Montasir Abbas 2016-2017
Dr. Abbas is an Associate Professor in the transportation infrastructure and systems engineering program. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering with a specialization in transportation systems from Purdue University (2001). Dr. Abbas has wide experience as a practicing transportation engineer and a researcher. Before joining Virginia Tech, he served as the Corridor Management Team Leader at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). Dr. Abbas developed and implemented more than ten systems in the areas of transportation modeling, management, and control. He has served as a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Traffic Signal Systems Committee, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications Committee, and the Joint Subcommittee on Intersections. Dr. Abbas has been the PI or co-PI for more than 20 research projects, totaling more than $4 million, and has authored/co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. He is a recipient of the G.V. Loganathan Faculty Achievement Award for his significant contributions to the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Traffic Operations.