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Department of Civil Engineering
Meead Saberi Kalaee

Meead Saberi Kalaee

Lecturer (Transport Engineering)
Meead.Saberi@monash.edu
Phone:
+61 3 9905 0236
Homepage:
http://monash.edu/research/city-science/
Office:
Room 101, Building 60, Clayton Campus
Qualification:
B.Eng (Civil), M.Sc, Ph.D (Transportation)
Description/Interests:
Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Dynamic Network Modeling, Travel Demand and Behavior Modeling, Complex Networks in Transportation, Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems, Urban Data Analytics and Visualization

Dr. Meead Saberi received his PhD degree (2013) in Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning from Northwestern University, USA. He also holds a Master's degree (2010) in Transportation Engineering from Portland State University, USA and a Bachelor's degree (2008) in Civil Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. The focus of his PhD dissertation was on understanding the properties and dynamics of large-scale urban network traffic flow. Viewing urban travel demand from a macroscopic perspective, he demonstrated that urban transportation networks behave similar to many other aggregated dynamical physical systems. In 2013, he was appointed as a "Young Member" of the Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) of the Transportation Research Board of the USA National Academies. In 2014, he joined the Transport group at Monash University. He is leading the City Science Research Group focusing on improving scientific understanding of cities.

GRANTS

Lord Mayor Charitable Foundation, Australian Housing and Transport Affordability, 2016-2017 (Lead CI)

Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), Predictive Modelling of Vehicle Transactions, 2015-2016 (Lead CI)

IT-Engineering Seed Funding, Monash University, Framework for an Integrated Decision Support Tool for Energy, Water, and Transport, 2015 (CI)

IT-Engineering Seed Funding, Monash University, Urban Informatics & Visualization: Towards Data-Driven Cities, 2015 (Lead CI)

Arts-Engineering Seed Funding, Monash University, Housing & Transport Affordability Index, 2015 (Lead CI)

Monash-Warwick Alliance Seed Funding, Monash University, Data-driven Smart Cities: Urban Revival through Big and Open Data, Visualization, and Spatial-Temporal Analytics, 2015 (Lead CI)

Faculty of Engineering Seed Funding, Monash University, Human Mobility Characteristics in Urban Areas: Application of Complex Networks in Modelling Urban Transport Behavior, 2014 (Lead CI)

HONORS & AWARDS

1st Prize for the Best Data Journalism Hack, GovHack, 2015.

Certificate of Appreciation, GovHack Clayton Node Host, GovHack, 2015.

Blue Ribbon Award, Community Building and Mentoring Category, Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2015.

Nominated for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Australia National Award, Research Academic Category (Finalist, 2nd place), 2014.

Vice-Chancellors Social Inclusion Award, Monash University (Certificate of Appreciation), 2014.

Outstanding Volunteer of City of Evanston, IL, USA, 2013.

The 19th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT) Student Fellowship Award, 2011.

Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Portland State University, 2010.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, U.S. Department of Transportation, 2009.

Best Presentation, First Place, Awarded by popular vote of fellow students, The 6th Annual Region X Student Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, 2008.

Teaching Commitments:

  • ENG1021 (Semester 2, 2015): Spatial Communication in Engineering
  • CIV5305 (Semester 1, 2015): Transport Modelling
  • CIV2282 (Semester 2, 2014): Transport & Traffic Engineering
  • CIV5308 (Semester 1 & 2, 2014 & 2015): Case Studies in Transport

Publications:

  • Saberi, M., Aghabayk, K., Sobhani, A. (2015) Spatial Fluctuations of Pedestrian Velocities in Bidirectional Streams: Exploring the Effects of Self-Organization. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications. In Press.
  • Halat, H., Saberi, M., Frei, C., Frei, A., Mahmassani, H. (2015) Crime Statistics Impact on Travel Mode Choice: Case Study of the City of Chicago. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. In Press.
  • Zockaie, A., Saberi, M., Mahmassani, H., Jiang, L., Frei, A., Hou, T. (2015) Towards Integrating an Activity-Based Model with Dynamic Traffic Assignment considering Heterogeneous User Preferences and Reliability Valuation: Application to Toll Revenue Forecasting in Chicago. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. In Press.
  • Saberi, M., Mahmassani, H., Hou, T., Zockaie, A. (2014) Estimating Network Fundamental Diagram using Three-Dimensional Vehicle Trajectories: Extending Edie's Definitions of Traffic Flow Variables to Networks. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. No. 2422, 12-20.
  • Zockaie, A., Mahmassani, H., Saberi, M., Verbas, O. (2014) Dynamics of Urban Network Traffic Flow during a Large-Scale Evacuation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. No. 2422, 21-33.
  • Saberi, M., and Mahmassani, H. (2014) Exploring Areawide Dynamics of Pedestrian Crowds: Three-Dimensional Approach. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. No. 2421, 31-40.
  • Saberi, M., Zockaie, A., Mahmassani, H. (2014) Network Capacity, Traffic Instability, and Adaptive Driving: Findings from Simulated Network Experiments. EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, 3 (3-4), 289-308.
  • Saberi, M. and Mahmassani, H. (2013) Empirical Characterization and Interpretation of Hysteresis and Capacity Drop Phenomena in Freeway Networks. Transportation Research Record, No. 2391, 44-55.
  • Mahmassani, H., Hou, T., Saberi, M. (2013) Connecting Network-wide Travel Time Reliability and the Network Fundamental Diagram of Traffic Flow. Transportation Research Record, No. 2391, 80-91.
  • Hou, T., Mahmassani, H., Alfelor, R., Kim, J., Saberi, M. (2013) Calibration of Traffic Flow Models under Adverse Weather and Application in Mesoscopic Network Simulation Procedures. Transportation Research Record, No. 2391, 92-104.
  • Kim, J., Mahmassani, H.S., Alfelor, R., Chen, Y., Hou, T., Jiang, L., Saberi, M., Verbas, I, Zockaie, A. (2013) Implementation and Evaluation of Weather Responsive Traffic Management Strategies: Insight from Different Networks. Transportation Research Record, No. 2396, 93-106.
  • Mahmassani, H., Saberi, M., Zockaie, A. (2013) Urban Network Gridlock: Theory, Characteristics, and Dynamics. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 36, 480-497.
  • Saberi, M. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2013) Modeling the Airline Hub Location and Optimal Market Problems with Continuous Approximation Techniques. Journal of Transport Geography, 30, 68-76.
  • Saberi, M., Zockaie, A., Feng, W., El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Definition and Properties of Alternative Bus Service Reliability Measures at the Stop Level. Journal of Public Transportation, 16(1), 97-122.
  • Saberi, M. and Mahmassani, H.S. (2012). Exploring the Properties of Network-wide Flow-Density Relations in a Freeway Network. Transportation Research Record No. 2315, 153-163.
  • Saberi, M. and Verbas, I.O. (2012). A Continuous Approximation Model for the Vehicle Routing Problem for Emissions Minimization at the Strategic Level. Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 138(11), 1368-1376.

Editorial:

  • Referee Activities Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics, Transportation Review, Transportation Research Record, EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE), Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, Journal of Advanced Transportation, Journal of Public Transportation, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications.

Supervision:

Ahmed Mirza (2013-present)
Richard Amoh-Gyima (2013-present)
Zahra Shahhoseini (2014-present)
Sajjad Shafiei (2014-present)
Ziyuan Gu (2015-present)

Professional Association:

"Young Member" of the Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) of the Transportation Research Board of the U.S. National Academies.
"Friend" of the Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) and the Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems Committee (ABJ30) of the Transportation Research Board of the U.S. National Academies.

Research Interests:

  • Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics
  • Dynamic Network Modeling
  • Travel Demand and Behavior Modeling
  • Complex Networks in Transportation
  • Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems
  • Urban Data Analytics and Visualization