Dr. Behzad Aghdashi is a Research Associate at ITRE at N. C. State University with a background in Operations Research. Dr. Aghdashi’s areas of expertise include traffic operations on freeways and surface streets, simulation analysis, software development and mathematical optimization. Dr. Aghdashi has over five years of professional experience focusing on research in transportation engineering. Dr. Aghdashi has involved on several funded NCHRP, SHRP2, FHWA, NCDOT, STRIDE, UMD projects. Dr. Aghdashi serves as Chair and Secretary for Active Traffic and Demand Management (ATDM) task force and Freeway and Multilane Highways subcommittee for “Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee”(AHB40) of TRB.
Dr. Aghdashi has extensive experience in mathematical modeling and as a result he has centrally involved in many research projects to develop new mathematical models for different traffic and transportation analysis such as scenario generation for modeling the effects of non-recurring sources of congestion on travel time reliability.
Dr. Aghdashi’s background in Industrial and Systems Engineering has led to his involvement in several computational engine development projects for HCM such FREEVAL and STREETVAL. He led the computational engine development for the freeway facilities and urban streets methodologies for the Highway Capacity Manual 2010 Major Update. He has been involved in NCHRP 03-115: Production of a Major Update to the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual, SHRP 2‐L08: Incorporating Travel Time Reliability Analysis into HCM, NCHRP 03‐96: Incorporating Managed Lanes Analysis into HCM, and FHWA ATDM. Dr. Aghdashi has authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and has given numerous presentations at state, and national conferences.