Portrait of Atiyya Shaw

F. Atiyya Shaw

Assistant Professor


2128 GG Brown

2350 Hayward, GG Brown Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021
  • M.Sc., Psychology (Psychometrics), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering (Transportation), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014

Research Interests

My research is focused on data and methods that prioritize user-centered outcomes in transport engineering and urban planning. I am motivated by a desire to better understand transportation system users, and aim to achieve this through improved measurement of behavior and performance. Broadly my research expertise and interests center around: user-centered data stream integration and utilization, transportation survey design and analysis, behavioral modeling, psychometrics, and human factors engineering. I am also passionate about educational outreach and mentorship.


Selected Publications:

  • Shaw, F. A., X. Wang, P. L. Mokhtarian, and K. E. Watkins. (2021). “Supplementing Transportation Data Sources with Targeted Marketing Data: Applications, Integration, and Validation.” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 149, 150–169. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2021.04.021
  • Shaw, F. A., A. Malokin, P. L. Mokhtarian, and G. Circella. (2019). “It’s Not All Fun and Games: An Investigation of the Reported Benefits and Disadvantages of Conducting Activities while Commuting.” Travel Behavior and Society, 17, 8–25. DOI: 10.1016/j.tbs.2019.05.008
  • Shaw, F. A., S. J. Park, J. Bae, Z. Becerra, G. M. Corso, M. O. Rodgers, and M. P. Hunter. (2018). “Effects of Roadside Distractors on Performance of Drivers With and Without Attention Deficit Tendencies.” Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Behavior and Psychology, 61, 141–151. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.02.013

Professional Service

  • Paper review coordinator, TRB Standing Committee on Women and Gender in Transportation (AME20)
  • Main member, TRB Standing Committee on Road User Measurement and Evaluation (ACH50)


 Selected Awards:

  • CUTC Wootan Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in Transportation Planning and Policy, 2021
  • Travel Behavior and Society (TBS) Journal Outstanding Paper Award, 2019
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015-2018

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