Dr. Samer Hani Hamdar is an associate professor at the George Washington University (GWU) where he is the director of the GWU Transportation Program. Dr. Hamdar is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (AHB45) and on Emergency Evacuations (ABR30). He is also chair of the TRB AHB45 Subcommittee on Traffic Flow Modeling for Connected and Automated Vehicles (AHB45-3). Dr. Hamdar is an invited Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Transportation Systems and the Journal of Frontiers in Future Transportation. He is an editorial coordinator for the Journal of Transportation Research Records and an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. His primary research interests include driver and pedestrian behavior modeling, emission and power consumption modeling, traffic flow theory, transportation safety, intelligent transportation systems, connected and automated vehicles, social networks, evacuation modeling and disaster management. His research has been mainly funded by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Transportation. He has an international research background having participated in projects in Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, The Netherlands and the USA.