Personal details

Name
Dr Amir Pooyan Afghari
Position(s)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Civil Engineering
Discipline *
Civil Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 0438
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Keywords

Transport safety, Transport data analysis, Behavioural econometrics, Discrete choice models, Statistics and probabilities, Bayesian inference

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

Biography

Amir Pooyan is a postdoctoral fellow in transport engineering at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He obtained his PhD in transport engineering from University of Queensland (Australia), his Masters in transport engineering from Concordia University (Canada) and his Bachelors in civil engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (Iran).

Prior to joining QUT, Amir Pooyan worked at several research centres around the world where he was involved in globally developed research projects including a safe structural design study at the University of Wuppertal in Germany, an automated safety analytics study at McGill University and Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in Canada, a bicycle sharing system stated preference study at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran and a crash blackspot identification study at the University of Queensland in Australia. He is currently conducting fundamental research in transport safety and crash data analysis.

Amir Pooyan’s research interest covers a variety of topics in transport engineering and social science including transport safety, behavioural econometrics, travel behaviour, discrete choice models, and intelligent transport systems.

Amir Pooyan has served as the reviewer for prestigious academic journals in transport engineering and road safety including:

  • Journal of Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention (Taylor and Francis)
  • Journal of Transportation Safety and Security (Taylor and Francis)
  • Transportation Letters: the International Journal of Transportation Research (Taylor and Francis)
  • Journal of Advanced Transportation (Hindawi)
  • Journal of Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing (Hindawi)
  • Transportation Research Records: Journal of Transportation Research Board (NASEM)
  • Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems (ASCE)
This information has been contributed by Dr Amir Pooyan Afghari.

Teaching

Statistical and Optimisation Methods for Engineers

This unit offered an introduction to statistical methods for engineers in practice. It included the following: the process of stochastic research, hypothesis testing, linear regression analysis, simultaneous equation models, count regression models, and discrete response models.

This information has been contributed by Dr Amir Pooyan Afghari.

Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2018 – Present): Fundamental research in road safety, econometric and statistical methods for transport data analysis, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • Research Assistant (2013 – 2014): Research in road safety for vulnerable road users, analysis of interactions between cyclists and pedestrians using image processing and computer vision techniques, McGill University/Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Research Assistant (2013): Delay assessment of signalized intersections: a comparison between the HCM analytical tools and micro-simulation VISSIM results, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Research Assistant (2013): Evaluation of treatment effectiveness in pavement rehabilitation and maintenance, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Research and Teaching Assistant (2010 – 2012): Incorporation of road safety into road management systems, lab demonstrator for Auto CAD Civil3D and roadpavement design, engineering systems and optimization, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Research Assistant (2011): Development of a rail shuttle between Montreal Trudeau airport and Montreal downtown, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Undergraduate internship (2008): Completion of components of an earthquake-safe school building with a safety-relevant structure, Bergische University, Wuppertal, Germany
This information has been contributed by Dr Amir Pooyan Afghari.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2019
Details
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) Injury Prevention Program Seeding Grant ($6,000): Exploring the Road Users Receptivity to Share Roads with Highly Automated Vehicles Chief Investigator: Dr Xiaomeng Li; Co-investigators: Dr Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios, Dr Amir Pooyan Afghari and Dr Sherrie-Anne Kaye
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Outstanding Paper Award by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation (ANB20)
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2014
Details
NICTA Victorian Research Lab (VRL) Scholarship, Monash University, Australia
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2014
Details
Research Higher Degree Scholarship: ARC Discovery Project, Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland, Australia
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2013
Details
Research Higher Degree Scholarship, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2012
Details
Graduation Bonus Award in recognition of good academic progress towards Masters, Concordia University, Canada
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2011
Details
Concordia Partial Tuition Scholarship for International Students, Concordia University, Canada
Type
Other
Reference year
2011
Details
The Golden Key International Honor Society in recognition of good academic progress, Concordia University, Canada