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Dr Karim El-Basyouny, PhD

Dr Karim El-Basyouny, PhD


Dr. Karim El-Basyouny is a Professor and holds an endowed chair position in urban traffic safety at the University of Alberta. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta and holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Transportation Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Karim is passionate about all things safety and has and continues to dedicate his research and professional career to furthering our understanding of increasing safety and improving mobility for all road users. For the past decade, Karim’s research on safety management has been informing public policy and practice. To him, safety is a product just like any other good or service, and through his research, he advocates for the creation of a management framework which produces a safe system. His goal is to agitate the discussion on important and often neglected issues to achieve a system free of death and disability. Karim is an active member of multiple (inter)national safety committees and serves on the editorial boards of several prominent journals. Karim has won several notable awards for his research and leadership contributions throughout his academic career.

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