- Dr Yasir Ali
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)
- Professional memberships
American Society of Civil Engineers
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Pakistan Engineering Council
Yasir Ali is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Queensland University of Technology. His research interests lie primarily in the areas of traffic flow modelling, traffic safety, decision making, advanced data analysis techniques (e.g., mathematical modelling, econometrics, machine learning) in transport engineering, and pavement materials. He is on the expert panel of several transport journals including Accident Analysis & Prevention, Transportation Research Record, IEEE, Journal of Advanced Transportation, etc.
Dr Ali has taught various university level courses in Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the University of Queensland (UQ), COMSATS Institute of Technology, and National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) since 2012. The following descriptions cover the brief content of courses and roles of Dr Ali’s involvement in these courses.
Course: 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
Course: Traffic Flow Theory & Analysis
The objectives of this module were to: (1) describe the interactions between infrastructure and human behaviour in transport systems and explain the role of transport and traffic engineering; (2) explain the key parameters of vehicular traffic flow and their relationships using the fundamental diagram; use queuing theory to model traffic flow and delays; (3) describe the methods to collect, analyse, and visualise traffic data; describe the indices that measure the traffic flow characteristics of a road; (4) describe how traffic congestion forms and propagates in space and time as well as discussion strategies to mitigate congestion; (5) apply traffic flow theory to the design and operation of traffic facilities such as intersections, roundabouts, and traffic signals.
Course: Transportation Engineering
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: Probability and Statistics
This unit provided a comprehensive introduction to ‘probability concepts’ and ‘statistical methods & applications’. The course gave a hands-on experience of descriptive statistics, probability, statistical inferences, regression and statistical modelling using statistical Learning tools such as Excel, SAS 9.1.3, SPSS (PASW18.0).
- Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, September 2012 – Present
- Member, Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (AHB45), Transportation Research Board of the National Academics, USA, 2018 – Present
- Member, Pakistan Engineering Council, 2012 – Present
Chairmanship of Conferences, Sessions and Workshops
- Session Chair, Session 2A: Connected and automated vehicles, IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems, Nov 03, 2020 to Nov 05, 2020
- Session Chair, Session 3A: S3-2.3 – Modelling, Control and Simulation, IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems, Nov 03, 2020 to Nov 05, 2020
Conference and Events (Invited Speakers)
- Understanding drivers’ interactions in a connected environment, IEEE- Forum ISTS 2020, 2-5 November 2020
- Introduction to lane-changing modelling. Invited talk to University of Massachusetts. 13 November 2019
- Safety during mandatory lane-changing. Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C, 09 – 12 January, 2019
- Accident Analysis & Prevention
- ASCE – Journal of Transportation Engineering
- Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board (TRB)
- Journal of Advanced Transportation
- Journal of Transportation Safety & Security
- Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems
- International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research
- Construction & Building Materials
- International Journal of Pavement Engineering
- International Journal of Pavement Research & Technology
- Sharma A, Ali Y, Saifuzzaman M, Zheng Z, Haque M, (2018) Human factors in modelling mixed traffic of traditional, connected, and automated vehicles, Advances in Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Volume 591) p262-273
- Irfan M, Saeed M, Ahmed S, Ali Y, (2017) Performance evaluation of Elvaloy as a fuel-resistant polymer in asphaltic concrete airfield pavements, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering p1-9
- Ali Y, Khan H, (2017) Performance evaluation of resin as a coating agent, Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering p594-606
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.