ITS-ITE University of Maryland Student Chapter

Arefeh A. Nasri

Arefeh A. Nasri

Advisor: Lei Zhang
Office: 3246 Kim Engineering Building
Phone: 301-405-2926
Fax: 301-405-2585

I am a PhD candidate in Transportation Engineering program at the UMD working with Dr. Lei Zhang. My research interests include travel behavior analysis, transportation and land use planning and policy analysis, and transportation demand modeling and forecasting.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Research Assistant at UMD, September 2010-present
Member of ITE-Student Chapter, September 2010-present
Member of the National Defense Transportation Association, January 2014-present
Student member/friend of the Transportation Research Board committees: Transportation and Land Development Committee, Major Cities Committee, and Travel Behavior and Values Committee. January 2013-present

Selected Awards

Future Faculty Program Fellowship, University of Maryland, Spring 2014-present
Winner of the 1st place, Graduate Research Interaction Contest (GRID), University of Maryland, April 2013
Best Overall Paper Award, World Symposium of Transportation and Land Use Research (WSTLUR), July 2011
Student Travel Award for 9th Latin American Theoretical Informatics Symposium (LATIN 2010), April 2010
The Transportation Fellowship titled "Susan Kirk Endowed Scholarship", Fall 2008

Selected Publications

For a complete list of publications and conference presentations please visit my Google Scholar profile or LinkedIn homepage.

Kiana Roshan Zamir, Arefeh Nasri, Babak Baghaei, Subrat Mahapatra, and Lei Zhang (2014). Effects of Transit-Oriented Development on Trip Generation, Distribution, and Mode Share in Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2413(1), 45-53.

Arefeh Nasri and Lei Zhang. Assessing the Impact of Metropolitan-, County-, and Local-Level Built Environment on Travel Behavior: Evidence from 19 U.S. Urban Areas. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 2014.

Nasri, A., & Zhang, L. (2014). The analysis of transit-oriented development (TOD) in Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas. Transport Policy, 32, 172-179.

Nasri, A., & Zhang, L. (2012). Impact of metropolitan-level built environment on travel behavior. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2323(1), 75-79.

Zhang, L., Hong, J. H., Nasri, A., & Shen, Q. (2012). How built environment affects travel behavior: A comparative analysis of the connections between land use and vehicle miles traveled in US cities. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 5(3).