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.

Monis Wazir

OPS Assistant ITS, Traffic Operations and Safety
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Monis grew up in Indian Administered Kashmir; a place sandwiched between India and Pakistan, known for its pristine beauty and history of conflict. He completed my undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from SRM University Chennai in 2015. He is currently pursuing my Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a concentration in Transportation Engineering.

In his current role as a Research Assistant at the CUTR (Center of Urban Transportation Research), he had the opportunity to conduct studies that seek to promote pedestrian and motorcyclist safety. Among other projects, he conducted a Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) in which Monis examined the behavior dynamics between drivers and pedestrians at signalized intersections and performed statistical analyses on the collected data to understand the pattern of the interactions. Monis also performed a study to investigate the effectiveness of DSFS (Dynamic Feedback Sign) to improve motorcyclist safety-related behaviors on rural two-lane curves. His work experience with CUTR has helped me better understand the wide-ranging and multi-dimensional nature of transportation design. He also has prior experience working as a field and design engineer for construction companies.