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Hesham Rakha, Director

Center for Sustainable Mobility

Dr. Rakha is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Mobility, the Samuel Reynolds Pritchard Professor of Engineering in the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, and a Courtesy Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in Ontario and a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). In addition, he is on the Editorial Board of the Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, the IET Intelligent Transport Systems Journal, and the International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology. In addition, he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Transportation Systems, the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning and Operations and an Academic Editor for the Journal of Advanced Transportation. Dr. Rakha's areas of research include traffic flow theory, traveler and driver behavior modeling, dynamic traffic assignment, transportation network control, optimization, use of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in transportation, intelligent vehicle systems, connected and autonomous vehicles, transportation energy and environmental modeling, and transportation safety modeling. More information is available at