Dr. Shirazinejad is currently working as a full-time lecturer in civil engineering department at Kennesaw State University. He was also an assistant professor at Bridge Valley College before joining KSU. he obtained his Ph.D. in civil engineering, specialized in traffic operations and transportation engineering. His research experiences are related to traffic safety. Dr. Shirazinejad also has some journal publications relevant to safety of roadways. His research interests are in Automated Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for detailed and real-time monitoring for traffic flow modeling based on Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) sensors, and connected vehicles for prediction and management of traffic in both urban and rural highways.