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DR. ANWAAR AHMED
Assistant Professor
Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering Department

MCE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Military College of Engineering (MCE)  National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)  Risalpur Campus, KPK, Pakistan-24080
Tel : +92 346 8123478

Specialization
Transportation Engineering

Education
Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

​PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • 2012 – Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

  • 2009 – M.S.C.E., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

  • 2001 – B.Sc., Civil Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Fellow, International Road Federation (IRF)

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE)

  • Member International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE)

  • Member Pakistan Engineering Council (MPEC)

  • Member Institute of Engineers Pakistan (MIE (Pak))

 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials High value Research Project Award -2014

  • Best Civil Engineering Research Project  AASHTO Region – 3, 2014

  • Purdue University Infrastructure Systems Award - 2012

  • Prude University Graduate Research Assistant -2012

  • International Road Federation Fellowship – 2010

  • PhD Scholarship - Government of Pakistan (Ministry of Defence) for MSc leading to PhD (2007-2012)

  • Engineer-in-Chief Silver Medal – 2nd position B.Sc.,(Civil), National University of Sciences and Technology, 2001

  • Chief-of Army Staff Gold Medal – 1st Position in FSc, Military College Jhelum Class of 1993

  • Quaid-e-Azam Scholarship – Rawalpindi Board Secondary School Certificate Examination – 1991

  • Prince of Wales Scholarship – Military College Jhelum (1988-1993)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Transportation System Analysis and Evaluation

  • Highway Safety

  • Highway Asset Management

  • Urban Public Transportation

  • Traffic Engineering

  • Statistical and Econometric Methodologies in Transportation

 

 

 

MS THESIS SUPERVISED (COMPLETED)

  1. Prediction of road crash fatalities for Pakistan using aggregate data -2014.

  2. Highway workzone safety: an assessment of current safety practices and driver’s risk perception for Pakistan - 2014.

  3. Evaluation and management of construction project cost risks using simulation – 2014.

  4. A framework for optimal highway capacity expansion decision-making – 2015.

  5. A probabilistic framework to estimate cost and time contingency for building project in Pakistan – 2015.

  6. An investigation of vehicle travel characteristics on rural arterials of Pakistan – 2015.

  7. Estimation of pavement damage cost for establishing equitable road use fee for commercial vehicles – An exploratory empirical analysis – 2015.

  8. Effect of roadway geometrics and travel characteristics on crash frequency for multi-lane divided highway- 2015.

  9. Estimation of national road crash injuries using data from multiple sources – 2015.

  10. Road safety across the globe-an econometric analysis of key risk factors – 2015.

  11. An evaluation of Pakistan Engineering Council’s (PEC) price adjustment formula for highway construction projects – 2016.

  12. Empirical study to investigate injury severity of vehicular crasher on motorways using ordered probit approach -2016.

  13. Post-implementation evaluation of Lahore-Sheikhupura-Faisalabad dual Carrigeway -2016.

  14. Operational safety of building construction projects in Pakistan: an exploratory empirical study using field data -2016.

  15. Star rating of urban arterial road using IRP methodology and analysis of existing pedestrian infrastructure facilities on urban arterial (2016).

  16. Mapping Access to Public Transport Network and Assessing the Changes to Public Transportation Systems on Accessibility for Rawalpindi (2016).

  17. Traveler satisfaction with overall level of service provided by Bus Rapid Transit System: A case study of Lahore BRTS.

  18. Risk factors and injury severity of Motorcycle Accidents.

  19. An analysis of key road safety risk factors: A case study of Islamabad.

GRADUATE WORK

Dissertation: Ahmed, A. Pavement Damage Cost Estimation Using Highway Agency Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Strategies. Ph.D., Transportation Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA​

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS


  1. Ahmed, A., Saeed, T. U., Hayos, J. M , Labi, S. (2017). Pavement Repair Marginal Costs: Accounting for Heterogeneity Using Random-Parameter Regression. ASCE's Journal of Infrastructure Systems. Accepted in press.

  2. Bai, Q., Ahmed, A, Labi, S., Sinha, K.C (2017). Traffic Volume Benchmarks for Major Arterial Widening versus Expressway Construction - An Exploratory Approach. ASCE's Journal of  Transportation Engineering Part A. Accepted in press.

  3. Saeed, T. U., Moomen M., Ahmed, A, Labi, S., (2017). Performance Evaluation and Life Prediction of Highway Concrete Bridge Superstructure across Design Types ASCE's Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. Accepted in press.

  4. Ahmed, A., Lavrenz, S., Labi, S. (2016). Specification of Highway User Fees for Heavy Vehicles: Consequences of Deviations from the 4th Power Law. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation:, 10(6), pp. 567-577.

  5. Ahmed, A., Saeed, T. U., Labi, S., Sinha, K.C (2016). Estimation of rest periods for newly-constructed and reconstructed highway pavements. Transport, 31(2), pp. 183-191.

  6. Ahmed, A., Khan, B. A., Khurshid, M. B, Khan, M. B., Waheed, A. (2016). Estimating National Road Crash Fatalities Using Aggregate Data. International Journal of Injury Control and safety Promotion, 26(3), pp. 249-254.

  7. Khattak M. S., Anwar F., Saeed T. U., Sharif M., Sheraz K., Ahmed A (2016). Floodplain Mapping Using HEC-RAS and ArcGIS: A Case Study of Kabul River. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 41(4), pp. 1375-1390.

  8. Bai, Q., Ahmed, A. Labi, S. (2015). A Hybrid Pareto Frontier Generation Method for Analyzing Trade-offs among Transportation Performance Measures. Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. 30, pp. 163-180.

  9. Ahmed, A, Bai, Q., Lavrenz, S., Labi, S. (2015). Estimating the Marginal Cost of Pavement Damage by Highway Users on the basis of Practical Schedules for Pavement Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction. Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. 11 (8), pp. 1069-1082.

  10. Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Ahmed, A., Labi, S. (2015). A Framework for Assessing the Consequences of Deferred or Hastened Highway Asset Interventions. Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. 11 (3), pp. 282-296.

  11. Ahmed, A., Bai, Q., Labi, S. (2015). Pavement Damage Cost Estimation for Heavy-Vehicle Charging – A Synthesis of Past Research and Opportunities for Enhancement. Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) Transport. 168 (1), pp: 48-58.

  12. Qureshi N.A., Watson D. ,Khurshid M. B. , and Ahmed A. (2015). Performance Modeling of Open- Graded Friction Course Pavement. International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology 8(3): 192-198.

  13. Ahmed, A., Hayos, J. MLabi, S. (2015). Using Regional Freight Traffic Assignment Modeling to Quantify the Variability of Pavement Damage for Highway Cost Allocation and Revenue Analysis. Final Report, USDOT Region V Regional University Transportation Center, NEXTRANS Project No 083PY04, NEXTRANS Center, Purdue University - Discovery Park, West Lafayette, IN 47906.

  14. Ahmed, A., Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Labi, S. (2014). Marginal Pavement Damage Cost Estimation Using Field Data: Issues and Opportunities. IRF Examiner (Pavement Design), Volume 4, pp. 6-12.

  15. Ahmed, A., Khurshid, M. B., Labi, S. (2014). Impact of Vehicle Travel Characteristics on Level of Service: A Comparative Analysis of Rural and Urban Freeways. International Journal of Civil, Architectural, Structural and Construction Engineering, 8(11), pp. 1060-1064.

  16. Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Ahmed,A.,Labi, S. (2014). Multidimensional Benefit-Cost Evaluation of Asphaltic Concrete Overlays of Rigid Pavements. Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 10 (6), pp. 792-810.

  17. Yousaf, A., Hussain, A., Irfan, M., Khan, M.B., Ahmad, A. (2014). Performance Evaluation of Asphaltic Mixtures using Bakelite. Life SciJr: 1 1(7s): 481-488.

  18. Ahmed,A.,Labi, S., Li, Z., Shields, T (2013). Aggregate and Disaggregate Statistical Evaluation of the Performance-based Effectiveness, of Long-term Pavement Performance Specific Pavement Study-5, Flexible Pavement Rehabilitation Treatments.  Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. Vol. 9, Issue. 2, pp. 172–187.

  19. Ahmed A., Agbalie B., Labi S., Sinha, K.C. Cost and Revenues Associated with Overweight Trucks in Indiana, Final Report, FHWA/IN/JTRP-2012/10, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, 2012. DOI: 10.5703/1288284314987.

  20. Ahmed, A., Anastasopoulos, P., Ong G., Labi, S., Islam, M. (2012). Factors Affecting Highway Safety, Health Care Services, and Motorization - An Exploratory Empirical Analysis using Aggregate Data. Journal of Transportation Safety and Security. vol. (4), Issue (2), pp. 94-115.

  21. Ahmed, A., VanBoxel, D., Volovski, M., Anastasopoulos, P., Labi, S., Sinha, K. C. (2011). Passenger Car Equivalents Based on Lagging Headways for Basic Freeway Segments. ITE Transportation Journal, vol. (2), Issue (1), pp. 1-18.

  22. Irfan M., Khurshid, M. B., Ahmed,A.,Labi, S. (2012). Scale and Condition Economies in Asset Preservation Cost Function - A Case Study Involving Flexible Pavement Treatments. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, vol. 138(2), pp. 218-228.

  23. Ahmed, A.,Volovski, M., Van Boxel, D., Labi, S., Sinha, K.C. Truck Travel Characteristics as an Indicator of System Condition and Performance, Final Report, FHWA/IN/JTRP-2011/07, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, January 2011. DOI: 10.5703/1288284314627.

  24. Irfan, M., Khurshid, M. B., Ahmed, A., Labi, S. (2010). Estimating Treatment Costs at the Planning Stage, Pavement Preservation Journal, Fall 2010 Issue, p. 36–37.

  25. Bilal, M.K., Irfan, M., Ahmed, A., Labi, S., Sinha, K.C. A Synthesis of Overweight Truck Permitting, Final   Report, FHWA/IN/JTRP-2010/12, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, September 2010. DOI: 10.5703/1288284314260.

 

CONFERENCES PROCEEDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC EVENTS


  1. Saad Ullah M., Khurshid, M. B, Ahmed, A.  (2016). Mapping Access to Public Transport Network and Assessing the Changes to Public Transportation Systems for Rawalpindi. Presented at Eight International Civil Engineering Congress, Karachi, Pakistan.

  2. Hannan A., Ahmed A., Ashraf T., and Bai Q. (2016). Estimation of Highway Project Cost using Probabilistic Technique. Presented at International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure and Materials, Xian, China.

  3. Hanif S., Ahmed A., Saeed T. U., and Bai Q. (2016). Estimation of Pavement Damage Cost for Establishing Equitable Road Use Fee for Commercial Vehicles – An Exploratory Empirical Analysis. Presented at International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure and Materials, Xian, China 2016.

  4. Saeed T. U., Moomen M., Ahmed A., Fang C., Labi S. (2016). An Empirical Analysis of Concrete Bridge Superstructure Condition: Influential Factors and Deterioration Prediction. Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

  5. Saeed T. U., Qiao Y., Moomen M., Ahmed A., Labi S (2016) Discrete-outcome modeling of bridge component deterioration: Accounting for the effects of maintenance and observation-specific correlation using random effects. 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management. June 26 - 30, 2016. Brazil

  6. Saeed T. U., Volovski M.,Alqadhi S. D. M. Ahmed, A., Labi, S. (2015). The Expected Impacts of Driverless Vehicle. Operations on Roadway Infrastructure. Proceedings of Conference: 30th Transport Chicago Conference, Chicago, USA.

  7. Saeed T. U., Ahmed, A., Hayos, J. MLabi, S. Sinha K. (2015). Investigating the Changes of Marginal Pavement Damage Cost to Key Variables Using Sensitivity Analysis. Proceedings of Conference: 56th Annual Transportation Research Forum, Tampa, FL.

  8. Saeed T. U., Issariyanukula A., Ahmed, A., Labi, S., Hayos, J. M. (2015). Enhanced Prediction of Transportation Project Costs Using A Risk-Based Approach.  Proceedings of Conference: 56th Annual Transportation Research Forum, Tampa, FL.

  9. Ahmed A. and Wali B. (2015). Role of Education in Road Safety. Presented at National Road Safety Workshop, National Highway Authority Islamabad, Pakistan.

  10. Khurshid, A.N., Irfan, M., Ahmed A., Khurshid, M. B., Khattak, A.  (2015). Analyzing the Effect of Congestion Pricing on Work-Trip Mode Choice using Econometric Modeling. Proceedings of Conference: 94th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

  11. Ahmed, A., Hayos, J. MLabi, S. (2015). Estimation of Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Marginal Cost by Heavy Vehicle - A Random Parameter Regression Model Approach. Proceedings of Conference: 94th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

  12. Nantung, T., Labi, S., Ahmed, A., Agbelie, B., Lavrenz, S., Keefer, M (2015). Cost and Revenues Associated with Overweight Trucks in Indiana. Presented at 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, in Session for Innovations Worth Deploying Now: High Value Research Results, Washington D.C., USA.

  13. Ahmed, A., Khurshid, M. B., Labi, S. (2014). Impact of Vehicle Travel Characteristics on Level of Service: A Comparative Analysis of Rural and Urban Freeways. X11 International Conferences on Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Venice, Italy.

  14. Mansoor, M., Hussain, A., Ahmed A., and Safi, F. R. (2014). Comparison of Volumetric Properties of Marshall and Superpave Mixes. 3rd ASEAN-Pakistan Conference on Material Science, 25-27 November, 2014, NUST-Islamabad, Pakistan.

  15. Safi, F. R., Hussain A., Khan K. A.,  Ahmed A., Mansoor M. (2014). Evaluation of Aggregate Properties for Pavement Construction in Pakistan using Aggregate from Dina Quarry. 3rd ASEAN-Pakistan Conference on Material Science, 25-27 November, 2014, NUST-Islamabad, Pakistan.

  16. Ahmed, A.,Lavrenz, S., Labi, S. (2014). Establishing Equitable Heavy Vehicle Fees for Highway Usage – Consequences of Deviations from the 4th Power Law. 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.

  17. Waheed, A., Naeem M. A., Vohra I. A., Ahmed, A. (2013). Approval Process for Project in Public Sectors. Proceedings of the International Conference on Safety, Construction Engineering and Project Management, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  18. Ahmed, A., Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Labi, S. (2013). Marginal Pavement Damage Cost Estimation using Field Data – Issues and Opportunities.17th IRF Word Meeting, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  19. Labi, S., Bai Q., Samdariya A., Ahmed, A. (2012). Generalized Needs Assessment Scenarios for Transportation Infrastructure. Proceedings of Conference: 53rd Annual Transportation Research Forum, Tampa, FL.

  20. Ahmed, A.,Hoyos, J. M., Labi, S. (2012). The Use of Econometric Models to Estimate Initial Rest Periods for Purposes of Highway Pavement Preservation Scheduling. Proceedings of Conference: 53rd Annual Transportation Research Forum, Tampa, FL.

  21. Ahmed, A., Bai Q., Labi, S. (2012). Estimation of Marginal Pavement Damage Cost on The Basis of Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Schedules. Proceedings of Conference: 53rd Annual Transportation Research Forum, Tampa, FL.

  22. Ahmed, A.,Labi, S., Sinha K. C. (2012). Pavement Damage Cost Estimation for Heavy Vehicle Charging - A Synthesis of Past Research and Opportunities for Enhancement. Proceedings of Conference: 91st Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

  23. Bai Q., Ahmed, A., Irfan M., Khurshid, M. B., Labi, S. (2011). Establishing Efficient Project-Level Strategies for Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation considering Multiple Objectives, using Data Envelopment Analysis. Proceedings of Conference: 2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa.

  24. Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Ahmed, A., Labi, S. (2011). Quantifying the Consequences of Hastened or Deferred Interventions. Proceedings of Conference: 90th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

  25. Labi, S., Bai, Q., Indraneel K., Ahmed, A., Anastasopoulos, P. (2011). Quantifying System Vulnerability as a Performance Measure for Systems Investment Evaluation and Decision-making. Proceedings of Conference: ASCE, International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, Hyattsville, MD.

  26. Ahmed, A.,Labi, S., Li, Z. (2011). Effectiveness of Flexible Pavement Rehabilitation Treatments – Evidence from a National Experiment. Proceedings of Conference: 2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa.

  27. Ahmed, A., Volovski, M., Anastasopoulos, P., Labi, S., Sinha K. (2011). Passenger Car Equivalents for Basic Freeway Segments Based on Lagging Headways: Some New Evidence using a System of Equations Approach. Proceedings of Conference: 52nd Annual Transportation Research Forum, Long Beach, CA.

  28. Ahmed, A.,Volovski M., Agbelie, B., Labi, S. (2011). Modeling Vehicle Class Lagging Headways for Estimation of Passenger Car Equivalent: A Comparative Analysis between 3SLS and SURE Modeling Approaches. Proceedings of Conference: 2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa.

  29. Ahmed, A., Anastasopoulos, P., Islam, M., Labi, S. (2011). Road Fatalities, Health Service Quality, and Motorization Level: An Empirical Analysis Using Aggregate Country-Level Data. Proceedings of Conference: 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.

  30. Ahmed, A., Labi, S., Shields T. (2010). Analyzing the Effectiveness of Flexible Pavement Assets Rehabilitation using LTPP SPS–5 Data. Proceedings of Conference: 5th Annual Interuniversity Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM), University of Delaware, DE.

  31. Irfan M., Khurshid M. B., Ahmed, A.,Labi, S (2010). Parametric Estimation of Planning-Level Asset Preservation Costs - A Case Study in Flexible Pavement Assets. Proceedings of Conference: 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.

  32. Irfan M., Khurshid M. B., Ahmed, A.,Labi, S (2010). Estimation of Planning-Level Asset Preservation Costs – A Case Study involving Flexible Pavement Treatment. 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D. C, USA.

  • CE   867 Urban Transportation System Evaluation

  • URP 805 Urban & Regional Transportation Systems

  • CE   865 Traffic Engineering

  • CE   864 Geometric Design of Highways and Freeways

  • CE  444 Traffic Engineering and Safety

  • CE  446 Geometric Design of Highways

  • CE  342 Transportation Engineering – II

  • RM-898  Research Methodology​


Industry Projects


  1. A Synthesis of Overweight Truck Permitting, Indiana Department of Transportation/ Federal Highway Administration, USA (Researcher as PhD student).

  2. Truck Travel Characteristics as an Indicator of System Condition and Performance, Indiana Department of Transportation/ Federal Highway Administration,, USA, (Lead Researcher as PhD student).

  3. Cost and Revenues Associated with Overweight Trucks in Indiana, Indiana Department of Transportation/ Federal Highway Administration, USA. (Lead Researcher as PhD student).

  4. Using Regional Freight Traffic Assignment Modeling to Quantify the Variability of Pavement Damage for Highway Cost Allocation and Revenue Analysis, Indiana Department of Transportation/ Federal Highway Administration, USA, (Researcher as PhD student).

  5. Design Review/ Vetting of Overlay (Rehabilitation) design, and modernization of M-2 on BOT Basis (Lead Traffic investigator). 

  6. Swat Motorway Project – (Geometric Design and ITS Design)

 

Trainings Conducted


  1. Half Days Training on “Work Zone Safety for Maintenance Operations” at Highway   Research and Training Centre Burhan, National Highway Authority.

  2. One Days Training on “Work Zone Safety for Maintenance Operations” at Highway   Research and Training Centre Burhan, for National Highway Authority Road Maintenance Crews.

  3. One Days Training on “Social Impacts of Transportation Projects” at Highway Research and Training Centre Burhan, for National Highway Authority Environment Section.

  4. One Days Training on “Air Quality Impacts of Transportation Projects” at Highway Research and Training Centre Burhan, for National Highway Authority.

  5. Three Days Training on “Geometric Design of Highways” at Pakistan Academy for Rural Development, KPK.

  6. Three Days Training on “Geometric Design of Highways” at Highway Research and Training Centre Burhan, National Highway Authority of Pakistan.​