Md Shoaib Chowdhury, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, an authority on traffic and transportation engineering in New York and northern New Jersey, has been elected a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Chowdhury has more than 18 years of experience combining research, academia, and consulting. As a researcher he has contributed in several areas of transportation, including funding, financing, and institutional issues; transit network modeling and scheduling with timed transfer; advanced mathematical and simulation modeling of traffic and transit operations; sustainable transportation development; and highway safety. As a transportation engineer, 2000-2008, he helped develop transportation infrastructures and services in the New York metropolitan area. In recognition of his professional contributions, Parsons Brinckerhoff awarded him professional associate status in 2005. He was also awarded a Rockwell-ITS-America scholarship and a George Krambles Transit Foundation Scholarship in 1997 and again in 1998.
Chowdhury currently serves on two Transportation & Development Institute committees – the Intermodal and Logistics Committee, and the Street and Highway Operations Committee as an associate member. He also volunteers as a technical reviewer for numerous journals and conferences.
Chowdhury has been an instructor at the City College of New York and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, as well as a lecturer in various professional education venues. In turn, he brings his simulation modeling skills back to the classroom by introducing mainstream transportation modeling software into his courses. At CCNY, he also participates in the preparation of questions and evaluation of exam papers for the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (traffic/transportation). His undergraduate and graduate teaching areas are transportation planning, traffic engineering, traffic control, transportation safety, and transportation systems engineering.
For his research contributions, Sigma Xi elected him a member in 2000. Chowdhury has authored or coauthored more than 40 technical articles. He earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, a master’s in civil engineering from CCNY, and a Ph.D. in transportation from NJIT.