CUTR has a team of experienced and dedicated personnel who work on a range of transportation-related projects and programs. The center’s staff includes educators, researchers, and technical experts who are committed to improving transportation safety for all road users.

In addition to its core staff, CUTR also works with a network of partners and collaborators in the transportation field. These partners include other research institutions, government agencies, and industry associations. By leveraging the expertise and resources of these partners, CUTR is able to make a greater impact on transportation safety and driver education issues.

Maysam Rabbani

PhD candidate/researcher Autonomous-Connected Mobility Evaluation (ACME)
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Maysam Rabbani has joined CUTR in 2020 and has contributed to various projects including strategic planning for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority as well as the study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel demand. He primarily focuses on research design, economic and financial analysis, implementation of statistical and regression models, data processing, and crafting academic papers and executive reports.
Regression analysis
Statistical models
Cost-benefit analysis
Representative experience
Travel demand estimation and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
Economic assessment of project, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA)
Assessing the economic impacts and benefits of the FY 2021-2024 Work Program, THEA
Ph.D., Economics, University of South Florida (exp. 2021)
M.A., Economics, University of South Florida 2016
M.Sc., Environmental Economics, University of Tehran, 2014
B.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology 2011