Yaser E. Hawas is the recipient of the UAE President Education Award in the Category of “Distinguished University Professor in the Field of Scientific Research”, for the year 2011-2012. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. He currently serves as a Professor at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UAE University. He also serves as the Director of the Roadway, Transportation and Traffic Safety Research Center (RTTSRC) at the UAE University. He authored/co-authored many international peer-reviewed journal papers and conference peer-reviewed papers. He has also contributed as a speaker in several international conferences, and as a keynote invited speaker in many local/regional conferences. Prof. Hawas contributed to sustaining several types of research and service grants. He contributed in the organizing/technical committee of several international, regional and local conferences and symposia. He contributed significantly to the establishment of several MOU’s between UAEU and various agencies in UAE and abroad, including the MOU between UAEU and Al-Ain Municipality, the UAEU and the Department of Transport- Abu Dhabi, MOU between UAEU and Monash University, etc. He has been serving on many UAE national committees including 1) the steering committee of collaboration between UAEU and Al Ain Municipality, 2) committee formed by the Ministry of Interior on revision of the new traffic law, 3) the committee established by the Ministry of Interior on the supervision of traffic safety studies, 4) the committee formed by the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (as a judge) for Sustainable Transportation Awards, and 5) the committee formed by the RTA-Dubai to evaluate RTA’s staff research. He acted as reviewer/associate editor for many publications in international journals and international conferences.