Milad Haghani

Senior Lecturer
Civil & Environmental Eng
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Dr Milad Haghani is a Senior Lecturer and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering of UNSW Sydney.

He is a PhD alumnus of The University of Melbourne and has previously held Fellowship positions at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) of the University of Sydney Business School as well as the Centre for Spatial Data and Land Administration (CSDILA) of the University of Melbourne.

Milad's research and teaching is at the intersect of transport and safety research with a particular focus on human factors.

He has undertaken an extensive amount of experimental and theoretical research in the areas of crowd safety, mass emergencies, public safety, public security perception, evacuation planning, pedestrian modelling and simulation, road safety and transport psychology.

He is also an expert in the domain of econometric modelling and choice analysis as well as science of science and meta-research.



Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award DE210100440 (2021-2024): A novel Approach in crowd evacuation planning: Behavioural intervention


  • PhD in Transport Engineering, Department of Infrastructure Engineering The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • MSc in Transport Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

My Research Activities

•    Behavioural modelling and human factors
•    Econometric, choice modelling, survey and experiment design
•    Traffic psychology, driving behaviour and road safety
•    Crowd dynamics, evacuation modelling and pedestrian simulation
•    Emergency planning, mass emergencies and disaster mitigation
•    Transport demand and network analysis 
•    Meta-science, advanced research synthesis and science of science 

My Research Supervision

Areas of supervision

  • crowd & evacuation safety
  • road safety & traffic psychology
  • human factors in transport automation
  • transport equity, transport satisfaction & active transport
  • disaster preparedness (bushfire & terrorism)
  • safety & security factors in urban planning