Michael D Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research, and Professor, Transportation Engineering

Biography

Dr. Anderson, PE, is a 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.