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Amirhossein Baghestani is a PhD student in Transportation Engineering at the City College of New York. His September 11th Program internship is with NYMTC with the Technical Group. He acquired a Master of Science in Transportation Planning and Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, in 2013.

His research mainly focuses on travel behavior analysis, travel demand modeling, and discrete choice models, which has resulted in many scientific articles. Prior to joining CCNY, he worked as a Research Assistant in the transportation planning department of Tarahan Parse Research Institute for four years where he was involved in transportation projects such as travel demand modeling and comprehensive transportation studies.

His research topic is Sensitivity Analysis of New York Best Practice Model (BPM) Highway Attributes. The BPM is used to conduct federally-required Transportation Conformity Determinations and Regional Emissions Analyses. It is also used to assess the impact of transportation projects in the Regional Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program on performance measures such as travel time, vehicle speed, and congestion. Amir will survey transportation project attributes that have been coded into the NYBPM and then will help evaluate and classify them by priority. He will also assist with model runs that will measure the impact of changing certain attributes on model outcomes and will evaluate the results and develop guidelines for project coding.

Amirhossein Baghestani