Omid M. Rouhani

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Academic title(s): 

Ph.D.

Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-6935
Fax number: 
514-398-7361
Email address: 
omid.rouhani [at] mcgill.ca
Biography: 

Professor Rouhani’s expertise is in the area of transportation economics and transportation systems analysis. His research program focuses on: network design problems, road and congestion pricing; advanced traveler information systems; public private partnership projects, energy policy analysis; optimization techniques for transportation problems; and sustainable infrastructure systems.

Within this page, you can find information about his research projects and interests, publications, courses, awards, and other professional activities.

Unit: 
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Degree(s): 

Post-doctoral research (Civil Engineering), Cornell University, USA (2015)
Ph.D. (Transportation Engineering), UC Davis, USA (2012)
Master of Science (Resource Economics), UC Davis, USA (2011)
Master of Science (Transportation Planning), Sharif U of Tech., Iran (2004)
Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), Sharif U of Tech., Iran (2000)

Area of expertise: 

Transportation engineering

Courses: 
  • CIVE 208 Civil Engineering Sys Analysis 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 324 Sustainable Project Management 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Position: 
Assistant Professor
Office: 
817 Sherbrooke Street West, Rm: 278B
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • Innovative Solutions for Planetary Health: seed grants for interdisciplinary health research, Co-PI, (awarded, $100k), “A pilot study of the acute cardiovascular impacts of exposure to traffic-related air pollution and its oxidative potential among adults in urban Colombia.” With Professor Jill Baumgartner (McGill).
  • Atkinson Center for Sustainability at Cornell University (awarded, $120 K), Co-PI, titled "Technology-based policy for transportation sustainability" with Professor Oliver Gao (Cornell University)
  • UTRC funding (awarded, $68 K), Co-PI, titled "Evaluating the Role of Private Investment in Life Cycle Management of New York State's Infrastructure Assets" with Professor Oliver Gao
  • NSF funding (awarded, $400 K), collaborator, "Design of a Guidelime for Advanced Traveler General Information Systems" with Professor Ricardo Daziano & Professor Oliver Gao (Cornell University)
  • Best Student Paper Award (2012) IAESTD Power and Energy Systems and Applications Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, Paper "The California Renewable Portfolio Standard's Impacts on the Electricity Sector in an Uncertain Cost Environment"
  • Tavakolli Prize, Best Master's Thesis in Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, (2007)
Selected publications: 
  • Journal papers
  1. Farzadfar, F.; Danaei, G., Majdzadeh, R., Rashidian, A.; Rouhani, O.M., Djalalinia,S., Omidvari, A., Dr Mohammad Azizi, H., Tootee, A., Doshmangir, L., Bahadori, M., Larijani,B. Madani, K.; Mazyaki, A.; Arhami, E.; Iran in Transition, Accepted for publication in The Lancet (Impact factor of 45 in 2015).
  2. Rouhani, O.M.; Geddes, R.; Do*, W., Beheshtian, A.; Gao, O. (2018). Revenue-Risk-Sharing Approaches for Public-Private Partnership Provision of Highway Facilities. Case Studies on Transport Policy; In press, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2018.04.003.
  3. Daher*, N.; Yasmin*, F. Moradi*, E.; Wang*, M.; Rouhani, O.M. (2018). Perceptions, Preferences, and Behavior Regarding Energy and Environmental Costs: The Case of Montreal Transport Users. Sustainability, 10 (2), pp. 514; DOI: 10.3390/su10020514.
  4. Rouhani, O.M. (2018). Beyond Standard Zonal Congestion Pricing: A Detailed Impact Analysis. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, In press; DOI: 10.1061/JTEPBS.0000151.
  5. Beheshtian, A.; Donaghy, K.; Geddes, R.; Rouhani, O.M. (2017). Planning Resilient Motor-Fuel Supply Chain. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 24, pp. 312-325.
  6. Beheshtian, A.; Rouhani, O.M. (2017). Congestion Pricing Impact Analysis Using Input-Output Model, Global Journal of Engineering Science and Researches, 4(1), January 2017.
  7. Rouhani, O.M.; Niemeier, D.; Gao, O.; Bel, G. (2016). Benefits and Costs of Various California Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets: Is 33% RPS Optimal? Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 62, pp. 1122-1132.
  8. Rouhani, O.M. (2016). Next Generations of Road Pricing: Social Welfare Enhancing. Sustainability, 8, 265; DOI: 10.3390/su8030265.
  9. Beheshtian, A; Donaghy, K.; Rouhani, O.M. (2016). Flood-resilient Deployment of Fueling Station: An Extension of Facility Location Problem. Transportation Research Record (TRR), 2599, pp. 81-90.
  10. Rouhani, O.M.; Geddes, R.; Gao, O.; Bel, G. (2016). Social Welfare Analysis for Alternative Investment Public-Private Partnership Approaches. Transportation Research Part A, 88, pp. 86-103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2015.11.003.
  11. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O. (2016). Evaluating various Road Ownership Structures and Potential Competition on an Urban Road Network. Network and Spatial Economics. 16(4), pp.1019-1042.
  12. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O.; Geddes, R. (2015). Policy Lessons for Regulating Public-Private Partnership Tolling Schemes in Urban Environments. Transport Policy, 41(2015), pp. 68-79.
  13. Rouhani, O.M.; Zarei, H. (2014). Fuel Consumption Information: An Alternative for Congestion Pricing? Road and Transport Research, 23(3), pp. 52-64.
  14. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O. (2014). An Advanced Traveler General Information System for Fresno, CA. Transportation Research Part A, 67(2014), pp. 254-267.
  15. Rouhani, O.M.; Niemeier, D. (2014). Resolving the Property Right of Transportation Emissions through Public-Private Partnerships. Transportation Research Part D, 31 (2014), 48-60.
  16. Rouhani, O.M.; Knittel, C.; Niemeier, D. (2014). Road Supply in London: Addition of an Ignored Social Cost. Journal of Transportation Research Forum, 53(1), 49-64.
  17. Rouhani, O.M.; Niemeier, D. (2014). Flat versus Spatially Variable Tolling: A Case Study in Fresno, California. Journal of Transport Geography, 37(2014), 10-18.
  18. Madani, K.; Rouhani, O.M.; Mirchi, A.; Gholizadeh, S. (2014). A Negotiation Support System for Resolving an International Trans-boundary Natural Resource Conflict. Environmental Modelling and Software, 51, 240-249.
  19. Rouhani, O.M.; Kandel, A.; Christian, M. (2013). The California Renewable Portfolio Standard’s Impacts on the Electricity Sector in an Uncertain Cost Environment. International Journal of Power and Energy Systems, 3(3), 130-134.
  20. Rouhani, O.M.; Niemeier, D.; Knittel, C.; Madani, K. (2013). Integrated Modeling Framework for Leasing Urban Roads: A Case Study of Fresno, California. Transportation Research Part B, 48, 17-30.
  21. Mirchi A.; Hadian S.; Madani K.; Rouhani O.M.; Rouhani A.M. (2012). World Energy Balance Outlook and OPEC Production Capacity: Implications for Global Oil Security. Energies, 5(8), 2626-2651.
  22. Rouhani, O.M.; Niemeier, D. (2011). Urban Network Privatization: Example of a Small Network. Transportation Research Record (TRR), 2221, 46-56.
  23. Lin, C. Y.; Zhang, W.; Rouhani, O.M.; and Prince, L. (2009). The Implications of an E10 Ethanol-Blend Policy for California. Agricultural and Resource Economics Update, 13(2), 1-4.
  24. Rouhani, O.M. (2009). Road Privatization and Sustainability. MIT Journal of Planning, 6, 82-105.
  25. Poorzahedy, H.; Rouhani, O.M. (2007). Hybrid Meta-Heuristic Algorithms for Solving Transportation Network Design. European Journal of Operational Research, 182(2), 578-596.
  26. Rouhani, O.M. (2005). Usages of the Intelligent Systems in Air Transportation. Journal of the Iranian Road Ministry, 4, 110-120.

 

Book Chapter:

  1. Rouhani, O.M.; Beheshtian, A. (2015). Energy Management. Chapter 1 in Multi Vol. Set on Energy Science and Technology, Executive Editor J.N. Govil, Studium Press LLC, USA, ISBN 1-62699-073-5, 1-25.

 

Work in progress -Journal papers:

  1. Rouhani, O.M.; Madani, K.; Mazyaki, A.; Arhami, E.; Ardalan, A.; Niemeier, D.; Moradi*, E., Ezzati, M.; Baumgaurtner, J.; Behestian, A. Sustainable Development and Health in Iran. Submitted to The Lancet (Impact factor of 45 in 2015) as an invited contribution, part of a series to be published in the journal.
  2. Farzadfar, F.; Danaei, G., Majdzadeh, R., Rashidian, A.; Rouhani, O.M., Djalalinia,S., Omidvari, A., Dr Mohammad Azizi, H., Tootee, A., Doshmangir, L., Bahadori, M., Larijani,B. Madani, K.; Mazyaki, A.; Arhami, E.; Iran in Transition, Submitted to The Lancet (Impact factor of 45 in 2015) as an invited contribution, part of a series to be published in the Lancet.
  3. Moradi*, E.; Daher*, N.; Do*, W.; Rouhani, O.M. Value of Life Estimation Using A Stated Preference Survey: The Case of Montreal Residents. In preparation.
  4. Do*, W. Sasai*, K.; Yasmin*, F.; Daher*, N.; Rouhani, O.M. How to Increase Social Welfare? A Comparison of Various Transportation Delivery Options. Under submission.
  5. Sasai*, K.; Yasmin*, F.; Do*, W.; Rouhani, O.M. Analysing Value of Travel Time Estimations from Two Methods: Contingent Valuation and Discrete Choice Modelling. Submitted to Case Studies on Transport Policy.
  6. Daher*, N.; Bai*, S.; Moradi*, E.; Do*, W.; Rouhani, O.M. Energy and Environmental Footprints of Urban Travel: The Case of the City of Montreal. In submission.
  7. Rouhani, O.M.; Müller, J.; Shoemaker, C.; Gao, O. Surrogate Optimization Techniques for Discrete Network Design Problems. First revision in Computers and Operations Research.
  8. Müller, J.; Rouhani, O.M.; Shoemaker, C.; Gao, O. Design of Surrogate Optimization Techniques for Transportation Network Design Problems. Under submission.
  9. Beheshtian, A.; Rouhani, O.M.; Kockelman, K.; Donaghy, K.; Geddes, R.; Markets to Optimize Multimodal Mobility, Submitted to Transportation Research Part A.
  10. Moradi, E.*; Rouhani, O.M.; Do*, W. The Fuel Consumption Estimation: A New Perspective. Under submission.

 

Conference proceedings:

  1. Beheshtian, A.; Donaghy, K.; Geddes, R.; Rouhani, O.M. (2017). Adaptation Planning for Climate-Resilient Urban Infrastructures. In the Proceedings of the 2017 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  2. Arluck, J.; Geddes, R.; Xiaodi, L.; Rouhani, O.M. (2015). The Effects of New York’s Scaffold Law on Worker Safety. In the Proceedings of the 2015 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  3. Geddes, R.; Xiaodi, L.; Rouhani, O.M. (2015). Effects of Private Road Management on Traffic Safety: Evidence from Mexico. In the Proceedings of the 2015 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  4. Rouhani, O.M. (2013). A Regression Approach to Queue Dissipation Shockwave Speed. In the Proceedings of the Transportation Research Forum, 54st Annual Forum, Annapolis, MD, USA.
  5. Rouhani, O.M. (2013). Clean Development Mechanism: An Appropriate Approach to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation? In the Proceedings of the 2013 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  6. Rouhani, O.M.; Kandel, A.; Christian, M. (2012). The California Renewable Portfolio Standard’s Impacts on the Electricity Sector in an Uncertain Cost Environment. In the proceedings of the 2012 Power Systems Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  7. Madani, K.; Rouhani, O.M.; Pournazeri, S.; Moradi, A.; Sheikhmohammady, M. (2011). Can We Rely on Renewable Energy Sources to Overcome Global Warming? In the Proceedings of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Congress, ASCE, Palm Springs, California, USA.
  8. Rouhani, O.M.; Madani, K.; Gholizadeh, S. (2010). Caspian Sea Negotiation Support System. In the Proceeding of the 2010 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  9. Rouhani, O.M. (2010). Gas Consumption Information: A Substitute for Congestion Pricing? In the Proceedings of the Transportation Research Forum, 51st Annual Forum, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

 

Work in progress-Book:

  1. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O. Investment in Transportation Infrastructure: Methods, Models, and Approaches.

 

Magazines:

  1. Can Game Theory Solve a Decades-Old Dispute? Earth magazine November 2013, 24-33. Discussing our work: Madani, K.; Rouhani, O.M.; Mirchi, A.; Gholizadeh, S., “The Case Caspian Sea Negotiation Support System”.
  2. Playing with Caspian Sea. Science letters January 2014, 60-65. Summarizing our work: Madani, K.; Rouhani, O.M.; Mirchi, A.; Gholizadeh, S., “The Case Caspian Sea Negotiation Support System”, In Farsi.
  3. What Can OPEC Bring to a Paris Climate Deal? Online newsletter, brief opinion, available from: http://www.climatechangenews.com/2015/11/09/what-can-opec-bring-to-a-paris-climate-deal/ Madani, K.; Rouhani, O.M.

 

Technical reports/papers:

  1. Beheshtian, A.; Geddes, R.; Rouhani, O.M. (2018). Sectoral Impacts of Investments in Road Construction. Report prepared for Cintra.
  2. Do*, W.; Rouhani, O.M.; Sasai*, K.; Yasmin*, F.; Beheshtian, A.; Geddes, R.; (2018). NTE CUBE Model Results, Report prepared for Cintra.
  3. Geddes, R.; Rouhani, O.M. (2017). Public-Private Partnerships and the True Cost of Capital, White paper prepared for Cintra.
  4. Rouhani, O.M. (2017).Manage Energy/Environmental Footprints of Travel: A Proposed Solution/Methodology. MPRA paper No. 3344.
  5. Sasai*, K.; Rouhani, O.M. (2017). Traffic Flow Analysis of The NTE Texpress Lanes, Report prepared for Cintra
  6. Sasai*, K.; Yasmin*, F.; Do*, W., Rouhani, O.M.; Beheshtian, A.; Geddes, R.; (2017). Survey Results- Transport Users in the Dallas-Tarrant Area, Report prepared for Cintra.
  7. Beheshtian, A.; Geddes, R.; Rouhani, O.M. (2017). Incentives for Transport Users: Case of Alternative-Fueled Vehicles. Report prepared for Cintra.
  8. Rouhani, O.M. (2016). Social Welfare Analysis of HOV to HOT Conversion, MPRA Paper No. 75816.
  9. Rouhani, O.M. (2015). Revenue Risk Mitigation Options for Toll Roads, MPRA Paper No. 67662, posted 05th November 2015.
  10. Rouhani, O.M. (2015). Impact of Value of Time (VOT) on Toll Roads, MPRA Paper No. 65087, posted 16th June 2015.
  11. Rouhani, O.M. (2014). The “Randomizer” Program: Procedure and Operating Methods. Report prepared for California Energy Commission, number: MPRA Paper No. 53540, posted 08th February 2014.
  12. Rouhani, O.M. (2014). Modified RPS Calculator: Inputs, Updating Procedure, and Outputs. Report prepared for California Energy Commission, Report number: MPRA Paper No. 53679, posted 16th February 2014.
  13. Bunch, D.; Greene, D.; Lipman, T.; Shaheen, S.; Knittel, C.; Fan, Y.; Brownstone, D.; McManus, W.; Duleep, K.G.; Marteen, E.; Williams, B.; Liu, C.; Lentz, A.; Rouhani, O.M.; Mahmassani, A.; Witt, M. (2010). Potential Design, Implementation, and Benefits of a Feebate Program for New Passenger Vehicles in California. Report prepared for California Air Resources Board, Contract UCD 08-312.
  14. Poorzahedy, H.; Aashtinani, H.; Rouhani, O.M. (2006). Network Design for City of Shiraz, Iran. Technical Report, Institute of Transportation Studies, Tehran, Iran.
  15. Poorzahedy, H.; Aashtinani, H.; Koohi, H.; Rouhani, O.M. (2005). Network Design for City of Mashhad, Iran. Technical Report, Institute of Transportation Studies, Tehran, Iran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conferences: 
  1. Rouhani, O.M.; Daher*, N. (2018). Energy and Environmental Costs of Travel for Montreal Transport Users. Invited-Keynote Speaker at the 2018 MSC-CTRF Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  2. Daher*, N.; Yasmin*, F.; Moradi*, E.; Wang*, M.; Rouhani, O.M. (2018). Perceptions, Preferences, and Behavior Regarding Energy and Environmental Costs: The Case of Montreal Transport Users. Lecture presentation at the 8th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Transportation Engineering (CATE-18), Dubai, UAE.
  3. Sasai*, K.; Yasmin*, F.; Daher*, N.; Rouhani, O.M. (2018). Analysing Value of Travel Time Estimations from Two Methods: Contingent Valuation and Discrete Choice Modelling. Poster presentation at the 2018 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA
  4. Rouhani, O.M.; Daher*, N.; Yasmin*, F.; Moradi*, E.; Wang*, M. (2017). Montreal Transport Users’ Perceptions about Variable Travel Costs. Invited lecture presentation at 2017 Green Energy Series Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  5. Rouhani, O.M. (2017) Value of Time Calculations: Evidence from Stated Preference Data versus Revealed Preference Data. Lecture presentation at Canada-Germany Workshop, Montreal, Canada.
  6. Rouhani, O.M. (2017) Social Welfare Analysis for Various Transportation Delivery Options. Lecture presentation at the Cintra Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  7. Rouhani, O.M., Gao, O., Geddes, R. (2017) The Criterion for Evaluating Transportation Projects: Social Welfare Analysis. Lecture presentation in the 2017 Society for Cost/Benefit Analysis, Washington, DC, USA.
  8. Beheshtian, A; Donaghy, K.; Geddes, R. Rouhani, O.M. (2017) Adaptation Planning for Climate-resilient Urban Infrastructures. Poster presentation at the 2017 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  9. Rouhani, O.M.; Beheshtian, A. (2017). Next Generations of Road Pricing: Social Welfare Enhancing. Poster presentation at the 2017 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  10. Rouhani, O.M. (2016). Research Program of Prof. Rouhani at McGill U. Invited seminar- Civil and Sandwiches with Undergraduates- Seminar Presentation
  11. Rouhani, O.M. (2016). Holistic Approach to Sustainable Infrastructure Management. Keynote speaker at The 23rd McGill’s Civil Engineering Graduate Student Society (CEGSS) conference, Montreal, Quebec.
  12. Rouhani, O.M.; Madani, K.; Mazyaki, A.; Arhami, E.; Ardalan, A.; Niemeier, D.; Ezzati, M. (2016). Sustainable Development and Health in Iran. Lecture presentation at a review meeting for a series to be published in The Lancet.
  13. Geddes, R.; Bel, G.; Rouhani, O.M. (2016). Do Public-Private Partnership Enabling Laws Increase Private Investment in Infrastructure? Poster presentation at the 2016 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  14. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O.; Geddes, R. (2016). An Overview of Revenue Risk Sharing Options for Public-Private Partnerships. Poster presentation at the 2016 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  15. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O.; Geddes, R. (2016). Revenue Risk Sharing Approaches for Toll Roads. Lecture presentation for a policy-oriented panel (The Future of Toll Financing and its Policy Ramifications Panel) at the 2016 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  16. Beheshtian, A; Donaghy, K.; Rouhani, O.M. (2016). Flood-resilient Deployment of Fueling Station: an Extension of Facility Location Problem. Poster presentation at the 2016 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  17. Rouhani, O.M.; Geddes, R.; Gao, O.; Bel, G. (2015). Social Welfare Analysis for Alternative Investment Public-Private Partnership Approaches. Lecture presentation at the 55th Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference, Houston, Texas, USA.
  18. Rouhani, O.M.; Geddes, R.; Gao, O.; Bel, G. (2015). Social Welfare Analysis for Alternative Investment Public-Private Partnership Approaches. Lecture presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Public-Private Partnership (ICPPP2015), Austin, Texas, USA.
  19. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O.; Zarei, H.; Beheshtian, A. (2015). Implications of Fuel and Emissions Externalities, Spillovers to Outside, and Temporal Variations on Zonal Congestion Pricing Schemes. Lecture presentation at the 2015 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  20. Rouhani, O.M.; Muller, J.; Shoemaker, C.; Gao, O.; Wang, E.J. (2015). Surrogate Optimization Techniques for Discrete Network Design Problems. Lecture and poster presentation at the 2015 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  21. Rouhani, O.M.; Knittel, C.; Niemeier, D.; Gao, O.; Geddes, R., (2015). Road Supply in London: Addition of an Ignored Social Cost. Poster presentation at the 2015 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  22. Rouhani, O.M.; Niemeier, D.; Gao, O.; Geddes, R., (2015). Flat versus Spatially Variable Tolling: A Case Study in Fresno, California. Poster presentation at the 2015 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  23. Arluck, J.; Geddes, R.; Xiaodi, L.; Rouhani, O.M. (2015). The Effects of New York’s Scaffold Law on Worker Safety. Lecture presentation at the 2015 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  24. Geddes, R.; Xiaodi, L.; Rouhani, O.M. (2015). Effects of Private Road Management on Traffic Safety: Evidence from Mexico. Poster presentation at the 2015 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  25. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O. (2014). An Advanced Traveler General Information System for Fresno, CA. Poster presentation at the 2014 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  26. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O. (2014). Evaluating Various Road Ownership Structures and Potential Competition on an Urban Road Network. Poster presentation at the 2014 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  27. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O.; Geddes, R.; Bel, G.; Zarei, H. (2014). Social Welfare Analysis for Alternative Investment Public-Private Partnership Approaches. Lecture presentation at the 2014 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  28. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O.; Geddes, R.; Zarei, H. (2014). Policy Lessons for Regulating Public-Private Partnership Tolling Schemes in Urban Environments. Poster presentation at the 2014 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  29. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O.; Geddes, R.; Bel, G. (2013). Social Welfare Analysis for Alternative Investment Public-Private Partnership Approaches. Invited Lecture Presentation at The Desired and Undesired Effects of Infrastructure and Transport Policy Reform, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  30. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O.; Geddes, R. (2013). Lessons Learned from Modeling P3 Concession Projects in Fresno, CA. Lecture presentation at the 2013 Annual Conference of the International Transportation Economics Association, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
  31. Rouhani, O.M.; Gao, O.; Beheshtian, A. (2013). Social and Private Costs of Driving. Lecture presentation at the 2013 Annual Conference of the International Transportation Economics Association, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
  32. Rouhani, O.M. (2013). A Regression Approach to Queue Dissipation Shockwave Speed. Lecture presentation at the Transportation Research Forum, 54st Annual Forum, Annapolis, MD, USA.
  33. Rouhani, O.M. (2013). Clean Development Mechanism: An Appropriate Approach to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation? Poster presentation at the 2013 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  34. Rouhani, O.M.; Madani, K. (2012). Caspian Sea Negotiation Support System 2.0. Lecture Presentation at the 2012 American Geographical Union, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.
  35. Rouhani, O.M.; Kandel, A.; Christian, M. (2012). The California Renewable Portfolio Standard’s Impacts on the Electricity Sector in an Uncertain Cost Environment. Lecture Presentation at the 2012 Power Systems Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  36. Rouhani, O.M.; Niemeier, D.; Knittel, C.; Madani, K. (2012). Integrated Modeling Framework for Leasing Urban Roads: A Case Study of Fresno, California. Lecture Presentation at the Transportation Border to Border Conference, South Padre, Texas, USA.
  37. Mirchi, A.; Rouhani, O.M.; Madani, K. (2011). Negotiation Support Systems for Facilitating International Water Conflicts. Poster Presentation at the 2011 American Geographical Union, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.
  38. Rouhani, O.M.; Knittel, C.; Niemeier, D. (2011). Road Supply in London: Adding an Ignored Social Cost. Lecture Presentation at the Transportation Research Forum, 52nd Annual Forum, Long Beach, CA, USA.
  39. Madani, K.; Rouhani, O.M.; Pournazeri, S.; Moradi, A.; Sheikhmohammady, M. (2011). Can We Rely on Renewable Energy Sources to Overcome Global Warming? Lecture presentation at the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Congress, ASCE, Palm Springs, California, USA.
  40. Rouhani, O.M.; Niemeier, D. (2011). Urban Network Privatization: A Small Network Example. Poster Presentation at the 2011 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  41. Rouhani, O.M.; Niemeier, D. (2010). Urban Network Privatization: A Small Network Example. Lecture Presentation at the Innovations in Pricing of Transportation Systems: Workshop and Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA.
  42. Rouhani, O.M.; Madani, K.; Gholizadeh, S. (2010). Caspian Sea Negotiation Support System. Lecture presentation at the 2010 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  43. Rouhani, O.M. (2010). Gas Consumption Information: A Substitute for Congestion Pricing? Lecture presentation at the Transportation Research Forum, 51st Annual Forum, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
  44. Lin, C.Y.; Delucchi M.; Murphy C.; Rouhani, O.M. (2009). An E10 Ethanol-Blend National Policy: Implications for California’s Environment and Economy. Poster Presentation at Chevron Annual meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.
  45. Rouhani, O.M. (2009). Road Privatization and Sustainability. Lecture Presentation at the 2ND International Symposium on Freeway and Tollway Operations, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

 

Current research: 

Collaboration with scholars from different backgrounds

Professor Rick Geddes, Cornell University
Professor Kaveh Madani, Imperial College
Professor H. Oliver Gao, Cornell University
Professor Ricardo Daziano, Cornell University
Professor Majid Ezzati, Imperial College
Professor Christopher Knittel, MIT
Professor Germa Bel, Universitat de Barcelona
Dr. Julliane Mueller, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Professor H. Poorzahedy, Sharif University of Technology

Graduate supervision: 

Current students: Sabrina Bai (M Eng. Project, McGill)

Ehsan Moradi (PhD, McGill),

Antoine Farhat (M-Eng., Project, McGill)

Wooseok Do (PhD, McGill),

 

Former students: Amir Zahabi (Research Assistant, PhD, McGill)

Farhana Yasmin (Research Assistant, PhD, McGill)

Nayer Daher (M-Eng., thesis, McGill)

Kotaro Sasai (M-Eng., thesis, McGill)

Co-mentored graduate students

Arash Beheshtian (PhD student, Cornell), Zhen Tan (PhD student, Cornell), Bingyan Huang (PhD student, Cornell), and Jun Wang (MS student, Cornell).

Areas of interest: 
  • Transportation network Analysis
  • Road and congestion pricing
  • Advanced traveler information systems
  • Energy policy
  • Public-private partnership (P3) projects
  • Sustainability in infrastructure systems
  • Transportation economics
Professional activities: 
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB) - Transportation and Sustainability Committee (ADD40)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB) - Transportation Energy Committee (ADC70)
  • Transporationa Research board (TRB) - Transportation Economics Committee (ABE20)