Dr. Mehrnaz Doustmohammadi

Lecturer, Transportation Engineering

Biography

Dr. Mehrnaz Doustmohammadi is a Lecturer and Research Scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.  She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology in Tehran, Iran in 2013 and received her Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2015 and 2018, respectively.

Dr. Doustmohammadi’s area of research is in traffic safety and modeling.  In her capacities as a Research Scientist she works closely with the Alabama Department of Transportation and leads a program which provides instruction and training for public transportation across the state of Alabama utilizing a Real-time Instruction for Driver Education (RIDE) simulator. She performs crash analysis using advanced statistical techniques to look for factors contributing to crashes in the state of Alabama.

Dr. Doustmohammadi works with the Resilient Civil Infrastructure Systems Lab (RCIS) on studying the recovery to infrastructure damaged by natural and manmade hazards.


Education

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2018
  • M.S., University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2015
  • B. Eng., K.N. Toosi University, 2013

Classes Taught


Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 2018.

Selected Publications

  • Doustmohammadi, M., Anderson, M.D., Doustmohammadi, E. “Examining the Effect of Inaccurate Traffic Impact Analysis on Roadway Infrastructure”, International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4. 2015.
  • Doustmohammadi, M., Anderson, M.D. “Developing Direct Demand AADT Forecasting Models for Small and Medium Sized Urban Communities”, International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2016, pp. 27-31.
  • Doustmohammadi, M., Anderson, M.D., Kesavareddy, S., & Jones, S. “Examining Model Accuracy: How Well did We do in the 1990’s Predicting 2015,” International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol. 6. No. 1, 2017. pp. 15-21.
  • Doustmohammadi, M., Anderson, M.D., Doustmohammadi, E. “Using Log Transformations to Improve AADT Forecasting Models in Small and Medium Sized Communities,” International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol. 6. No. 2, 2017. pp. 23-27.
  • Doustmohammadi, M., Anderson, M.D., Swain, J.J. “Evaluation of Trip Generation at a Free Standing Discount Superstore”, International Journal for Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol 6. No. 4. 2017. pp. 495-502.
  • Doustmohammadi, M., Kesavareddy, S., Anderson, M., Gholston, S. “Examining Crashes for Out-of-State and Out-of-Town Drivers: A study of Two Locations in Alabama,” International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering. Vol 6. No 3. 2017. pp. 64-70
  • Doustmohammadi, M., Anderson, M.D.. “Binary Probit Crash Analysis for Various Curve and Grade Conditions,” International Journal of Statistical Applications. Vol 8. No. 2. 2018. Pp. 35-41. Doustmohammadi, M., Shirani-Bidabadi, N., Kesavareddy, S., Anderson, M.D. “The Impact of Sidewalks on Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash Severity,” International Journal of Statistics and Probability. Vol. 7. No. 4. 2018. Pp. 69-77.
  • Doustmohammadi, M., Anderson, M.D. “A Bayesian Regression Model for Estimating Average Daily Traffic Volumes for Low-Volume Roadways.” Accepted for publication International Journal of Statistics and Probability

Projects

  • "FY20-22 Driver Development Training Program" Alabama Department of Transportation, Oct2019 to Sep 2020, $553,613.
  • "Development of Alabama Specific Safety Plan Performance Functions for Intersections" University of Alabama, Nov 2018 to May 2020, $40,000.
  • "Wet Pavement Analysis Phase II, to Develop and Refine Methods to Identify and Analyze Sites with Wet Pavement Crashes" Alabama Department of Transportation Oct 2018 to Sep 2020, $298,967.