Associate Research Scientist
Dr. Mohammad Razaur Rahman Shaon joined as an Associate Research Scientist at Connecticut Transportation Institute. Before joining CTI, he worked as a Senior Research Specialist in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Arizona. Dr. Shaon received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus in Transportation Engineering. He also received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degree from South Dakota State University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), respectively. He has worked as a lead researcher and Co-Principle Investigator on several local, state, and federally funded research projects focusing on highway safety, crash data analysis, vulnerable road user safety, intelligent transportation systems, and traffic operations. Dr. Shaon’s research work examines the fundamental nature of road user behavior, particularly how traffic safety is influenced by driver behaviors and proposed statistical and econometric models to account for driver behavior variables into crash occurrences. His research work gained significant research interest and media attention to increase awareness in road users on safety issues. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed research articles and conference proceedings. He also serves as a reviewer in multiple renowned journals including Accident Analysis and Prevention, Transportation Research Board, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, and Journal of Transportation Safety and Security.