Researcher

Dr Milad Haghani

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Biography

Dr Haghani is a Senior Lecturer and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering of UNSW Sydney. He is a PhD alumnus of The University of Melbourne and has previously held Fellowship positions at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) of the University of Sydney Business School as well as the Centre for Spatial Data and Land Administration (CSDILA) of the University of...view more

Dr Haghani is a Senior Lecturer and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering of UNSW Sydney. He is a PhD alumnus of The University of Melbourne and has previously held Fellowship positions at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) of the University of Sydney Business School as well as the Centre for Spatial Data and Land Administration (CSDILA) of the University of Melbourne. Milad's research and teaching is at the intersect of transport and safety research with a particular focus on human factors. He has undertaken an extensive amount of experimental and theoretical research in the areas of crowd safety, mass emergencies, public safety, public security perception, evacuation planning, pedestrian modelling and simulation, road safety and transport psychology. He is also an expert in the domain of econometric modelling and choice analysis as well as science of science and meta-research.


My Grants

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award DE210101175 (2021-2024): A novel Approach in crowd evacuation planning: Behavioural intervention


My Qualifications

  • PhD in Transport Engineering, Department of Infrastructure Engineering The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • MSc in Transport Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

My Research Activities

•    Behavioural modelling and human factors
•    Econometric, choice modelling, survey and experiment design
•    Traffic psychology, driving behaviour and road safety
•    Crowd dynamics, evacuation modelling and pedestrian simulation
•    Emergency planning, mass emergencies and disaster mitigation
•    Transport demand and network analysis 
•    Meta-science, advanced research synthesis and science of science 
 


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Currently accepting both international and local PhD students. Potential applicants should send me their CV directly first.

Prospective PhD applicants will be designated to one of the following areas:

  • crowd & evacuation safety
  • road safety & traffic psychology
  • human factors in transport automation
  • transport equity, transport satisfaction & active transport
  • disaster preparedness (bushfire & terrorism)
  • safety & security factors in urban planning

Skills/backgrounds in any of the following areas will earn bonus points for prospective PhD applicants:

  1. skills in numerical simulation programming
  2. skills in VR/AR applications
  3. skills in driving simulator programming
  4. skills in econometric, choice modelling and/or machine learning
  5. skills in mathematical optimisation methods
  6. background in social and/or experimental psychology

*Domestic PhD applicants with exceptional academic records (Fist Class Honours graduates) could be eligible for scholarship top-up of $20K per year ($50K per year, in total, tax free stipend). To be eligible for this scheme, you need to be able to commence your PhD program by the end of 2021.*

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Location

Civil Engineering Building (H20)