Kirolos Haleem Mesiha

 

 

Kirolos Haleem

Lecturer, Civil Engineering

Biography

Kirolos Haleem is a lecturer of civil engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Kirolos received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in civil (transportation) engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He has more than 10-year experience in transportation engineering. His areas of expertise include traffic safety analysis, application of statistical models and data mining techniques in transportation data analysis, traffic operations, and ITS. He worked for more than four years as a research associate at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL. At FIU, he led and conducted numerous transportation research projects sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the USDOT, and supervised Ph.D. and M.S. students. Kirolos also brings industrial experience working at AgileAssets, Inc. and the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT).

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil (Transportation) Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2009
  • M.S., Civil (Transportation) Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2007
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Alexandria University, 2003

Classes Taught


Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer (PE) – State of Michigan
  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Honors and Awards

  • One of Six Outstanding Safety Papers, “Analysis of the Safety Characteristics of Unsignalized Intersections”, World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), Lisbon, Portugal, 2010.
  • Neel-Schaffer Scholarship for Academic and Research Excellence, UCF, 2009.
  • CATSS (Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation) Scholarship for Academic and Research Excellence, UCF, 2008.

Publications

  • Alluri, P., K. Haleem, A. Gan, and J. Mauthner. “Safety Performance Evaluation of Cable Median Barriers on Freeways in Florida,” In Press, Traffic Injury Prevention.
  • Haleem, K., P. Alluri, and A. Gan. (2015). “Analyzing Pedestrian Crash Injury Severity at Signalized and Non-Signalized Locations,” Accident Analysis & Prevention, Elsevier, Vol. 81, pp. 14-23.
  • Haleem, K. and A. Gan. (2015). “Contributing Factors of Crash Injury Severity at Public Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings in the U.S.,” Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier, Vol. 53, pp. 23-29.
  • Alluri, P., A. Gan, K. Haleem, and J. Mauthner. (2015). “Safety Performance of G4 (1S) W-Beam Guardrails versus Cable Median Barriers on Florida’s Freeways,” Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Vol. 7(3), pp. 208-227.
  • Suksawang, N., P. Alluri, A. Gan, K. Meneses, F. Cevallos, K. Haleem, and D. Saha. (2014). “Use of Movable Bus Stop Loading Pads: Feasibility and Design Alternatives,” Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 14-30.
  • Haleem, K., A. Gan, P. Alluri, and D. Saha. (2014). “Identifying Traffic Safety Practices and Needs of Local Transportation and Law Enforcement Agencies,” Journal of the Transportation Research Forum (JTRF), Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 83-99, Spring Issue.
  • Lu, J., K. Haleem, P. Alluri, A. Gan, and K. Liu. (2014). “Developing Local Safety Performance Functions versus Calculating Calibration Factors for SafetyAnalyst Applications: A Florida Case Study,” Safety Science, Elsevier, Vol. 65, pp. 93-105.
  • Haleem, K. and A. Gan. (2013). “Impact of Driver's Age and Side of Impact on Crash Severity along Urban Freeways: A Mixed Logit Approach,” Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier, Vol. 46, pp. 67-76.
  • Haleem, K., A. Gan, and J. Lu. (2013). “Using Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS) to Develop Crash Modification Factors for Urban Freeway Interchange Influence Areas,” Accident Analysis & Prevention, Elsevier, Vol. 55, pp. 12-21.
  • Lu, J., K. Haleem, P. Alluri, and A. Gan. (2013). “Full versus Simple Safety Performance Functions: Comparison Based on Urban Four-Lane Freeway Interchange Influence Areas in Florida,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2398, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., pp. 83-92.
  • Lu, J., A. Gan, K. Haleem, and W. Wu. (2013). “Clustering-Based Roadway Segment Division for the Identification of High Crash Locations,” Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Vol. 5(3), pp. 224-239.
  • Haleem, K. and M. Abdel-Aty. (2012). “Association between Access Management and Traffic Safety: Median Classification and Spatial Effect,” Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal, Vol. 82(4), pp. 22-27, April Issue.
  • Haleem, K. and M. Abdel-Aty. (2012). “Application of GLASSO in Variable Selection and Crash Prediction at Unsignalized Intersections,” ASCE: Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 138(7), pp. 949-960.
  • Haleem, K. and A. Gan. (2011). “Identifying Traditional and Non-traditional Predictors of Crash Injury Severity on Major Urban Roadways,” Traffic Injury Prevention, Vol. 12(3), pp. 223-234.
  • Abdel-Aty, M. and K. Haleem. (2011). “Analyzing Angle Crashes at Unsignalized Intersections Using Machine Learning Techniques,” Accident Analysis & Prevention, Elsevier, Vol. 43(1), pp. 461-470.
  • Haleem, K. and M. Abdel-Aty. (2010). “Examining Traffic Crash Injury Severity at Unsignalized Intersections,” Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier, Vol. 41(4), pp. 347-357 (Sixth most cited article since 2010).
  • Haleem, K., M. Abdel-Aty, and J. Santos. (2010). “Multiple Applications of the Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines in Predicting Rear-end Crashes at Unsignalized Intersections,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2165, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., pp. 33-41.
  • Haleem, K., M. Abdel-Aty, and K. Mackie. (2010). “Using a Reliability Process to Reduce Uncertainty in Predicting Crashes at Unsignalized Intersections,” Accident Analysis & Prevention, Elsevier, Vol. 42(2), pp. 654-666.

Funded Projects/Grants

As Co-Principal Investigator and Researcher

  • Evaluation of Signage Alternatives for Express Lane Facilities (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Research and Innovation Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation – Georgia Tech University Transportation Center. ($60,000).
  • Extraction of Basic Roadway Information for Non-State Roads in Florida (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($120,000).
  • Digital Advertising Billboards and Driver Distraction (PI: Virginia Sisiopiku). In Partnership with University of Alabama at Birmingham, Research and Innovation Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation – Georgia Tech University Transportation Center. ($43,000).
  • A Comprehensive Study to Reduce Pedestrian Crashes in Florida (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($150,000).
  • Roundabouts and Access Management (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation (Subcontract from University of Florida). ($70,000).
  • Synthesis of the Advance in and Application of Fractal Characteristics of Traffic Flow (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($40,000).
  • Best Practices in the Use of Hybrid Static-Dynamic Signs (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($150,000).
  • Before and After Safety Study of Roadways Where New Medians Have Been Added (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($225,000).
  • In-Service Performance Evaluation (ISPE) for G4 (1S) Type of Strong-Post W-Beam Guardrail System and Median Cable Barrier: Volumes I & II (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($280,000).
  • As Researcher

  • Analysis of Movable Bus Stop Boarding and Alighting Areas (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($110,700).
  • Preparing Florida for Deployment of SafetyAnalyst for All Roads (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($300,000).
  • Standardization of Crash Analysis in Florida (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($143,000).
  • Identification of Intersections’ Crash Profiles/Patterns to Include Unsignalized Intersections and Expand the Safety/Traffic Database (PI: Mohamed Abdel-Aty). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($150,000).