Shams Tanvir


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Shams Tanvir

Assistant Professor



Dr. Shams Tanvir conducts research and teaches in the area of sustainable mobility. His research aims at the development and characterization of transportation technologies that minimize energy consumption and emissions while enhancing mobility efficiency and equity. Previously, he was a research faculty at the University of California- Riverside. Dr. Tanvir is a member of Transportation Research Board (part of National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine) steering committees on Highway Capacity and Quality of Services and Transportation Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation.

At Cal Poly, Dr. Tanvir works with the students of Sustainable Mobility Laboratory (SuMoLab). The two main building blocks of the SuMoLab are high-fidelity system simulation and piloting of emerging technologies. Through an iterative process of technology characterization and enhancements at the small-scale, the goal of SuMoLab is to improve understanding of the technologies to enable large-scale deployments. Building on a background in driver behavior modeling and traffic flow theory, my research program will pave the way for sustainable mobility by ensuring robust integration of technologies to the society.

For more information on my recent activities and publication, please visit my website or follow me on Twitter (@NoGuiltMobility).



  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka 2009
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka 2013
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 2018

Research Interests

  • Transportation Energy and Air Quality
  • Traffic Flow Theory
  • Sensing and Instrumentation in Transportation Engineering
  • Mesoscopic Traffic Simulation
  • Transportation Electrification
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles


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