Dr. Karimpour is an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. Previously, he held positions as Manager and Assistant Research Professor at the University of Arizona's Center for Applied Transportation Science. His research interests include Traffic Operation and Safety, Traffic Signal Optimization, Data Analytics, Public Transportation, and Smart Cities Transportation. He has published over 15 peer-reviewed research articles in various journals and presented his findings at over 15 national and international conferences. He is a Co-PI for numerous national, regional, and local transportation projects.


Dr. Karimpour is an active member of TRB, ASCE, and ITE. He is a member of the TRB standing committee on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications (AED50). Also a young member of the Street and Highway Operations and an Associate member of the Transportation Safety of the American Society of Civil Engineers committees. In addition, he is a member of ITE and serves as a panelist on NCHRP 17-100: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Enhance Safety Analysis.

Research Interests 

My research expertise and interest are mostly centered around practical and theoretical research in developing local and regional innovative solutions to solve traffic mobility and safety issues. My research goal is to conduct multidisciplinary research among different fields of Engineering, Public Health, Math, Statistics, Information, and Computer Science. I believe that the most ground-breaking and impactful research addresses multi-disciplinary problems. More specifically, my research interests are listed as follows: ​

Classes Taught

My teaching philosophy is based on impartiality, respect, integrity, and concern for students are the major characteristics of an effective instructor. 

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute 

University of Arizona

I believe diversity is critical for university settings and is necessary for academic success!

I believe the availability of resources to support students from different backgrounds and ethnicity is significant to attract and retain students, particularly first-generation college students and students whose high school education may have been negatively affected by their school district. In addition, students’ facilities such as online courses and free on-campus English courses are significant opportunities for achieving a diverse and successful program.

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