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Mohammed Taleb Obaidat

Mohammed Taleb Obaidat
Jordan University of Science and Technology; Jadara University

PhD

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Introduction
Prof. Dr. Mohammed Taleb Obaidat is President of Jadara UNIV. And the Former Minister of Public Works and Housing in Jordan; Dec. 2009 to Feb. 2011. He is a professor of Civil Engineering at J.U.S.T., Jordan, since 1993 until now. He was the dean of student affairs and adviser to the minister of higher education and research. Chairman of Board of Directors of IDA. X-IDECO chairman. PhD and MSc from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1993. Another MSc from JUST, 1987. BS in CE from Yarmouk University, 1983.
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September 2019 - present
Jadara University
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  • CEO
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  • President of Jadara University
November 1993 - present
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Position
  • Professor of Civil Engineering

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Publications (96)
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Breaths of Life is a book contain different topics including political, social, economical, etc. The book contains 160 articles and each of the was read deeply by specialist in Psychological Health. The articles were written in technical and professional ways to form each one of them an identity by it self.
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This research work investigates the potential of computer-vision cellular-phone based systems to extract traffic and pedestrian parameters; using handheld smartphones with different camera characteristics; i.e. resolution, sensor size and image depth. Various locations with different geometry and functions were selected. Different traffic parameter...
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This research work was anticipated to quantify pavement rut depths for one of the main roads in Jordan. New techniques using mobile and terrestrial laser scanning systems were used in order to detect, assess, and evaluate the surface measured rutting values. A study area located to the south of Amman, the capital city of Jordan, was used for data c...
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KEYNOTE Future of Higher Education in Jordan Prof. Dr. Mohammed Taleb Obaidat President of Jadara University, Jordan mobaidat@jadara.edu.jo In Leave from: Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan mobaidat@just.edu.jo Former Minister of Public Works and Housing, Jordan Abstract COVID-19 pandemic opens a new era in higher education...
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A book including daily articles about: Home-land; Social topics; Ethics and moral issues; Leadership and administration; Economical reforms; Health; Science; sympathy and more
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The aim of this study were to determine of best areas to construct new photovoltaic farms in Jordan using four main factors that majorly affect the feasibility of these farms which is solar radiation yearly sum on the land, aspect of the land, height of the land and the presence of electricity lines near the land. Further, to represent main current...
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This book tackles the period and events during the elections of Jordanian Parliament. It includes different topics about election law, political fronts, political events before and after election, etc
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The main objective of this research is to examine the influencing parameters of driver performance through the yellow phase at urban signalized intersections with and without red-light running (RLR) cameras. Data were collected to include the intersection type, vehicle type, turning movement type, whether the vehicle position is in a platoon or not...
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The objective of this study was to investigate drivers’ behavior; including traffic speed and vehicle lateral placement, as well as accidents at interchange loops. Twenty seven loops located in rural and suburban areas were investigated. For different vehicle classes, loops were evaluated using four measures; including speed profile, speed consiste...
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The main objective of this research is to examine the influencing parameters of driver performance through the yellow phase at urban signalized intersections with and without Red-Light Running (RLR) cameras. Data were collected to include the intersection type, vehicle type, turning movement type, vehicle position in a platoon or not, the presence...
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Jordanian Fragments in the Time of the Corona Pandemic. Different topics in many areas including politics, economics, social, academic, etc. Daily articles published in different news papers and social media locations.
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The objectives of this study are to use geomatics techniques such as terrestrial laser scanner, precise positioning system (RTK) and cellular phone for rutting measurements in minor roads in northern part of Jordan, in addition to develop rutting and lateral displacement models using different parameters such as annual average daily traffic (AADT),...
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Cracks detection is an important responsibility for monitoring and maintaining architectural safety. The manual cracks detection method takes a long time and suffers from the personal decision of the controller. In this research work we develop intelligent models according to image processing techniques for semi-automated cracks identification and...
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Cellular phones cameras technological development as a hand-held electronic instrument with almost everybody nowadays will open the door to their potential usage as viable mensuration instruments. These extracted measurements would have the advantages of being inexpensive and portable ones. As a hand-held tool and wide availability, cellular phones...
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Road safety is a major issue and a significant global concern. Road accidents have created severe economic and social risks. The analysis can therefore significantly improve the safety performance of the alignment consistency. This paper aims to review briefly the effect of the alignment elements from previous studies on road safety. It includes an...
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Laser-scanning techniques present non-contact, flexible and accessible tools for digitizing shape and surface of many physical objects. The data obtained from these optical measurement systems is usually in the form of a point cloud (non-ordered set of XYZ coordinates). One of the most requested tasks is the conversion of point clouds into more pra...
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A new computer-vision cellular-phone-based methodology and scheme was developed to determine the shape properties (Flatness Index, Elongation Index and Roundness Index) of coarse aggregate particles. This scheme utilizes cellular phones images and image processing techniques (IPT) in determining the coarse aggregate particles shape properties. This...
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This paper presents the finite element analysis (FEA) results of a two-span continuous cast-in-place prestressed concrete box girder highway bridge with various asphalt wearing surface thicknesses. The benefits of the FEA can be extremely valued when visualizing the substantial cost and time savings, the potential of signifying any attractive respo...
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The objective of this study was to introduce a new method for extracting as-built drawings of road intersections using cell phone camera through Close Range Photogrammetry (CRP). Three different cell phones of different resolutions (5MP, 8MP and 20MP) were used in this study to capture images for road intersections in Jordan. Calibration of cell ph...
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ABSTRACT The main objective of this research work was to investigate the potential of integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) and PAVER system for the purpose of flexible pavement distress classification and maintenance priorities. Classification process included distress type, distress severity level and options for repair. A system sch...
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This study aims to develop the micro-analysis of the bituminous mixtures using Cellular Phone Images (CPI) and Image Processing Techniques (IPT). A new methodology and scheme was developed for faster and accurate procedure to compute volumetric design parameters; Voids in Mineral Aggregate (VMA), Voids in Total Mix (VTM) and Voids Filled with Aspha...
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The effect of camera configuration; namely the base/focal length (b/f) ratio, on camera calibration parameters of a planar constraint facility was investigated. A planar calibration facility with 378 points 10 cm apart was constructed. A rolling platform that permitted variable base of stereo camera configuration, using one camera or two, was also...
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This study is aimed at analyzing public transportation system within the urban area in Amman, the capital city of Jordan. Amman is having increased growth in population and private auto ownership resulting in congestion which is becoming one of the most frustrating daily problems encountered by most commuters. This increased growth n both populatio...
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New performance-based design procedures with the incorporation of operating speeds were proposed utilizing Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies for arterial performance evaluation and congestion quantification at urban areas. The relevance of geometrical variables and land use to operating speed was a...
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The main objective of this research work was to investigate the potential of integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) and PAVER system for the purpose of flexible pavement distress classification and maintenance priorities. Classification process included distress type, distress severity level and options for repair. A system scheme that...
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This study aims at highlighting the most contributing and influential factors to accident occurrence at hazardous locations of local urban roads, and correlating accident characteristics to different factors including geometric elements, traffic speed, pavement type, lighting conditions, type of collisions, pedestrian facilities existence and traff...
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The main objectives of this research were to utilise GPS vehicle tracking techniques to measure and analyse operating speed, travel time, and delay time for urban arterial roads and to develop operating speed models to estimate speed profiles based on roadway environments. Statistical regressions were carried out to establish useful models to estim...
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This paper combines field data with an analytical approach to spatially map noise levels due to traffic movements at relatively high traffic volume signalized intersections utilizing the potential of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Noise data were collected using a discrete mapping technique at 29 signalized intersections, as well as between...
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The main objective of this research was to investigate the contribution of pavement characteristics, traffic, and physical and mechanical properties of asphaltic mixtures to highway pavement rutting. A total of 51 pavement sections from the rural highway network in Jordan were selected for a case study. The average rut depths for these sections wer...
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The main objective of this work was to investigate the potential of integrating a stereometric vision system, i.e., using digital stereo images, and a knowledge-based system for flexible pavement distress classification. Classification process includes distress type, severity level, and options for repair. A hybrid stereo vision and knowledge-based...
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The main objective of this work was to investigate the potential of utilizing geographic information systems (GISs) in identifying hazardous pedestrian accident-prone locations. The study was performed for roads in Irbid city-Jordan for the years 2002 and 2003. Pedestrian accident data was analyzed by pedestrian characteristics, driver characterist...
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Safety is a primary concern and goal of highway and traffic engineers. Authorities and highway engineers in Jordan are struggling to make Jordan’s highways safer to drivers, pedestrians, and highway users. The road network in Jordan experiences high traffic volumes particularly in urban areas and in downtown areas of major cities. Highways and expr...
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An attempt was made to investigate behavioral responses for pedestrian crossing roadways using a normal-based camera setup and a Personal Computer (PC)-based vision system along with an expert system developed specifically to help non-experienced people to perform a safe roadway crossing. This process was demonstrated by studying conflicts between...
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The main objective of this research work was to investigate the potential of integration of geographic information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS) and computer vision system (CVS) for the purpose of flexible pavement distresses classifications and maintenance priorities. The classification process included distress type, distress seve...
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An attempt was made to investigate the potential of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) in identification, analysis, manipulation, display, classification and interpretation of roadway accidents' data on arterial roads of Irbid, Jordan. Classification process of accidents included identification of different para...
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The objective of this research was to investigate the stripping problem in bituminous mixtures using both conventional and image processing techniques (IPT). Partial factorial combinations of asphalt mixture slabs were fabricated. A Marshall mold was modified to produce slabs of 300mm × 300mm × 60mm. The mixtures were prepared using different combi...
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This paper presents the effect of compaction methods on soil swell pressure, unconfined compressive strength, and swell potential of three types of soils in Jordan. Undisturbed and disturbed soil samples were collected from the field and used for this study. Compacted soil specimens were prepared using dynamic compaction, static compaction, and kne...
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A field survey was performed to assess horizontal and vertical misalignments and their structural effects in some selected buildings in Irbid City, Jordan. Fifty-two building units were selected as representative of the construction practice of residential buildings in Jordan after the Gulf War during the nineties. Buildings in the inventory were l...
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The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of using a semiautomated computer-vision system to quantify the percentage of voids in mineral aggregates (VMA%) of bituminous mixtures. The system used a hybrid procedure which utilized a digital image analysis scheme and a planimeter surveying instrument. Thirty-nine Marshall specimens we...
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We previously described a modified surveying theodolite in which the head can be set in a second more elevated position by means of a sliding calibrated extension rod, thus allowing through triangulation the measurement of otherwise inaccessible distances or heights of objects. The recommended sequence of operations required the tilting of the exte...
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Air voids in an asphalt concrete pavement highly influence its performance. Careful consideration of void requirements in compacted bituminous mixtures is more important than stability consideration, since the latter is always higher than necessary. Lack of attention to void requirements may be a direct cause of instability of asphalt concrete pave...
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The potential of normal case photography using charge-coupled-device (CCD) cameras to extract deformation (strain) in soil specimens of two soil tests, i.e., the unconfined compression test and the direct shear test, was investigated. A PC-based digital vision system was used to obtain accurately measured linear displacement. Using remolded soil sp...
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An attempt was made to investigate the state-of-the-art use of a digital and near real-time system to monitor monuments and historical sites by integrating semiautomated PC-based computer vision and stereo-photogrammetric techniques. The effects of the number and type of control, particularly three-dimensional point location and distance, on the re...
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The influence of design variables on the change in traffic capacity used for flexible highway pavement designed by the AASHTO procedure was studied. The change in the total equivalent single axle load (ESAL) that a pavement can carry due to a change in reliability level, overall standard deviation, structural number, drop in serviceability index an...
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The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of using a semiautomated computer- vision system to quantify the percentage of voids in mineral aggregates (VMA%) of bituminous mixtures. The system used a hybrid procedure which utilized a digital image analysis scheme and a planimeter surveying instrument. Thirty-nine Marshall specimens...
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An attempt to investigate the potential capabilities and accuracy of the PC-based stereovision system in quantification of pavement rut depth was performed. This process was demonstrated using three rutted sections of flexible pavement. Selected highway pavement sections were chosen, using representative criteria that assured randomness in the stud...
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Objective: This study investigated the impact of traffic, geometric, and environmental/land-use variables that contribute to increasing the frequency of pedestrian accidents on urban arterial midblocks in Irbid city, Jordan. Methods: A 68 arterial midblocks were selected regardless of their past accidents history. Data on arterial geometric, traffi...
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A method of geometric calibration of charge-coupled device (CCD) vision systems for metric measurement has been developed. The method does not require a special calibration facility or accurately surveyed three-dimensional (3D) control points. It only requires that one stereo pair of images of a planar object be acquired with the CCD camera that is...