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Md Sami Hasnine

Assistant Professor

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CEA
  • College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA)

Biography

Dr. Md Sami Hasnine is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Howard University. Dr. Hasnine’s research is at the intersection of transportation engineering, econometrics, data science, and psychology - how human behavior is connected to transportation decision-making. He builds mathematical models to develop smart, sustainable cities to reduce emissions and energy consumption. Dr. Hasnine’s research also includes the impact of connected and automated vehicles (CAV) on individuals’ day-to-day lifestyles. Dr. Hasnine dreams of bringing fiction to future reality by being profoundly dedicated to various Urban Air Mobility (UAM) projects for different USA cities. 

Dr. Hasnine published 31 peer-reviewed journal articles and 51 peer-reviewed conference papers in the last seven years. The list of his research sponsors includes the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers (UTC) Programs, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Amazon, DesignSafe and Bezos Earth Fund.

Dr. Hasnine is a trailblazer in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. During his postdoctoral tenure at MIT, Dr. Hasnine developed a DEI model, which was later followed by other educational institutions at home and abroad. He is involved with many diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, where he shows significant skills in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. He aims to understand and help those from underdeveloped and under-served communities by going very deep on a grassroots level. Dr. Hasnine is a member of the Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Management (AEP60) (previously ABE50) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.​ Dr. Hasnine was the president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) for two years and a former Canadian Traffic Bowl Champion (2014). Dr. Hasnine received many awards and fellowships, including the Amazon Research Award (2023), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019), and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral (PGS D) (2017). 
 

Before joining Howard University, Dr. Hasnine was the NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the kind supervision of the Edmund K. Turner Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva. Prior to that Dr. Hasnine was also a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto under the supervision of the Percy Edward Hart Professor Khandker Nurul Habib. Dr. Hasnine also completed his MASc and Ph.D. programs from the University of Toronto under the same supervisor. Before this, Dr. Hasnine pursued a BSc in Civil Engineering with Honours from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) under the supervision of Professor Md Shamsul Haque

 

Education & Expertise

Education

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Postdoctoral Training
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2020

Civil and Mineral Engineering

Postdoctoral Training
University of Toronto
2019

Civil and Mineral Engineering

Ph.D.
University of Toronto
2019

Civil Engineering

M.A.Sc.
University of Toronto
2015

Civil Engineering with Honors

B.Sc.
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
2013

Expertise

Subfields/Specializations:

Transportation Engineering, Travel Demand Modeling and Econometrics.Research interests include Dynamic Discrete Choice Model, Travel Behavior Analysis, Activity-Based Model, Transportation Demand Management (TDM), Tour-Based Mode Choice, Activity-Based Travel Demand Model, Congestion Pricing, Post-Secondary Students Travel Behavior, and Stated Preference Survey.

Academics

Academics

CIEG-465: Traffic Engineering I , 3 credits.

Involves the collection and use of traffic engineering data and introduces students to traffic operations and safety. Students use software for capacity analysis and signal optimization. Students are required to prepare reports. Prerequisite: CIEG-351; CIEG-416.

CIEG-104. Civil Engineering Software & Design, 3 credits.

 Civil engineering involves the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities that support the quality of life for all people, from road networks to water treatment systems to buildings and their foundations.  This course will utilize a variety of teaching and learning techniques to introduce students to the civil engineering discipline, including the concentration areas of transportation, environmental, water resources, structural, and geotechnical engineering.  Students will work individually to conduct research on civil engineering topics and familiarize themselves with skills/tools needed for success in the field including the following: technical writing, MATLAB, MathCAD, and AutoCAD. By the end of the course, students will be able to:Use MATLAB, MathCAD and AutoCAD to complete basic engineering analyses and design.Identify and describe the civil engineering disciplines.Prepare and deliver effective oral presentations.Demonstrate technical writing competencies appropriate for civil engineering practice.

Accomplishments

Accomplishments

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