Montana State University

Ahmed Al-Kaisy

 


Contact

Department of Civil Engineering
Montana State University
213 Cobleigh Hall
(406) 994-6116
aalkaisy@ce.montana.edu

Specialty Areas: Transportation Engineering

Education & Employment:

 

Ph.D.

Transportation Engineering

Queen’s University

 

M.Sc.

Transportation Engineering

University of Baghdad

 

B.Sc. 

Civil Engineering

University of Baghdad

PROFESSOR, Civil Engineering Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT July 2012 - present
PROGRAM MANAGER, Safety and Operations, Western Transportation Institute, Bozeman, MT July 2008-present
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Civil Engineering Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT July 2007-June 2012
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Civil Engineering Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT Aug 2003-June 2007
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Civil Engineering Department, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 2001-2003
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1999-2001
LECTURER, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1999-2001
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1996-1999

Courses Taught

Course

Title

Credit Hours

CE 350

     Transportation Engineering

3

CE 452

     Traffic Engineering & ITS

3

CE 454

     Transportation Planning

3

CE 456

     Highway Geometric Design

3

CE 554

     Transportation Safety

3

CE 556

     Traffic Flow Fundamentals

3

Publications

Recent Refereed Journal Publications

Al-Kaisy, A., Krieder, T and Pothering, R. (2013) “Speed Selection at Sites with Restrictive Alignment: The US-191 Case Study,” Journal of Advances in Transportation Studies, Issue 29. Pp. 71-82.

Ewan, L., Al-Kaisy, A., and Veneziano, D. (2013) “Weather Sensing and Road Surface Conditions: Is Technology Mature for Reliable ITS Applications?” TRB Transportation Research Record 2329, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 8-16.  

Freedman, Z. and Al-Kaisy, A. (2013) “Investigation of Performance and Lane Utilization within a Passing Lane on a Two-Lane Rural Highway” The International journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vol. 3, issue 3, pp. 279-290.  

Al-Kaisy, A., Veneziano, D. Dorrington, C., and Kirkemo, Z. “Usage Estimation at Rest Areas on Rural Interstate and Arterial Highways: Practical Guidelines” Transportation Research Records, in press.

Al-Kaisy, A. and Roefaro, S. (2012) “Channelized Right-Turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections: The U.S. Experience,” Advances in Transportation Studies, Vol. 26, pp.57-68. 

Al-Kaisy, A., Roefaro, S. and Veneziano, D. (2012) “Effectiveness of Signal Control at Channelized Right Turning Lanes: An Empirical Study” Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 19-34.  

Al-Kaisy, A., Church, B. Veneziano, D. and Dorrington, C. (2011) “Investigation of Parking Dwell Time at Rest Areas on Rural Highways,” Transportation Research Record 2255, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 156-164. 

Al-Kaisy, A., Kirkemo, Z., Veneziano, D. and Dorrington, C. (2011) “Traffic Usage of Rest Areas on Rural Highways: A Recent Empirical Study” Transportation Research Record 2255, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 146-155.

Al-Kaisy, A. and Freedman, Z. (2011) “Estimating Performance on Two-Lane Highways:  Case Study Validation of a New Methodology,” Transportation Research Record 2173, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 72-79.   

Al-Kaisy, A. and Freedman, Z. (2010) “Empirical Examination of Passing Lane Operational Benefits on Rural Two-Lane Highways,” Journal of Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 53-68. 

Al-Kaisy, A. and Karjala, S. (2010) “Car-Following Interaction and the Definition of Free-Moving Vehicles on Two-Lane Rural Highways.” Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE Publications, Vol.136, Issue 10, pp. 925-931.

Ismeik, M. and Al-Kaisy, A. “Characterization of Cell Phone Use while Driving: The Jordan Experience,” Transport. Taylor & Francis, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 252-261.

Al-Kaisy, A. and Freedman, Z. “Empirical Examination of Passing Lane Operational Benefits on Rural Two-Lane Highways,” Journal of Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp.53-68. 

Al-Kaisy, A. and Karjala, S. “Car-Following Interaction and the Definition of Free-Moving Vehicles on Two-Lane Rural Highways.” Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE Publications, Vol. 136, Issue 10, pp. 925-931.

Al-Kaisy, A. and Freedman, Z. “Estimating Performance on Two-Lane Highways:  Case Study Validation of a New Methodology,” Transportation Research Record 2173, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 72-79.   

Al-Kaisy, A. and Nassar, K. (2009) “Developing a Decision Support Tool for Nighttime Construction in Highway Projects” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, Volume 135, Issue 2, pp. 119-125.

Al-Kaisy, A. and Durbin, C. (2009) “Platooning on Two-Lane Two-Way Highways: An Empirical Investigation” Journal of Advanced Transportation, Volume 43, Number 1, pp. 71-88.

Al-Kaisy, A. and Karjala, S. (2008) “Indicators of Performance on Two-Lane Rural Highways: An Empirical Investigation” In Transportation Research Record 2071, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 87-97.

Nassar, K. and Al-Kaisy, A. (2008) “A Discrete Event Simulation Model for the Effect of Placement Location on Sign Occlusion in Buildings” Journal of Automation in Construction, Elsevier, Volume 17, issue 7, pp. 799-808.

Al-Kaisy, A. and Durbin, C. (2008) “Evaluating New Methodologies for Estimating Performance on Two-Lane Highways” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 35, Number 8, pp. 777-785. 

Al-Kaisy, A., Hardy, A., and Nemfakos, C. (2008) “Static Warning Signs of Occasional Hazards: Do They Work?” The Institute of Transportation Engineers, ITE journal, pp. 38-42, June 2008.   


Recent Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Ewan, L., Al-Kaisy, A. and Veneziano, D. (2013) “Weather Sensing and Road Surface Conditions: Is Technology Mature for Reliable ITS Applications?” Presented at the Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual meeting in Washington DC, January 13-17. 

Al-Kaisy, A., Veneziano, D. Dorrington, C., and Kirkemo, Z. (2012) “Usage Estimation at Rest Areas on Rural Interstate and Arterial Highways: Practical Guidelines” Presented at the Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., January 22-26.  

Al-Kaisy, A. and Durbin, C. (2011) “Platooning on Two-Lane Two-Way Highways: An Empirical Investigation” Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, Stockholm, Sweden, June 28-July 1, Elsevier, Volume 16.  

Al-Kaisy, A. and Freedman, Z. (2011) “Empirical Examination of Passing Lane Operational Benefits on Rural Two-Lane Highways,” Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, Stockholm, Sweden, June 28-July 1, Elsevier, Volume 16.      

Al-Kaisy, A., Roefaro, S. and Veneziano, D. (2011) “Effectiveness of Signal Control at Channelized Right Turning Lanes: An Empirical Study” Presented at the 90th TRB Annual meeting, January 23-27.    

Al-Kaisy, A., Church, B. Veneziano, D. and Dorrington, C. (2011) “Investigation of Parking Dwell Time at Rest Areas on Rural Highways” Presented at the 90th TRB Annual meeting, January 23-27.    

ISmeik, M. and Al-Kaisy, A. (2011) “Characterization of Cell Phone Use while Driving: The Jordan Experience,” Presented at the 90th TRB Annual meeting, January 23-27.  

Al-Kaisy, A., Kirkemo, Z., Veneziano, D. and Dorrington, C. (2011) “Traffic Usage of Rest Areas on Rural Highways: A Recent Empirical Study” Presented at the 90th TRB Annual meeting, January 23-27.     

Al-Kaisy, A. and Roefaro, S. (2010) “Channelized Right-Turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections: A Review of Practice,” The Fourth International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, Valencia, Spain, June 1-5.  

Al-Kaisy, A., Kreider, T. and Pothering, R. (2010) “Speed Selection at Sites with Restrictive Geometries: A Case Study,” The 20th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 6-9.  

Al-Kaisy, A. and Freedman, Z. (2010) “Estimating Performance on Two-Lane Highways:  Case Study Validation of a New Methodology,” Presented at the Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting, January 10-14.

Al-Kaisy, A., Hardy, A., and Nemfakos, C. (2009) “Static Warning Signs of Occasional Hazards: Do They Work?” The Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, June 7-10. 

Al-Kaisy, A. and Karjala, S. “Indicators of Performance on Two-Lane Rural Highways: An Empirical Investigation.” Presented at the Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 13-17 2008.

Al-Kaisy, A. and Karjala, S. “Car-Following Interaction and the Definition of Free-Moving Vehicles on Two-Lane Rural Highways.” Presented at the Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 13-17 2008.
 

Professional Memberships 

Professional Engineer: State of Montana, License # 18377
Associate Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (2000-2001, 2004-present)
University Representative, Transportation Research Board (2004-present)
Individual Affiliate, Transportation Research Board (1997-2003)
Member, American Society of Civil engineers (2000-2004)
Member, International Society of Iraqi Scientists
Member, Iraqi Society for Higher Education Abroad