Mohamed Abouelela

Mohamed is a civil / transportation engineer, PhD candidate at the Technical University of Munich (Tum). His research focuses on human factors and behavioral modeling in transportation, including topics of emerging mobility systems, data analytics, and data driven approaches and models.

Mohamed holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Ain Shams University, Egypt, and a Master of Science in Transportation Systems from the Technical University of Munich Germany. He has worked as a transportation engineer, and project manager in several locations with around 15 years of experience.

Work Experience

Nov 2019–Apr 2020

Working Student Mobility Planner


Oct. 2018 – Sep. 2019

Research Assistant

Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering

Technical University of Munich

Jan 2016 – Sep. 2017

Project Manager

Feb 2007 – Jan 2016

Transportation Engineer

Sep 2005 – Jan 2007

Surveying Engineer


Oct-2020 - Present

Ph.D. Candidate

Oct 2017- June 2020

M.Sc. in Transportation Systems

Technical University of Munich

Thesis: Why Do We Share Our Rides? Investigating Factors Influencing the Adoption, Use Frequency, and Characteristics of Organized Pooled Rides. The Case Study of Jetty in Mexico.

Oct 2000 – June 2005

 B.Sc. in Civil Engineering

Ain Shams University, Cairo Egypt

Selected publications

  • The sustainability of shared mobility: Can a platform for shared rides reduce motorized traffic in cities? A Tirachini, E Chaniotakis, M Abouelela, C Antoniou. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 117, 102707
  • Can Shared Rides Reduce Motorized Traffic? The Case of Jetty in Mexico City. A Tirachini, E Chaniotakis, M Abouelela, C Antoniou. Proceedings of the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board