Professor Shimul (Md. Mazharul) Haque

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Personal details


Faculty of Engineering,
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Road Safety, Transport Engineering, Traffic Conflict Analysis, Connected and Automated Vehicles, Human Factors and Driving Behaviour, Travel Behaviour, Statistical and Econometric Models, Machine Learning Techniques, Driving Simulator Research, Microscopic Traffic Flow Models


Civil Engineering

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (National University of Singapore)

Professional memberships and associations

Research Commercialization:


Accredited Safety Reviewer:

  • Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore

  • Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (Dept. of Main Roads Western Australia)


Dr Haque has taught various university level courses in Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and National University of Singapore (NUS) since 2006. The following descriptions cover the content of courses and roles of Dr  Haque’s involvement in these courses.

Course: Statistical and Optimisation Methods for Engineers

This unit offered an introduction to statistical methods and optimisation methods useful for engineers in practice. It included the following: the process of stochastic research, linear regression analysis, simultaneous equation model, count data model, time series, classical optimisation methods, Nonlinear, geometric and dynamic programming.

Course: Traffic Flow & Control

The objectives of this module were to: (1) enable students to appreciate the characteristics of traffic flow and develop an understanding of traffic phenomena, and (2) develop the student's ability to conceptualise, measure, model and apply traffic phenomena. At the end of the course, students should be able to appreciate the complexity of traffic characteristics and issues related to representing traffic in mathematical models and formulate typical traffic problems, and develop suitable traffic models as well as derive and validate traffic model results.

Course: Design Project

In this module, the students were assigned an integrated design project involving various disciplines of civil engineering. The module provided the opportunity for students to work as a team on a civil engineering project integrating the knowledge they had gained from modules they had taken in earlier years. The module was also targeted to enhance their interpersonal, communication and leadership skills through group projects, report writing and a few oral presentations.

Course: Analysis of Civil Engineering Experiments

This module was designed for graduate coursework and research students in the Department of Civil Engineering. It introduced students the nature of civil engineering experiments and characteristics of data gathered. Fundamental methods to conduct in-laboratory and field experiments to verify civil engineering models were covered. Included in this module was also the procedure to construct empirical, deterministic and stochastic civil engineering models based on experimental measurements. Examples were drawn from the various fields in civil engineering discipline, including structure, geotechnical, hydraulics, environmental and transportation engineering. In the guest lecture, students were taught some of the basic fundamentals of a statistical regression model.

Course: Integrated Infrastructure Project

This module allowed students to integrate their knowledge in various civil engineering disciplines and apply their understanding into creatively developing a large-scale infrastructure project. Organized in the form of a competition, the module required student teams to work out a master concept plan of a real-world infrastructure project.

Course: Transportation Engineering

This module introduced basic principles and tools to design, plan, evaluate, analyse, manage and control transportation systems. The aim was to enable students to identify, formulate, examine, and solve transportation engineering problems. The major topics included transportation system, planning and management, geometric design of roads and intersections, structural design of pavement, pavement materials, traffic flow and analysis, and traffic management and control.

Course: Infrastructure and the Environment

Civil infrastructure has significant impact on the natural, social, economic and human environments. Engineers have a significant role to play in proposing and realising technical solutions that are economically feasible and environmentally sustainable. Sustainable infrastructure development must consider all significant project impacts in a holistic way through a methodical impact assessment process. This module introduced the concepts to conceptualize and evaluate proposals for infrastructure development in a holistic and sustainable way.

Course: Road Safety Audit, Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations

The aim of this professional course is to develop the skills required to conduct a road safety audit, investigate crash sites, and propose remedial treatments. It also provides an opportunity for the course participants to apply these skills. Road Safety Audit and Investigation, and Treatment of Crash Locations are powerful tools for improving the safety of the road network in both proactive and reactive manners. It complements the more traditional reactive treatment approaches such as black spot programs. Although both Road Safety Audit and Treatment of Crash Locations have been used by Australian road authorities for a number of years, there is still a lack of suitably skilled people. Consequently, the road authorities (through Austroads) have developed national criteria for the Accreditation of Road Safety Auditors, which include completing an approved training course and obtaining relevant experience. Although there are no national criteria for the registration of crash investigators, the contents of this course is based on the Austroads Guide to Road Safety, Part 6 - Road Safety Audit and Part 8 - Treatment of Crash Locations. This course has been designed in conjunction with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to satisfy all the requirements for an approved road safety audit and treatment of crash locations course.


Selected publications

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