Lehman Center for Transportation Research at Florida International University

Congratulations "Sajad Mokhtarimousavi" for receiving the first place for the 2019 HSIS Excellence in Highway Safety Data Award competition and being featured as a member spotlight of Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Sajad is a PhD candidate at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

Sajad Mokhtarimousavi

He received his M.S. degree in Transportation Planning from Islamic Azad University (IAU), Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran in 2013. His primary focus is on transportation systems planning, air traffic management, and transportation safety. His Master's thesis research was on airport planning and surface management to improve runway capacity through the best possible landing sequence for the optimum outcome

His PhD research is focusing on development of machine learning techniques to investigate the contributing factors in highway work zone safety and the Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) method implications on the subject matter.

Sajad has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and recognitions including the 2020 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholars (TSS), the 2019 Highway Safety Information System (HSIS) award (1st place), a national award presented by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the 2018 ITE Annual Book Scholarship (3rd place). He has been also featured in the member spotlight of Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2019 Young Members Council-Aviation (YMC-A). He was also the recipient of Outstanding Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) 2019-2020 and a part of FIU team for the 2017 Miami Mobility Fastrack Institute Team Competition (2nd place).

Sajad has been an active of ITE since 2015. He served as the Vice president of FIUITE student chapter, 2016-2017. He has recently joined the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS) as well as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).