Michael David Anderson, Ph.D.

Michael David AndersonAssociate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Transportation Engineering

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CE 420/520 Urban Transportation Planning - Class Notes

 

Education

1998
1996
1994

Ph.D.
M.S.
B.S.

Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
Civil Engineering, Iowa State University

Biography

Dr. Anderson, PE, is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering who has 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.

Research Expertise

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Management Systems
  • Simulation
  • Public Transit
  • Urban Planning

Honors & 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.

Recent 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.