Dr. Samantha Islam

Dr. Samantha Islam

Associate Professor
Civil Engineering / Transportation Engineering

Research Interests

  • Transportation and Infrastructure Systems
  • Application of econometric and statistical methods to:
    • highway/traffic safety
    • traffic congestion
    • transportation economics
  • Design and Operations of Roundabouts
  • Roadway Departure Accidents
  • Application of ITS
  • Traffic Operations and Control
  • Transportation Planning
  • Hurricane evacuation



Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Purdue University
M.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University
B.S. Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology



Islam, S., Hossain, A.B., T. Barnett. Comprehensive Injury Severity Analysis of Sport Utility Vehicle and Pickup Truck Rollover Crashes on Roadways in Alabama, to appear in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2016.

Islam, S. Comparative Analysis of Injury Severity Resulting from Pedestrian–Motor Vehicle and Bicycle–Motor Vehicle Crashes on Roadways in Alabama, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2514, 2015, pp. 79-87, 2015.

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EG 101 Intro to Engineering and Design
CE 102 Intro to Civil Engineering
CE 204 Surveying Fundamentals
CE 352 Transportation Engineering
CE 431 Civil Engineering Design I
CE 590 Transportation System Evaluation
CE 590 Highway Safety
CE 551 Traffic Engineering
CE 594 Projects in Engineering
Faculty Advisor: Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society (GRITS)