• Ph.D. (2005)

    Civil Engineering - Transportation Planning

    Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

  • M.Sc. (1997)

    Industrial Engineering- Socio-Economic Systems Engineering

    Transportation Planning, Institute for Management and Planning Studies, Tehran, Iran

  • B.Sc. (1989)

    Mechanical Engineering - Heat & Fluids

    Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

  • Transportation Planning and Management
  • Transportation Demand Forecasting and Behavioral Modeling
  • Transportation Safety Behavioral Modeling
  • Discrete Choice Models
  • Land Use Models
  • Transportation and Traffic Simulation
  • Active modes of travel
  • Autonomous vehicles (acceptance, demand, and heterogeneity models)
  • Heterogeneity in choice models
  • Cordon pricing models
  • Transportation Planning and Engineering Laboratory

    Research field: Transportation Planning, Transportation safety behavioral mod, Transportation Traffic Simulation

    Expert: Mohammad Hossein Abbasi

    Phone: +98(21)82884993

    Address: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Block 6, Transportation Planning and Engineering Laboratory

Dr. Amir Reza Mamdoohi defended his PhD thesis in Civil Eng. Faculty of Sharif University of Technology (SUT) with an excellent degree in 2005 and started his career as a faculty member in the Institute for Management and Planning Studies (IMPS). In 2006, he was appointed as the Director General of Educational Planning and Modeling Office, and in 2007 as the Director General of Research Planning and Coordination Office at IMPS. He was transferred in 2009 to the Highway Engineering Department of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty of Trabiat Modares University (TMU) where his collaboration resulted in the establishment of Transportation Planning Course at the Masters degree in the same year. He held the position of the Head of Highway Engineering Department (2010-2013) where he managed to recruit four new faculty members, establish Transportation Planning Department in 2013, and hold the responsibility of this newly established department for six years until 2018.
He managed to establish the PhD course in Transportation Planning in 2013 at TMU (as the third university in Iran with PhD course in Transportation Planning) and Transportation Laboratory in 2017 which he still has the responsibility of.
In addition to collaborating with different journals as reviewer, he started collaboration as a member of editorial board of different specialized transportation and traffic journals including Journal of Geotechnical & Transportation Engineering, International Journal of Transportation Engineering, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Journal of Traffic Management Studies, Transportation Research Journal and Journal of Road.
He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016 and after a few months, he was appointed as the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs of the faculty for about three years and simultaneously, the Dean of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty in 2019 for about a year.
His honors include Top Researcher of the University in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019 and highest score in teaching quality for 5 years (2009-2014).
He has supervised and co-advised more than 10 PhD and 100 MS theses, published more than 115 journal papers and more than 120 conference papers. His international collaboration has resulted in signing memorandum of understanding (MOUs) with TU Wien (Austria), TU Berlin (Germany) and IST (Portugal) and action plans including joint international workshops, seminars, theses co-advisorship, projects and papers.
His international projects include Innovative Traffic Congestion Alleviation for Dubai, a Proposed Short-Term Action Plan, Blue City Master Plan Revision and Sustainable Urban Mobility Research in Central Asia (SUMRICA).
His national projects include Comprehensive Transportation and Traffic Studies of Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz, Esfahan, Boushehr, Hamedan, Qazvin, Qom and Parand; Khouzestan Steel Company Site Transportation Planning and Management; Comprehensive Studies of CNG Station Location Problem; Teleworking Impact Study for the City of Tehran; Pricing and Effectiveness of Tehran CBD; Assessment of Tehran new traffic scheme and feasibility of its extension to odd-even area; Tehran Transportation and Traffic Studies and Policies; Tehran Transportation Demand Management Studies; Planning and Research Services of the 18th International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Engineering; and Location and Layout Studies of Qazvin Logistics Village.


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Heterogeneity across people in accepting Autonomous vehicles using Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology

Iman Farzin, Amir Reza Mamdoohi, Farzaneh Noori
Journal PaperSharif Journal of Civil Engineering , 2021 September 22, {Pages }


Autonomous vehicles (AVs) provide safe and efficient transportation without human intervention through their sensors and communication technologies. The advent of such vehicles will lead to an unprecedented revolution in transportation if they are accepted and used by the people. Higher technology acceptance rates justify investment in the infrastructure required for the expansion of such technologies as well as their ultimate success since eliminating economic and technical obstacles while neglecting the human barrier of acceptance would be futile. Most researchers have employed the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to investigate the latent variables affecting the acceptance of AVs. Although the theory incorporate

Taste variation of the elderly mode choice

Hamed Omrani, Amir Reza Mamdoohi, Iman Farzin
Journal PaperInternational Journal of Transportation Engineering , 2021 January 12, {Pages }


This research investigates the role of socio-economic and attitude factors on taste variation of the elderly in mode choice, and its main sources. Based on a total of 524 questionnaires distributed among the elderly in thirteen districts of Mashhad, factor analysis is used to identifying attitude factors like environmental, safety, convenience, comfort, and flexibility. Mixed logit and latent class models are employed to test heterogeneity among the elderly and also to determine its possible sources. Results of MXL show that several socio-economic, travel mode attributes and attitude factors have a significant effect on the elderly mode choice, which car ownership of the elderly and travel time of walking are heterogeneous variables among p

Role of built-environment, lifestyle, attitude and behavioral factors on mode choice-case of grocery shopping in Tehran

Amir Reza Mamdoohi, Hamed Omrani, Mahdieh Allahviranlo
Journal PaperInternational Journal of Transportation Engineering , 2021 January 10, {Pages }


Although previous studies show that attitudes (personal preference) play an essential role in mode choice, few studies investigate the effect of heterogeneity of these factors in mode choice of grocery shopping. This research investigates the role of socioeconomic, built-environment, lifestyle, attitude, and behavioral variables on taste variation of individuals in mode choice of grocery shopping trips. 398 individuals are surveyed in chain grocery stores of Tehran in May 2016 and factor analysis is used to identify latent variable such as safety, pedestrian-oriented, mode flexibility. Furthermore, a mixed logit (MXL) model is employed to test heterogeneity among individuals. Results of MXL model show that several socioeconomic, mode attri

A fuzzy approach for designing of subway lines, case study: development of the Tehran subway network

Amir Reza Mahdavi, Amirreza Mamdoohi, Mahdieh Allahviranloo
Journal PaperAmirkabir Journal of Civil Engineering , 2021 January 18, {Pages }


Subway network design can be classified as one of the most challenging problems in transportation planning, where different deterministic or non-deterministic approaches have been utilized for optimal design. Non-deterministic methods, having fewer limitations and representing reality with its intrinsic uncertainty, have thus been the focus of less research. This paper incorporates concepts of fuzzy set theory into optimal design of subway networks to the case of Tehran. Two binary mathematical programming models with different objective functions are developed. The first model maximizes the covered population while minimizing construction cost, whereas the second maximizes the ratio of the covered population to construction cost. These obj

Acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles using a Combination of UTAUT and DOI

I Farzin, A Mamdoohi
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Comparative Analysis of Logit-Based Stochastic Traffic Assignment Models

H Gholi, AR Mamdoohi, A Babazadeh
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An Overview of Challenges and Plans to Improve Urban Mobility: A Case of Approach and Strategies in Tehran

M Khashaypoor, FN Da Silva, AR Mamdoohi
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Impact of built environment on walking in the case of Tehran, Iran

F Ahmadipour, AR Mamdoohi, A Wulf-Holger
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Heterogeneity across individuals in accepting Autonomous vehicles using Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology

I Farzin, AR Mamdoohi, F Noori
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Analysis of pedestrians’ behaviour: A segmentation approach based on latent variables

AH Shoabjareh, AR Mamdoohi, T Nordfjærn
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Impact Of Congestion Pricing Policy Change On Mode Choice: The Case Of Tehran

AR Mamdoohi, E Hamrang Ghoortlar
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Taste variation of the elderly mode choice: The role of socio-economic, attitude and behavior factors

H Omrani, AR Mamdoohi, I Farzin
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Taste variation of the elderly mode choice: The role of socio-economic, attitude and behavior factors

H Omrani, AR Mamdoohi, I Farzin
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Bicycle demand: a gender analysis for Tehran, Iran

AR Mamdoohi, V Amini
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Bicycle demand: a gender analysis for Tehran, Iran

Amir Reza Mamdoohi, Vajihe Amini
Journal PaperInternational Journal of Transportation Engineering , 2020 March 10, {Pages }


International studies on bicycle demand have shown that females and males can have different transportation behavior due to their innate differences, as in social responsibility and access to facilities. Considering the almost equal and significant share of females in urban trips, and also the cultural aspects, this issue is of even more importance in Tehran, which lacks detailed focused research studies. This paper aims to model bicycle demand for Tehran stressing on gender difference impacts. Regarding the scope of the research, a questionnaire field survey was designed to gather required data for modeling purposes. Using a random sample of Tehran citizens stratified by employment status, the field survey was conducted, in March 2013. Da

Heterogeneous analysis of mode choice behavior using latent class model

Hamid Rezaei, Elnaz Irannezhad, Amir Reza Mamdoohi
Journal PaperJournal of Transportation Research , 2020 October 4, {Pages }


To reduce traffic in the central area of Tehran and thus reduce air pollution, a toll management plan is being implemented in this area of the city. In the present study, the mode choice within the congestion pricing scheme has been investigated with respect to the base hour scenarios. The statistical population consists of 1388 respondents who were provided for the analysis of the subject in question by answering to each of the three price scenarios of 4164 observations. In addition, a latent class model is used to investigate the heterogeneity in passenger behavior and the impact of price on mode choice. Based on the results of the latent class model, the sensitivity of different groups to the price is different, so that in the class with

Acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles Using Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology and Diffusion of Innovations

Iman Farzin, Amirreza Mamdoohi
Journal PaperAmirkabir Journal of Civil Engineering , 2020 August 18, {Pages }


The emergence of the autonomous vehicle (AV) cause a revolution in the future of transportation system. Regarding, potential benefits of this technology, new and unknown challenges arise in transportation. In this regard assessing the effectiveness of these vehicles is to identify the factors affecting their adoption. In previous studies, many researchers have used unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) to investigate the latent factors affecting AV adoption, which is a combination of the eight previous technology acceptance and adoption models, but neglected some of the variables. This paper uses the combination of UTAUT and diffusion of innovations (DOI) and investigates the latent variables including performance expec

The association between the route-level walkability measures and children’s walk to school

Mehdi Barati, Mohsen Fallah Zavareh, Amir Reza Mamdoohi
Journal PaperAmirkabir Journal of Civil Engineering , 2020 July 13, {Pages }


Increasing active school trips is a strategy for children’s health. Despite that the route features may associate with higher amounts of walking school trips, the majority of previous studies have focused on buffer-level characteristics of the built environment. Moreover, the role of children’s interest has not been widely examined in previous studies. The present study investigates the associations between the route-level features of the built environment, socio-economic, and cognitive characteristics on children’s walk to school. A total of 340 questionnaires were distributed among 7-12 year-old pupils across three primary schools in a neighbourhood in Tehran. For each route to school the environmental features were collected by mea

Modeling Escorting School Trips by Employed Parents Based on Latent Variables

Sara Mohajerani, AmirReza Mamdoohi
Journal PaperThe Journal of Planning and Budgeting , Volume 24 , Issue 4, 2020 February 10, {Pages 125-143 }


Trips are an inseparable aspect of our lives, and nowadays their purposes have been changed and their number has increased. Most of the trips are done by cars, which make lots of harmful influences on our environment (such as pollution, global warming, and lack of energy sources), and they also bring about negative impacts on the economy and society. In order to have sustainable development, transportation managers should make long-term investments and policies on public transportation and active travel modes. In view of that, in addition to socio-economic variables and attributes of trips, we investigate the effect of latent psychological variables such as attitude, perceived behavioral control, subjective norms, and intention on escorting

Socio-Demographic Factors Impact on Willingness to Buy and Use Autonomous Vehicles in Tehran

Iman Farzin, MohammadHossein Abbasi, A Mamdoohi
Journal Paperفصلنامه علمی مطالعات مدیریت ترافیک , Volume 1398 , Issue 55, 2020 February 20, {Pages 61-90 }


Today, autonomous vehicles are recognized as revolution in people mobility. Despite of many benefits of AVs, distrust is the main barrier to people acceptance. This paper aims to survey the willingness to buy, use in stop-go driving condition and shared use in 22 districts of Tehran through a sample size of 338 individuals. A stated preference questionnaire was designed for this purpose and distributed for the first time in Iran as a developing country. Regarding descriptive analysis, the relationship existence and correlation coefficient were assessed using chi-square test, Cramer's V and Spearman correlation coefficient. Results show 59% willingness and 37% unwillingness to buy of people in this technology, as well as 70% willingness to u

Current Teaching

  • MS.c.

    Transportation Systems Analysis and Evaluation

Teaching History

  • MS.c.

    Transportation Planning

  • 2021
    Roostaei, Zahra
    Facors affecting women\'s walking trips: a case study of non-work trips in shiraz
  • 2021
    Kordizadeh Zavareh, Hamidreza
  • 2019
    Aghidi Kheyrabadi, Salman
    A development of destination choice models for walk trips
  • 1-Highest quality of teaching in the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 at Civil Eng Faculty
  • 2-Outstanding researcher of Tarbiat Modares University, Applied research project, 2013
  • 3-Outstanding instructor, Tarbiat Modares University, 2014
  • 4-Outstanding researcher of Tarbiat Modares University, highest score of promotion to associate professor, 2017
  • 5-Distinguished professor, Tarbiat Modares University, 2021
  • Head of Transportation Planning Department
  • Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs- Faculty of Civil & Environmental Eng
  • Supervisor of Transportation Planning Laboratory
  • Director General- Educational Planning and Modeling Office
  • Director General- Research Planning and Coordination Office
  • Head of Transportation Planning and Economics Research Group
  • Head of Transportation and Logistics Group
  • Head of Transportation Studies Group
  • Acting dean of civil and environment of engineering
  • Head of the Supervisory Council of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Head of Highway Engineering Department
  • Member of Scientific & Executive Council of Joint Courses, Tarbiat Modares University and Tarahan Parseh Transportation Research Institute
  • Member of Transportation Council, Islamic Parliament Research Center
  • Member of Press Council, Road, Housing and Urban Development Research Center, Ministry of Roads and Urban Development
  • Transportation and Traffic Technical Committee Member, Tehran Research and Planning Center- Tehran Municipality
  • Transportation and Traffic Advisor, Tehran Research and Planning Center- Tehran Municipality
  • Transportation Advisor and Technical Committee Member, Tehran Comprehensive Transportation and Traffic Studies Company (TCTTS)- Tehran Municipality
  • Transportation Advisor, Wilbur Smith Associates



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