H. M. Abdul Aziz

Dr. Aziz is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the Kansas State University. At K-State, Dr. Aziz leads the INC3S — INtelligent Computing for Safe, Smart, and Sustainable—Transportation Lab with core focuses on the modeling, simulation and control of mixed traffic of human and autonomous vehicles in smart cities, shared-used mobility modeling and optimization, and resilient transportation systems. The INC3S lab currently seeks motivated doctoral students and Interested applicants should share a recent CV (include standard test scores and courses taken) and summary of research accomplishments and focus areas (not more than two pages) with Aziz (ude.etats-k|niasuhziza#ude.etats-k|niasuhziza).

Professional Experience

Husain Aziz received his doctoral degree from Purdue University-West Lafayette with a concentration in transportation infrastructure and systems engineering. Before joining the civil engineering department at K-State in 2019, Aziz held a staff R&D scientist position at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or ORNL. He was the lead principal investigator of several energy efficient mobility systems, or EEMS, projects sponsored by the Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy. Aziz is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, or ASCE.

Research Areas

Aziz’s primary areas of expertise include (a) transportation modeling and simulation — high-performance agent-based simulation, dynamic traffic assignment and network control in a connected and automated environment; (b) optimization of road infrastructure operations and management under extreme events — assessing vulnerability and identifying critical components; and (c) machine learning and econometric models using data from connected-vehicle environments, traffic crashes and driving studies.

Academic Highlights

Husain has co-authored one book chapter, and several peer-reviewed journal and conference proceedings papers. He received a Superior Performance Award and Distinguished Contribution Recognition at ORNL. He and his colleagues from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory also received the best poster award at the 2018 ASCE Transportation and Development Institute conference. Aziz serves as a peer-reviewer for several SJR Q1 journals and as a grant proposal reviewer for different funding agencies.