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Ata M. Khan

Professor in Transportation Engineering

Degrees:B.Eng., M.Eng. (A.U.Beirut), Ph.D. (Waterloo), P.Eng., F.CSCE., F.ITE.
Phone:613-520-2600 x 5786
Office:3044 (Minto)

Prof. Khan’s mailbox is located in room 3432 C.J. Mackenzie Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Canada

Teaching Assignment 2018-2019

  • CIVE3999/ENVE3999 Co-op
  • ECOR3800 Engineering Economics
  • CIVE4918 Design Project
  • CIVE5305 Traffic Engineering

Previous Assignments

  • ECOR3800 Engineering Economics
  • ECOR4995 Professional Practice
  • CIVE3304 Transportation Engineering and Planning
  • CIVE4303 Urban Planning
  • CIVE4400 Construction/Project Management
  • CIVE4918 Design Project
  • CIVE5304 Intercity Transportation
  • CIVE5305 Traffic Engineering
  • CIVE5307 Urban Transportation
  • GEOG4303 Urban Planning

Research Interests

Intelligent systems; modeling and simulation; policy and planning; engineering economics; safety, efficiency, sustainable development/transportation; energy and environmental factors in transportation.

Application: urban and intercity transportation. Multimodal transportation. Traffic management and control. Road safety. Sustainable development. Urban planning.

Current/recent sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE).

Video and recent press article

Prof. Khan speaks at the PEO Infrastructure Forum

Honours and Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers CITE
  • Fellow, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
  • Fellow, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.
  • Life Member, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Carleton University Academic/Research Award.
  • Ron Rice Award for Best Conference Paper, Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) (with graduate student Sarah Taylor).

Graduate Students

Sujit Das
Ph.D. (In Prog.)
Omar El-Safdi
Ph.D. (In Prog.)
Adnan Hammoud
Ph.D. (In Prog.)
Brooke Jones
M.A.Sc. (In Prog.)
Nagham Matout
Ph.D. (In Prog.)
M.Eng. (Project) (In Prog.)
Andrew Schagen
M.A.Sc. (In Prog.)
Matthew Whelen
Ph.D. (In Prog.)
M.A.Sc. (In Prog.)
Bhavani Veera Raja Kotipalli
M.Eng. (Project) (2016) co-supervisor with Prof. S. Kenny
Nasr Snobar
M.A.Sc. (2016) A Simulation-Based Approach to the Characterisation of Urban Traffic Network Vulnerability
Tabot Eneme
M.A.Sc. (2013) Modeling of Commuters’ Mode Choice and Office Location/relocation Preferences of Business Firms for Informed Decision-making and Planning: applications of stated preference methodology
Mustapha Zayoun
M.Eng. (Project) (2013)
Mahsa Sharbaf
M.Eng. (Project) (2013)
Hassan Al Madhoun
M.Eng. (Project) (2012)
Jennifer Marie Armstrong
Ph.D. (2011) Optimizing the Efficiency and Equity of Traffic Flow: Development of a Control Strategy for Freeway Corridors Using Dynamic Bayesian Decision Networks
Shermin Hedayat
M.Eng. (Project) (2011)
Waseem Ahmad Mahmood
M.Eng. (Project) (2010)
Ghulam Rasool
M.Eng. (Project) (2010)
Kornel Mucsi
Ph.D. (2009)
Wei Hu
M.Eng. (Project) (2009)
Mohammad Sumon Alam Khan
M.Eng. (Project) (2009)
Akm Mushfiqur Rahman
M.A.Sc. (2009)
Hootan Pourkhorsand
M.A.Sc. (2009)
Rubina Ali
M.Eng. (Project) (2008)
Thomas Gryz
M.A.Sc. (2008) Development of a Dynamic, Feedback-based and Self-Calibrating Tolling Algorithm for a High Occupancy/Toll Lane
Stephanie L. McNeely
M.A.Sc. (2008) Development of a Ridership Forecasting Tool for Small Public Transit Systems using GIS
Nam Hoai Vu
Ph.D. (2007) Bus Real-Time Arrival Prediction Using Statistical Pattern Recognition Technique
Hyuk-Jae Roh
M.A.Sc. (2007) A Study on the Competitiveness of Eight Different Estimation Algorithms for Multinomial Logit Mode Choice Modeling Using Analytical Derivatives
Vivekanand Brijmohan
M.A.Sc. (2007) A Micro-Simulation Approach to the Analysis of Priority Crossing Programs at Land Border Crossings
Xiaolin Qin
Ph.D. (2006) Real-Time Control and Optimization of Traffic Signal Timing Transition for Emergency Vehicle Preemption
Md. Akhtar Hossain
Ph.D. (2006) Modelling Shared Vehicle System Design and Operation Using Discrete-Event Simulation Technique
Mohammad Tariq
M.Eng. (Project) (2006)
Maged M. Elmadhoon
M.Eng. (2006) Development of a Multimodal Travel Information Tool Using ITS Technologies
Ahsan Tariq
M.Eng. (2006) An Evaluation of Turning Movement Forecasting Methods
Seyed Reza Salekfard
M.Eng. (Project) (2006) Signal Timing Analysis, A Software Comparison Approach, Case Study Of King Edward Avenue
Sarah Jayne Taylor
Ph.D. (2005) Development of a Bayesian Decision Theory Framework to Enhance the Design of Rear-End Collision Warning Systems
Asif Muhammad Iqbal
M.Eng. (2005) St. Laurent Boulevard: A Traffic Study
Heping Yan
M.Eng. (2005) Traffic Simulation and Capacity Analysis In the Ottawa Downtown Area
Jose Edgar Cruz Botello
M.Eng. (2005) Intelligent Transportation Systems and Traffic Simulation for Elderly Driver Safety
Ying Hu
M.Eng. (Project) (2005)
Carlos Vejar Amarillas
M.A.Sc. (2005) Optimization of Freight Transportation in Southeast Mexico
Jaime Garcia-Manriquez
Ph.D. (2004) Modelling Fuel Consumption of Advanced Technology Vehicles in Traffic Networks using Neural Networks
Aamir Munir
M.Eng. (2004) Ramp Metering on Highway 417
Sandra Colic-Majkic
M.Eng. (2004) Analysis of Transit Operations on the Central Transitway in Ottawa
Ahmad Afzal Latif Puri
M.Eng. (Project) (2004) Signalized Intersection Analysis and Optimization: King Edward Avenue Arterial (Ottawa)
Md. Abul Bashar
M.Eng. (2004) Microsimulation Analysis of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes for Highway 417
Akihira Fukutomi
M.A.Sc. (2004) Simulation Approach to the study of driving behaviour, fuel consumption, emissions
Zheng Wang
M.Eng. (2003) Traffic Simulation in Congested Urban networks: The Traffic Network of Downtown Ottawa (Bronson to Bank St. and Gladstone to Laurier)
Abdul Jabbar Siddique
M.A.Sc. (2003) Microscopic Simulation Approach to Capacity Analysis of Public Transit Corridors
Yan Lu
M.Eng. (2002) Traffic Network Simulation and Optimization By TSIS5.0 and TRANSYT-7F
Normand Chevalier
M.Eng. (2002) Geometric Design of Modern Roundabouts
Sarah Jayne Taylor
M.A.Sc. (2002) Development of a Public Transit Information System Using GIS and ITS Technologies
Ihtesham Ahmed
M.Eng. (Project) (2001) King Edward Avenue Traffic Study
Ali Asghar
M.Eng. (2001) Pavement Management System for Canadian Forces Bases
Mohammad-Reza Tayyaran
Ph.D. (2000) Impacts of Telecommuting, and Related Aspects of Intelligent Transportation Systems on Residential Location Choice: a combined revealed and stated preference approach
David Lukezic
M.Eng. (2000) Protected Left Turn Warrants
Petar Grubor
M.Eng. (2000) The Role of Bus Transportation in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: a case study of the National Capital area
Herieth Naftael
M.Eng. (2000) Public Transportation Innovations in Dar-El-Salam
Jennifer Armstrong
M.Eng. (2000) Development of a Methodology for Estimating Vehicle Emissions
Nadeem Siddiqui
M.Eng. (2000) Nested Logit Models for Motorized and Non-Motorized Modes
Ramesh Jagannathan
M.Eng. (2000) Assessment of Traffic Adaptive Control for Signal Systems
Sabbirali Saiyed
M.Eng. (1999) Development of Nested Logit Models for Simulating and Evaluating Vehicle Occupancy
Al Kadry Abdul Kader
M.Eng. (1999) Traffic Signal Central Control: A Methodology to Determine Effectiveness
Sharfuddin Jangi Syed
M.Eng. (1998) Factors Affecting Public Transit Ridership
Heba El-Guendy
M.Eng. (1998)
Abdishakor Mohamoud Elmi
M.Eng. (1998) Analysis of the Temporal Transferability of Work Trip Distribution “Gravity Models”
Shahriar Afandizadeh Zargari
Ph.D. (1997) Optimization of Integrated Multimodal Urban Transportation Corridors
Luc A. Frechette
M.Eng. (1996) Development of Urban Traffic Models Using a Bayesian Regression Approach
Ali Abdelfattah
M.Eng. (1996) Methodology for Predicting Bus Delays and Arrival Times
Omar Hussain Choudhry
M.Eng. (1996) Intelligent Transportation System Applications for Urban Courier Movements
Carlos Alberto Tello-Campos
M.Eng. (1996)
Ilyas Hasan Choudry
M.Eng. (1995)
Bernard William Martin
M.Eng. (1995) Management of Urban Infrastructure: Recapitalization and Equilibrium Models
Richard Atta-Armah
M.Eng. (1994) Ramp Metering Methodology: The Ottawa-Carleton Case
Mohammad-Reza Tayyaran
M.Eng. (1994) Increasing Job Opportunities in a Sub-Region as a Potential for Reducing Air Pollution and Fuel Consumption
Ibrahim Mohamad Abou-Hamad
M.Eng. (1994)
Khalil Y Ferzli
Ph.D. (1993) A Comprehensive Integrated Modelling Framework for the Optimization of Transit Operator Workforce Planning and Management
Vahid Talezadeh Shirazi
M.Eng. (1993) Level of Service and Cost-Effectiveness at the Airport Terminal Curbside Area: A Utility Theoretic Approach
John C.S. Hansen
M.Eng. (1992) Large Truck Urban Access Study
Michael John Flainek
M.Eng. (1991)
Khaled Nabil Helali
M.Eng. (1990)
Mayank Rastogi
M.Eng. (1990) Development of Simulation Models for Predicting Heavy Vehicle Performance on Grade
Amira Shehata
M.Eng. (1990)
Mohammad Nisar Hazrat Gul
M.Eng. (1990)
Khizer Farooq Omer
M.Eng. (1990) Passenger Terminal Level of Service Measurement: A Utility Theoretic Approach
Sean H. Rathwell
M.Eng. (1988)
Douglas R. Boyd
M.Eng. (1987)
Robert Orchin
M.Eng. (1987)
Peter Douglas Lyall
M.Eng. (1987) Parametric Model of a Heavy Lift Airship for Aerial Logging
James Gordon Oickle
M.Eng. (1986)
Mercedes Clemente
M.Eng. (1985)
Marthand Nookala
M.Eng. (1983) The Cost Efficiency of Intercity Rail and Bus Transportation in the Quebec City – Windsor Corridor
Amarjit S. Hothi
M.Eng. (1983)
Nikos Milionis
M.Eng. (1982)
John P. Miller
M.Eng. (1982) The Use of Electric Vehicles in CFB Ottawa’s Base Taxi Fleet – A Comparative Cost Study
Thomas C. Hopwood
M.Eng. (1982)
Alan D. Taylor
M.Eng. (1981) Intercity Passenger Transport Energy Consumption in the Quebec City – Windsor Corridor.
Ronald E. Drolet
M.Eng. (1981)
Robert C. Ridley
M.Eng. (1981) Development of Selection Criteria for Intersection Control
Mark R. Campbell
M.Eng. (1980) The Estimation and Analysis of Energy Consumption in Urban Transportation
Michel A. Gravel
M.Eng. (1980) A Truck Route System Evaluation and Selection for the City of Hull
Louis A.Y. Shallal
Ph.D. (1979) Peak Hour Ratios Estimation, Application, and Cost – Effectiveness in the Urban Transportation Planning Process
Hanna N. Hanna
M.Eng. (1979) Modal Shifts and Financial Efficiency in Urban Transportation: A Case Study of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa – Carleton
Bernard Mark Podolak
M.Eng. (1978) Design Criteria and Techniques for Sizing Major Components of Ferry and RO / RO Terminals
Bruce G. Bowie
M.Eng. (1978)
Salah G. Hamzawi
Ph.D. (1977)
Kenneth R. Krauter
M.Eng. (1977) A Computer Simulation Model for Airport Gate Assignment
Pietro Bianconi
M.Eng. (1976) Urban Transportation Line-Haul Systems Evaluation
Daniel B. Braund
M.Eng. (1976) The Economic Efficiency of the Collection-Distribution Component of Urban Mass Transit
Thomas G. Burns
M.Eng. (1974) Modelling Urban Central Shipping and Receiving Facilities
Patrick D. Martin
M.Eng. (1973) The Analysis of Person Travel Demand: A Behavioral Approach
Victor G. Thom
M.Eng. (1973)
Salah G. Hamzawi
M.Eng. (1972) Intercity Passenger Transport: A system Design Optimization Model
Donald George Smith
M.Eng. (1971) The Evaluation of Transport System Alternatives” A Cost-Effectiveness Framework