Mehrnaz Ghamami

Mehrnaz Ghamami

Mehrnaz Ghamami

Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Ghamami’s research is focused on transportation systems analysis, with applications in sustainable transportation, transit operations and travel reliability. She has developed a comprehensive modeling framework for analyzing various policy and planning issues related to plugin electric vehicles.

She has also conducted research on urban travel reliability using consumer GPS data (funded by Transportation Research Board) and operational reliability of bus routes for Chicago Transit Authority (funded by Center for Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology).

Research Area
Awards
Dissertation Year Fellowship NUTC, Northwestern University, 2014
The Crown Family Graduate Internship, Northwestern University, 2014
Third Place Winner of the student essay competition, ITS World Congress, 2011
“Brilliant Talented Student Title” from Iran Graduate and Admission Office, 2003
Education
Northwestern University: Ph.D., Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning
Publications
Nie, Y. M. and Ghamami, M., 2013, “A Corridor-Centric Approach to Planning Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure” Transportation Research Part B, 57, 172-190
Ghamami, M., Nie, Y., Zockaie, A., “Planning Plug-in Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure in City Centers”, Journal of Sustainable Transportation, In Press
Zockaie, A., Aashtiani, H., Ghamami, M., Nie, Y., “Locating Refueling Stations in Urban Areas: Exact and Heuristic Approach”, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, In Press
Ghamami, M., Nie, Y., Zockaie, A., “Optimization of Incentive Policies for Plug-in Electric Vehicles”, Transportation Research Part B, Under review
Ghamami, M., Nie, Y., Zockaie, A., “General Corridor Model for Planning Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure” ”, Transportation Research Part B, Under review