Mohamad  Talas, Ph.D., PE. PTOE

Mohamad Talas, Ph.D., PE. PTOE

Adjunct Professor

Civil and Urban Engineering

Biography

Mohamad Talas is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tandon School Of Engineering  Transportation Graduate Program. He has been teaching Traffic Engineering courses since 2010 including the Traffic Engineering Project course.

Dr. Talas bring long standing career experience in traffic engineering and continue with  over 27 years in Traffic Engineering and Operation experience in New York City Department of Transportation.  He currently serves as the Director for the NYC Department of Transportation ITS project Management, Research and Development  where he supervises the Intelligent Transportation System projects and initiatives  in New York City.  These projects include the development and implementation of the New York City Traffic Computerization System at the Traffic Management Center modernizing and operating over 12,000 signals and the currently deployed Active Traffic Management System in in Manhattan(Midtown In Motion) and NYC Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment..
 
He has earned PHD in Transportation Planning and Engineering at NYU -Poly University, Master degrees in Transportation, Planning and Engineering and master in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a member in the Intelligent Transportation Systems America organizations and ITE and a member of Intelligent Transportation Systems Advance Transportation Controller National Standards

Journal Articles

  • NYC ITS Deployment and Applications

ITE Journal publication dateMay 1, 2010

Click to edit publication descriptionVarious articles and Presentations in ITS America, ITS NY, ITS world Congress, TRB and ITE annual meeting.
presentation Made on ITS deployment and application such as Advanced traffic Signal Control, Traffic Mangement, Adaptive Control, TMC Operation and Project Management

 

  • Smart Cities Volume 3 2014 publication or publisher nameIRFNEWS - IRF Examiner

New York City ITS Deployment and the Midtown In Motion:
New York City (NYC) has designed and implemented a master plan for modernization of the ITS infrastructure. NYC has installed over 10,000 traffic controllers and is projecting to complete all the City’s 12,500 signalized intersections. The NYC Wireless Network (NYCWiN) communications backbone uses ITS protocols and provides two...

Education

NYU POLY, 2010

Ph.D.,, Transportation Planning and Engineering

NYU POLY, 2003

Master, Transportaion Planning and Engineering

Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1988

Master, Electrical Engineering

Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1986

BS, Electrical Engineering

Experience

NYCDOT

Director

Dr. Talas bring long standing career experience in traffic engineering and continue with over 27 years in Traffic Engineering and Operation experience in New York City Department of Transportation. He currently serves as the Director for the NYC Department of Transportation ITS project Management, Research and Development where he supervises the Intelligent Transportation System projects and initiatives in New York City. These projects include the development and implementation of the New York City Traffic Computerization System at the Traffic Management Center modernizing and operating over 12,000 signals and the currently deployed Active Traffic Management System in in Manhattan(Midtown In Motion) and NYC Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment..

From: November 1999 to present

Research Interests

Pragmatic Use of Detectors for Intelligent Use In CBD
With Advanced Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) January 2010 NYU_POLY
The Research made a contribution to the literature not only because it lays the foundation for effective traffic control and the fact that is implemented in a real, large, ITS environment with the latest technology. Focuses on the traffic engineering concepts: 1) occupancy/queue is the key to action; 2) flow observations allow demand to be estimated by {flow + Δ}, influenced by observed occupancy/density/queue.