Hani Mahmassani Provides Expert Advice on Inauguration Crowd Dynamics and Management

January 2009

Northwestern University Transportation Center Director Hani Mahmassani has advised various agencies involved in planning and operations in connection with the presidential inauguration activities in Washington, DC., on the scientific state of knowledge in the area of crowd dynamics and implications for crowd management. His experience includes studying crowd dynamics and pedestrian traffic management in connection with the annual pilgrimage (Hajj) in Makkah, and development of simulation tools for crowd phenomena. Dr. Mahmassani is recognized internationally for his expertise in the areas of transportation and traffic science, intelligent transportation systems and logistics.