Professor of Operations Management
Management, Marketing and Operations Department
Daytona College of Business
Daytona Beach campus

Areas of Expertise




Dr. Ahmed Abdelghany is a professor in the college of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, since January 2006. Prior to that Dr. Abdelghany was an assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Also, he worked for several years as analyst/senior analyst within the information services division of United Airlines, Chicago. Dr. Abdelghany has a doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Civil Engineering; Transportation Systems (2001). He is the author of the book titled Modeling Applications in the Airline Industry by Ashgate publishing, 2010. He also has several publications in the area of airline management, operations and competition analysis, transportation planning, and simulation of complex systems in several journals including European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research, Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, Annals of Operations Research, Air Transportation Management, International Journal of Revenue Management,  Transportation Research Record, Journal of Public Transportation, Air Traffic Control Quarterly. Dr. Abdelghany participates in several research and consulting projects on commercial airlines, Next Generation Air Transportation Systems (NextGen) and simulation of complex transportation systems in the U.S. and overseas. Dr. Abdelghany participates in teaching several short courses for professionals in the airline and transportation industry. 

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University of Texas System : Austin

  • BA 315: Airline Management
  • BA 830: Resrch Sem/Spe Top Airline Mgt



BA 315 Airline Management 

BA 352 Business Quantitative Methods 

BA 420 Management of Production and Operations

BA 609 Airline Operations and Management

BA 646 Air Cargo Logistics Management






Books:
Modeling Applications in the Airline Industry

ISBN: 978-0-7546-7874-8
Ashgate, January 2010


Journal Papers:


Verbas, İ. Ö., Abdelghany, A., Mahmassani, H. S., & Elfar, A. (2016). Integrated Optimization and Simulation Framework for Large-Scale Crowd Management Application. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2560), 57-66.


Hashemi, Hossein, Khaled F. Abdelghany, and Ahmed F. Abdelghany. "A multi-agent learning approach for online calibration and consistency checking of real-time traffic network management systems." Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics (2016): 1-21.


Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany, K., & Mahmassani, H. (2016). A hybrid simulation-assignment modeling framework for crowd dynamics in large-scale pedestrian facilities. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice86, 159-176.


Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany, K., Mahmassani, H., & Alhalabi, W. (2014). Modeling framework for optimal evacuation of large-scale crowded pedestrian facilities. European Journal of Operational Research, 237(3), 1105-1118.


Guzhva, V., Abdelghany, A. and Lipps, T. (2014) " Experimental approach to NextGen benefits estimation: A case of single-airline Aircraft Arrival Management System", Journal of Air Transport Management, 35, pp 108-116.


Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany, K., Mahmassani, H., and Al-Zahrani, A. (2012) “Dynamic Simulation Assignment Model for Pedestrian Movements in Crowded Networks”, Transportation Research Record No. 3254, pp 95-101.


Abdelghany, A., Guzhva, V. and Srinivasan, K. (2011), “Addressing and Benchmarking Variations in Airport Demand in the U.S. Domestic Market”, Transportation Research Record No. 2214, pp 20-26.


Abdelghany, A. and Guzhva, V. (2010) “A Time-Series Modeling Approach for Airport Short-Term Demand Forecasting”, Journal of Airport Management, Vol 5, No. 1, pp 72-87.


Hassan, A., Abdelghany, K. and Abdelghany A. (2010) “Modeling Framework for Evaluating Airline Schedule Sensitivity to Airport Congestion Pricing”, Transportation Research Record, No. 2177, pp 33-40.


Abdelghany, A. and Guzhva, V. (2010) "Analyzing Airlines Market Service using Panel Data", Journal of Air Transport Management, 16, pp 20-25.


Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany, K., Mahmassani, Al-Ahmadi, H. and Halabi, W. (2010), “Modeling the Evacuation of Large-Scale Crowded Pedestrians Facilities”, Transportation Research Record No. 2198, pp 152-160.


Hassan, A., Abdelghany, K. and Abdelghany A. (2009) “Modeling Framework for Airline Competition in the U.S. Domestic Market”, Transportation Research Record, No. 2106, pp 47-56.


Abdelghany, A., Sattayalekha, W. and Abdelghany, K., (2009) "On Airlines Code-share Optimisation: A Modelling Framework and Analysis", International Journal of Revenue Management, Volume 3, Number 3, pp 307-330.


Abdelghany, A. and Abdelghany, K., (2008) “A Micro-Simulation Approach for Airlines Competition Analysis and Demand Modeling”, International Journal of Revenue Management, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp 287-306.


Abdelghany, K., Abdelghany, A., and Ekollu, G. (2008) “An Integrated Decision Support Tool for Airlines Schedule Recovery during Irregular Operations”, European Journal of Operational Research 185, pp 825-848.


Abdelghany, K., Abdelghany, A., Niznik, T. (2007), “Managing Severe Airspace Flow Programs: the Airlines’ Side of the Problem”, Journal of Air Transport Management, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 329-337.


Abdelghany, A. (2007) “Methodology for Comparative Analysis to Evaluate Air Travel Service in Alaska”, Transportation Research Record No. 1996, pp 83-91.


Abdelghany, A. and Abdelghany, K., (2007) “Evaluating Airlines Ticket Distribution Strategies: A Simulation-based Approach”, International Journal of Revenue Management, Vol. 1, No.3, pp 231-246.


Abdelghany, K., Mahmassani, H., and Abdelghany, A., (2007), “A Modeling Framework for Bus Rapid Transit Operations Evaluation and Service Planning”, Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp 571-591.


Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany, K. (2006), “Modeling Air-Carrier’s Portfolio of Business Travel”, Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, Volume 6, Number 1, March 2007 , pp 51-63(13).


Abdelghany, K., Abdelghany, A., Mahmassani, H., and A. Abdelfatah, (2006), “Modeling Bus Priority Using Intermodal Dynamic Network Assignment-Simulation Methodology”, Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 9, No. 5, 2006. 


Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany, K. F., Narasimhan, R. (2006), “Scheduling Baggage Handling Facilities in Congested Airports”, Journal of Air Transport Management, Vol. 12, pp 76-81. 


Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany, K., Mahmassani, and S. Al-Gadhi (2005), “Micro-Simulation Assignment Model for Multidirectional Pedestrian Movement in Crowded Facilities,” Transportation Research Record No. 1939, pp. 123-132.


Abdelghany A., Abdelghany, K. F., Ekollu, G., (2004), “A Genetic Algorithm Approach for Ground Delay Program Management: The Airlines’ Side of the Problem”, Air Traffic Control Quarterly, Vol. 12(1), pp 53-74.


Abdelghany, A., Ekollu, G., Narasimhan R., and Abdelghany, K. F., (2004), “A Proactive Crew Recovery Decision Support Tool for Commercial Airlines during Irregular Operations”, Annals of Operations Research, Special Issue on Staff Scheduling and Rostering: Theory and Applications, 127, pp. 309-331.


Abdelghany, K. F., Shah S. S., Raina S. and Abdelghany, A.  (2004), “A model for projecting flight delays during irregular operation conditions”, Journal of Air Transport Management Vol. 10 (6), pp 385-394.


Abdelghany, K. F., Abdelghany, A., and Raina S. (2004), “A Model for the Airlines’ Optimal Fuel Ferrying Strategies”, Journal of Air Transport Management, 11, pp. 199-206


Abdelghany, A., and Mahmassani, H. (2003), “Temporal-spatial Micro-Assignment and Sequencing of Travel Demand with Activity/Trip Chains”, Transportation Research Record 1831, pp 89-97.


Abdelghany, A., and Mahmassani, H., and Chiu, Y. (2001), “Spatial Micro-Assignment of Travel Demand with Activity/Trip Chains”, Transportation Research Record 1777, pp 36-46.


Abdelghany, A., Abdelghany K., Mahmassani H., and Murray, P. (2000), “Dynamic Traffic Assignment in Design and Evaluation of High-Occupancy Toll Lanes”, Transportation Research Record 1733, pp 39-48.




Editorial Board: International Journal of Revenue Management