Dr. Michael D. Anderson

Interim Department Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering Associate Dean, Graduate Education and Research 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

  • 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.
  • Raja, P., Doustmohammadi, M., Anderson, M.D. “Estimation of Average Daily Traffic on Low Volume Roads in Alabama,” International Journal for Traffic and Transportation Engineering. Vol 7. No 1. 2018. pp. 1-6.
  • Shojaeshafiei, M., Doustmohammadi, M., Subedi, S., Anderson, M.D. “Comparison of Estimation Methodologies for Daily Traffic Count Prediction in Small and Medium Sized Communities,” International Journal for Traffic and Transportation Engineering. Vol 6. No 4. 2017. pp. 71-75.
  • 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 for Traffic and Transportation Engineering. Vol 6. No 3. 2017. pp. 64-70.
  • Ahmadi, A., Doustmohammadi, M., Anderson, M.D. “An attempt to use interpolation to predict rainfall intensities for crash analysis,” International Journal of Modern Engineering Research. Vol. 7, Issue 5. 2007. pp. 1-4.
  • Kim, J., Anderson, M.D., Sarder, M.D. “Impact of Reshoring Phenomenon on Freight Flow in the U.S.” International Journal for Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol 6. No. 3. 2017. pp. 43-52.
  • Kim, J., Doustmohammadi, M., Anderson, M.D. “Analysis of Not At-Fault Truck Crashes in Alabama.” International Journal for Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol 6. No. 2. 2017. pp. 28-35.
  • 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., 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., 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.
  • Khan, T., Anderson, M.D. “Development and Statistical Validation of a Simplified Logistic Land Use Change Model,” International Journal for Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol 6. No. 4. 2017. pp. 390-405.
  • 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

  • “Alabama Highway Performance Monitoring System Data” Sponsored by the University of Alabama, October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018. (152,696).
  • “Development of a Roadway Congestion/Safety Improvement Tool based on Surrogate Safety Assessment Model (SSAM)”, Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation, August 21, 2016-July 1, 2018. ($90,308).
  • “ALSAFE Development – Year 2”, Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation, February 1, 2016 – September 30, 2018. ($250,000).
  • “Performance Reviews for Section 5310 and 5311 Agencies”, Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation, September 1, 2015-September 30, 2020, ($243,141).
  • “AADT Estimation Methodology”, Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation, August 25. 2015-May 31, 2018, ($175,826).
  • “Modeling Support for ALDOT and Alabama MPOs”, Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation. October 2017 – September 2018. ($50,000).
  • “Implementing usRAP in Alabama: Coving the State – Phase 3” , Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation, October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018, ($373,301).
  • “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.