Meead Saberi Kalaee

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Saberi is a senior lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining UNSW, he was a lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne from 2014 to 2018. He holds a PhD degree in transportation systems analysis and planning from Northwestern University, USA. He also has a Master's and a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. He is leading the CityX research lab as part of the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) which focuses on scientific understanding of cities through modelling, simulation, data analytics, and visualisation. His research interests and experience cover a range of transportation areas including traffic flow theory & characteristics, large-scale transportation network modelling, complex networks, pedestrian crowd dynamics and simulation, and urban data analytics & visualisation.

Journal articles
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Mansourianfar MH; Gu Z; Waller ST; Saberi M, 2021, 'Joint routing and pricing control in congested mixed autonomy networks', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2021.103338
2021
Hamedmoghadam H; Vu HL; Jalili M; Saberi M; Stone L; Hoogendoorn S, 2021, 'Automated extraction of origin-destination demand for public transportation from smartcard data with pattern recognition', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2021.103210
2021
Ashfaq M; Gu Z; Waller ST; Saberi M, 2021, 'Comparing Dynamic User Equilibrium and Noniterative Stochastic Route Choice in a Simulation-Based Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model: Practical Considerations for Large-Scale Networks', Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol. 2021, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2021/6667335
2021
Gu Z; Safarighouzhdi F; Saberi M; Rashidi TH, 2021, 'A macro-micro approach to modeling parking', Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 147, pp. 220 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trb.2021.03.012
2021
Smith J; Waite C; Lohm D; Saberi M; Arunachalam D, 2021, 'Understanding the Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport Stress in the “Affordable” Outer Ring: A Case Study of Melbourne, Australia', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 39, pp. 191 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2021.1898939
2021
Nourmohammadi F; Mansourianfar M; Shafiei S; Gu Z; Saberi M, 2021, 'An open gmns dataset of a dynamic multi-modal transportation network model of Melbourne, Australia', Data, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/data6020021
2021
Nourmohammadi Z; Lilasathapornkit T; Ashfaq M; Gu Z; Saberi M, 2021, 'Mapping urban environmental performance with emerging data sources: A case of urban greenery and traffic noise in Sydney, Australia', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 13, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13020605
2021
Gu Z; Saberi M, 2021, 'Simulation-based optimization of toll pricing in large-scale urban networks using the network fundamental diagram: A cross-comparison of methods', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2020.102894
2021
Ranaweera M; Seneviratne A; Rey D; Saberi M; Dixit VV, 2021, 'Detection of anomalous vehicles using physics of traffic', Vehicular Communications, vol. 27, pp. 100304 - 100304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vehcom.2020.100304
2021
Gu Z; Najmi A; Saberi M; Liu W; Rashidi TH, 2020, 'Macroscopic parking dynamics modeling and optimal real-time pricing considering cruising-for-parking', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 118, pp. 102714 - 102714, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2020.102714
2020
Saedi R; Saeedmanesh M; Zockaie A; Saberi M; Geroliminis N; Mahmassani HS, 2020, 'Estimating network travel time reliability with network partitioning', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 112, pp. 46 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2020.01.013
2020
Saberi Kalaee M; Jayakumar Nair D; Dixit V; Waller S; Ashfaq M; Gardner L, 2020, 'A simple contagion process describes spreading of traffic jams in urban networks', Nature Communications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15353-2
2020
Wei B; Saberi M; Zhang F; Liu W; Waller ST, 2020, 'Modeling and managing ridesharing in a multi-modal network with an aggregate traffic representation: A doubly dynamical approach', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 117, pp. 102670 - 102670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2020.102670
2020
Saberi M; Hamedmoghadam H; Madani K; Dolk HM; Morgan AS; Morris JK; Khoshnood K; Khoshnood B, 2020, 'Accounting for Underreporting in Mathematical Modeling of Transmission and Control of COVID-19 in Iran', Frontiers in Physics, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphy.2020.00289
2020
Gu Z; Saberi M, 2019, 'A bi-partitioning approach to congestion pattern recognition in a congested monocentric city', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 109, pp. 305 - 320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2019.10.016
2019
Kavianipour M; Saedi R; Zockaie A; Saberi M, 2019, 'Traffic State Estimation in Heterogeneous Networks with Stochastic Demand and Supply: Mixed Lagrangian–Eulerian Approach', Transportation Research Record, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0361198119850472
2019
Giummarra MJ; Amoh-Gyimah R; Saberi M; Gabbe BJ, 2019, 'Geographic variations in reported and treated pain and mental health problems in the first two years after transport-related major trauma', Journal of Transport and Health, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2019.100581
2019
Taherifar N; Hamedmoghadam H; Sree S; Saberi M, 2019, 'A macroscopic approach for calibration and validation of a modified social force model for bidirectional pedestrian streams', Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, vol. 15, pp. 1637 - 1661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2019.1636156
2019
Mohajerpoor R; Saberi M; Vu HL; Garoni TM; Ramezani M, 2019, 'H ∞ robust perimeter flow control in urban networks with partial information feedback', Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trb.2019.03.010
2019
Hamedmoghadam H; Ramezani M; Saberi M, 2019, 'Revealing latent characteristics of mobility networks with coarse-graining', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44005-9
2019
Mohajerpoor R; Saberi M; Ramezani M, 2019, 'Analytical derivation of the optimal traffic signal timing: Minimizing delay variability and spillback probability for undersaturated intersections', Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 119, pp. 45 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trb.2018.11.004
2019
Gu Z; Waller ST; Saberi M, 2019, 'Surrogate-based toll optimization in a large-scale heterogeneously congested network', Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, vol. 34, pp. 638 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mice.12444
2019
Olmos LE; Çolak S; Shafiei S; Saberi M; González MC, 2018, 'Macroscopic dynamics and the collapse of urban traffic', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 115, pp. 12654 - 12661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1800474115
2018
Saberi M; Ghamami M; Gu Y; Shojaei MH; Fishman E, 2018, 'Understanding the impacts of a public transit disruption on bicycle sharing mobility patterns: A case of Tube strike in London', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 66, pp. 154 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.11.018
2018
Gu Z; Liu Z; Cheng Q; Saberi M, 2018, 'Congestion pricing practices and public acceptance: A review of evidence', Case Studies on Transport Policy, vol. 6, pp. 94 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2018.01.004
2018
Ghasrikhouzani M; Hossein Rashidi T; Saberi Kalaee M, 2018, 'Comparing Survival Analysis and Discrete Choice Specifications Simulating Dynamics of Vehicle Ownership', Transportation Research Record, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0361198118791911
2018
Shahhoseini Z; Sarvi M; Saberi M, 2018, 'Pedestrian crowd dynamics in merging sections: Revisiting the “faster-is-slower” phenomenon', Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, vol. 491, pp. 101 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2017.09.003
2018
Gu Z; Saberi M; Sarvi M; Liu Z, 2018, 'A big data approach for clustering and calibration of link fundamental diagrams for large-scale network simulation applications', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 94, pp. 151 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2017.08.012
2018
Gu Z; Shafiei S; Liu Z; Saberi M, 2018, 'Optimal distance- and time-dependent area-based pricing with the Network Fundamental Diagram', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 95, pp. 1 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2018.07.004
2018
Shafiei S; Gu Z; Saberi M, 2018, 'Calibration and validation of a simulation-based dynamic traffic assignment model for a large-scale congested network', Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, vol. 86, pp. 169 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2018.04.006
2018
Zockaie A; Saberi M; Saedi R, 2018, 'A resource allocation problem to estimate network fundamental diagram in heterogeneous networks: Optimal locating of fixed measurement points and sampling of probe trajectories', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 86, pp. 245 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2017.11.017
2018
Saberi Kalaee MSK; Hossein Rashidi THR; Ghasrikhouzani M; Ewe KE, 2018, 'A Complex Network Methodology for Travel Demand Model Evaluation and Validation', Networks and Spatial Economics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11067-018-9397-y
2018
Saberi M; Mahmassani HS; Brockmann D; Hosseini A, 2017, 'A complex network perspective for characterizing urban travel demand patterns: graph theoretical analysis of large-scale origin–destination demand networks', Transportation, vol. 44, pp. 1383 - 1402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11116-016-9706-6
2017
Saberi M; Wu H; Amoh-Gyimah R; Smith J; Arunachalam D, 2017, 'Measuring housing and transportation affordability: A case study of Melbourne, Australia', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 65, pp. 134 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.10.007
2017
Shafei S; Saberi M; Zockaie A; Sarvi M, 2017, 'Sensitivity-based linear approximation method to estimate time-dependent origin-destination demand in congested networks', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2669, pp. 72 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2669-08
2017
Hamedmoghadam-Rafati H; Steponavice I; Ramezani M; Saberi M, 2017, 'A Complex Network Analysis of Macroscopic Structure of Taxi Trips', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 9432 - 9437, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1462
2017
Amoh-Gyimah R; Saberi M; Sarvi M, 2017, 'The effect of variations in spatial units on unobserved heterogeneity in macroscopic crash models', Analytic Methods in Accident Research, vol. 13, pp. 28 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2016.11.001
2017
Shahhoseini Z; Sarvi M; Saberi M; Haghani M, 2017, 'Pedestrian crowd dynamics observed at merging sections: Impact of designs on movement efficiency', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2622, pp. 48 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2622-05
2017
Mohajerpoor R; Saberi M; Ramezani M, 2017, 'Delay Variability Optimization Using Shockwave Theory at an Undersaturated Intersection', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 5289 - 5294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.622
2017
Shahhoseini Z; Sarvi M; Saberi M, 2016, 'Insights toward characteristics of merging streams of pedestrian crowds based on experiments with panicked ants', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2561, pp. 81 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2561-10
2016
Amoh-Gyimah R; Saberi M; Sarvi M, 2016, 'Macroscopic modeling of pedestrian and bicycle crashes: A cross-comparison of estimation methods', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 93, pp. 147 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2016.05.001
2016
Halat H; Saberi M; Frei CA; Frei AR; Mahmassani HS, 2015, 'Impact of crime statistics on travel mode choice: Case Study of the city of Chicago, Illinois', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2537, pp. 81 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2537-09
2015
Zockaie A; Saberi M; Mahmassani HS; Jiang L; Frei A; Hou T, 2015, 'Activity-based model with dynamic traffic assignment and consideration of heterogeneous user preferences and reliability valuation: Application to toll revenue forecasting in Chicago, Illinois', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2493, pp. 78 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2493-09
2015
Saberi M; Aghabayk K; Sobhani A, 2015, 'Spatial fluctuations of pedestrian velocities in bidirectional streams: Exploring the effects of self-organization', Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, vol. 434, pp. 120 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2015.04.008
2015
Saberi M; Mahmassani HS; Hou T; Zockaie A, 2014, 'Estimating network fundamental diagram using three-dimensional vehicle trajectories: Extending edie's definitions of traffic flow variables to networks', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2422, pp. 12 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2422-02
2014
Saberi M; Mahmassani HS; Zockaie A, 2014, 'Network capacity, traffic instability, and adaptive driving: findings from simulated urban network experiments', EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, vol. 3, pp. 289 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13676-013-0040-2
2014
2014, 'Exploring area-wide dynamics of pedestrian crowds using a three-dimensional approach', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2421
2014
Zockaie A; Mahmassani H; Saberi M; Verbas Ö, 2014, 'Dynamics of urban network traffic flow during a large-scale evacuation', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2422, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2422-03
2014
Saberi M; Mahmassani H, 2014, 'Exploring Areawide Dynamics of Pedestrian Crowds: Three-Dimensional Approach', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2421, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2421-04
2014
Hou T; Mahmassani H; Alfelor R; Kim J; Saberi M, 2013, 'Calibration of traffic flow models under adverse weather and application in mesoscopic network simulation', Transportation Research Record, pp. 92 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2391-09
2013
Saberi M; Mahmassani HS, 2013, 'Modeling the airline hub location and optimal market problems with continuous approximation techniques', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 30, pp. 68 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.01.009
2013
Saberi M; Mahmassani H, 2013, 'Hysteresis and capacity drop phenomena in freeway networks: Empirical characterization and interpretation', Transportation Research Record, pp. 44 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2391-05
2013
Mahmassani H; Hou T; Saberi M, 2013, 'Connecting networkwide travel time reliability and the network fundamental diagram of traffic flow', Transportation Research Record, pp. 80 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2391-08
2013
Saberi M; Ali Zockaie K; Feng W; El-Geneidy A, 2013, 'Definition and properties of alternative bus service reliability measures at the stop level', Journal of Public Transportation, vol. 16, pp. 97 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/2375-0901.16.1.6
2013
Mahmassani HS; Saberi M; Zockaie A, 2013, 'Urban network gridlock: Theory, characteristics, and dynamics', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 36, pp. 480 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2013.07.002
2013
Kim J; Mahmassani H; Alfelor R; Chen Y; Hou T; Jiang L; Saberi M; Verbas O; Zockaie A, 2013, 'Implementation and evaluation of weather-responsive traffic management strategies', Transportation Research Record, pp. 93 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2396-11
2013
Saberi M; Mahmassani H, 2012, 'Exploring properties of networkwide flow-density relations in a freeway network', Transportation Research Record, pp. 153 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2315-16
2012
Saberi M; Verbas IO, 2012, 'Continuous approximation model for the vehicle routing problem for emissions minimization at the strategic level', Journal of Transportation Engineering, vol. 138, pp. 1368 - 1376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000442
2012
Saberi M; Hamedmoghadam H; Madani K; Dolk HM; Morgan AS; Morris JK; Khoshnood K; Khoshnood B, 'Accounting for underreporting in mathematical modelling of transmission and control of COVID-19 in Iran', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.02.20087270
Conference Papers
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Singh S; Saberi M, 2020, 'EXPERIMENTAL STUDY to COMPARE FACTORS INFLUENCING EXIT CHOICE BEHAVIOUR in EMERGENCY EVACUATION SITUATIONS USING VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNIQUES', in ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, pp. 115 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-VI-3-W1-2020-115-2020
2020
Shafiei S; Saberi M; Vu HL, 2019, 'Nonlinearity in Time-Dependent Origin-Destination Demand Estimation in Congested Networks', in 2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, ITSC 2019, pp. 3892 - 3897, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2019.8917357
2019
Ranaweera M; Seneviratne A; Rey D; Saberi M; Dixit VV, 2019, 'Anomalous data detection in vehicular networks using traffic flow theory', in IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/VTCFall.2019.8891471
2019
Gu Z; Saberi M, 2019, 'A Simulation-Based Optimization Framework for Urban Congestion Pricing Considering Travelers' Departure Time Rescheduling', in 2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, ITSC 2019, pp. 2557 - 2562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2019.8916910
2019
Ghasrikhouzani M; Hossein Rashidi THR; Saberi MS, 2018, 'Comparing Survival Analysis and Discrete Choice Modeling in Simulating Dynamics of Vehicle Ownership', in Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, United States, presented at Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, United States, 08 January 2018 - 12 January 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0361198118791911
2018
Grace R; Saberi M, 2018, 'The value of accessibility in residential property', in ATRF 2018 - Australasian Transport Research Forum 2018, Proceedings
2018
Grace R; Saberi M, 2018, 'The value of accessibility in residential property', in ATRF 2018 - Australasian Transport Research Forum 2018, Proceedings
2018
Gu Z; Saberi M; Sarvi M; Liu Z, 2017, 'A Big Data Approach for Clustering and Calibration of Link Fundamental Diagrams for Large-Scale Network Simulation Applications', in Transportation Research Procedia, Illinois, USA, pp. 901 - 921, presented at 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory Chicago, Illinois, USA, 24 July 2017 - 26 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.050
2017
Bagloee SA; Sarvi M; Rajabifard A; Thompson RG; Saberi M, 2016, 'A solution to the road network design problem for multimodal flow', in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, pp. 235 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2016.7795560
2016
Gu Z; Saberi M; Sarvi M; Liu Z, 2016, 'Calibration of traffic flow fundamental diagrams for network simulation applications: A two-stage clustering approach', in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, pp. 1348 - 1353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2016.7795732
2016
Shafiei S; Saberi M; Sarvi M, 2016, 'Application of an exact gradient method to estimate dynamic origin-destination demand for melbourne network', in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, pp. 1945 - 1950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2016.7795870
2016
Saberi Kalaee M; Rezaeian MR; Ahadi MR; Shafabakhsh GA, 2009, 'Evaluating the factors affecting student travel mode choice', in 50th Annual Transportation Research Forum 2009, pp. 340 - 358
2009
Meead SK; Bertini RL, 2009, 'Toward implementing weather-responsive advanced traffic management and information systems', in 16th ITS World Congress
2009

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant DP210102089 (2021-2024) on sustainable mobility: city-wide exposure modelling to advance bicycling

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