COLLEGE OF SCIENCE,
ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY
Assistant Professor
TECH 209 | (713) 313.1293
mehdi.azimi@tsu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering-Transportation, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2012
  • M.S., Transportation Planning & Management, Texas Southern University, 2007
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Tarbiat Modarres University, 2001
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Sistan & Baluchestan, 1997

Refereed Research Papers

  • Azimi, M., A. M. Aremu, and Y. Qi. Analysis of Predicted Vessel Arrival Time to Multimodal Container Terminals in Lieu of Operator-Input ETA: A Case Study of the Port of Houston. Peer reviewed and published in 98th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers 2019.
  • Qun, Z., T. Goodman, M. Azimi, and Y. Qi. Roadway-Related Truck Crash Risk Analysis: Case Studies in Texas. Transportation Research Record (TRR): Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., 2018, https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118794055.
  • Munni, J., M. Azimi, F. Qiao, and L. Yu. Dilemma Zone Driving Behavioral Analysis at Signalized Intersections Under Foggy Weather Condition with In-Vehicle Advanced Warning Message. Peer reviewed and published in 96th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers 2017.
  • Hill, K., F. Qiao, M. Azimi, and L. Yu. An Evaluation of the Effects of Drive-Through Configurations on Air Quality at Fast Food Restaurants. Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vol. 6, Issue 3, 2016.
  • Tang, P., M. Azimi, F. Qiao, and L. Yu. Examining the Impact of Eco-driving Advising Strategies on Vehicle Emissions for Vehicles Traveling within Intersection Vicinities. Peer reviewed and published in 95th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers 2016.
  • Hoover, C., F. Qiao, L. Yu, M. Azimi. Emission Implications of Alternative Origin-Destination Routes: A Case Study in Houston, Texas. Peer reviewed and accepted to be published in 94th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers, 2015.
  • Hill, K., F. Qiao, M. Azimi, L. Yu. Impacts of Restaurant Drive-Through Configurations on Vehicle Emissions. Peer reviewed and published in 93rd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers, 2014.
  • Azimi, M., and H. G. Hawkins, Jr. Algorithm for Analyzing Horizontal Sight Distance Based on Lane Centerline Coordinates. Transportation Research Record (TRR): Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 2358, Washington, D.C., 2013.
  • Qi, Y., M. Azimi, L. Yu. Safety Impacts of Increasing Lengths of Left-Turn Lanes. Peer reviewed and published in 92nd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers, 2013.
  • Azimi, M., C. Williams, and H. G. Hawkins, Jr. Using GPS to Locate No-Passing Zones on Straight Sections of Two-Lane Highways. Journal of Transportation: The Academic Journal of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012.
  • Azimi, M., and Y. Zhang. Categorizing Freeway Flow Conditions Using Clustering Methods. Transportation Research Record (TRR): Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 2173, Washington, D.C., 2010.
  • Qi, Y., L. Yu, M. Azimi, and L. Guo. Determination of Storage Lengths of Left-Turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections. Transportation Research Record (TRR): Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 2023, Washington, D.C., 2007.

Research Reports

  • Azimi, M., A. M. Aremu, and Y. Qi. Use of Vessel Automatic Information System Data to Improve Multimodal Transportation in and around Ports. Research Report No. 7, Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE), 2018.
  • Qi, Y., Q. Zhao, M. Azimi, Q. Sun, and S. Shah. Use of Innovative Intersection Designs for Improving Mobility and Reducing Roadway Traffic Congestion. Research Report No. 8, Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE), 2018.
  • Azimi, M., R. L. Cheu, I. Oyelade, A. M. Aremu, and Y. Qi. Identify Project Criteria for ITS Deployment in Work Zones. Research Report No. 0-6915, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2017.
  • Chang, C. M., F. Qiao, I. N. Abdallah, M. Azimi, O. D. Gonzalez, M. Nabi, M. Khan, Q. Li, S. J. Ghadimi, N. Buhaya, S. Nazarian, and L. Yu. Quantification of the Impact of Roadway Conditions on Emissions. Research Report No. 0-6808. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2016.
  • Tang, P., M. Azimi, F. Qiao, and L. Yu. Advanced Eco-driving Strategies for Drivers and Automated Vehicles Traveling within Intersection Vicinities. Research Report No. TransLIVE/TSU/16/02, 2016.
  • Azimi, M., and H. G. Hawkins, Jr. Automating the Process for Locating No-Passing Zones Using Georeferencing Data. Research Report No. SWUTC/12/161102-1, Southwest Region University Transportation Center, 2012.
  • Hawkins, Jr., H.G., A. Pike, and M. Azimi. Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices: Fifth-Year Activities. Research Report No. 0-4701-5. Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), College Station, TX, 2008.
  • Yu, L., Y. Qi, M. Azimi, C. Guo, and L. Guo. Left-Turn Lane Design and Operation. Research Report No. 0-5290-1. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2008.

Presentations

  • Analysis of Predicted Vessel Arrival Time to Multimodal Container Terminals in Lieu of Operator-Input ETA: A Case Study of the Port of Houston. Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2019.
  • Determining the Accuracy of Vessels’ Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) in a Multimodal System. US DOT CAMMSE University Transportation Center Research Symposium, Charlotte, NC, August 2018.
  • Roadway Related Truck Crash Risk Analysis: Case Studies in Texas. Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2018.
    Dilemma Zone Driving Behavioral Analysis at Signalized Intersections Under Foggy Weather Condition with In-Vehicle Advanced Warning Message. Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2017.
  • Examining the Impact of Eco-driving Advising Strategies on Vehicle Emissions for Vehicles Traveling within Intersection Vicinities. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2016.
  • Emission Effects of real-Time Eco-Driving Strategies at Signalized Intersections with Consideration of Queue. 28th ICTPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, May 2015.
    Pilot Test of Vehicular Emissions under Different Pavement Types in Houston. 28th ICTPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, May 2015.
  • Freight Movement by Heavy Duty Diesel Trucks Emission in Port of Houston Area. 56th Annual Transportation Research Forum, Atlanta, GA, March 2015.
  • Emission Implications of Alternative Origin-Destination Routes: A Case Study in Houston, Texas. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2015.
  • Vehicle Emission Analysis at Restaurant Drive-Through Facilities with Different Configurations. The Seventh International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, The American Academy of Science, Houston, TX, June 2014.
  • Impacts of Restaurant Drive-Through Configurations on Vehicle Emissions. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2014.
  • Safety Impacts of Increasing Lengths of Left-Turn Lanes. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2013.
  • Evaluation of Available Horizontal Sight Distance of Two-Lane Highways from Geometry of Travel Lane Centerline. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2012.
  • Automating the Process for Locating No-Passing Zones Using Georeferencing Data. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2012.
  • Comparison of Different Left-Turn Alternatives. TexITE (Texas District ITE) Summer Meeting, Sugarland, TX, June 2010.
  • Level of Service Criteria for Oversaturated Traffic Condition on Freeway Corridors. TexITE (Texas District ITE) Winter Meeting, Frisco, TX, January 2010.
  • Categorizing Freeway Flow Conditions Using Clustering Methods. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 89th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2010.