"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." Aldous Huxley

Tariq U. Saeed (tJ), Ph.D.

           Dr. Tariq Usman Saeed is a research affiliate of the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT) at Purdue University. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of TransPeshawar, an urban mobility company of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pakistan, responsible for one of the leading third-generation bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in South and West Asia and bicycle sharing system for last mile connectivity, named "Zu Peshawar". He is a Fulbright alumnus and holds a doctoral degree in dual majors, Transportation & Infrastructure Systems Engineering and Computational Engineering, from Purdue University. As part of his doctoral studies, he also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich. This cross-cultural, international exposure has been a great asset in his professional pursuit of enhancing and improving urban infrastructure and transportation systems and landscape in his native KP province, particularly the Peshawar Metropolitan region. Dr. Saeed has diverse professional experience, actively pursuing a career in both academia and industry. Dr. Saeed continues to teach graduate courses as an adjunct associate professor and mentor graduate research students.


-   USDOT Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT), as research affiliate

-    Center for Next-Generation Transportation Systems (NEXTRANS), as research affiliate

Graduate Teaching

-   Graduate courses taught as main instructor: Urban Infrastructure Management, Advanced Construction Management, Geometrics and Safety of Highways, Highway Design, Transportation Planning and Modeling, Statistical and Econometric Methods, Transportation Decision-Making and Systems Analysis, Transport Demand and Economics, Infrastructure Management, Pavement Management and Rehabilitation, and Airport Design, among others.

-   Co-Instructor graduate course, Highway Infrastructure Management Systems (with Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor KC Sinha) 

Schools Attended

-   Purdue University

-   Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

-   Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich

-   Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey

-   University of Idaho

-   University of Engineering & Technology (UETP)

Professional Affiliation / Service

-   Editorial Board Member (2019-present), Journal of Urban Technology

-   Editorial Board Member (2024-present), Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour

-   Reviewer/Judge for The Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award 2020 and 2021 (by the Council of University Transportation Centers), which is given annually for the best Doctoral dissertation and Master's thesis in the field of policy and planning in transportation studies.

-   Member (2016-20), ABJ80 Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Statistical Methods

-   Presiding Officer, lectern session on Use of Technology and Data for Bridge Management (Hot Topic: Transformational Technologies), 2019 TRB 98th Annual Meeting

-   Member, Internal Review Committee (IRC) for Academic Program Review, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue.

-   Reviewer: Journal of Urban Technology, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Accident Analysis and Prevention, IEEE Access, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Journal of Management in Engineering, Analytic Methods in Accident Research, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, Travel Behaviour and Society, Sustainability, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, International Journal of Construction Management, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Transport Policy, Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, Journal of Transport Geography, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Traffic Injury Prevention, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Transportation Planning and Technology, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems Part A: Civil Engineering, Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, and several others

-   Founding President, ASCE T&DI Student Chapter @ Purdue

-   Member, ASCE T&DI Economics and Finance Committee

-   Judge, The 2016 and The 2017 Undergraduate Research & Poster Symposium hosted by The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Program at Purdue University. Link

-   Fellow, Class of 2016, International Road Federation

-   Fellow, Class of 2017, ENO Future Leaders

-   Member: International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), American Society of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, Transportation Research Forum.

Awards & Recognition

-   Recognized for top cited article in Geographical Analysis for year 2019-2020

-   Article selected as Editor's choice in ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems

-   College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, Purdue University. [Link]

-   Travel Award, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles.

-   Doctoral Candidate Travel Award, College of Engineering, Purdue University.

-   Nomination for the Schmidt Science Fellowship. Link

-   American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Jerome C. Premo Scholarship. Link

-   American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Jack E. Leisch Memorial Graduate Award. [Link].

-   Named "Hugh W. and Edna M. Donnan Doctoral Candidate", College of Engineering, Purdue University.

-   Essam and Wendy Radwan Graduate Fellowship (awarded twice) by Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University.

-   Recipient of 2017 American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship. Link

-   ENO announces 2017 Future Leaders Class. Link  [LinkII]

-   Tariq Saeed appointed to two Transportation Research Board committees. Link

-   Purdue Climate Change Research Center's Graduate Student Travel Grant

-   Ph.D. Scholar Tariq U. Saeed selected IRF Fellow Class of 2016. Link

-   Fulbright PhD Scholar Tariq Saeed elected to Graduate Student Senate. Link 

-   Tariq Saeed receives Purdue Climate Change Research Center's Graduate Student Travel Grant. Link

-   Fulbright PhD Scholar Tariq Saeed awarded ThinkSwiss Research Fellowship. Link 

-   As a guest panelist to discuss highway infrastructure management Link 

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