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Research Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Mobility Network, University of Toronto, January 2023 - Present

I am working work with Professor Eric Miller to investigate the potential influence of various zero-occupant vehicle operating strategies on network congestion, the environment, and parking demand. This research project is intended to assist the City of Toronto in developing its Automated Vehicles Tactical Plan and upcoming Micromobility Strategy.

Graduate Research Assistant, Laboratory of Innovations in Transportation (LiTrans), Toronto Metropolitan University, September 2019 - December 2022.

Working on several emerging on-demand public transit projects, including:

1. On-Demand Transit Service offered by Pantonium Inc., City of Belleville, Ontario.

  • Perform an in-depth spatio-temporal demand and supply analysis.

  • Develop data-driven models for trip production and distribution.

  • Explore factors affecting the demand levels.

  • Establish advanced discrete choice models to explain public transit user's service preference between the fixed-route transit and on-demand transit services.

2. On-Demand Transit Service offered by Uber Technologies Inc., Town of Innisfil, Ontario.

  • Analyzing and modelling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the spatio-temporal patterns of demand.

  • Develop a micro-simulation model aimed at:

    • Analyzing the sustainability of several on-demand public transit designs from the perspective of efficiency, environmental footprint, and social equity and inclusion.

    • Identifying the demand switching point between several on-demand public transit designs, e.g., crowdsourced, dedicated fleet, and hybrid transit systems.


  1. Alsaleh, N., & Farooq, B. (2023). Sustainability Analysis Framework for On-Demand Public Transit Systems. Nature Scientific Reports, 13, 13488. Url:

  2. Alsaleh, N., Farooq, B., Zhang, Y., & Farber, S. (2023). On-Demand Transit User Preference Analysis using Hybrid Choice Models. Journal of Choice Modelling, 49, 100451. Url:

  3. Ansar, S. M., Alsaleh, N., & Farooq, B. (2023). Behavioural Modelling of Automated to Manual Control Transition in Conditionally Automated Driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. Url:

  4. Alsaleh, N., & Farooq, B. (2022). The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Ridesourcing Services Differed Between Small Towns and Large Cities. PLoS ONE 17(10): e0275714. Url:

  5. Alsaleh, N., & Farooq, B. (2021). Interpretable data-driven demand modelling for on-demand transit services. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 154, 1-22. Url:

  6. Sanaullah, I. (equal contribution), Alsaleh, N. (equal contribution), Djavadian, S., & Farooq, B. (2021). Spatio-temporal analysis of on-demand transit: A case study of Belleville, Canada. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 145, 284-301. Url:

  7. Khasawneh, M. A., Aljarrah, M., & Alsaleh, N. (2021). Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Approach to Predict LWST Values from Friction and Texture Measurements. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 13 (3), 31-35.

  8. Khasawneh, M. A., & Alsaleh, N. M. (2018). Turbo roundabout usage in lieu of conventional roundabouts for the Jordanian traffic conditions. International Journal of Civil Engineering, 16(12), 1725-1738.

  9. Alsaleh, N. M., & Shbeeb, L. (2018). Turbo, flower and conventional roundabouts in Jordan. In Proceedings of 6th Annual international Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2018), May (pp. 14-15).

  10. Shbeeb, L. I., & Alsaleh, N. M. (2018). Evaluation of School Zone Improvement Schemes. In Proceedings of 6th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2018), May (pp. 14-15).

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