Assistant Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics
Dr. Ali Shamshiripour received his Ph.D. in civil (transportation) engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Upon graduation, he moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a research scientist under the supervision of Prof. Moshe Ben-Akiva, where he co-supervised multiple master's and Ph.D. students in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering & Mechanics at the University of Arizona (UA). At UA, he founded the Urban Ecosystems Lab (UE Lab) and joined the Center for Applied Transportation Sciences (CATS) as an assistant director.
Dr. Shamshiripour's research spans the intersections between transportation engineering, urban policy, and computer science. The results of his research have been disseminated via 17 peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals (including in Transportation Research Parts A, C, D, and F), 35 conference presentations, and various webinars, guest lectures, and media coverages. His research encompasses three inter-dependent streams:
- Analysis and modeling of human activity-travel behavior and behavioral dynamics in different time scales, ranging from short- to long-term planning and habitual developments to within-day actions.
- Studying and designing a wide range of novel mobility solutions that promise to improve individual- to system-level benefits, including welfare, well-being, and sustainability.
- Developing state-of-the-art agent- and activity-based simulation platforms for full-scale, comprehensive evaluations of the impacts of different smart mobility solutions (Urban Air Mobility, Mobility as a Service, and Automated Mobility), tolling or congestion pricing scenarios, etc.
In addition to his research endeavors, Dr. Shamshiripour has been actively committing to various acts of service throughout his career, including co-organizing multiple webinars hosted by TRB’s Standing Committee on Economic Development and Land Use (AMS50).
- Ph.D. Transportation Engineering
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA
- M.S. Transportation Engineering
- Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
- B.S. Civil Engineering
- Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
- Smart Mobility
- Human-centric Smart Cities
- Activity - Travel Behavior Analysis and Prediction
- Large-scale, Agent-based Simulation of Urban Ecosystems