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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Ali Hajbabaie

Ali Hajbabaie

Assistant Professor

Office:

Sloan 137

Phone:

(509) 335-7805

Fax:

(509) 335-7632

Expanded Résumé

Research Page

Education

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, 2012 – University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, Illinois
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, 2011 – University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, Illinois
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, 2006 – Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, IRAN
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, 2003 – Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, IRAN

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, 10/2014 – Present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, NCSU 1/2012 – 10/2014
  • Research Assistant, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, 08/2006 – 12/2011

Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Work Zone Traffic Control Committee, “Innovative Work Zone Capacity Models from Nationwide Field and Archival Sources.” Washington, D.C., January 2016.
  • Best Student Paper Award, 1st Transportation & Development Institute’s Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, “Common or Variable Cycle Length Policy for a More Efficient Network Performance?”, Chicago, 03/2011
  • Scholarship Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Illinois Section, 01/2011
  • Best Paper Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Illinois Section, “Signal Timing Optimization Using Evolution Strategies,” Chicago, 01/2010

Research Interests

  • Smart Cities
  • Urban Traffic Control
  • Smart Traffic Congestion Management
  • Connected/Autonomous Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Traffic Operations, Reliability, and Safety

Projects

  • Preparing for Traffic Signal Operations in a Multi-Modal Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Environment, PI, Washington State Department of Transportation, $200,000, July 2017 – June 2019.
  • A Data Driven Safety Assessment of Various Left Turn Phasing Strategies, PI, Region 10 University Transportation Center (PacTrans) and Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), $80,000, December 2016 – December 2017.
  • Enhancing Safe Traffic Operations Using Connected Vehicle Data and Technologies, Co-PI (WSU PI), PacTrans, $180,000, June 2015 – December 2016.
  • Guide for Utilization Measurement and Management of Fleet Equipment (NCHRP 13-05), PI, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, $399,998, June 2015 – May 2017.
  • Regional Map Based Analytical Platform for State-Wide Highway Safety Performance Assessment, PI, PacTrans, $180,000, January 2015 – December 2015.
  • Production of a Major Update to the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (NCHRP 03-115), WSU PI, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, $12,000, October 2014 – January 2015.
  • Safety Data Management and Analysis: Addressing the Continuing Education Needs for the Pacific Northwest, Co-PI (WSU PI), PacTrans, $512,500, January 2015 – December 2017.

Teaching

  • Advanced Urban Traffic Control
  • Traffic Flow Theory
  • Urban Traffic Control
  • Traffic Operations
  • Transportation Engineering

Publications

  • Mehrabipour M.* and A. Hajbabaie. A Cell Based Distributed-Coordinated Approach for Network Level Signal Timing Optimization. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructural Engineering, Accepted, 2017.
  • Islam S.* and A. Hajbabaie. Distributed – Coordinated Signal Timing Optimization in Connected Transportation Networks. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Accepted, 2017.
  • Tajalli M.* and A. Hajbabaie. On the Relationships between Commuting Mode Choice and Public Health. Journal of Transport and Health, In Press, 2017.
  • Hajbabaie A., S. Kim, B. J. Schroeder, S. Aghdashi, N. M. Rouphail, and K. Tabrizi. Saturation Headway Estimation on Urban Street Work Zones. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, In Press, 2017.
  • Yoem C., A. Hajbabaie, W. Rasdorf, N. M. Rouphail, and B. Schroeder. Freeway Work Zone Free-Flow Speed Model Development, Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal, Accepted, 2016.
  • Hajbabaie A., S. Aghdashi, and N. M. Rouphail. Enhanced Decision Making Framework Using Reliability Concepts for Freeways. Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE), 142(4), 2016.
  • Kim S., A. Hajbabaie, B. M. Williams, N. M. Rouphail. Dynamic Bandwidth Analysis for Coordinated Arterial Streets. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations, Volume 20, Issue 3, 2016, pp 294-310.
  • Hajbabaie A. and R. F. Benekohal. A Program for Simultaneous Network Signal Timing Optimization and Traffic Assignment. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2015, pp 2573-2586.
  • Hajbabaie A., N. M. Rouphail, B. J. Schroeder, and R Dowling. A Planning-Level Methodology for Freeway Facilities. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2483, 2015, pp 47-56.
  • Aghdashi S., A. Hajbabaie, N. M. Rouphail, and B. J. Schroeder. Freeway Reliability Scenario Generation: A Hybrid Approach. Transportation Research Record: journal of the Transportation Research Board. Vol. 2485, 2015, pp 51-60.
  • C., A. Hajbabaie, B. J. Schroeder, Vaughan C., X. Xuan, and N. M. Rouphail. Innovative Work Zone Capacity Models from Nationwide Field and Archival Sources. Transportation Research Record: journal of the Transportation Research Board. Vol. 2485, 2015, pp 51-60.
  • Aghdashi S., N. M. Rouphail, A. Hajbabaie, and B. J. Schroeder. Generic Speed Flow Models for Basic Freeway Segments on General Purpose and Managed Lanes. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2483, 2015, pp 148-159.
  • Hajbabaie A. and R. F. Benekohal. Traffic Signal Timing Optimization: Selecting the Objective Function. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2355, 2013, pp 10-19.
  • Medina J. C., A. Hajbabaie, an R. F. Benekohal. Effects of Metered Entry Volume on an Oversaturated network with Dynamic Signal Timing. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2356, 2013, pp 53-60.
  • Aghdashi S., N. M. Rouphail, and A. Hajbabaie. Estimating Incident Propensity Analysis in the Highway Capacity Manual. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2395, 2013, pp 123-131.
  • Hajbabaie A., J. C. Medina, M. Wang, M. V. Chitturi, and R. F. Benekohal. Sustained and Halo Effects of Various Speed Reduction Treatments in Highway Work Zones. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2265, 2011, pp 118-128.
  • Medina J. C., A. Hajbabaie, and R. F. Benekohal. Detection Performance of Wireless Magnetometers at Signalized Intersection and Railroad Grade Crossing under Different Weather Conditions. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2259, 2011, pp 233-241.
  • Wang M., R. F. Benekohal, H. Ramezani, H. Nassiri, J. C. Medina, and A. Hajbabaie. Safety and Headway Characteristics Analysis in Highway Work Zones with Automated Speed Enforcement. Advances of Transportation Studies, Vol. 23, 2011, pp 67-76.
  • Chitturi M. V., R. F. Benekohal, A. Hajbabaie, M. Wang, and J. C. Medina. Effectiveness of Automated Speed Enforcement in Work Zones. ITE Journal, Vol. 80(6), Institute of Transportation Engineers, June 2010. pp 26-35.
  • Medina J. C., R. F. Benekohal, A. Hajbabaie, M. Wang, and M. V. Chitturi. Downstream Effects of Speed Photo–Radar Enforcement and Other Speed Reduction Treatments on Work Zones. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2107, 2009, pp 24-33.
  • Benekohal R. F., M. Wang, M. V. Chitturi, A. Hajbabaie, and J. C. Medina. Speed Photo–Radar Enforcement and Its Effects on Speed in Work Zones. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2096, 2009, pp 80-97.
  • Benekohal R. F., M. V. Chitturi, A. Hajbabaie, M. Wang, and J.C. Medina. Automated Speed Photo Enforcement Effects on Speeds in Work Zones. Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2055, 2008, pp11-20.