Neda Masoud

Assistant Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2124 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 764-8230
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  nmasoud@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2124 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Irvine, 2016 
  • MS, Physics, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2011
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008
  • Best presentation award. UCCONNECT conference, 2016
  • ITS California Scholarship, 2015
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Scholarship, 2014
  • Railroad Association of Southern California (RASC) Scholarship, 2013
  • Best Research Assistant Award. Physics Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2011
  • National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) Scholarship, 2009
  • Member, Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)

My research interests are centered around applications of operations research in transportation, with focus on surface transportation. More specifically, my areas of interest include:

  • Peer-to-Peer (P2P) ridesharing
  • Multi-hop matching
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Connected vehicle technology
  • Network design
  • Activity-based modeling
  • Traffic flow theory
  • Masoud, N., and R. Jayakrishnan. A Decomposition Algorithm to Solve the Multi-Hop Peer-to-Peer Ride-Matching Problem. Invited for revision, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.
  • Regue, R., N. Masoud, and W. Recker. Car2Work: A Shared Mobility Concept to Connect Commuters with Workplace. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board. In press. (Check out Robert Regue's website for a demonstration of Car2Work.)
  • Masoud, N., R. Lloret-Batlle, and R. Jayakrishnan. Using Bi-Lateral Trading to Increase Ridership and User Permanence in Ridesharing Systems. Invited for revision, Transportation Research Part E.
  • Masoud, S., N. Masoud, Y. J. Son, and R. Jayakrishnan. Impact of Traffic Conditions and Carpool Lane Availability on Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing Demand. Proceedings of the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. In press.
  • Masoud, N., R. Jayakrishnan. Formulations for Shared Ownership and Use of Autonomous or Driverless Vehicles. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board annual conference. Washington D.C. 2016.
  • Masoud, N., and R. Lloret-Batlle. Increasing Ridership and User Performance in Ridesharing Systems Using a Novel Peer-to-Peer Exchange Mechanism. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board annual conference. Washington D.C. 2016.
  • Masoud, N., and R. Jayakrishnan. A Decomposition Algorithm to Solve the Multi-Hop Peer-to-Peer Ride-Matching Problem. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board annual conference. Washington D.C. 2015.
  • Rodriguez-Roman D., N. Masoud, K. Jeong, and S. Ritchie. A Goal-Programming Approach to Allocate Freight Analysis Framework Mode Flow Data. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 82-89, 2014.
  • Masoud N., F., Ranaiefar, M. McNally, D. Rodriguez-Roman, and S. Ritchie. Alternative Method to Estimate Balancing Factors for Disaggregation of Origin-Destination Matrices. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C. 2014.
  • Masoud N., and M. Zarrillo. Traffic Flow with Increasing Density Assuming a Simple Safe Stopping Distance Formula. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C. 2013.
  • Masoud N., and F. Azadivar. Design for Optimal Quality by Recycling Returned Products. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, V. 6, IS. 3, pp. 267-277, 2013.
  • Azugu I., N. Masoud, M. Zarrillo, and H. Lue. Enhancing Transportation Service in the Local Community Using Fleet Tracking and Data Management. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C. 2011.
  • Zarrillo, M. L., and N. Masoud. Simulations of the Flow-Density Relationship Considering Driver Behavior. Proceeding of TRB Traffic Flow Theory & Characteristics summer meeting. pp. 6-8, 2010.

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