Abstract: On March 8, the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Florida International University hosted a lecturer as part of the 2013 FIU CEE Distinguished Speaker Series: Hani Mahmassani, Ph.D. of Northwestern University.
The March 8 presentation by Dr. Mahmassani discussed research findings regarding the complex dynamics among interacting agents of the factors affecting travel time reliability.
Bio: Dr. Mahmassani holds the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern and serves as Director of the university’s Transportation Center. He joined Northwestern in 2007 from the University of Maryland and, previously, the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Mahmassani’s research focuses on the role of information and communication in the operation of transportation systems, and the interaction between user decisions and system performance. He has developed simulation and optimization platforms for large-scale transportation networks that support the operation and planning of these systems, including vehicular traffic, pedestrians and crowds, as well as intermodal freight and logistics systems.