Moggan Motamed, Ph.D.

Moggan Motamed, Ph.D.

Moggan Motamed, Ph.D.

Graduate Research Assistant

(Click name for full bio) Moggan is a doctoral candidate in her final year of studies. She holds two Masters of Civil Engineering degrees, one from the University of Texas and another from Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology in Iran, where her studies focused on highway pavement engineering. Currently, she developed a real-time freeway incident detection tool using machine learning as part of her dissertation. She has previously studied the use of traffic detectors on I –35, freeway traffic diversion, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) operation.


Motamed, M., Machemehl, R., “Detecting Peak-hour Freeway Incident Using Machine Learning,” Proceeding of the Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, January, 2015, Washington, D.C. Available at:

Motamed, M., Machemehl, R., “Real-Time Freeway Incident Detection,” University of Texas at Austin, CTR, Southwest University Transportation Center, Report No. SWUTC/13/600451-00083-1, March 2014. Available at:

Motamed, M., Machemehl, R, “Fuel Conservation Through Freeway Work Zone Traffic Diversion Planning,” Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers 2nd T&DI Green Streets, Highways and Development Conference, 2013. Available at:

Motamed, M., Machemehl, R, “Route switching Behavior among Austin Commuters,” Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers Annual Conference, 2013. 

Motamed, M., Machemehl, R, “Traveler Path Choice during Freeway Closure,” Proceedings of the 54th Annual Transportation Research Forum Conference, Annapolis, MD, March, 2013. 

Motamed, A., Tabatabaee, N., Motamed, M., “Development of Time-Efficient Genetic Algorithm Back calculation Method for Flexible Pavements”, Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, January, 2013, Washington, D.C.