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Ghulam Bham

Assistant Professor
Office: ENGR 205
Phone: (907) 786-6053
Email: ghbham@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

Dr. Bham is a faculty member in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.  He received his MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, N.E.D. Univ. of Engineering and Technology, Karachi

Career History

Dr. Bham has led several research projects as PI for the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative pooled fund study administered by the Iowa State University for the Federal Highway Administration. He has also worked on the National Science Foundation's Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) project that incorporated Geographic Information Systems in the civil engineering curriculum. He has worked on research projects for the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Physical Facilities. 

Dr. Bham has worked as a consultant on several large-scale transportation projects internationally. He designed a 120 km rural highway along the rugged coastal terrain in Pakistan. He has performed feasibility studies and economic analyses for bridges, highways and interchanges for different government agencies including two major interchanges in the city of Karachi, one of the largest cities in the world. He has also completed studies for the National Highway Authority (NHA) of Pakistan.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • CE A402 Transportation Engineering
  • CE A405 Transportation Engineering I
  • CE A406 Transportation Engineering II
  • CE A626 Advanced Traffic Flow Theory
  • CE A627 Traffic Modeling and Simulation
  • ES A302 Engineering Data Analysis

Professional and Departmental Service

Transportation Research Board

  • Member, Work Zone Traffic Control Committee (2014-present)
  • Member, Committee on Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance (2010-present)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Positive Protection in Work Zones (2010-present)
  • Member, Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (2007-present)
  • Member, Calibration, Verification, and Validation Task Force (2007-present)
  • Friend, Committees on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, Traffic Flow Theory Characteristics, Vehicle User Characteristics, Pavement Management Systems (1998-present)

International

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PEng), Pakistan Engineering Council (1993-present)
  • Member, Institute of Engineers Pakistan (IEP) (1993-1995)
  • Member, Technical Committee of the 9th Asia Pacific Transportation Development Conference in Chongqing, China, 2012
  • Member, International Technical Committee of the Third International Symposium Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries (IEDC), 2010
  • Member, 1st International Conference on Sustainable Transportation and Traffic Management, Karachi, Pakistan, 2010

Reviewer

Journals

  • Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Records
  • Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
  • Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations
  • Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research
  • Journal of European Transport

Conferences

  • Annual conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  • Annual Conference of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.
  • Application of Advanced Technologies in Transportation
  • First Integrated Transportation and Development Congress (T&DI)
  • International Conference on Modeling and Simulation, The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
  • Third International Symposium on Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries (IEDC 2010)

Research Interests

Dr. Bham's areas of research interests are traffic modeling and simulation, traffic operations and safety, driver behavior, Intelligent Transportation System, and traffic and engineering education.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bham, G. H. and M. Vallati, Slip Ramp Design for Dedicated Truck Lanes Using Microscopic Simulation, Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2014.
  • Mohammadi, A. M., V. A. Samaranayake and G. H. Bham, Crash Frequency Modeling UsingNegative Binomial Models: An Application of Generalized Estimating Equation to Longitudinal Data, Analytic Methods in Accident Research, Volume 2, 2014, pp. 52-69.
  • Bham, G. H., M. Leu, M. Vallati, and D. R. Mathur, Driving Simulator Validation of Driver Behavior with Limited Safe Vantage Points for Data Collection in Work Zones, Journal of Safety Research, Volume 49, Jun. 2014, pp. 53-60.
  • Mohammadi, A. M., V. A. Samaranayake and G. H. Bham, Safety Effect of Missouri's Strategic Highway Safety Plan - Missouri's Blueprint for Safer Roadways, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., accepted Feb. 2014 (in-press).
  • Manepalli, U. R. R. and G. H. Bham, Identification of Crash Contributing Factors: Effects of Spatial Autocorrelation and Sample Data Size, Paper No. 13-4846, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2386, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2013, pp. 179-188.
  • Long, S., L. Gentry and G. H. Bham, Driver Perceptions and Sources of User Dissatisfaction in the Implementation of Variable Speed Limit Systems, Journal of Transport Policy, Vol. 23, Sept. 2012, pp. 1-7.
  • Bham, G. H., B. S. Javvadi and U. R. R. Manepalli, Multinomial Logistic Regression Model for Single- and Multi-Vehicle Collisions for Urban U.S. Highways in Arkansas, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 6, 2012, pp. 786-797.
  • Bham, G. H., D. Cernusca, R. Luna and U. R. R. Manepalli, Longitudinal Evaluation of a GIS Laboratory in a Transportation Engineering Course, ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 137, No. 4, Oct. 2011, pp. 258-266.
  • Bham, G. H., A Simple Lane Change Model for Microscopic Traffic Flow Simulation in Weaving Sections, Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2011, pp. 231-251.
  • Cernusca, D. and G. H. Bham, Application of Threshold Concepts to Improve a Design-Focused Course in Transportation Engineering, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2211, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2011, pp. 10-17.
  • Bham, G. H., D. R. Mathur, M. C. Leu, and M. Vallati, Younger Drivers Evaluation of Vehicle Mounted Attenuator Markings in Work Zones using a Driving Simulator, Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2010, pp. 187-198.
  • Bham, G. H. and R. F. Benekohal, A High Fidelity Traffic Simulation Model based on Cellular Automata and Car-Following Concepts, Journal of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 12, no.1, 2004, pp. 1-32.

Selected Conference Proceedings

  • Mohammadi, A. M., V. A. Samaranayake, and G. H. Bham, The Effect of Incorporating Temporal Correlations into Negative Binomial Count Data Models, 4th International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation, Rome, Oct. 2013.
  • Bham, G. H. and D. Cernusca, A GIS Based Laboratory in Transportation Engineering: Self-Efficacy as a Predictor of Students' Learning, Paper ID #7680, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, Jun. 2013.
  • Kandada, S. and G. H. Bham, Driver Mandatory Lane Change Behavior: Use of Governing Gap In Critical Gap Estimation, Paper No. 13-5151, 92nd Annual Conference of the TRB, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2013.
  • Bham, G. H. and D. Cernusca, An Exploratory Model of Student Performance in a Geographic Information System Laboratory for Transportation Engineering Undergraduates, Paper No. 13-2008, 92nd Annual Conference of the TRB, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2013.
  • Cernusca, D. and G. H. Bham, Use of a Driving Simulator to Enhance the Learning Experience of Undergraduates in Highway Design, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, Jun. 2012.
  • Khazraee, H. and G. H. Bham, A Method to Calibrate Speed-Flow Curves in Accordance with the HCM 2010 and Estimate Highway Capacity, Paper No. 12-3845, 91st Annual Conference of the TRB, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2012.
  • Manepalli, U. R. R., G. H. Bham and V. A. Samaranayake, An Evaluation of Crash Frequency, Crash Severity and Composite Rank Methods for Hotspot Identification, Paper No. 12-3349, 91st Annual Conference of the TRB, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2012.
  • Manepalli, U. R. R., and G. H. Bham, Crash Prediction: Evaluation of Empirical Bayes and Kriging Methods, 3rd International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation, Indianapolis, Sept. 2011.
  • Manepalli, U. R. R., and G. H. Bham, Identification of Crash Causal Factors: Effects of Sample Data Size, 3rd International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation, Indianapolis, Sept. 2011.
  • Manepalli, U. R. R., G. H. Bham and S. Kandada, Evaluation of Hotspot Identification Using Kernel Density Estimation and Getis-Ord Statistics, 3rd International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation, Indianapolis, Sept. 2011.