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Andisheh Ranjbari

Tracy Early Career Assistant Professor


  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Larson Transportation Institute

226A Sackett Building


Research Areas:

Transportation Engineering

Interest Areas:

Public Transportation, Shared Mobility, Urban Freight Transportation, Travel Behavior Analysis, Transportation Network Modeling




  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, 2008
  • M.Sc., Transportation Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2011
  • Ph.D., Transportation Engineering, University of Arizona, 2018


Journal Articles

  • Tom Maxner, Andisheh Ranjbari, Seyma Gunes and Chase P. Dowling, 2023, "Simulation-based Analysis of Different Curb Space Type Allocations on Curb Performance", Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics
  • Jorge M. Diaz-Gutierrez, Helia Mohammadi-Mavi and Andisheh Ranjbari, 2023, "COVID-19 Impacts on Online and In-store Shopping Behaviors: Why They Happened and Whether They Will Last Post Pandemic", Transportation Research Record
  • Andisheh Ranjbari, Caleb Diehl, Giacomo Dalla Chiara and Anne Goodchild, 2023, "Do Parcel Lockers Reduce Delivery Times? Evidence from the Field", Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation, 172
  • Giacomo Dalla Chiara, Klaas Fiete Krutein, Andisheh Ranjbari and Anne Goodchild, 2022, "Providing Curb Availability Information to Delivery Drivers Reduces Cruising for Parking", Scientific Reports (by Nature), 12, (1), pp. 1-11
  • Andisheh Ranjbari, Caleb Diehl, Giacomo Dalla Chiara and Anne Goodchild, 2022, "What is the Right Parcel Locker Size for a Residential Building?", Transportation Research Record, 2677, (3)
  • Zack Aemmer, Andisheh Ranjbari and Don MacKenzie, 2022, "Measurement and Classification of Transit Delays Using GTFS-RT Data", Public Transport, 14, (2), pp. 263-285
  • Chase P. Dowling, Tom Maxner and Andisheh Ranjbari, 2022, "An Empirical Taxonomy of Common Curb Zoning Configurations in Seattle", Transport Findings, pp. 263-285

Conference Proceedings

  • Tom Maxner, Panagiota Goulianou, Andisheh Ranjbari and Anne Goochild, 2022, "Urban Delivery Companies’ Needs and Preferences for Green Loading Zones Implementation: A Case Study of NYC", ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development, ASCE, pp. 323-334

Research Projects

  • October 2022 - March 2023, "SCC-CIVIC-PG Track B: Novel shared transportation services to improve rural-urban commutes," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • February 2022 - September 2023, "A Data-driven Simulation Tool for Dynamic Curb Planning and Management," (Sponsor: Battelle - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Co-Advisor, Faculty Co-Advisor, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), August 2023
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Graduate Committee, August 2022 - August 2023

Service to External Organizations:

  • Voluntary Consultation and/or Advising, Advisor, Advisory Board, University Planned District Transportation Study (the 10-year update), November 2022



Established in 1989 by the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute with funding provided by the Federal Transit Administration, the Larson Transportation Institute’s Bus Research and Testing Center tests buses for safety, structural integrity, durability, performance, maintainability, noise, emissions, energy economy, and fuel economy. Based primarily in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the Center also has a facility located at the Larson Transportation Institute Test Track in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  

Bus Research and Testing Center

2237 Plank Road

Duncansville, PA 16635

Phone: 814-695-3404

Fax: 814-695-4069