Personal details

Name
Mr 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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Keywords

Transportation safety, Transportation data analysis, Applied econometrics, Discrete choice models

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

Biography

Amir Pooyan is a postdoctoral fellow in transportation engineering at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He has received his PhD in Transportation Engineering from University of Queensland (Australia), his Masters in Transportation Engineering from Concordia University (Canada) and his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (Iran).

Amir Pooyan has worked at several research centres around the world and has been involved in globally developed research projects. He has participated in a structural design study at the University of Wuppertal in Germany, an automated safety analysis study at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and McGill University in Canada, a bicycle sharing system stated preference study at 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 transportation safety and crash data analysis at the Queensland University of Technology.

Amir Pooyan’s research interest covers a variety of topics in transportation engineering including transportation data analysis, transportation safety, applied econometrics, discrete choice models, intelligent transportation systems and transportation asset management.

This information has been contributed by Mr Amir Pooyan Afghari.

Teaching

Statistical and Optimisation Methods for Engineers

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.

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Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2018 – Present): Fundamental research in road safety, econometric and statistical methods for transportation data analysis, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • Research Assistant (2013 – 2014): Research in road safety for vulnerable users and interactions of cyclists and pedestrians data analysis 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): Evaluating treatment effectiveness of pavement rehabilitation and maintenance, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Research 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): Developing a rail shuttle between 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 Mr Amir Pooyan Afghari.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

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
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2017
Details
Journal of Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Transportation Letters: the International Journal of Transportation Research
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2014
Details
Research Higher Degree Scholarship: ARC Discovery Project
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2014
Details
NICTA Victorian Research Lab (VRL) Scholarship, Monash University
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2012
Details
Graduation Bonus Award in recognition of good academic progress towards Masters
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2011
Details
Concordia Partial Tuition Scholarship for International Students
Type
Other
Reference year
2011
Details
The Golden Key International Honor Society in recognition of good academic progress