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Jalil Kianfar, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering


Education

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Missouri
M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Azad University-Tehran South
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Azad University-Najaf Abad, Iran

Research Interests

Research Website: MidwestSmartTransportation.com

Dr.  Jalil Kianfar is an associate professor of civil engineering at Saint Louis University and a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Missouri. In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Kianfar has five years of industry experience as a traffic engineer that informs his teaching, research and service. Dr. Kianfar research interests and background includes traffic operations and roadway safety, construction zones and work zone traffic control, and smart cities and connected and autonomous vehicles. Dr. Kianfar work has been supported by Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), among others. Dr. Kianfar also has an interest in engineering education research including blended learning environments, active and collaborative learning, and STEM outreach. Dr. Kianfar is a member of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Kianfar is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) and Road Safety Professional (RSP I).

Publications and Media Placements

Printed Archival Peer-Reviewed Journals

Moghaddam. K. S., Kianfar, J. (In Press). “Fuzzy multi-objective model for hazardous materials routing and scheduling under demand and service time uncertainty.” International Journal of Operational Research. DOI:10.1504/IJOR.2021.10022199

Mahmood, B., Kianfar, J. (2019). “Driver Behavior Models for Heavy Vehicles and Passenger Cars in a Work Zone”. Sustainability.  DOI:10.3390/su11216007

Kianfar, J., Edara, P., and Sun, C. (2015). “Operational Analysis of a Freeway Variable Speed Limit System in St. Louis, Missouri.” Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 19, 4,1-14. DOI:10.1080/15472450.2014.989718

 Chen, C., Kianfar, J., and Edara, P. (2014). “New Snapshot Generation Protocol for Travel Time Estimation in a Connected Vehicle Environment.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2424, 1–10. DOI: 10.3141/2424-01

Kianfar, J., and Edara, P. (2013). “Placement of Roadside Equipment (RSE) in Connected Vehicle Environment for Travel Time Estimation.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2381, 20-27. DOI: 10.3141/2381-03

Edara, P., Kianfar, J., and Sun, C. (2012). “Analytical Methods for Deriving Work Zone Capacities from Field Data.” Journal of Transportation Engineering, 137(6), 809–818. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000374

Kianfar, J., and Edara, P. (2010). “Optimizing Freeway Traffic Sensor Locations by Speed Patterns.” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 11(3), 738–747. DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2010.2051329

Conference Papers

Kianfar, J., Belt, S. M. (2020). “Development and Assessment of a Summer Program to Introduce High School Students to STEM through Aviation and Transportation Engineering”. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2020.

Kianfar, J. (2020). “A Blended Classroom in a Learning Studio: Redesigning the Introductory Course to Transportation Engineering”. Transportation Research Board 99th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2020.

Attallah, M. A., Kianfar, J., Wang Y. (2020). “Extreme Gradient Boosting for Development of Weather-Aware Short-Term Speed Prediction Models”. Transportation Research Board 99th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2020. 

Mohammed, O., Kianfar, J. (2019). Ensemble Learning Models for Crash Clearance Duration Estimation. Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2019. 

Mohammed, O., Kianfar, J. (2018). A Machine Learning Approach to Short-Term Traffic Flow Prediction: A Case Study of Interstate 64 in Missouri. Fourth annual IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, Kansas City, MO. September 2018.

Mahmood, B., Kianfar, J. (2018). A Particle Swarm Optimization Framework for Calibration of Driver Behavior Models at a Work Zone. Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2018. 

Kianfar, J., Buerck, A. M.  (2017). “Bike-lane Traffic Impact Assessment Activity for High School Students.” American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Columbus, OH, June 2017.

Kianfar, J., Abdoli, S. (2016). “Investigating Stochastic Capacity at Work Zones- Case Study of a Smart Work Zone in Missouri.” Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2016.  

Professional Organizations and Associations

Professional Engineer (PE) (Missouri license number 2017000317)

Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) (certificate number 4246)

Roadway Safety Professional I (RSP I) (certificate number 166)

Member, AJE15 Standing Committee on Workforce Development and Organizational Excellence, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Member, Transportation Engineering Association of Metropolitan St. Louis