Postdoctoral Mentees/Visiting Scholars

  • Ossama E. Ramadan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, June 2016 to January 2019.

  • Ozge Cavusoglu, Ph.D., Research Associate, August 2014 to October 2015.

  • Zhi Li, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, October 2017 to September 2018.

  • Saiyid Sikder, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, October 2008 to September 2009.


Doctoral Advisees, Chairperson Responsibilities


Masters Advisees, Chairperson ResponsibilitiesTroyee Saha, Spring 2019 UAB


Current Students, Chairperson Responsibilities

Doctoral Students

  • Furat Salman (Ph.D., expected graduation: Summer 2020). PhD Dissertation: Impacts of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) on Urban Congestion.
  • Brandy McKinney (Ph.D., expected graduation: Summer 2021)
  • Seyedmostafa Jafarzadehfadaki (Ph.D., expected graduation: Spring 2023)


Master's Students

  • Gokmen Pacal (M.S., expected graduation: Spring 2020); M.S. Thesis: Use of Connected Vehicle Data in Support of Signal Control Optimization and Management
  • Tausif Chy (M.S., expected graduation: Fall 2019); M.S. Thesis: Assessing Congestion Impacts of Various Work Zones Design and Traffic Control Configurations
  • Md Saiful Arif Khan (M.S., expected graduation: Summer 2020); M.S. Thesis: Planning of Detours for Major Construction Projects and Assessing their Impacts on Traffic Operations
  • Sahila Sarjana (M.S., expected graduation: Spring 2020); M.S. Thesis: Development of a Transportation Network Services (TNC) Aware Population Synthesizer for Agent-Based Traffic Models
  • Taniya Sultana (M.S., expected graduation: Spring 2020); M.S. Thesis: Planning for Mobility as a Service Applications in the Birmingham Region
  • Xinyan Pan (M.S., expected graduation: Fall 2019); M.S. Thesis: Identification of Bottleneck Locations from Analysis of National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) Records

Advisees/Mentees Scholarships and Awards (Limited to UAB only)

  • 2019, Amy Zari, 2019 Charles E. Alexander Memorial Transportation Engineering Scholarship, ALSITE

  • 2019, Sarjana, Sahila, Southern District ITE (SDITE) Best Technical Paper Award
  • 2018, Pacal, Gokmen, Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Systems (GRITS) Scholarship

  • 2018, Saha, Troyee, Best Oral Presentation Award, 6th Annual University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region

  • 2018, Ramadan, Ossama, 2018 UAB Most Esteemed Postdoc Award, UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education

  • 2017,  Islam, Md Ahsanul, 2017 Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society Scholarship

  • 2017, Ramadan, Ossama E. M., 2017 Best Member Technical Paper Runner-up Award, Southern District of Institute of Transportation Engineers (SDITE)

  • 2017, Salman, Furat, 2017 GAFP Scholarship, UAB Graduate School and CCEE

  • 2016, Ramadan, Ossama E. M., 2016 UAB Excellent Peer Postdoc Award

  • 2016, Ramadan, Ossama E. M., 1st Place STRIDE Student Poster Award

  • 2015, Thompson, Rachael, 2015 ALSITE Billy T. Jones Memorial Scholarship

  • 2015, Ramadan, Ossama E. M., 2015 GAFP Scholarship, UAB Graduate School and CCEE

  • 2015, Ramadan, Ossama E. M., UAB International Graduate Student Academic Excellence Award

  • 2015, Ramadan, Ossama E. M., Caroline and Charles W. Ireland International Student Scholarship

  • 2015, Thompson, Rachael, Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

  • 2015, Jeromy Huang, Sustainability Investment Fund Award

  • 2015, Thompson, Rachael, 2014-2015 UAB Civil Engineering Student of the Year

  • 2015, Milner, Adrienne, 2014-2015 NASPA Excellence Award

  • 2014, Alexander, Gauen, 2014 ALSITE Billy T. Jones Memorial Scholarship

  • 2014, Mamidipalli, Shrikanth, 2014 GAFP Scholarship

  • 2014, Ramadan, Ossama E. M., Graduate Student of the Year in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

  • 2014, Mathews, Jamieson, New Face of Civil Engineering from ASCE

  • 2013, Mathews, Jamieson, ALSITE Alexander Scholarship

  • 2013, Zhong, Cheng, 2013 GAFP Scholarship, UAB Graduate School and CCEE

  • 2013, Doustmohammadi, Ehsan, 2013 GAFP Scholarship, UAB Graduate School and CCEE

  • 2012, Alnazer, Sara, 2012 Best Technical Paper Award, Southern District Institute of Transportation Engineers (SDITE)

  • 2012, Imran, Shah Md, GAFP Scholarship, UAB Graduate School and CCEE

  • 2012, Imran, Shah Md, 1st Place Student Paper Award, Southern District Institute of Transportation Engineers (SDITE)

  • 2012, Abro, Abdul Muqueet, 2012 GAFP Scholarship, UAB Graduate School and CCEE

  • 2011, Cavusoglu, Ozge, Third Place Team Finish, Southern District ITE Traffic Bowl Final

  • 2011, Kallem, Bharath, Third Place Team Finish, Southern District ITE Traffic Bowl Final

  • 2011, Zhong, Cheng, Third Place Team Finish, Southern District ITE Traffic Bowl Final

  • 2011, Zhong, Cheng, GAFP Scholarship, UAB Graduate School and CCEE

  • 2010, Zhong, Cheng, Graduate Paper Honorable Mention, Southern District ITE Student Paper  Competition

  • 2009, Cavusoglu, Ozge, UAB University Transportation Center Student of the Year Award

  • 2009, Cavusoglu, Ozge, GAFP Scholarship, UAB Graduate School and CE Department

  • 2007, Waid Johnnie, 1st place award presentation at the 2007 UAB Graduate Research Days

  • 2007, Waid Johnnie, NSF graduate research fellowship award

  • 2007, Waid Johnnie, Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship Recipient, TRB

  • 2006, Waid Johnnie, Student of the Year Award, University Transportation Center for Alabama

  • 2006, Abro, Abdul Muqueet, Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at UAB

  • 2006, Waid Johnnie, Goodridge Foundation in Engineering Scholarship

  • 2006, Waid Johnnie, UAB 2006 Future Faculty Fellowship

  • 2005, Mamidipalli, Shrikanth, 2nd place in state level paper presentation competition- INSEARCH