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Majbah Uddin

R&D Associate Staff

Dr. Majbah Uddin is a R&D associate staff member in the Transportation Analytics and Decision Sciences group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  He specializes in research related to freight and passenger transportation and is currently leading teams working on four projects with over $5 million awarded funding, two as the PI and two as a co-PI.

Dr. Uddin's areas of expertise include travel behavior analysis, freight transportation data and planning, transportation data analytics, estimation of fuel consumption in the transportation sector, applications of machine learning methods in transportation and logistics, CO2 transportation for carbon capture, utilization and storage, and operations research. His research works have been funded by the Department of Energy, Federal Highway Administration and Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the US Department of Transportation, New York State Department of Transportation, and ORNL Laboratory Directed Research & Development.

To date, Dr. Uddin has published 22 journal articles, 6 conference proceeding papers, one book chapter, and more than 40 technical reports on various topics covering transportation and systems engineering. He received a most cited article award and a best paper award for two journal articles separately.

Dr. Uddin is serving as the chair of the Freight and Marine Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Young Members Coordinating Council.  He is also serving as a member of two TRB committees—Freight Transportation Data and Agriculture and Food Transportation. Dr. Uddin is also a member of two American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Transportation & Development Institute committees—Artificial Intelligence in Transportation and Freight & Logistics. He has been serving as a technical reviewer for more than 20 journals and conferences and has reviewed over 180 papers.

Dr. Uddin received his PhD and MS degrees in civil engineering and his master’s degree in applied statistics from the University of South Carolina; and his BS degree in civil engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

  • Core Values Nomination for Service, ORNL, 2023
  • Poster Presentation Award, Oak Ridge Postdoctoral Association Research Symposium, 2022
  • Best Demo Award, ORNL Software and Data Expo, 2021
  • Postdoc Development Path, ORNL Employee and Organizational Development, 2021
  • Most Cited Article Award, International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, 2020
  • Best Paper Award, Journal: Safety, 2020
  • Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award, University of South Carolina, 2019
  • Student Honor Panel, TRB Marine Transportation System Research & Development Conference, 2018
  • Participant, VREF Advanced Studies Institutes on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems, RPI, 2018
  • Highway Safety Information System Excellence in Highway Safety Data Award, Federal Highway Administration, 2017
  • Highway Safety Data Research Paper Competition Award, Federal Highway Administration, 2016
  • Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund, Travel Grant Award, 2014
  • PhD in Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2019
  • Master of Applied Statistics, University of South Carolina, 2018
  • MS in Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2015
  • BS in Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2012
  • Session Chair, Freight Systems and Marine Transportation Work in Progress: A Lectern-Poster Session, TRB Annual Meeting, 2024
  • Session Chair, Committee Meeting, Freight Systems and Marine Group Young Members Council, TRB Annual Meeting, 2024
  • Session Chair, Freight Systems and Marine Transportation Work in Progress: A Lectern-Poster Session, TRB Annual Meeting, 2023
  • Session Chair, Committee Meeting, Freight Systems and Marine Group Young Members Council, TRB Annual Meeting, 2023
  • Vice President, Institute of Transportation Engineers, University of South Carolina Student Chapter, 2016-2018
  • Member, ASCE T&DI Freight & Logistics Committee, 2023-present
  • Corresponding Member, ASCE T&DI Artificial Intelligence In Transportation Committee, 2023-present
  • Member, TRB Standing Committee on Agriculture and Food Transportation, 2023-present
  • Review Editor for Transport Safety, Frontiers in Future Transportation, 2021-present
  • Cooperative Research Program Panel Member, National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project Panel on Integrating Resiliency into Transportation System Operations, 2021-present
  • Chair, Freight & Marine Subcommittee of Young Members Coordinating Council, TRB, 2021-present
  • Member, TRB Standing Committee on Freight Transportation Data, 2021-present
  • Member, TRB Standing Committee on Intermodal Freight Transport, 2020-2024
  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2016–present
  • Member, TRB Joint Subcommittee on Intermodal Freight Terminal Design and Operations, 2020–2022
  • Member, TRB Standing Committee on Intermodal Freight Terminal Design and Operations, 2016–2019
  • Majbah Uddin, and Nathan Huynh. 2019. “Reliable Routing of Road-Rail Intermodal Freight under Uncertainty.” Networks and Spatial Economics 19, 929–952. doi:10.1007/s11067-018-9438-6.
  • Majbah Uddin, and Nathan Huynh. 2016. “Routing Model for Multicommodity Freight in an Intermodal Network under Disruptions.” Transportation Research Record 2548, 71–80. doi:10.3141/2548-09.
  • Majbah Uddin, and Nathan Huynh. 2015. “Freight Traffic Assignment Methodology for Large-Scale Road-Rail Intermodal Networks.” Transportation Research Record 2477, 50–57. doi:10.3141/2477-06.