Abolfazl Karimpour

Abolfazl Karimpour

Abolfazl Karimpour
Assistant Professor


Phone Number:
(315) 792-7437
Office Address:
Donovan Hall
Engineering Department
College of Engineering


Dr. Karimpour is an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. Prior to this role, he was the Manager and Assistant Research Profesor at the Center for Applied Transportation Science at the University of Arizona. He graduated from The University of Arizona with a Ph.D. degree in Transportation Engineering. His research interests are Traffic Operation and Safety, Traffic signal Optimization, Data Analytics, Public Transportation, and Smart Cities Transportation. He has published over 12 peer-reviewed research articles in different journals and presented his research findings more than 15 times at national and international conferences. He serves as the Co-PI of several national, regional, and local transportation projects. He is also a member of several American Society of Civil Engineers committees and serves as a panelist on NCHRP 17-100.

Research Interest

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

  • Emerging Technologies/Smart Cities
  • Transportation Sustainability
  • Traffic Detection Technology Development
  • Advanced/Information Technology Applications

Multimodal Transportation

  • Public Transit
  • Public Health
  • Stainable & Resilient Transportation

Data-Driven Traffic Engineering

  • Traffic Operations, Safety, and Sustainability
  • Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Selected Projects

  • Co-PI, Investigating Road User’s Compliance of Yellow and Clearance Time Intervals for Signal Timing Design, City of Phoenix. May 2022-April 2023 (credit: $15,000).
  • Co-PI, Research Roadmap: Multimodal Data and Modelling, National Institute for Transportation & Communities (USDOT National University Transportation Center). August 2021-May 2022 (credit: $2,800).
  • Co-PI, Statistical Comparisons of Traffic Data for Traffic Signal Re-Timing, City of Phoenix. March 2021-May 2022.
  • Co-PI, Evaluation of Emerging Transportation Technologies: Case Studies in Phoenix and Chandler: Phase 2, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). Nov. 2020-Aug. 2021.
  • Co-PI, Automated Data Collection and Analysis for Arterial Traffic Operations: Phases 3, Town of Marana. Aug. 2021-July 2022.
  • Co-PI, Technical Support for Transportation Network Management System (TNMS) – Phase 2, Pima County Department of Transportation (PCDOT). April 2021-Aug. 2021.
  • Co-PI, Automated Data Collection and Analysis for Arterial Traffic Operations: Phases 2, Town of Marana. Nov. 2019-Aug. 2021.

Recent Publication

  • A. Hosseinzadeh, A. Karimpour, R. Kluger, and R. Orthober (2022). Data Linkage for Crash Outcome Assessment: Linking Police-reported Crashes, Emergency Response Data. Journal of Safety Research.
  • A. Hosseinzadeh, A. Karimpour, R. Kluger (2021). Factors Influencing Shared Micromobility Services: An Analysis of E-Scooters and Bikeshare.Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 100 p.103047.
  • A. Karimpour, J. Anderson, S. Kothuri, and Y.-J. Wu (2021). Estimating Pedestrian Delay at Signalized Intersections Using High-Resolution Event-based Data: As Finite Mixture Modeling Method. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations.
  • A. Karimpour, R. Kluger, C. Liu, and Y.-J. Wu (2021). Effects of Speed Feedback Signs and law Enforcement on Driver Speed. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 77 (2021): 55-72.
  • A. Ariannezhad, A. Karimpour, Xiao Qin, Y.-J. Wu, and Y. Salmani (2021). Handling Imbalanced Data for Real-Time Crash Prediction: Application of Boosting and Sampling Techniques. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, 147 (3), 04020165.
  • A. Karimpour, R. Kluger, Y.-J. Wu (2020). Traffic Sensor Data-Based Assessment of Speed Feedback Signs. Journal of Safety and Security, pp: 1-24.

Course Taught

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute

  • CE230 Civil Engineering Materials (Fall 2022)

University of Arizona

  • CE463/563 Traffic Flow and Capacity Analysis (Spring 2021)-Online
  • CE465/565 Transportation Data Management and Analysis (Spring, 2020)-Hybrid



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