of Experimental Left-Turn Sign Usage In Terms of Crashes and Analyzing Severity of Left Turn Crashes in Alaska, Osama Abaza and Tanay Datta Chowdhury, The Open Transportation Journal, BMS-TOTJ-2017-2487.
  • Effectiveness of VSL Signs in Reducing Crash Rates on Roadway Construction Work Zones in AlaskaOsama Abaza and Tanay Datta Chowdhury, 19th International Conference on Traffic Guidance and Transportation, October 5-6, 2017, New York, USA.
  • Flexural Behavior of Steel Fiber-Reinforced Rubberized Concrete, Osama A. Abaza and Zaid S. Hussein, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Volume 28, issue 1, January 2016.
  • Frequency and Potential Severity of Red Light Running in Anchorage Alaska, Osama A. Abaza and Trevor Strait, 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, October 6-8, 2015.
  • Calibration of the Highway Safety Manual Model for Urban 4-leg Signalized Intersections for Application in Cold Regions, Osama A. Abaza and Trevor Strait, 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, October 6-8, 2015.
  • Evaluation of Pedestrian Walking Speeds in Cold Regions, Osama A. Abaza, 3rd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2015), 13-14 April 2015, Singapore.
  • Flexural Behavior of Flat-End Steel Fiber-Reinforced, Osama A. Abaza and Zaid S. Hussein, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Volume 26, number 8, August 2014.
  • Simulation of a Bus Transit Signal Priority Scheme, Osama A. Abaza and Jonathan Knowles, 4th International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation, 22-25 October 2013 Rome, Italy.
  • Modeling of Pavement Deterioration in Cold Regions, Osama A. Abaza and Anthony P. Mullin, 10th Internnational Symposium on Cold Regions Conference, Planning for sustainable Clod Regions, Anchorage, Alaska June 2-5 2013.
  • Optimization of Speed Control Hump Spacing, Osama A. Abaza, Zaid S. Hussein and Irene S. Malto, Institute of Transportation Engineers “ITE”, August, 2012.
  • Environmental Impacts of Roadside Snow, Osama A. Abaza and Aaron Dotson. Fifteenth International Specialty Conference on Cold Regions Engineering, Quebec, August 2012.
  • Effectiveness of Speed Measures to Improve Roundabout Capacity, Osama A. Abaza. 15th IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Anchorage, USA. Sept. 16-19, 2012.
  • Simplified Modeling of Pavement Deterioration in Cold Regions, Anthony P. Mullin and Osama A. Abaza, International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 2; February 2012.
  • NCHRP Roundabout Model Calibration to Local Driver’s Behavior, Osama A. Abaza, Zaid S. Hussein and James E. Amundsen. International Roundabout Conference, TRB Task Force on Roundabouts, Carmel, Indiana, May 18-20, 2011.
  • Crumbed Rubber for Non-Structural Portland Cement Concrete Applications, Osama A. Abaza and Salem Shatyeh, “Dirasat “, Engineering Science Vol. 37 Iss. 2 October 2010, Deanship of Academic Research, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • The Impact of Apartheid Measures on Major Arterial Roadway Network in the West Bank Area, Osama A. Abaza “Dirasat“, January, 2010, Deanship of Academic Research, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Developing A Pilot Multimedia Tool for Transportation Engineering Education, Osama A. Abaza, Sameer Abu-Eisheh, and Nizar Awartani, International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2010, April 6th - 9th, 2010, Orlando, Florida U.S.A.
  • Comparative Analysis of Multilane Roundabout Capacity “Case Study, Osama A. Abaza, and Zaid S. Hussein, 2009 IEEE 70th Vehicular Technology Conference VTC2009, 20-23 September, 2009 Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
  • Modeling Pedestrian Behavior on Pedestrian Crosswalks, Osama A. Abaza, and Zahir Abu Sa’a, 2009 IEEE 70th Vehicular Technology Conference VTC2009, 20-23 September, 2009 Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
  • "The Impact of Traffic Congestion and Public Transport on Air Pollution in Palestinian Cities
  • Case Study: Ramallah City." Khaled Al-Sahili and Osama A. Abaza, Proceedings of the Palestinian First Environmental Conference, June 2009.
  • Developing a Transportation Plan for Evacuation of Build-up Areas in Case of An Earthquake "Case study, Osama A. Abaza, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, 2008, Beijing, China
  • Evaluation of Deflection Criterion As A basis for Equivalency Factors for Flexible Pavements Using Finite Elements Method, Osama A. Abaza “Dirasat “, Engineering Science Vol. 34 Iss. 2 October 2007, Deanship of Academic Research, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Simplified M-E Approach for the Design of Flexible Pavement Structures, Osama A. Abaza, An–Najah National University, Journal for Research A (Natural Sciences), Vol. 21 Dec. 2007, An–Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  • Developing Pavement Performance Functions for Palestinian Roadway Network, Osama A. Abazaand Eng. Lana K. Shahein, An – Najah National University, Journal for Research A (Natural Sciences), Vol. 21 Dec. 2007, An–Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  • Utilization of Finite Element Modeling in the Development of An M-E Simplified Approach in the Design of PCC Pavements, Osama A. Abaza, The 2nd International Engineering Conference on Construction and Development, 3-4 September 2007, The Islamic University, Gaza, Palestine
  • Utilization of Olive Oil Liquid Waste as an Additive to Roadway Construction, Osama A. Abaza, Coventry University and The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Centre for By-products Utilization, International Conference:  Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, 11-13, June, 2007, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Assessment of Nuclear Density Measurements in the Quality Control of Highway Construction, Osama A. Abaza, Materials Technology Journal, Dec. 2006 Vol.21-4, United Kingdom
  • Effect of Wind Speed and Air Temperature on the Durability of PCC Surfaces, Osama A. Abaza, An – Najah National University, Journal for Research A (Natural Sciences), Vol. 20 Dec. 2006, An–Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  • Potential of Utilizing Spent Motor Oil in Portland Cement Concrete, Osama A. Abaza, Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, World Bank (NARP), ISSN: 1119-8362, Vol. 10 (3), September, 2006
  • Assessment of Higher Education at An-Najah National University, Overall Outlook, Osama A. Abaza, Conference on Quality, Excellence, and Accreditation in Higher Education Institutions, Al-Quds University, Palestine, 24-26/12/2006
  • Measuring and Modeling of Transport Induced Air Pollution: Nablus Roadway Network as Case Study, Marwan Haddad, and Osama A. Abaza, The First International Environmental Form, "A new strategy for developing communities and environment", Tanta University, Egypt, April 2006
  • Developing a Roughness Criterion as a Basis for Urban Roadway Performance Measurements, Osama A. Abaza, An-Najah National University and Eng. Ma’amoun Al-Galieh Ministry of Public works. International Conference ‘Urban Engineering/ Lille 2005”, October 2005 Universite Des Sciences Et Technologies De Lille 1, France
  • Comparative Analysis of Using Small Cylindrical Specimens for Compressive Strength of Portland Cement Concrete, Osama A. Abaza, An – Najah National University, Journal for Research A (Natural Sciences), Vol. 17 No 2, Dec. 2003, An–Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  • Effect of Magnesium Finishing Tools Upon Abrasion Resistance of Portland Cement Concrete Surfaces, Osama A. Abaza, “Dirasat” “Vol. 30 No 1 Engineering Science 2003. Deanship of Academic Research. The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • The Effect of Capping Condition on the Compressive Strength of Concrete Hollow Blocks. Osama A. Abaza, and Eng. Ameed Abu –Salameh, An – Najah National University, Journal for Research A (Natural Sciences), Vol. 15 No 1, June 2003, An–Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  • The Effect of Size and Shape of Portland Cement Concrete Specimens on Compressive Strength, Osama A. Abaza, and Eng. Ameed Abu –Salameh, “Dirasat “Vol. 30 No 1 Engineering Science 2003 Deanship of Academic Research, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Delineation of Noise Map of the Community of Nablus in Palestine. Dr. Essam Rashid, Osama A. Abaza, Dr. Zaid Qamheia, and Dr. Mohamad She, Journal of Acustica Actya Acustica, January 2003, Blacknell, United Kingdom
  • Durability of Portland Cement Concrete Surfaces Using Wood and Steel Forms for Casting, Osama A. Abaza, An – Najah National University, Journal for Research A (Natural Sciences), 13-1-2001, An–Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  • Developing and Implementing an Integrated Pavement Monitoring and Management Tool for The Palestinian Territories, Osama A. Abaza, and Dr. Sameer Abu–Eisheh, An-Najah National University, Journal for Research A (Natural Sciences) June-2001, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  • Developing a Pilot Multimedia Tool for Engineering Education, Sameer Abu-Eisheh, Osama A. Abaza, and Nizar Awartani, Conference on The Instructional Process in the Internet Age, May –2001, An–Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  • Effect of Speed Humps on Collectors and Urban Arterials in Palestine, Osama A. Abaza and Khaled A. Al–Sahili, Palestine Engineering Conference 2001, June –2001, College of Engineering, An-Najah National university, Nablus, Palestine
  • The Effect of Adding Zebar as an Admixture on the Durability and Permeability of Concrete, Naremean Al–Barq, Riad Abd –Al Kareme, Osama A. Abaza, The Palestine Engineering Conference 2001, June 2001, College of Engineering, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  • The Interaction Between Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic in CBD Areas of Developing Countries, Osama A. Abaza and Sameer Abu-Eisheh, The 8th World Conference on Transport Research, 16-6-1998, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Towards Developing an Integrated Tool to Evaluate, Maintain, and Rehabilitate Roads in the Palestinian Territories, Osama A. Abaza and Dr. Sameer Abu – Eisheh, An–Najah National University, The Symposium on Engineering Testing and the Development of Construction Industries, 25-3-1998, Beir Zait University and Engineering Association, Jerusalem
  • Effect of Aluminum Finishing Tools Upon Abrasion Resistance of Portland Cement Concrete Surfaces. Osama A. Abaza and Arnold Wilson, Fourth International Conference on Concrete Technology for Developing Countries, 7-8 November 1996 Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimajusa, North Cyprus

Journal/Conference/Meeting Abstracts/Short Articles (2010-present)

  • Transportation Research Board 2019 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January, 2019.
  • Alaska Forum on Autonomous Vehicles, June 8th, 2018.
  • ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2018), Transportation Safety, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 15–18, 2018
  • UAA Transportation Research Poster Session, Alaska Transportation Research Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, November 8th, 2017.
  • Pedestrian Bridge Inspection Project, Osama A. Abaza, Shelley J. Giraldo, Alaska Trails Conference, April 21, 2017.
  • Rabbit Lake Trailhead Improvements, PROJECT NO: 8675309, Osama A. Abaza, Kelly Yanoshek, Daniel Chamberlain and Matt Westbrook Alaska Trails Conference, April 21, 2017.
  • Highway Patrol Investment Levels versus Crash Outcomes, October 2016, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public facilities quarterly meeting.
  • Chugach Foothills Connector project, Osama A. Abaza, Alaska Trails Conference, May 6, 2016.
  • Collegiality and Toxic Behavior, Reflections from a Senior Faculty and Administrator, Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE), University of Alaska Anchorage, October 2016.
  • Community Projects Develop Real-World Skills, Teaching Excellence in an Engaged University, The Center for Community Engagement & Learning, April 2014.
  • Book group, Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education, Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE), University of Alaska Anchorage, Fall semester 2013.
  • Calibration of the Highway Safety Manual Model for Application in Cold Regions, Osama A. Abaza, Trevor Strait and Iain McPherson, Western ITE Newsletter, May-July, 2011.
  • Flexural Strength Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced Rubberized Concrete-Potential Application in Rigid Pavements, Osama A. Abaza and Zaid S. Hussein, 2011 ITE Western District Annual Meeting, July 10-13, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska.



Career History/Work Experience

  • Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2900 Spirit Dr., Anchorage AK 99508, July 2009-Present
  • Director of the SuperPave lab, 2007- Present
  • Department Chair, Civil Engineering Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage AK 99508, June 2011-March 2014
  • Professor, (tenured position)Civil Engineering Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage AK 99508, July 2009-2011
  • Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage AK 99508, August 2007– April, 2009
  • Graduate Coordinator for the graduate program in Transportation Engineering, An-Najah National University, 1998-1999, 2004-2007
  • Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, P. O. Box 707, Nablus, Palestine, October 2002 – June 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire De Lille, Lille- France, June 2004
  • Vice President for Administrative Affairs, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine, 1999-2002
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine, August 1994- October 2002
  • Chairman of Civil Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, September 1985- September 1986
  • Instructor, Civil Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, teaching courses in Pavement Design, Transportation Planning, Highway Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Surveying, Construction Materials, and Traffic Engineering, December 1984-June 1992
  • Consultant in areas of Pavement Management Systems (PMS) as it relates to network evaluation and cost analysis as well as on project bases including inter-urban roads, village access roads, and urban networks