Congratulations to Ali Rahim-Taleqani of North Dakota State University (NDSU). Ali has been recognized as a 2020 Outstanding Student of the Year by the University Transportation Centers for his contributions to the Small Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility led by the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Ali has over 10 years of experience in international freight forwarding, logistics, and domestic transport. He received his PhD in Transportation and Logistics from NDSU in May 2020.
During his doctoral studies, he worked on several projects relating to micro-mobility using simulation, optimization, and machine learning. Now a master’s degree student in Computer Science, Ali is conducting research with the Small Urban and Rural Center on Mobility (SURCOM) at NDSU’s Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. He is currently developing a web application that will help rural and small urban transit agencies identify and project their state of good repair.
In addition to receiving his PhD in 2020, Ali published his third journal article, “Maximum Closeness Centrality K-Clubs: A Study of Dock-Less Bike Sharing in the Journal of Advanced Transportation.