PEOPLE

Current Group Members

Ph.D. Students

Sherif M. Gaweesh is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Mohamed Ahmed in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming. Sherif is originally from Cairo, Egypt. He obtained his BS and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering, Highways and Airports from University of Benha, Egypt. Prior to joining UW, he worked as an Assistant Lecturer in Civil Engineering Department at Shoubra College of Engineering, Benha University, Egypt. His research currently focuses on mitigating the negative effects of the increase of energy-related activities on traffic safety, livability and quality of transportation systems using advanced Intelligent Transportation Systems in the state of Wyoming.

Ali Qasemzadeh is a Ph.D. student in the ACE department. He earned his BS and MS from Civil Engineering Department at Islamic Azad University, Iran. He has a strong background in statistical modeling in transportation. Currently, he is involved in a research project with Dr. Ahmed to study driver behavior and performance during inclement weather conditions using the Naturalistic Driving Study data. 

Britton Hammit is a Civil Engineering PhD student at the University of Wyoming. Britton received her BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2014 and 2016, respectively. After defending her master's thesis during the Summer 2015, Britton moved to Vienna, Austria to attend one year of the Intelligent Transport Master's program at the Vienna Technical University of Applied Science (Fachhochschule Technikum Wien). Upon completion of her study abroad program, Britton enrolled in her PhD program at the University of Wyoming and accepted a Graduate Research Fellowship to conduct her PhD research at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. Britton is currently involved in research evaluating the Naturalistic Driving Study data for potential use in the generation of car-following models and other countermeasures to improve roadway safety and operation.

Elhashemi Ali, joined the Ph.D. program at the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering in Spring 2016. He earned his BS and MS in Civil Engineering with a Transportation focus from the Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt in 2011 and 2015, respectively. Elhashemi worked as an Assistant Lecturer at Cairo University where he taught Transportation Engineering courses. 
He will be working on incorporating the knowledge gained from the SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study about driver behavior and performance  in Connected Vehicle applications.


M.Sc. Students

Thomas Peel is originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is currently employed as a Design Technician for the Wyoming Department of Transportation and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Thomas began his graduate studies in the Fall of 2015 and will graduate with his BS in Civil Engineering in May of 2016 from the University of Wyoming. Thomas is working on calibrating Crash Modification Factors for various countermeasures in the state of Wyoming.

 

 




Nasim Khan joined the University of Wyoming transportation group in fall 2016 as a MSc student. He pursued his Bachelors in Civil Engineering, majored in Transportation Engineering, from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2014. Prior joining University of Wyoming, he worked as a Lecturer in the department of Civil Engineering in University of Information Technology and Sciences. His primary research interest lies in transportation modeling and traffic safety. He is currently working in a research project with Dr. Ahmed to study driver’s behavior and performance in adverse weather condition using the SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study data.



Ahmad Elterkawi is a MS student working with Dr. Ahmed in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming. He obtained his BS in Civil Engineering from Omar Al-Mokhtar University, Derna, Libya in 2008.  Prior joining UW, he worked as a Teaching Assistant at Omar Al-Mokhtar University in Libya.  


Sadia Sharmin is pursuing her Ph.D. at University of Wyoming in the Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering from fall 2015. She has obtained her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering in University of Information Technology & Sciences (UITS). She also worked in a construction based consulting firm as a design engineer. Sadia’s research area and interests are Traffic Safety, Sustainable Transportation, and Intelligent Transportation System. She is currently working with Dr. Ahmed.



Md. Julfiker Hossain completed is B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was working as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Julfiker is pursuing his M.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Wyoming starting from Fall 2015. His research interests include road safety and accident investigation, transportation modeling, statistical analysis and modeling. He is working as a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Mohamed M. Ahmed on a project to understand driver behavior and performance under different weather conditions.


Anik Das is pursuing his M.Sc. in Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming starting from Fall 2016. He completed B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2014. After his graduation, he worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Information Technology and Sciences. Anik’s research interests are Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Safety, Traffic Flow Theory, and Transportation Modeling. He is currently working with Dr. Mohamed Ahmed on driver performance and behavior in adverse weather condition using the SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study data.

                                                                                       

Graduate Students Completed as Chair

M.Sc. Students

  1. Mirza Sharif, University of Wyoming, 2015
  2. Anemone Kasasbeh, University of Wyoming, 2016
  3. Rameshower Chalise, University of Wyoming, 2016
  4. Sandeep Saha, University of Wyoming, 2016
  5. Hamidur Rahman, University of Wyoming, 2016
  6. Britton Hammit, University of Wyoming, 2016

Graduate Students Completed as Committee Member

Ph.D. Students

  1. Rongjie Yu, PhD, University of Central Florida, 2012
  2. Promothes Saha, PhD, University of Wyoming, 2013
  3. Dick Apronti, PhD, University of Wyoming, 2015
M.Sc. Students
  1. Haluk Leman, University of Central Florida, 2012
  2. Wesley Werbelow, University of Wyoming, 2013 
  3. Rebecca Franke, University of Wyoming, 2013 
  4. Sanjay Pokharel, University of Wyoming, 2014
  5. Lindsay Shumaker, University of Wyoming, 2014
  6. Jaimie Hapner, University of Wyoming, 2015 
  7. Chris Chamberlin, University of Wyoming, 2015
  8. Marwan Hafez, University of Wyoming, 2015 
  9. Trenna Terrill, University of Wyoming, 2016 
  10. Waleed Eladalat, University of Wyoming, 2016 
  11. Mohamed Okok, University of Wyoming, 2016