Michael David Anderson, Ph.D.

Michael D Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research, and 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

  • Selected College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Member 2013-2014
  • 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

  • Anderson, M.D., Sarde, K., Khan, T., Jones, S.L., Zephaniah, S. “Simulation Model of Divergent Diamond Interchange for Alabama” International Journal of Modeling and Simulation. DOI: 10.1080/02286203.2015.1073889. 2015
  • Kim, J., Anderson, M.D., Sarder, MD, Miller, C. “Multimodal Freight Distribution & Economic Development due to International Capacity Expansion”, International Journal of Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 2. 2015.
  • Khan, T. and Anderson, M.D. “Estimation of Through Trips Using Existing Traffic Counts”, International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vol. 4 (4) DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2014.4(4).05. 2014.
  • Anderson, M.D., Khan, K. “Performance Measures for the Analysis of Rural Public Transit in Alabama”, Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 17, No. 4. 2014.
  • Gurupackiam, S., Khan, T., Anderson, M.D., Jones, S.L. “A Snapshot of Lane-specific Traffic Operations under Recurrent and Non-recurrent Congestion”, International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014.
  • Kim, J., Anderson, M.D., Wilson, J.P. “Impact Analysis of the Panama Canal Expansion on Alabama”, International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2. 2014.
  • Anderson, M.D., Kenchappagoudra, M., Dondapati, M.C., Harris, G.A. “Pass-Through Freight Modeling at the Statewide and Metropolitan Level”, International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vol. 4(1) DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2014.4(1).01. 2014.
  • Anderson, M.D., Dondapati, M.C., Harris, G.A. “Effectively Using the QRFM to Model Truck Trips in Medium-Sized Urban Communities”, Journal of Transportation Technologies, Vol. 3, No. 3. 2013.
  • Anderson, M.D., Blanchard, L., Neppel, L., Khan, T. “Validation of Disaggregate Methodologies for National Level Freight Data”, International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3. 2013.
  • Anderson, M.D., Wilson, J.P., Harris, G.A. “Using OD Estimation Techniques to Determine Freight Factors in a Medium Sized Community”, Journal of Transportation Technologies, Vol. 3, No. 1. 2013.

Current External Contracts

  • “Performance Reviews for Section 5310 and 5311 Agencies”, Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation, September 1, 2015-August 31, 2018.
  • “AADT Estimation Methodology”, Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation, August 25. 2015-August 24, 2016.
  • “Implementing usRAP in Alabama: Coving the State – Phase 1” , Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation, May 8, 2015-September 30, 2015.
  • “ALDOT Traffic Count Program and Model Evaluation”, Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation, October 1, 2014-September 30, 2016.
  • “Modeling Support for ALDOT and Alabama MPOs”, Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation. October 2014 – September 2015.
  • “CFIRE Addressing MAP-21 Freight Objectives”, Sponsored by the US Department of Transportation, August 15, 2014 – December 31, 2015.
  • “CFIRE Reshoring” , Sponsored by the US Department of Transportation, August 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015.
  • “CFIRE Work Plan at UAH – Year 2”, Sponsored by the US Department of Transportation, May 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015.
  • “ALSAFE Development”, Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation, August 23, 2013 – September 30, 2015.