Deo Chimba

Assistant Professor
Civil and Architectural Engineering

Dr. Deo Chimba is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tennessee State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in three states Tennessee, Florida and Ohio. He is also a registered Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE). He received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from University of Dar es Salaam in 2002, Master's of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida State University in 2004 and Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from University of Miami in 2008 . Prior to joining Tennessee State University, Dr. Chimba worked for four years as a Transportation Engineer with Stanley Consultants, Inc. located in West Palm Beach, Florida. His research interest include highway safety, traffic analysis, traffic forecasting and demand modeling, traffic simulation, public /transit transportation, bicycle and pedestrian studies and application of statistics in transportation and civil engineering. He has published quality papers in peer-review Journals or conference proceeding using advanced statistical modeling techniques for highway safety, traffic analysis, transportation planning and traffic flow studies . He has secured funding from TDOT, DHS, and others for research and educational innovations.

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Office: 108 B Torrence Hall
Phone: 615-963-5430 
Email: dchimba@tnstate.edu  
www.tnstate.edu/faculty/dchimba
www.tnstate.edu/eri/faculty.aspx

EDUCATION

  • University of Miami (UM), May 2008
  • Florida State University (FSU), December 2004
  • University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), June 2002

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Assistant Professor: Tennessee State University, Jan 2010-Present
  • Transportation Engineer: Stanley Consultants, Feb 2006–Dec 2009
  • Teaching/Research Assistant: University of Miami, Miami, Jan 2005–Feb 2006
  • Research Assistant: Florida State University, Jan 2003–Dec 2004

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee, Florida and Ohio
  • Registered Professional Traffic Operations Engineer
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
  • Member of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Highway Safety Analysis
  • Traffic Operations and Analysis, Simulation, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Studies
  • Application of Statistics in Transportation
  • Public /Transit Transportation
  • Traffic Demand Forecasting and Modeling
  • Emerging Technologies in Transportation Engineering
  • Land Use Growth Management

TEACHING COURSES
Undergraduate

Course#

Course Number

Course Name

CVEN

3200

Transportation Engineering

CVEN

4320

Highway Engineering

CVEN

4090

Traffic Engineering

CVEN

4050

Transportation Modeling

CVEN

3130

Soil Mechanics

CVEN

3131

Soil Mechanics Lab

CVEN

3120

Mechanics of Materials

ENGR

2110

Statics

Graduate

Course#

Course Number

Course Name

CVEN

5090

Advanced Traffic Engineering

CVEN

5500

Advanced Geometric Design of Highways

CVEN

5100

Pavement Design

CVEN

5660

Highway Safety Engineering

CVEN

5050

Transportation Modeling

CVEN

5640

Transportation System Evaluation Procedures

RESEARCH GRANTS

1. Deo Chimba (PI), Guifeng Shao (Co-PI): Establishing Traffic Enforcement Performance Evaluation Standards for Tennessee. Funded by the Governors Highway Safety Office (GHSO), 10/01/2014 to 9/30/ 2015. Amount $33,494.

2. Deo Chimba (PI): Guidance for Site Selection, Safety Effectiveness Evaluation, and Crash Modification Factors of Median Cable Barriers in Tennessee. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), August 01, 2013 to July 31, 2018. $105,000.

3. Mbakisya Onyango (PI-UTC) and Deo Chimba (Co-PI, TSU): Retrace Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity levels in Tennessee Highways. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), August 15, 2013 to July 31, 2018. $219,632 Total TSU portion$78,360.

4. (Consortium led by Western Michigan University, WMU), Deo Chimba (TSU PI): Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities RITA Tier 1 University Transportation Center. Funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), October 01, 2013 to September 30, 2017. TSU Portion $252,000.

5. Sachin Shetty (PI), Deo Chimba (Co-PI): HS-STEM for Undergraduates: Preparing Minority Scholars in Protection of Digital and Transportation Infrastructure through Vertical Integration of Concepts, Laboratory Experiences and Research Training. Funded by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), September, 2011 to August, 2015. $500,000.

6. Deo Chimba (PI): Statistical Assessment of the Impact of Disabled and Abandoned Vehicle Incidents on Tennessee Highways. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), August 01, 2013 to July 31, 2018. $70,000.

7. Chris Cherry (PI-UTK), Deo Chimba (Co-PI, TSU): Statewide Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Analysis and Safety Investment Policy. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), August 01, 2011 to July 31, 2013. $100,000 Total, TSU Portion $43,200.

8. Deo Chimba (PI): Safety Effectiveness Evaluation of the Cable Rail Systems in Tennessee—Phase 2. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), December 14, 2011 to December 13, 2013. $35,000.

9. Deo Chimba (PI) : Safety Effectiveness Evaluation of the Cable Rail Systems in Tennessee—Phase 1. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), December 14, 2010 to December 13, 2011. $25,000.

10. Deo Chimba (PI): TSU Faculty Development Fund. Funded by the Tennessee State University, May, 2010. $1,500.

PEER REVIEW JOURNAL PUBLICATION

1. Chimba D. Proactive Approaches to Audit Pedestrian Safety Locations, A Model for Developing Countries. Pan African Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications (PACT). IEEE Xplore, pp 160-165; 2014. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7055123.

2. Mbakisya, O., Malyuta, D., Owino, J., and Chimba D. Verification of Pavement Marking Degradation Models using Eastern Tennessee Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity Data. Pan African Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications (PACT). IEEE Xplore, pp 56-61; 2014. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7055137.

3. Angel, M., Sando T., Chimba D ., and Kwigizile V. Effect of Rain on Traffic Operations on Florida Freeways. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR),  No 2440, 2014, pp 51-59

4. Chimba D ., and Kutela, B. Scanning secondary derived crashes from disabled and abandoned vehicle incidents on uninterrupted flow highways. Journal of Safety Research ( ELSEVIER), Vol 50, pp 109–116, 2014.

5. Chimba D ., Kutela, B., Ogletree, G., Horne, F., and Tugwell, M. The Impact of Abandoned and Disabled Vehicles to Freeway Incident Durations. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol 140 Issue 3, 2014, 04013013

6. Chimba D ., Sando T., Kwigizile V., and Kutela B. "Modeling School Bus Crashes Using Zero Inflated Model". Journal of Transportation Statistics Vol 10(1), 2014: ISSN 1094-8848.

7. Chimba D ., Emaasit, D., Allen, S., Hurst, B., and Nelson, M. Factors affecting Median Cable Barrier Crash Frequency: New Insights. Journal of Transportation Safety and Security , Vol. 6, 2014, pp 62-77

8. Mergia, W, Y., Eustace, D., Chimba, D ., and Qumsiyeh, M. "Exploring Factors Contributing to Injury Severity at Freeway Merging and Diverging Locations in Ohio". Journal of Accident Analysis & Prevention Volume 55, 2013, pp 202-210

9. Chimba, D ., Emaasit D., and Kutela, B. Likelihood Parameterization of Bicycle Crash Injury Severities. Journal of Transportation Technologies , Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp 213-219.

10. Chimba, D ., Emaasit D., and Kutela, B. Integrating Origin-Destination Survey and Stochastic User Equilibrium: A Case Study for Route Relocation. Journal of Transportation Technologies , Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp 297-304.

11. Chimba, D and Mbakisye, O. "Optimization of Short-Term "On-Street Park-Pay License Plate Surveying", ASCE Journal of Infrastructure System , 18(3), 2012; pp 194-201.

12. Kwigizile V., Sando T., and Chimba, D . Inconsistencies of Ordered and Unordered Probability Models for Pedestrian Injury Severity. In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR) , No 2264, 2011, pp 110-118

13. Chimba, D and Lan, C-J. Capacity-constrained traffic forecasting model. Journal of Transportation Planning and Technology , Vol 34 (6), 2011, pp 529-545

14. Chimba, D . Fee Model for Offsetting Impact of Land Use Developments to Travel Delay. Advances in Transportation Studies an international Journal. Section A 24, 2011, pp 45-57

15. Sando, T., Chimba, D ., Kwigizile, V, and Walker H. "Safety Analysis of Continuous Green Through Lane Intersections." Journal of Transportation Research Forum , Volume 50 (1), 2011, pp 5-17

16. Kwigizile V., Chimba, D ., and Sando T. A Cross-Nested Logit Model for Trip Type-Mode Choice: An Application. Advances in Transportation Studies an international Journal. Section A 23, 2011, pp 29-40

17.  Chimba, D ., Sando T., and Kwigizile V. "Effect of Bus Sizes and Operations to Crash Occurrences". Journal of Accident Analysis & Prevention Volume 42, Issue 6, 2010, pp 2063-2067

18. Chimba, D ., and Sando, T. "Multinomial Probability Assessment of Motorcycle Injury Severities", Advances in Transportation Studies an international Journal Section B 21, 2010, pp 73-81

19. Chimba, D ., and Sando T. "The prediction of highway traffic accident injury severity with neuromorphic techniques". Advances in Transportation Studies an international Journal , Section A 19, 2009, pp. 17-26.

20. Chimba, D ., Vargas, F., and Penn, M. "Multinomial Modeling of Purpose Driven Trips," Transportation Land Use, Planning and Air Quality. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2007, pp 64-78.

21. Mussa, R., and Chimba, D . "Analysis of Crashes Occurring on Florida Six-Lane Roadways", Advances in Transportation Studies an international Journal Section B 8, 2006, pp 43-56.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1. Robinson, T., Chimba D., and Kidando, E. Utilizing Bicycle Level of Service and Latent Demand Score for Small-City Bicycle Route Planning. Published in the Proceedings ofTransportation Research Board ( TRB) Annual Meeting, 2015. Paper # 15-2174.

2. Chimba, D ., Emaasit, D., Cherry, C., and Pannell, Z. Patterning Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics Affecting Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash. Presented at Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2014 Annual Meeting. # 14-0600

3. Chimba, D ., Kutela, B., Ogletree, G., Horne, F., and Tugwell, M. Disabled and Abandoned Vehicle Incidents Governing Laws, Literature and Survey from Different States. Presented at Transportation Research Board 2014 Annual Meeting. Paper # 14-0023Browder, K.,

4. Chimba, D ., and Boykin, A. A Case Study of Near Downtown University Campus Parking Problems. Presented at Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2014 Annual Meeting. Paper # 14-0146

5. Angel, M., Sando T., Chimba, D ., and Kwigizile V. Effect of Rain on Traffic Operations on Florida Freeways. Presented at Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2014 Annual Meeting. Paper # 14-5258

6. Chimba, D ., Emaasit, D., Allen, S., Hurst, B., and Nelson, M. Safety Effectiveness Evaluation Of The Cable Rail Systems In Tennessee. Presented at Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting. Paper # 13-0528

7. Chimba, D ., Kutela, B., Ogletree, G., Horne, F., and Hallavant, R. The Impact of Abandoned and Disabled Vehicles to Freeway Incident Durations. Presented at Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting. Paper # 13-1065

8. Emaasit, D., Chimba, D ., Cherry, C., and Wilson, J. A Methodology to Identify Factors associated with Pedestrian High Crash Clusters Using GIS Local Spatial Autocorrelation. Presented at TRB 2013 Annual Meeting. # 13-0634

9. Chimba, D ., and Kutela, B., Sando T., and Kwigizile V. Paralleling the Influence of Unscheduled and Scheduled Roadwork Characteristics to Traffic Incident Durations. Presented at TRB 2013 Annual Meeting. Paper # 13-0637

10. Kiara, M., and Chimba, D . Comparative Analysis of Factors Affecting Transit Bus Crashes and General Traffic Crashes. Presented at Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting. Paper # 13-0109

11. Sando T., Angel, M., Wesley, M., Chimba, D ., and Kwigizile V. Operational Analysis of "Sharrows" on Roadways with Narrow Lane Widths. Presented at Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting. Paper # 13-2507

12. Sando T., Chimba, D ., and Kwigizile V. Operational analysis of interaction between vehicles and bicyclists on wide curb lane facilities. Presented at Transportation Research Board 2011 annual Meeting. Paper # 11-0087

13. Kwigizile V., Sando T., and Chimba, D . Implications of the Approaches for Modeling Pedestrian Injury Severity. Presented at Transportation Research Board 2011 annual Meeting. Paper # 11-0038

14. Chimba, D . "Special Safety Mitigation Fee for Land Use Growth Management". In the Proceedings of 2010 ITE Technical Conference and Exhibit, Section Savannah, GA, March 2010.

15. Chimba, D ., Sando T., and Kwigizile V. "Synchronizing Roadway and Traffic Operations Influencing Bus Crashes". In the Proceedings of TRB, 89th Annual Meeting, 2010. Paper # 10-0527

16. Sando T., Chimba, D ., and Moses R. "The Influence of Narrower Lanes on Bus Sideswipe Crashes", In the Proceedings of TRB, 89th Annual Meeting, 2010. Paper # 10-1577

17. Sando T., Chimba, D ., and Kwigizile V. "Safety Analysis of Continuous Green through Lane Intersections". In the Proceedings of TRB, 89th Annual Meeting, 2010. Paper # 10-1567

18. Chimba, D ., Lan C., and Freddie V. "Traffic Growth Projection for Traffic Impact Studies", In the Proceedings of TRB, 88th Annual Meeting, 2009. Paper # 09-0843

19. Chimba, D ., and Freddie V. "Simplified Approach for Small Scale Traffic Projection". In the Proceedings of TRB, 87th Annual Meeting, 2008. Paper # 08-0536

20. Chimba, D ., and Lan C. "Evaluation of Motorcycle Crash Injury Severities by using Multinomial Models," In the Proceedings of TRB 85th Annual Meeting 2006, Washington DC. Paper # 06-1194

21. Jibing, L., and Chimba D . "A Supplement to Advance Guide Sign Placement Guideline in MUTCD," In the Proceedings of TRB, 85th Annual Meeting 2006. Paper #06-2885






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