Texas A&M University Institute of Advanced Studies

Arezoo Abianeh

Arezoo Abianeh

As a PhD student in the transportation engineering program, at the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, having the HEEP fellowship enabled me to investigate the potential impacts of connected vehicles on traffic operations and emissions. Through my collaboration with Faculty Fellow Dr. Kumares C. Sinha, I was introduced to the various impacts of connected vehicles from different perspectives. Improved mobility is one of the main benefits that connected vehicle technology offers. Connected vehicles will also help society to manage the transportation system efficiently, which in turn enables people to plan the most efficient, time-saving, and greenest commute. We developed a unique model in the Simulation of Urban Mobility (SUMO) platform for simulating the current traffic conditions and the future of the transportation systems considering the emergence of connected vehicles.

This fellowship provided the opportunity to extend theoretical knowledge to practical fields and from mainly technique-driven exploration to modeling and assessment methodologies. We expect to publish research stemming from the HEEP fellowship in a peer-reviewed journal in the near future.


Transportation Engineering

Graduation Year

August 2018

Degree Type


Fellowship Year(s)


Previous Education

M.S. in Transportation Engineering - Unversity of Maryland - '15
B.S. in Civil Engineering - Sharif University of Technology - '12


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