Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Khaled Abdullah

PhD Researcher (part-time)

Room: 2.10 / LG.122
Research Group: Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

Research topic: Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Urban Transportation.

Supervisors: Dr Paul Timms & Dr Zia Wadud.

 Research Interests: 

  • Modelling of automated and connected vehicles
  • Traffic revenue and forecasting
  • Major projects in transport


  • MSc in Transportation Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2008. Thesis: Dynamic Interaction between Transportation Investment and Economic Development based on Stochastic Approach
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2003.

 Professional Memberships: 

  • Member, Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
  • Member, Transport Planning Society (TPS)


  • 2018 – present, Associate, Jacobs, Leeds, UK
  • 2015 – 2018, Associate, CH2M, Leeds, UK
  • 2011 - 2015, Senior Transport Planner, CH2M Hill, Leeds, UK
  • 2008 – 2011, Transport Planner, Halcrow Group Limited, Leeds, UK
  • 2007 – 2008, Transport Modeller, Asian Development Bank, Bangladesh
  • 2005 – 2007, Transport Planner, WSP imc, Bangladesh
  • 2003 – 2005, Junior Engineer, BETS Consulting Services Limited, Bangladesh
  • 2003, Research Assistant, Vehicle Emission in South Asia – India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET

 Conference papers: 

  • Abdullah, K., Liu, R., and Pujol, R. (2014), “Traffic Hysteresis and Macroscopic Fundamental Relationships of a Motorway Network”, the 19th HKSTS International Conference, Hong Kong, 13-15 December 2014
  • “Methodology for Prioritizing the Rehabilitation and Improvement of the Zila Road Network based on Basic Accessibility and Socio-Economic Benefits” in the 1st Annual Conference on Regional Science organized by Bangladesh Regional Science Association and Department of Urban and Regional Planning at BUET on 16-17 March 2007.
  • “Infrastructure Facilities of the Land Ports of Bangladesh: Potential Challenges and Opportunities in Transit and Transshipment” in International Conference on Geography and Environment organized by Bangladesh Geographic Society on 7-9 Dec 2005.
  • “Institutional Development and People’s Participation of the Catchment Area of Baggar Dona River”. International River Symposium 2005, 6-9 September, 2005, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Simulation Modelling of the Operation of A Seaport Container Terminal with Particular Reference to Chittagong Sea Port” at the World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), Turkey 2004
  • “Computerized Operation Management System for Chittagong Seaport Container Terminal” at the Second Annual Paper Meet and International Conference on Civil Engineering, July 2003.



  • Wang JYT (2009) Appraisal of factors influencing public transport patronage in New Zealand, .

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