Alireza Khani

Alireza Khani
Associate Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering


Alireza Khani’s research is on transit systems and their integration with shared mobility and new vehicles technologies. His research, built upon rigorous models and data, addresses questions pertinent to planning and operation of transportation services toward the optimal use of resources and providing best quality of service. Examples of his recent projects or publications are:

  • Integration of shared autonomous vehicles with transit for first-and-last-mile access
  • Application of transit ITS data for service quality and rides’ behavior analysis
  • Optimization of an incremental plan for transit system electrification 
  • Optimization of charging infrastructure for electric trucks  

Khani received his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota civil engineering faculty, he was a research associate at the University of Texas at Austin.