Professor Alexander Paz
Faculty of Engineering
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Professor Alexander Paz is the Transport and Main Roads Chair at the Queensland University of Technology. Before joining QUT, he was an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and the director of the Transportation Research Center at the University of Nevada. He is a Chartered Professional and a Fellow Engineer in Australia, a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland, and a Professional Engineer Licensed in the State of Nevada. Professor Paz has a strong background in transport engineering, travel behavior, transport planning, and road safety. He has significant experience developing methods, algorithms and software tools for the management of highway infrastructure, the analysis and evaluation of transport systems, and the deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems. His work including data warehouses and software applications has been adopted by industry at an international scale. Two of his inventions are presently being used by industry; one presently patented, and the second is under review by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A third invention in the field of traffic safety received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and was licensed for commercialization. Professor Paz received his Ph.D. in Transportation and Infrastructure Systems Engineering from Purdue University.
Professor Paz’ broad interests include the application of operations research, network modelling, statistics and econometric methods, informatics integrated into modelling, analysis, operations, safety and control of large-scale dynamic transport, and logistic systems. His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, the City of Las Vegas, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the FACE Foundation, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, Verizon, Parsons, the Nevada Department of Transportation, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, iMOVE CRC, the Brisbane City Council, and the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication.more...