• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr Muhammad Hussain is a highly experienced Research Fellow at the Western Australian Centre for Road Safety Research (WACRSR). With a solid background in road safety, aberrant driving behaviours, transportation engineering, traffic modelling and simulation, and pavement engineering, he brings over 10 years of expertise to his field. His research interests primarily revolve around road safety in the context of autonomous vehicles, including topics such as cooperative and highly automated driving, road safety performance in roadwork environments, and lane manoeuvrings capabilities at signal intersections. He has also conducted research on modelling road crashes using in-vehicle parameters and investigating the impact of driver distraction on traffic flow and road safety.

Dr Muhammad holds a Ph.D. from Tsinghua University, a globally recognized institution ranked among the top 10 universities worldwide according to QS rankings. He also earned a Master's degree in Transportation Engineering from the prestigious University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan. Throughout his career, Dr Muhammad has held various positions in different countries, including Australia, China, and Pakistan. He has made significant contributions to the field through his extensive publications in reputable journals, focusing on road safety, aberrant driving behaviours, accident analysis, and transportation infrastructure. Additionally, he actively participates in international conferences and seminars, sharing his research findings and engaging with the academic community. His dedication and expertise have been recognized with awards and accolades, and he has successfully secured competitive research projects from various countries.

In addition to his academic accomplishments, Dr Muhammad possesses a diverse skill set encompassing traffic management, project management, building information modelling (BIM), research design and methodology, programming, and data analysis. His comprehensive understanding of transportation technologies and infrastructure allows him to approach complex problems with analytical rigor, ensuring robust and evidence-based solutions. Driven by a passion for advancing road safety and transportation engineering, Dr Muhammad continues to make significant contributions to his field through his research, teaching, and leadership capabilities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Transportation Engineering, PhD, Tsinghua University

Award Date: 14 Oct 2021

Transportation Engineering, Masters, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila

Award Date: 14 Jul 2014

Civil Engineering, Bachelors, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila

Award Date: 28 Jul 2011

External positions

Adjunct Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

Industry keywords

  • Transport
  • Built Environment
  • Ageing

Research expertise keywords

  • Accident analysis
  • driving simulators
  • traffic psychology
  • Traffic analysis and modelling
  • Transport modelling


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