DalTRAC

Faculty

 

Ahsan Habib, PhD

Associate Professor, and Director
Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC)
School of Planning, and Department of Civil and Resource Engineering (cross)

Phone: 902-494-3209
Email: ahsan.habib@dal.ca

Dr. Ahsan Habib - Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Ahsan Habib is a transportation professor at Dalhousie University. He received a PhD degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto in 2009. He held a professional position at the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)prior to joining Dalhousie University in 2010. He is the founder of the Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC) under the Leaders Opportunity Grant program of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). His research interests include travel behavior analysis, travel demand forecasting, and the microsimulation of urban systems. Dr. Habib believes multi-modal mobility options are the key to ensuring sustainability for Canadian cities.

Education

2005 – 2009 PhD (Transportation Engineering and Planning)
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

2004 – 2005 Master of Applied Science (transferred to the PhD Program) Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

2002–2004 Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET, Dhaka

1996–2002 Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET, Dhaka

Research Interests

  • Travel Behaviour Analysis
  • Travel Demand Forecasting
  • Integrated Transportation, Land Use and Energy Modeling
  • Transport Data Collection and Survey Methods
  • Microsimulation of Urban Systems
  • Transportation Planning and Policy
  • Sustainability Indicators and Issues in Transportation
  • Road Safety and Collision Analysis
  • Transportation in Developing Countries

Major Grants

NSERC Discovery Grant, “Developing Longitudinal Bottom-up Models of Land Use, Transport and Energy Use”, Awarded (PI: Dr. Habib)
The Province of Nova Scotia, NS DoE, “Sustainable Transportation   Indicators: Transportation Data Collection and Modelling”, Awarded (PI: Dr. Habib)
Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), “Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC) Infrastructure Project”, (funding partners: NSRIT and HRM), Awarded (PI: Dr. Habib)
The Province of Nova Scotia, NS DoE, “Transportation Data Collection and Modelling Centre for Sustainable Transportation Planning”, Awarded (PI: Dr. Habib)
SSHRC Insight Grants, “Coordinating Land Use Planning in the Context of Multiple Plans”, Awarded, (PI: Dr. Grant, [Dalhousie]; Co-PIs: Drs. Habib, Manuel & Rapaport [Dalhousie] and  Dr. Filion [Waterloo])