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Dr. Mohamad Talas

Director of ITS Management & System Engineering
Mohamad Talas, PE. PTOE. PhD. Mohamad Talas has over 30 years in Traffic Engineering and Operation experience in the New York City Department of Transportation. He currently serves as the Director for the NYC DOT System Engineering Division, where he supervises the planning and development of all Intelligent Transportation System projects and initiatives currently in progress in New York City’s five boroughs. These projects include the development and implementation of the New York City Traffic Computerization System at the Traffic Management Center and most recently NYC Connected Vehicles Pilot. He has been involved in many researches and traffic studies in his career.  Mohamad holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from the NYU Polytechnic University School of Engineering and lectured in the Civil Engineering Department and holds Master in Electrical Engineering at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Talas projects has received many Awards from ITS America, ITS New York and IRF; this includes NYC Connected Vehicles, NYC Midtown In Motion, Smart Lights and NYC Advanced traffic Controller. Dr, Talas association ember in the Intelligent Transportation Engineering Organizations, Intelligent Transportation Systems America, Transportation Research Board, ITE as a member of Intelligent Transportation Systems Advanced Transportation Controller National Standards.