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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 A335
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

  • Hyland, Michael; Frei, Charlotte; Frei, Andreas; Mahmassani, Hani S., Riders on the storm, Travel Behaviour and Society 13:44-60.
  • Pinto, Helen K.R.F.; Hyland, Michael F.; Mahmassani, Hani S.; Verbas, I. Ömer, Joint design of multimodal transit networks and shared autonomous mobility fleets, Transportation Research Procedia 38:98-118.
  • Hyland, Michael; Mahmassani, Hani S, Dynamic autonomous vehicle fleet operations, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 92:278-297.
  • Halat, Hooram; Mahmassani, Hani S; Zockaie, Ali; Vovsha , Peter, Activity Cancellation and Rescheduling by Stressed Households Improving Convergence in Integrated Activity-Based and Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2664:100-109.
  • Talebpour, Alireza; Mahmassani, Hani S; Hamdar, Samer H., Effect of Information Availability on Stability of Traffic Flow, Transportation Research Procedia 23:81-100.
  • Mahmassani, Hani S, 50th Anniversary invited article autonomous vehicles and connected vehicle systems, Transportation Science 50(4):1140-1162.
  • Verbas, Ömer; Mahmassani, Hani S; F. Hyland, Michael, Gap-based transit assignment algorithm with vehicle capacity constraints, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 93:1-16.
  • Talebpour, Alireza; Mahmassani, Hani S, Influence of connected and autonomous vehicles on traffic flow stability and throughput, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 71:143-163.
  • Lindsey, Christopher; Mahmassani, Hani S, Sourcing truckload capacity in the transportation spot market, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 102:261-273.
  • Saberi, Meead; Mahmassani, Hani S; Brockmann, Dirk; Hosseini, Amir, A complex network perspective for characterizing urban travel demand patterns, Transportation 44(6):1383-1402.
  • Kim, Jiwon; Mahmassani, Hani S., Compound Gamma representation for modeling travel time variability in a traffic network, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 80:40-63.