Associate Professor Taha Hossein Rashidi
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Taha Hossein Rashidi

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Taha Rashidi is an Associate Professor in Transport Engineering at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW and a member of the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI).

Dr Rashidi’s research and teaching demonstrate how effectively transport engineering can draw upon the strengths of a broad range of disciplines to inform smart-city solutions. “Transport engineering does not work in isolation – economics, statistics, urban design and planning, infrastructure planning and operations, sustainability – they are all part of the matrix holding our cities together allowing for the ebb and flow of people and goods from point to point. They all need to be considered together.” Dr Rashidi enjoys this challenge of forward planning for the future of our cities using evidence-based analyses. “Our research has a lot to contribute to future proofing our cities. Our partnerships with government and industry are vital as they give us the ability to implement from classroom and laboratory to the real world, and position us at the forefront of technological innovation and emerging research themes.”

Dr Rashidi is currently leading research into the interconnectivity between travel behaviour and time use and the potential of new mobility technologies to influence this paradigm as well as working on an industry partnership project with GoGet to undertake research on autonomous driving. Dr Rashidi is also examining the capacity of social media data to complement existing data resources as part of the development of an integrated multi-level modelling framework to demonstrate the relationships between land use and transport systems and the consequences this has for city planning and travel behaviour more broadly.

Education

PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2011
MS Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology Iran, 2005
BS Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology Iran, 2003

Teaching

CVEN2401 Strand 2: Geometric Design
CVEN9405 Urban Transport Modelling – Introduction to Travel Demand Modelling
CVEN9407 Transport Modelling – Statistics and Econometrics

Research Interests

Dr Rashidi’s current research areas include:

  • Travel behaviour analysis
  • Transportation planning
  • Activity-based travel demand modelling
  • Housing search and land use modelling
  • Integrated land use and transportation models
  • Goods movement modelling
  • Microsimulation Modelling methods for urban activities

He leads rCITI’s Travel Behaviour Modelling Team comprising 3 Post-docs, 7 PhD research students and 3 Msc students.
 
Projects he is currently undertaking with his students and looking to continue include:

  • Preferences for Shared Autonomous Vehicles
  • Exploring the relationships between property values and accessibility indicators using public transport usage data, go card
  • Agent-based modelling of residential mobility in Metropolitan Sydney
  • Normative beliefs and modality styles
  • Dynamic ride sharing
  • Reviewing the transport domain quantitatively
  • Large data analysis applying on urban transport network
  • Demand Estimation for Public Transportation
  • Destination and duration choice of tourists in Australia

He has published 50 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and since 2007, received over $1.2 million in research funding.

Grants

  • T. Hossein Rashidi; Integrating social media with conventional data sources to model land use; Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Grant; 2016 - 2019; $358,000
  • T. Hossein Rashidi, V. Dixit, J. Cook (Veitch Lister); An evolutionary model for interactions of land use and travel behaviour role; Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant; 2016 - 2019; $162,252
  • V. Dixit, S.T. Waller, T. Hossein Rashidi, D Masters (DPC); Planning and operational models for food rescue and delivery to the poor; Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant; 2017-2020 $152,000
  • S.T. Waller, V. Dixit, L. Gardner, B. Jeffreys (GoGet), T. Hossein Rashidi; Integrating Network Modelling with Observed Choice Data for Multi-Criteria Optimization of Complex Carshare Systems: Cost, Mobility and Transit Usage; Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant; 2013 – 2016; approx. $347,000
  • Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants, SEF04, Teaching equipment grant; An intelligent system for collection and analysis of detailed student feedback on course content; 2015-16; Role: Chief Investigator; Total project budget: $40,000; Other participants: Dr Ali Akbar Nezhad, UNSW
  • Faculty ARC Linkage Goldstar Award; Travel network and demand integration: dynamics, stochasticity, adaptivity; 2016; Total project budget: $40,000; Other participants: Professor Travis Waller, UNSW
    Early Career (post start-up) Academic Research Support; Exploring the capacity of social media data for modelling travel demand; 2016; Total project budget: $20,000
  • School teaching initiative grant; Development and integration of visualization and online simulations tools for enhancing the education experience of transport design, planning, modelling - applications for cven2401/2402; 2015; Role: Primary Chief Investigator; Total project budget: $35,000; Other participants: Dr Lauren Gardner, UNSW
  • Interactive traffic simulation platform; 2015; Role: Chief Investigator; Total project budget: $15,500; Other participants: Dr Vinayak Dixit, UNSW
  • Argonne National Laboratory USA; Empirical Estimation of Time Use and Dis-utility of Travel Time in the Context of New Mobility Technologies; Total project budget $135,000
  • Royal Automobile Club of Victoria; Predictive Modelling of Vehicle Transaction; 2015; Total project Budget $35,000; Other participants: Dr. Meead Saberi, Monash University
  • Veitch Lister Consulting (VLC); Developing Destination Choice Models for Melbourne; 2015; Total project budget $13,000
  • Symposium on Activity-Based Modelling (Faculty support); 2014; Total project budget: $10,000
  • Symposium on Activity-Based Modelling (School support); 2014; Total project budget: $10,000
  • Faculty Early Career Research Grants; 2014; Total project budget: $20,000
  • School teaching initiative grant; Web-based learning: A solution for over-sized classrooms; 2014; Role: Primary Chief Investigator; Total project budget: $30,700; Other participants: Dr Lauren Gardner, UNSW

Awards

Fred Burggraf Award, Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies, 2008
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellow, 2008
American Society of Civil Engineers Freeman Fellowship, 2009NSERC PDF Award, National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, 2012Industrial RAND Fellowship, National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, 2012
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellance (VCATE) (Team Award), UNSW, 2015
Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Engagement (Team Award), Engineers Australia Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 2015
Outstanding Paper – Information and Communications Technologies Committee, TRB Analytics Contest, 2017OUtreach

Outreach

Professional Organisations/Affiliations

  • Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Traveller Behaviour and Values, member

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Transportation Letters, 2015 - present
  • Journal of Transportation, Guest Editor
  • Journal of Advanced Transportation, Guest Editor
  • Journal of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2013 – present

Service Roles

Sub-Committee on Emerging Methods Sub-Committee (ADB10(1)), Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Traveller Behaviour and Values, Co-Chair
Institute for Choice, University of South Australia, Affiliate Member, 2014 - Present
Advisian Panel Listing for the Transport NSW, Research Team Member, 2013-2016

 

Phone
(+61 2) 9385 5063
Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 1, Room CE113 Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Najmi A; Nazari S; Safarighouzhdi F; Miller EJ; MacIntyre R; Rashidi TH, 2022, 'Easing or tightening control strategies: determination of COVID-19 parameters for an agent-based model', Transportation, vol. 49, pp. 1265 - 1293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11116-021-10210-7
    Journal articles | 2021
    Abbasi A; Hossein Rashidi T, 2021, 'Human urban mobility, personal or global?', Transportation Letters, vol. 13, pp. 77 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19427867.2019.1705527
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li X; Hossein Rashidi T; Koo TTR, 2021, 'Exploring the temporal travel choices: a joint modelling of how long to travel and when', Current Issues in Tourism, vol. 24, pp. 2532 - 2553, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2020.1844641
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cheng Z; Jian S; Rashidi TH; Maghrebi M; Waller ST, 2020, 'Integrating Household Travel Survey and Social Media Data to Improve the Quality of OD Matrix: A Comparative Case Study', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 21, pp. 2628 - 2636, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2019.2958673
    Journal articles | 2020
    Najmi A; Rey D; Waller ST; Rashidi TH, 2020, 'Model formulation and calibration procedure for integrated multi-modal activity routing and network assignment models', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2020.102853
    Journal articles | 2020
    Qi Z; Lim S; Hossein Rashidi T, 2020, 'Assessment of transport equity to Central Business District (CBD) in Sydney, Australia', Transportation Letters, vol. 12, pp. 246 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19427867.2019.1584694
    Journal articles | 2020
    Shahriari S; Ghasri M; Sisson SA; Rashidi T, 2020, 'Ensemble of ARIMA: combining parametric and bootstrapping technique for traffic flow prediction', Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, vol. 16, pp. 1552 - 1573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2020.1764662
    Journal articles | 2019
    Krueger R; Rashidi TH; Dixit VV, 2019, 'Autonomous driving and residential location preferences: Evidence from a stated choice survey', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 108, pp. 255 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2019.09.018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ahmadian Fard Fini A; Akbarnezhad A; Rashidi TH; Waller ST, 2018, 'Enhancing the safety of construction crew by accounting for brain resource requirements of activities in job assignment', Automation in Construction, vol. 88, pp. 31 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2017.12.013
    Journal articles | 2018
    Saxena N; Rashidi TH; Dixit VV; Waller ST, 2018, 'Effect of Number of Stop-&-gos Experienced on the Route Choice Behaviour of Car Drivers', Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2018.1497103
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ahmadian F.F. A; Akbarnezhad A; Rashidi H. T; Waller ST, 2017, 'A Dynamic Programming Approach towards Optimization of Workforce Planning Decisions', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. accepted for publication, in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001434
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ahmadian Fard Fini A; Akbarnezhad A; Hossein Rashidi T; Waller ST, 2017, 'BIM-enabled sustainability assessment of material supply decisions', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 24, pp. 668 - 695, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-12-2015-0193
    Journal articles | 2017
    Fini AAF; Akbarnezhad A; Rashidi TH; Travis Waller S, 2017, 'Job Assignment Based on Brain Demands and Human Resource Strategies', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001273
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ghasri M; Hossein Rashidi T; Waller ST, 2017, 'Developing a disaggregate travel demand system of models using data mining techniques', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 105, pp. 138 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.08.020
    Journal articles | 2017
    Jian S; Rashidi TH; Dixit V, 2017, 'An analysis of carsharing vehicle choice and utilization patterns using multiple discrete-continuous extreme value (MDCEV) models', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 103, pp. 362 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.06.012
    Journal articles | 2017
    Koo TT; Hossein Rashidi T; Park J; Wu C; Tseng W, 2017, 'The Effect of Enhanced International Air Access on the Demand for Peripheral Tourism Destinations: Evidence from air itinerary choice behaviour of Korean visitors to Australia', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 106, pp. 116 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.08.018
    Journal articles | 2017
    Najmi A; Rashidi TH; Abbasi A; Waller ST, 2017, 'Reviewing the transport domain: an evolutionary bibliometrics and network analysis', Scientometrics, vol. 110, pp. 843 - 865, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-016-2171-3
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rashidi TH; Abbasi A; Maghrebi M; Hasan S; Waller TS, 2017, 'Exploring the capacity of social media data for modelling travel behaviour: Opportunities and challenges', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 75, pp. 197 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2016.12.008
    Journal articles | 2016
    Arbis D; Dixit VV; Rashidi TH, 2016, 'Impact of risk attitudes and perception on game theoretic driving interactions and safety', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 94, pp. 135 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2016.05.027
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hossein Rashidi T; Koo TTR, 2016, 'An analysis on travel party composition and expenditure: A discrete-continuous model', Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 56, pp. 48 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2015.10.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jayakumar Nair D; Hossein Rashidi ; dixit VV, 2016, 'Estimating surplus food supply for food rescue and delivery operations', Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, vol. 57, pp. 73 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2016.09.004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jian S; Hossein Rashidi T; Wijayaratna K; Dixit VV, 2016, 'A Spatial Hazard-Based analysis for modelling vehicle selection in station-based carsharing systems', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 72, pp. 130 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2016.09.008
    Journal articles | 2016
    Maghrebi M; Ghasrikhouzani M; Rashidi TH; Waller ST, 2016, 'Hazard-based model for concrete pouring duration using construction site and supply chain parameters', Automation in Construction, vol. 71, pp. 283 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2016.08.012
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ahmadian Fard Fini A; Akbar nezhad A; Hossein Rashidi T; Waller ST, 2015, 'Accounting for Transport Times in Planning Off-Site Shipment of Construction Materials', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. Online published 03 July 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001030
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ahmadian Fard Fini A; Hossein Rashidi T; Akbar Nezhad A; Waller ST, 2015, 'Incorporating Multiskilling and Learning in the Optimization of Crew Composition', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001085
    Journal articles | 2015
    Arbis D; Hossein Rashidi T; Dixit VV; Vandebona U, 2015, 'Analysis and Planning of Bicycle Parking for Public Transport Stations', International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, vol. 10, pp. 150817125034000 - 150817125034000, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2015.1010668
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dixit V; Hossein Rashidi T, 2014, 'Modelling crash propensity of carshare members', Accident Analysis & Prevention, vol. 70, pp. 140 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2014.03.005
  • Preprints | 2020
    Najmi A; Safarighouzhdi F; Miller EJ; MacIntyre R; Rashidi TH, 2020, Determination of COVID-19 parameters for an agent-based model: Easing or tightening control strategies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.20.20135186
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Saxena N; Rashidi TH; dixit VV; waller ST, 2016, 'Modeling the Route Choice Behavior under Stop-&-Go Traffic for different Car Driver Segments', presented at Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, 19 December 2016 - 21 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.11.004
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Abbasi A; Hossein Rashidi T; Maghrebi M; Waller ST, 2015, 'Utilising Location Based Social Media in Travel Survey Methods: bringing Twitter data into the play', in Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2015 - Held in Conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015, Bellevue, WA, USA., presented at 8th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks (LBSN 2015), Bellevue, WA, USA., 03 November 2015 - 06 November 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2830657.2830660
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Maghrebi M; Abbasi A; Hossein Rashidi T; Waller ST, 2015, 'Complementing Travel Diary Surveys with Twitter Data: Application of Text Mining Techniques on Activity Location, Type and Time', in Sánchez Medina J (ed.), IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, IEEE, Spain, pp. 208 - 213, presented at Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2015 IEEE 18th International Conference on, Spain, 15 September 2015 - 18 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2015.43