Department Head

Kouros Mohammadian

Abolfazl (Kouros) Mohammadian is a professor of transportation systems and head of the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. He received his PhD from University of Toronto in 2002 and has been at UIC since 2003.

Mohammadian’s research covers various areas of transportation systems including travel behavior analysis, travel surveys, computational analysis of transportation systems, freight and logistics modeling, and agent-based microsimulation models. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 scholarly publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings, book chapters, and reports. He is an editor of the Journal of Transportation Letters and has served as committee chair of the Traveler Behavior and Values committee (ADB10) of the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board. He chaired two Transportation Research Board subcommittees: Behavioral Processes (ADB10-4) and New Technologies in Travel Surveys (ABJ40-4).

Mohammadian has received the Ryuichi Kitamura Paper Award, Fred Burggraf Award, and Charley V. Wootan Award, recognizing his contributions to transportation research. He has advised 22 PhD students and has received the Harold Simon Teaching Award, Teaching Recognition Program Award, and the Edmund M. Burke Outstanding Faculty Award, along with the UIC College of Engineering’s faculty teaching, advising, and research awards. Mohammadian served as the vice chair of the University of Illinois Senate Conference and as vice chair of UIC’s Senate for several years.

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