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Sara Khoeini is an assistant research professor of transportation systems in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. She is also the assistant director of a USDOT Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) called TOMNET (Teaching Old Models New Tricks). Before joining ASU, Khoeini was a research scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is currently studying the users attitudes, perceptions and potential responses to emerging transportation services and technologies such as ridehailing services and autonomous vehicles. Her research goal is to get advantage of these transformative technologies toward a more sustainable, satisfying, efficient, and safe urban area for the future. She is also studying the impact of transportation systems and people activity participation on the wellbeing and energy consumption.

  • Ph.D. Transportation Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 2014
  • M.S. Transportation and Highway Engineering, Clemson University 2009
  • B.S. Civil Engineering-Surveying, K.N. Toosi University of Technology 2007






Research Interests: 

Urban Transportation Systems Planning

Travel Behavior Analysis

Emerging Connected, Shared and Autonomous Mobility

Travel Survey Methods and Data Collection

Sustainability, Wellbeing and Energy

Transport Policy


Activity-Travel Behavior Modeling and Simulation

Instructor (Co-teaching with Dr. Ram Pendyala), spring 2017 and 2018