Research Interests

Dr. Gaweesh research focuses on traffic safety and Connected Vehicles (CV) applications. Traffic safety is a major branch of transportation engineering, which focuses on applying advanced statistical techniques to analyze crashes and traffic incidents to enhance the safety performance of road networks. With the continuous evolving of the traffic safety science, state-of-the-art analysis techniques are adopted and utilized to facilitate safety research.

Below is a link to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot that includes my research manuscripts that contributed to the CV pilot in Wyoming. https://wydotcvp.wyoroad.info/research.html

His current research focus on:

  • Crash Modeling
  • Connected Vehicle
  • Safety Evaluation
  • Analysis of Surrogate Safety Measures
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Driving Simulations and Driving Simulator Studies
  • Human Factors
  • Big Data Analysis

Involvement in Funded Projects

  1. (2016-2019) Application Development and Participant Training for Wyoming Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, U.S. DOT – the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
  2. (2016-2019) Performance Measures and Independent Evaluation Support for Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, U.S. DOT – the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
  3. (2016-2018) Driver Performance and Behavior in Adverse Weather Conditions: An Investigation Using the SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data, U.S. DOT – the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
  4. (2017-2018) Hazardous Materials Flow Study, Sweetwater County Emergency Management Agency.
  5. (2017-2018) Hazardous Materials Flow Study, Natrona County Emergency Management Agency.
  6. (2016-2017) Developing an Automated Hazardous Materials Placard Recognition System, Wyoming Homeland Security.
  7. (2015-2018) Calibration and Validation of the Crash Modification Factors – Highway Safety Manual (Part D) – in Wyoming, University Transportation Centers (UTC)/ Mountain Plain Consortium (MPC).
  8. (2015-2017) Calibrating Crash Modification Factors for Wyoming-Specific Conditions: Application of the Highway Safety Manual – Part D, Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).
  9. (2015-2016) Hazardous Materials Flow Study, Laramie County Emergency Management Agency, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.
  10. (2015-2016) Exploring an Effective Field Data Collection Methodology for Hazardous Materials Transportation, Albany County Emergency Management Agency.
  11. (2015) Wyoming Commodity Flow Study, Gillette and Douglas County Emergency Management Agency, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.
  12. (2014-2019) Safety Effectiveness of Regulatory Headlights Signs in Wyoming (Phase-I and II). Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).