Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of Minnesota Twin Cities;
Research Websites: Center for the Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES)
Research Areas: data analysis, theoretical traffic flow modeling
Saif Jabari is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at New York University in Abu Dhabi and also holds an appointment with New York University Tandon School of Engineering as Research Assistant Professor.
His research interests lie at the interface between data analysis and theoretical traffic flow modeling. One of the main themes of his research is the development of methods for understanding and quantifying uncertainty in transportation systems. His recent work has focused on the development of real-time traffic analytics, including traffic state estimation, network-wide real-time dynamic control, and incident detection, localization, and sensor placement problems for urban traffic networks.
Prior to joining NYUAD, Jabari was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Mathematical Sciences and Analytics Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Jabari received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2012. His doctoral dissertation received the 2012 Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award for best dissertation in Science and Technology.
His research interests include traffic flow theory and dynamical modeling, real-time traffic analytics, network flows and sensor placement problems, and applied probability and uncertainty quantification.