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Kirolos Haleem, PhD, PE

Kirolos Haleem, PhD, PE
- Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil (Transportation) Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2009
  • M.S., Civil (Transportation) Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2007
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Alexandria University, 2003

Scholarly Interest

Kirolos Haleem is an assistant professor of civil (transportation) engineering at Western Kentucky University (WKU). Before joining WKU, Kirolos worked as a faculty member for two and a half years at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Kirolos received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in civil (transportation) engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He has more than 10-year experience in transportation engineering. His areas of expertise include traffic safety analysis, application of statistical models and data mining techniques in transportation data analysis, traffic operations, and ITS. He worked for more than four years as a research associate at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL. At FIU, he led and conducted numerous transportation research projects sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the USDOT, and supervised Ph.D. and M.S. students. Kirolos also brings industrial experience working at AgileAssets, Inc. and the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT).

Scholarly Interests:

  •  Highway Traffic Safety
  •  Application of Statistical and Econometric Models in Transportation Engineering
  •  Application of Data Mining Techniques in Transportation Engineering
  •  Safety at Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings
  •  ITS & Traffic Operations
  •  Driving Simulator Studies
  •  Access Management

Professional Membership & Credentials

  • Professional Engineer (PE) – State of Michigan
  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Scholarly Activity


Funded Projects/Grants

As Principal Investigator

  • In-Service Performance Evaluation (ISPE) of Guardrails and Cable Barriers in Alabama (PI: Kirolos Haleem, Co-PI: Michael Anderson). Active Project, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). ($268,000).
  • Comprehensive Investigation of Bike Crash Causes, Patterns, and Countermeasures in Alabama (PI: Kirolos Haleem, Co-PI: Michael Anderson). Active Project, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). ($285,000).

 

As Co-Principal Investigator and Researcher

  • Evaluation of Signage Alternatives for Express Lane Facilities (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Research and Innovation Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation – Georgia Tech University Transportation Center. ($60,000).
  • Extraction of Basic Roadway Information for Non-State Roads in Florida (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($120,000).
  • Digital Advertising Billboards and Driver Distraction (PI: Virginia Sisiopiku). In Partnership with University of Alabama at Birmingham, Research and Innovation Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation – Georgia Tech University Transportation Center. ($43,000).
  • A Comprehensive Study to Reduce Pedestrian Crashes in Florida (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($150,000).
  • Roundabouts and Access Management (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation (Subcontract from University of Florida). ($70,000).
  • Synthesis of the Advance in and Application of Fractal Characteristics of Traffic Flow (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($40,000).
  • Best Practices in the Use of Hybrid Static-Dynamic Signs (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($150,000).
  • Before and After Safety Study of Roadways Where New Medians Have Been Added (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($225,000).
  • In-Service Performance Evaluation (ISPE) for G4 (1S) Type of Strong-Post W-Beam Guardrail System and Median Cable Barrier: Volumes I & II (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($280,000).

 

As Researcher

  • Analysis of Movable Bus Stop Boarding and Alighting Areas (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($110,700).
  • Preparing Florida for Deployment of Safety Analyst for All Roads (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($300,000).
  • Standardization of Crash Analysis in Florida (PI: Albert Gan). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($143,000).
  • Identification of Intersections’ Crash Profiles/Patterns to Include Unsignalized Intersections and Expand the Safety/Traffic Database (PI: Mohamed Abdel-Aty). Sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation Research Center. ($150,000).


Selected Publications

  • Kesavareddy, S., K. Haleem, M. Doustmohammadi, and M. Anderson. (2018). “Comparing the Crash Injury Severity Risk Factors at High-Volume and Low-Volume Intersections with Different Traffic Control in Alabama,” International Journal of Statistics and Applications, Vol. 8(4), pp. 173-188.
  • Haleem, K. (2016). “Investigating Risk Factors of Traffic Casualties at Private Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings in the United States,” Accident Analysis & Prevention, Elsevier, Vol. 95, pp. 274-283.
  • Haleem, K., P. Alluri, and A. Gan. (2015). “Analyzing Pedestrian Crash Injury Severity at Signalized and Non-Signalized Locations,” Accident Analysis & Prevention, Elsevier, Vol. 81, pp. 14-23.
  • Haleem, K. and A. Gan. (2015). “Contributing Factors of Crash Injury Severity at Public Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings in the U.S.,” Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier, Vol. 53, pp. 23-29.
  • Lu, J., K. Haleem, P. Alluri, A. Gan, and K. Liu. (2014). “Developing Local Safety Performance Functions versus Calculating Calibration Factors for Safety Analyst Applications: A Florida Case Study,” Safety Science, Elsevier, Vol. 65, pp. 93-105.
  • Haleem, K. and A. Gan. (2013). “Impact of Driver's Age and Side of Impact on Crash Severity along Urban Freeways: A Mixed Logic Approach,” Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier, Vol. 46, pp. 67-76.
  • Haleem, K. and M. Abdel-Aty. (2012). “Application of GLASSO in Variable Selection and Crash Prediction at Unsignalized Intersections,” ASCE: Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 138(7), pp. 949-960.
  • Abdel-Aty, M. and K. Haleem. (2011). “Analyzing Angle Crashes at Unsignalized Intersections Using Machine Learning Techniques,” Accident Analysis & Prevention, Elsevier, Vol. 43(1), pp. 461-470.
  • Haleem, K. and M. Abdel-Aty. (2010). “Examining Traffic Crash Injury Severity at Unsignalized Intersections,” Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier, Vol. 41(4), pp. 347-357.
  • Haleem, K., M. Abdel-Aty, and J. Santos. (2010). “Multiple Applications of the Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines in Predicting Rear-end Crashes at Unsignalized Intersections,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2165, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., pp. 33-41.
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