Professor Majid Sarvi is the director of Transport Technology program at the University of Melbourne. He is the founder and director of the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES). AIMES is a world first; a grid mapped with smart sensors to test emerging, multimodal connected large-scale transport technologies in a complex urban environment. Through AIMES, Majid is bringing the transport network together, collaborating with more than 50 domestic and international partners from industry and government . AIMES’ key objective is to deliver safer, more efficient and sustainable transport solutions for all road users to enable smarter cities to thrive.
Majid’s unique skillset includes research leadership, innovative vision, a track record in senior management, and industry engagement. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development and change management, bringing ideas to commercial viability. He combines pragmatic business-focused planning with a researcher’s curiosity delivering world-class outcomes for teams and projects.
Majid has consulted on numerous international projects including: leading the first fully automated highway between Tokyo and Nagoya as Chief Engineer; the first full scale probe-intelligent vehicle for traffic state estimation in Japan; optimization of the ferry network in Hong Kong; contribution to the Transport Master Plan for the city of Dubai; the Freight Master Plan for the city of Abu Dhabi; and transport planning of the Dubai Metro Green Line.
Majid has more than 23 years of professional, academic and research experience in the areas of traffic and transport engineering. His research is multidisciplinary with an international outlook applying theory to combat real-world challenges. His expertise covers a range of topics, including: connected multimodal transport systems, cooperative ITS, crowd dynamic modelling and simulation and network vulnerability assessment and optimization.