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Dr MD. Mazharul (Shimul) Haque

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
Civil Engineering

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Name
Dr MD. Mazharul (Shimul) Haque
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
Civil Engineering
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Psych and Counc - IPTM
Discipline *
Civil Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 7195
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (National University of Singapore)

Professional memberships
and associations

Member:

Referee:

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant Applications
  • Accident Analysis & Prevention
  • ASCE – Journal of Transportation Engineering
  • Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
  • Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
  • PLOS ONE
  • Traffic Injury Prevention
  • Journal of Applied Statistics
  • Journal of Transportation Safety & Security
  • Journal of Urban Planning and Developments

Accredited Safety Reviewer:

  • Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore
  • Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (Dept. of Main Roads Western Australia)
Keywords

Transport Engineering, Human Factors and Driving Behaviour, Statistical and Econometric Modelling, Road Safety, Black Spot Identification, Driving Simulator, Road Safety Audit

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Md. Mazharul Haque is a specialist in the area of statistical modeling of traffic safety. After completing two years post-doctoral fellowship in National University of Singapore (NUS), he joined CARRS-Q in September 2011. He received his PhD degree from NUS in 2009 for his thesis entitled Statistical modelling of motorcycle safety at signalized intersections. In 2007, he won an award from the Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group for his work on Motorcycle Safety. Besides statistical modeling of traffic safety, his research interests include motorcycle safety, human behaviour on traffic safety, intelligent transport and sustainable transportation system. He has published a number of jounral papers in top-class international journals, such as Accident Analysis & Prevention, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Safety Science and Transportation Research Record. He has also presented a number of papers at international conferences such as the Annual Transportation Research Board Meetings, including two keynote addresses on the Cost of Road Accidents at the Global Road Safety Partnership Seminar (Singapore, 2009) and on Sustainable Transportation System at the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (Sri Lanka, 2010). Dr Haque is a trained road safety auditor, having been accredited by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (Dept of Main Roads Western Australia) in March 2010 as well as the Land Transport Authority of Singapore in October 2010. He was a team member of an audit of existing roads of a roundabout and surrounding roads in Perth. He has also assisted in several Project Safety Reviews (Roads) in Singapore, including Detailed Design Safety Submissions and Temporary Traffic Control Safety Submissions in several Downtown Line 3 MRT stations and associated tunnels.

Research Grants:

  • Jan 2014 – Dec 2016, Proactive detection of motor vehicle crash black spots based on their underlying behavioural, engineering, and spatially related causes, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery (DP140101653) Grant ($171,000)
  • Mar 2014 – June 2014, Developing an outcome evaluation framework for the Queensland Alcohol Ignition Interlock program, Transport and Main Roads (TMR) ($45,000)
  • June 2014 – July 2016, Prevalence and perception of following too closely in Queensland, Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) ($337,000)
  • July 2014 – December 2015, Distraction and attitudes towards safe pedestrian behaviour, Austroads Ltd ($90,000)
  • April 2013 – April 2014, An in-depth examination of crashes involving young drivers, Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) ($91,000)
  • Jan 2013 – Dec 2013, Phase 1 of pilot research in Cambodia and Lao into combined road safety audit and disability access tools for low and middle income countries, IHBI Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation (IP&R) Domain Seeding Grant, QUT ($7,000)
  • Sep 2011 – Dec 2012, Pilot Study: Distracted Australian Drivers—Risk Compensation and Mobile Phone Use, Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Strategic Funding, QUT ($10,000)
  • Jan 2008 – Dec 2008, Identifying Safety Consciousness of Motorcyclists (NUS), Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation 2007-2008, Japan (S$10,000)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Outstanding Reviewer, Accident Analysis & Prevention, In recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the journal, May 2014
  • Research Award on Motorcycle Safety, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation, Japan, January 2007
  • PhD Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, August 2005- July 2009
  • ‘Khaleque and Bari Gold Medal, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, December 2003
  • Dean’s List Merit Scholarship, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, February 2003 – April 2005
  • Technical Scholarship, The Government of Bangladesh, 2000 – 2005
This information has been contributed by Dr MD. Mazharul (Shimul) Haque.

Teaching

Dr Haque has taught various university level courses since 2006. The following descriptions cover the content of courses and roles of Dr  Haque’s involvement in these courses.

 

Course: Road Safety Audit, Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations

University: Queensland University of Technology

Role: Co-Lecturer (November 2013)

The aim of this course is to develop the skills required to conduct a road safety audit, investigate crash sites, and propose remedial treatments. It also provides an opportunity for the course participants to apply these skills. Road Safety Audit and Investigation, and Treatment of Crash Locations are powerful tools for improving the safety of the road network in both proactive and reactive manners. It complements the more traditional reactive treatment approaches such as black spot programs. Although both Road Safety Audit and Treatment of Crash Locations have been used by Australian road authorities for a number of years, there is still a lack of suitably skilled people. Consequently, the road authorities (through Austroads) have developed national criteria for the Accreditation of Road Safety Auditors, which include completing an approved training course and obtaining relevant experience. Although there are no national criteria for the registration of crash investigators, the contents of this course is based on the Austroads Guide to Road Safety, Part 6 – Road Safety Audit and Part 8 – Treatment of Crash Locations. This course has been designed in conjunction with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to satisfy all the requirements for an approved road safety audit and treatment of crash locations course.

 

Course: Statistical and Optimisation Methods for Engineers

University: Queensland University of Technology

Role: Co-Lecturer (AY2012 SEM-2 & AY2013 SEM-2)

This unit offered an introduction to statistical methods and optimisation methods useful for engineers in practice. It included the following: the process of stochastic research, linear regression analysis, simultaneous equation model, count data model, time series, classical optimisation methods, Nonlinear, geometric and dynamic programming.

 

Course: Traffic Flow & Control

University: National University of Singapore

Role: Co-Lecturer (AY2010/11-Sem-I & AY2011/12-Sem-I)

The objectives of this module were to: (1) enable students to appreciate the characteristics of traffic flow and develop an understanding of traffic phenomena, and (2) develop the student’s ability to conceptualise, measure, model and apply traffic phenomena. At the end of the course, students should be able to appreciate the complexity of traffic characteristics and issues related to representing traffic in mathematical models and formulate typical traffic problems, and develop suitable traffic models as well as derive and validate traffic model results.

 

Course: Design Project

University: National University of Singapore

Role: Co-Lecturer (AY2009/10-Sem-II)

In this module, the students were assigned an integrated design project involving various disciplines of civil engineering. The module provided the opportunity for students to work as a team on a civil engineering project integrating the knowledge they had gained from modules they had taken in earlier years. The module was also targeted to enhance their interpersonal, communication and leadership skills through group projects, report writing and a few oral presentations.

 

Course: Analysis of Civil Engineering Experiments

University: National University of Singapore

Role: Guest Lecturer (AY2009/10-Sem-II)

This module was designed for graduate coursework and research students in the Department of Civil Engineering. It introduced students the nature of civil engineering experiments and characteristics of data gathered. Fundamental methods to conduct in-laboratory and field experiments to verify civil engineering models were covered. Included in this module was also the procedure to construct empirical, deterministic and stochastic civil engineering models based on experimental measurements. Examples were drawn from the various fields in civil engineering discipline, including structure, geotechnical, hydraulics, environmental and transportation engineering. In the guest lecture, students were taught some of the basic fundamentals of a statistical regression model.

 

Course: Integrated Infrastructure Project

University: National University of Singapore

Role: Teaching Assistant (AY2010/11-Sem-I)

This module allowed students to integrate their knowledge in various civil engineering disciplines and apply their understanding into creatively developing a large-scale infrastructure project. Organized in the form of a competition, the module required student teams to work out a master concept plan of a real-world infrastructure project.

 

Course: Transportation Engineering

University: National University of Singapore

Role: Graduate Tutor (AY2007/08-Sem-I & AY2008/09-Sem-I)

This module introduced basic principles and tools to design, plan, evaluate, analyse, manage and control transportation systems. The aim was to enable students to identify, formulate, examine, and solve transportation engineering problems. The major topics included transportation system, planning and management, geometric design of roads and intersections, structural design of pavement, pavement materials, traffic flow and analysis, and traffic management and control.

 

Course: Infrastructure and the Environment

University: National University of Singapore

Role: Graduate Tutor (AY2006/07-Sem-II)

Civil infrastructure has significant impact on the natural, social, economic and human environments. Engineers have a significant role to play in proposing and realising technical solutions that are economically feasible and environmentally sustainable. Sustainable infrastructure development must consider all significant project impacts in a holistic way through a methodical impact assessment process. This module introduced the concepts to conceptualize and evaluate proposals for infrastructure development in a holistic and sustainable way.

This information has been contributed by Dr MD. Mazharul (Shimul) Haque.

Experience

Previous Appointments:

  1. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, January 2010 – August 2011.
  2. Research Engineer, Dept of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, September 2009 – December 2009.
  3. Research Scholar, Dept of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, July 2005 – August 2009.

Research Project Reports:

  1. Benchmarking Smart and Safe Cities - Funded by Ministry of Education, Singapore and National University of Singapore, 2010-2011.
  2. Identifying Safety Consciousness of Motorcyclists – Funded by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation, Japan, 2007-2008.

Professional Projects:

  1. Road Safety Audit of Road Design of Sentosa Gateway Tunnel and Surrounding Roadways
  2. Road Safety Audit of Temporary Traffic Control Design of Downtown Line-3 MRT Stations and Associated Tunnels (Mattar, Ubi, Macpherson, Kaki Bukit, Bedok Town Park Stations)
  3. Road Safety Audit of Detailed Design Safety Submission of Downtown Line-3 MRT Stations and Associated Tunnels (Mattar, Ubi, Macpherson, Kaki Bukit, Bedok Town Park Stations)
  4. Road Safety Audit of Road Design during Widening of Central Expressway from Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 to Yio Chu Kang Rd
  5. Road Safety Audit of Road Design during Widening of Central Expressway from Bradell Road to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
  6. Road Safety Audit of Road Design during Widening of Central Expressway from Bukit Timah Road to Moulmein Flyover 7. Design Review of Upgrading a Roundabout in Perth, Australia
This information has been contributed by Dr MD. Mazharul (Shimul) Haque.

Publications

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Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Proactive detection of motor vehicle crash black spots based on their underlying behavioural, engineering, and spatially related causes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP140101653
Start year
2014
Keywords
black spot identification; proactive detection; accident modelling