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Ghulam Bham

Assistant Professor
Office: ENGR 215
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.  Dr. Bham's areas of research interests are traffic modeling and simulation, traffic operations, driver behavior, infrastructure management, and safety.

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, as a PI, has led several research projects 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, and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD). Dr. Bham's research credits total $1.76 million.

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 traffic engineering and planning studies for the National Highway Authority (NHA) of Pakistan.

Teaching Responsibilites

  • CE A402 Transportation Engineering
  • ES A302 Engineering Data Analysis

Professional and Departmental Service

Transportation Research Board
  • 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, Work Zone Traffic Control, 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)
Other Entities
  • Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC)
  • Missouri Transportation Institute (MTI)
  • University of Missouri Research Board (UMRB)
Student Advising
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla (Fall 2005-Spring 2012)
Research Activites
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla
    • International Road Federation - Representative for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Fall 2006-Fall 2011)
    • Intelligent Systems Center - Research Investigator (Spring 2006-Fall 2012)
    • Center for Infrastructure Engineering Services - Research Investigator (Spring 2008-Fall 2012)
    • Transportation Research Board - Liaison representative for the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Fall 2007-Fall 2012)
Committee Service
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    • Member, Undergraduate Planning Committee, CArE (Fall 2010-Spring 2012)
    • Member, Graduate Affairs Committee, CArE (Fall 2005-Spring 2012)
    • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, CArE (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)
    • Member, Scholarship and Fellowship Committee, CArE (Fall 2004-Spring 2008)
    • Member, Transportation Faculty Search Committee, CArE (Fall 2006-Spring 2007)
    • Member, Promotion and Tenure Writer's Group (Spring 2005-Summer 2007)
    • Faculty Advisor for Institute of Transportation Engineers (Fall 2010-Spring 2012)
Additional Activities at Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Coordinator Open House, Phonathon Supervisor, GTA workshop evaluator

Research Interests

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

Publications

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.