Hossein Naraghi




InTrans, CTRE

About Hossein


  • PhD, Transportation Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2017 
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2004 
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 1993 

Professional Experience

  • Research Engineer/Scientist, Center for Transportation Research and Education, Institute for Transportation, 2016–present
  • Research/Teaching Assistant, Institute for Transportation, 2013–2016
  • Project Manager, N&J Construction Innovation, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2009–2012
  • Project Manager, Cardno Young, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2005–2010
  • Research Assistant, Center for Transportation Research and Education, Iowa State University, 2001–2005
  • Site Engineer, A & L Engineering and Construction Company, Garland, TX, 2001–2002
  • Project Manager, Machine Sazy Vijeh Company, Tehran, Iran, 1996–2001
  • Site Engineer, Oil Industrial Engineering Company, Tabriz, Iran, 1993–1995

Selected Research Projects

  • Work Zone Safety Analysis Using SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data, Federal Highway Administration
  • Work Zone Safety using SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data, MnDOT, 2016–2018
  • Iowa Traffic Safety Data Service, Iowa GTSB, Iowa DOT, 2013–present
  • Iowa Traffic Safety Data Service (ITSDS) SICL for Intersections, Iowa Governors Traffic Safety Bureau, Iowa DOT, 2015–present
  • Iowa Local Road Safety Plans–Phase 3, Iowa DOT, Sub-contractor to Kimley-Horn
  • Iowa Pavement Management Program, Iowa DOT
  • District Road Safety Plans, Iowa DOT
  • US Road Assessment Program (usRAP), Subcontractor to MRIGlobal
  • US Road Assessment Program (usRAP), AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 2017–present
  • usRAP Studies for Wisconsin Counties, WI DOT
  • Application of Safer Roads Investment Plans for Safety Management of Utah Roads and Streets, Utah Department of Transportation, Subcontractor to MRIGlobal, 2017–present
  • usRAP Studies for Utah Counties, Utah DOT
  • usRAP Studies for Utah Interstate, Utah DOT
  • usRAP Studies for Indiana Toll Road, Indiana Toll Road Authority
  • Development of Iowa Strategic Highway Safety Plan
  • Development of Iowa Intersection Database with full MIRE Elements, 2013-present
  • Horizontal Curve identification and Evaluation, Iowa DOT
  • Developing a Tutorial for Iowa Crash Analysis Tool (ICAT), Iowa DOT
  • Development of Safety Performance Functions (SPF’s) and Potential for Crash Reduction (PCR) for Iowa Paved Intersection
  • Highway Safety Manual Calibration for Various Roadway Networks in Iowa
  • Research Projects for the Iowa DOT Office of Maintenance, 2018–present

Selected Publications

  • Investigating the Crash Interaction of Younger and Older (Y_O) Drivers, December 2004
  • Observing and Modeling Drivers’ Behavior in Work Zone using SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data, December 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Friend, TRB Committee on Safety Data Analysis and Evaluation, ANB20
  • Friend, TRB Roadway Safety Data Subcommittee, ABJ20
  • Friend, TRB Traffic Law Enforcement Committee ANB40