Michael David Anderson, Ph.D.

Michael D Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor, Transportation Engineering

Biography

Dr. Anderson, PE, is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering who has over 15 years of experience focusing on transportation, traffic modeling, freight transportation, and GIS-T applications. He has completed numerous projects for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Alabama Department of Transportation, and the University Transportation Center for Alabama.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1998
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1996
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1994

Classes Taught


Honors and Awards

  • Best paper "Using a Federal Database and Local Industry Sector Knowledge to Develop Future Freight Forecasts" at the Tools of the Trade Conference in Williamsburg, VA.
  • Selected College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Member 2008-2009
  • Best paper "A Methodology to Use FAF2 Data to Forecast External-External Trips" at the Tools of the Trade Conference in Portland, OR.
  • Best paper "A Spatial Economic Model to Forecast External Trip Percentage Splits on Highways Approaching Small Communities" in Section A selected by representatives from the Transportation Research Board.
  • Best paper "A Spatial Economic Model to Forecast External Trips in Small Communities" at the Tools of the Trade Conference in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Named 2002-2003 Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Member representing the Graduate School.
  • Named 2001-2002 Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Member representing the Graduate School.
  • Named 2001-2002 College of Engineering Outstanding Young Faculty Member.
  • Eno Fellow Leadership Development Program awarded by the Center for Transportation Leadership Development and the Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc.

Publications

  • Sharma, N.S., Harris, G.A., Anderson, M.D., Farrington, P.A., Swain, J.J. "Freight Data Mining Strategy Using Socio-economic Variables For Metropolitan Planning" accepted for a special issue of the International Journal of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems.
  • Turner, D.S., Evens, W.A., Kumlachew, M., Wolshon, B., Dixit, V., Sisiopiku, V.P., Islam, S., and Anderson, M.D. "Issues, Practices, and Needs for Communicating Evacuation Information with Vulnerable Populations," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2196. Pp 159-167. February 2011.
  • Melouk, S.H., Keskin, B.B., Armbrester, C., Anderson, M.D. "A simulation optimization-based decision support tool for mitigating traffic congestion" Journal of the Operational Research Society, (15 December 2010) doi:10.1057/jors.2010.168.
  • Harris, G.A., Schroer, B.J., Anderson, M.D., Moeller, D.P.F. "Simulation of an Intermodal Container Center Served by Air, Rail and Truck" Journal of Advanced Transportation. Published online in Wiley Online Library. DOI: 10.1002/atr.140. 2010.
  • Thompson, J.S., Yarbrough, K.E., Anderson, M.D., Harris, G.A., Harrison, K. "An Approach to Collecting Local Freight Information." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2160. Pp 162-168. October 2010.
  • Anderson, M.D., Harris, G.A., Harrison, K. "Using Aggregated Federal Data to Model Freight in a Medium Sized Community." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2174. Pp 39-43. October 2010.
  • Harris, G.A., Anderson, M.D., Farrington, P.A. "The Development of an Integrated Freight Planning Framework" Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference and Exposition, Cancun, Mexico. June 2010.
  • Harris, G.A., Anderson, M.D., Farrington, P.A., Schoening, N.C., Swain, J.J., Sharma, N.S. "Developing Freight Analysis zones at State Level: Cluster Analysis Approach" Journal of the Transportation Research Forum (JTRF). Spring 2010.
  • Harris, G.A., Schroer, B.J., Anderson M.D., Moeller, D.P.F. "Modular Approach for Rapidly Developing Simulation Models for Analyzing and Evaluating Port Operations." Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. January 2010.
  • Harris, G.A., Schroer, B.J., Anderson, M.D., Moeller, D.P.F. "Resources to Minimize Disruption Caused by Increased Security Inspection of Containers at an Intermodal terminal: Application of Simulation." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2097. Pp. 109-116. October 2009.
  • Shar, H., Componation, P.J., Anderson, M.D., Youngblood, A.D. "Preliminary Freight Model Validation Using Extreme-World Scenario Construction." Journal of the Transportation Research Forum (JTRF). Pp. 105-116. Vol. 48, No. 1. Spring 2009.
  • Harris, G.A., Farrington, P.A., Anderson, M.D., Schoening, N., Swain, J., Sharma, N. "Developing Freight Analysis Zones at State Level: Cluster Analysis Approach." Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. January 2009.