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Hani Mahmassani

Professor of Civil and Environmental and (by courtesy) Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Engineering

William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech A312
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-7445Email Hani Mahmassani


Northwestern University Transportation Center


Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Ph.D. Transportation Systems, MIT, Cambridge, MA

M.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

B.S.C.E Civil Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Research Interests

Multimodal transportation systems analysis; planning and operations; dynamic network modeling and optimization; autonomous vehicles and connected systems; transit network planning and design; user behavior and telematics; telecommunication-transportation interactions; large-scale human infrastructure systems; smart cities; real-time operation of logistics and distribution systems

Selected Publications

  • Alireza Talebpour, Hani S. Mahmassani, “Influence of connected and autonomous vehicles on traffic flow stability and throughput”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, (2016)
  • Christopher Lindsey, Hani S. Mahmassani, “Sourcing truckload capacity in the transportation spot market”, Transportation Research, Part A: Policy and Practice, (2016)
  • mer Verbas, Hani S. Mahmassani, Michael F. Hyland, “Gap-based transit assignment algorithm with vehicle capacity constraints”, Transportation Research, Series B: Methodological, (2016)
  • Hani S. Mahmassani, “50th Anniversary invited article autonomous vehicles and connected vehicle systems”, Transportation Science, (2016)
  • Jiwon Kim, Hani S. Mahmassani, “Compound Gamma representation for modeling travel time variability in a traffic network”, Transportation Research, Series B: Methodological, (2015)
  • Kim, Jiwon; Mahmassani, Hani S., “Compound Gamma representation for modeling travel time variability in a traffic network”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2015)
  • Mahmassani, Hani S.; Hamdar, Samer H.; Talebpour, Alireza, “Modeling lane-changing behavior in a connected environment: A game theory approach”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, (2015)
  • Mahmassani, Hani; Jiang, Lan, “City logistics”, Transportation Research Record, (2014)
  • Lindsey, Christopher; Mahmassani, Hani S.; Mullarkey, Matt; Nash, Terry; Rothberg, Steven, “Industrial space demand and freight transportation activity: Exploring the connection”, Journal of Transport Geography, (2014)
  • Mahmassani, Hani S.; Kim, Jiwon, “A finite mixture model of vehicle-to-vehicle and day-to-day variability of traffic network travel times”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, (2014)
  • Mahmassani, Hani; Dong, Jing, “Improving network traffic flow reliability through dynamic anticipatory tolls”, Transportmetrica B, (2014)
  • Lindsey, Christopher; Mahmassani, Hani S.; Mullarkey, Matt; Nash, Terry; Rothberg, Steven, “Regional logistics hubs, freight activity and industrial space demand: Econometric analysis”, Research in Transportation Business and Management, (2013)
  • Mahmassani, Hani; Saberi, Meead, “Hysteresis and capacity drop phenomena in freeway networks: Empirical characterization and interpretation”, Transportation Research Record, (2013)
  • Mahmassani, Hani; Verbas, I., “Optimal allocation of service frequencies over transit network routes and time periods”, Transportation Research Record, (2013)
  • Mahmassani, Hani; Dong, Jing; Kim, Jiwon; Vovsha, Peter; Stogios, Yannis, “Scenario-based approach to analysis of travel time reliability with traffic simulation models”, Transportation Research Record, (2013)
  • Mahmassani, Hani S.; Saberi, Meead, “Modeling the airline hub location and optimal market problems with continuous approximation techniques”, Journal of Transport Geography, (2013)
  • Zhang, Kuilin; Mahmassani, Hani S.; Lu, Chung-Cheng, “Dynamic pricing, Heterogeneous users and perception error: Probit-based bi-criterion dynamic stochastic user equilibrium assignment”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, (2013)
  • Mahmassani, Hani S.; Dong, Jing, “Stochastic modeling of traffic flow breakdown phenomenon: Application to predicting travel time reliability”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, (2012)
  • J. Kim and H. S. Mahmassani, “Correlated Parameters in Driving Behavior Models Car-Following Example and Implications for Traffic Microsimulation”, Transportation Research Record, (2011)
  • Kim, J.; Mahmassani, H. S., “Correlated Parameters in Driving Behavior Models”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2011)
  • Nair, R.; Mahmassani, H.S.; Miller-Hooks, E., “A porous flow approach to modeling heterogeneous traffic in disordered systems”, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, (2011)
  • J Dong;HS Mahmassani;S Erdogan;CC Lu, “State-dependent pricing for real-time freeway management: Anticipatory versus reactive strategies”, Transportation Research Part C-Emerging Technologies, (2011)
  • R Giesen;HS Mahmassani;P Jaillet, “Coping with Disruptions Performance Comparison of Strategies for Online Inventory Routing Systems Under Demand Surges”, Transportation Research Record, (2010)
  • J Kim;HS Mahmassani;J Dong, “Likelihood and Duration of Flow Breakdown Modeling the Effect of Weather”, Transportation Research Record, (2010)
  • HS Mahmassani;RB Chen;Y Huang;D Williams;N Contractor, “Time to Play? Activity Engagement in Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games”, Transportation Research Record, (2010)
  • X Fei, HS Mahmassani, “Structural analysis of near-optimal sensor locations for a stochastic large-scale network”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging ..., (2010)
  • A Kuo, E Miller-Hooks, HS Mahmassani, “Freight train scheduling with elastic demand”, Transportation Research Part E: ..., (2010)
  • J DONG;HS MAHMASSANI, “Flow Breakdown and Travel Time Reliability”, Transportation Research Record, (2009)
  • SH HAMDAR;HS MAHMASSANI, “Life in the Fast Lane Duration-Based Investigation of Driver Behavior Differences Across Freeway Lanes”, Transportation Research Record, (2009)
  • AK ZILIASKOPOULOS, FD MANDANAS, HS MAHMASSANI, “An extension of labeling techniques for finding shortest path trees”, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, (2009)
  • R Giesen, HS Mahmassani, P Jaillet, “Logistics in Real-Time: Inventory Routing Operations Under Stochastic Demand”, Innovations in Distribution Logistics, (2009)
  • CC LU, HS MAHMASSANI, XS ZHOU, “Equivalent gap function-based reformulation and solution algorithm for the dynamic user equilibrium problem”, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART B-METHODOLOGICAL, (2009)
  • XS ZHOU, HS MAHMASSANI, KL ZHANG, “Dynamic micro-assignment modeling approach for integrated multimodal urban corridor management”, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C-EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, (2008)
  • KL ZHANG, R NAIR, HS MAHMASSANI, et al., “Application and Validation of Dynamic Freight Simulation-Assignment Model to Large-Scale Intermodal Rail Network Pan-European Case”, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, (2008)
  • R NAIR, ED MILLER-HOOKS, HS MAHMASSANI, et al., “Market Potential for International Rail-Based Intermodal Services in Europe From Sea to Shining Sea”, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, (2008)
  • A KUO, E MILLER-HOOKS, K ZHANG, et al., “Train slot cooperation in multicarrier, international rail-based intermodal freight transport”, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, (2008)