Professor Samer H. Hamdar

 Traffic dynamics: Mobility, Safety and sustainability



Samer Hani Hamdar is an assistant professor at the George Washington University where he is the director of the Traffic and Networks Research Laboratory (TNRL). He is an affiliate faculty at the Center of Intelligent System Research (CISR) and the National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC). He holds a M.S. Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Ph.D. Degree from Northwestern University – both in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Transportation. During his graduate research experience and his academic career, Dr. Hamdar worked on different projects covering different transportation areas. These projects include two National Science Foundation (NSF) Projects titled “Modeling Human Driving Behavior & Response with Applications to Intelligent Agent Based Traffic Flow Simulation ” and “New Methods for Measuring, Evaluating and Predicting the Safety Impact of Road Infrastructure Systems on Driver Behavior”; and a Federal Highway (FHWA) Project titled “Incorporating Weather Effect in Traffic Estimation and Prediction Systems”. His primary research interests include Driver Behavior Modeling, Pedestrian Flow Dynamics, Traffic Flow Theory, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Planning and Evaluation, Transportation Safety, Evacuation Modeling and Disaster Management. He has an international research background having participated in projects in Germany, Saudi Arabia and the USA.

The George Washington University

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Academic Center, Phillips Hall, Room 631

Washington, DC 20052, USA

Phone: +1-202-994-6652

Fax: +1-202-994-0127








The Traffic and Networks Research Laboratory

Exploration Hall, Room 201-I

20101 Academic Way

Ashburn, VA 20147, USA

Phone: +1-703-726-8273



Professor Samer HamdarThe George Washington UniversityDepartment of Civil and Environmental EngineeringTraffic and Networks Research LaboratoryCenter of Intelligent Systems ResearchNational Crash Analysis Center

TNRL Research Team

Summer 2012