Domain of Research: Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Mobility, Future-proof Transportation, Traffic Safety
Prof. Dr. Ansar Yasar is a professor at the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) – Hasselt University Belgium. IMOB is the one of the top European institutes focusing on the broader themes of road safety and transport management using new modes of mobility. At IMOB, he worked on the European FP7 project DATA SIM (2011 - 2014) & European ERA-NET Smart-PT (2014 - 2017). He is currently responsible for the H202- Track&Know (2018-2020) & H2020 iSCAPE (2016 - 2019) projects with a consortium of several international partners. He is responsible for the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Intelligent Topics in Transportation courses for the masters of transportation sciences students & related research around this topic at UHasselt. Furthermore, he is currently the Head of the Business Development Unit at the institute focusing on several applications including Safe Routes to Schools & Safe-Trucking system. Dr. Yasar’s broader research interests include smart cities & communities, connected & intelligent mobility, drones system management, road safety using smart transport solutions and mobility management. He received his BS degree in Software Engineering from Foundation University Islamabad, MS degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Linkoping University - Sweden and a PhD in Engineering in from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium. He has authored more than 150 research articles in renowned international journals, conferences and workshops. As one of his accomplishments, Dr. Yasar has co-edited a book entitled “Data Science and Simulation in Transportation Research” published by IGI Global in December 2013. Furthermore, he has been involved in organization of many international peer-reviewed conferences, summer schools and other scientific events. Dr. Yasar is also a Technical Expert to evaluate project proposals submitted to the European R&D – EUREKA & COST frameworks.