Pedram Fard

Pedram Fard, PhD

Research Fellow in Biomedical Informatics
Mentor: Chirag Patel, PhD

Pedram Fard received his PhD in Planning under the supervision of Professor Jeff Casello at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Fard also earned a Master's of Science degree in Geoinformatics from the University of Twente, in the Netherlands. During his graduate studies, he contributed to development and dissemination of a series of quantitative indices and computational spatial methods to improve upon the conventional urban and transportation planning models. His research interests include developing and evaluating new spatial and temporal methods to address limitations of the multi-scale computational models used in environmental health and climate research. He joined the Patel Group at the Department of Biomedical Informatics in summer 2022, where his research focuses on development of spatial algorithms to identify the extent of extreme climate events and their impacts on population health outcomes.

  1. Pedram Fard. A Homogeneity-based Zone Delineation Model for Land Use and Transportation Interaction Analysis: Investigating the Case of Light Rail Transit (LRT) Development in Kitchener-Waterloo. 2022. View Publication.
  2. Xiaomeng Ming Xu, Jeffrey M Casello, Pedram Fard. TRB Annual Meeting Compendium. Capturing Pedestrian Tours and Activities through Smartphone Data. 2021; (21-03425). View Publication.
  3. Pedram Fard, Jeffrey M Casello, Xiaomeng Ming Xu . TRB Annual Meeting Compendium. An Approach to Measure Land Use Heterogeneity to Identify Homogeneous Urban Activity-Clusters. 2021; (21-03330). View Publication.
  4. Jeffrey M. Casello, Pedram Fard. Automated Tool for Geographic Information Systems That Supports Transit Network Design by Identifying Urban Activity Centers. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board . 2017; 2651(1):12-21. View Publication.
  5. Jeffrey M. Casello, Adam Fraser, Alex Mereu, Pedram Fard. Enhancing Cycling Safety at Signalized Intersections: Analysis of Observed Behavior. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2017; 2662(1):59-66. View Publication.
  6. Yamini Jain Singh, Pedram Fard, Mark Zuidgeest, Mark Brussel, Martin van Maarseveen. Measuring transit oriented development: a spatial multi criteria assessment approach for the City Region Arnhem and Nijmegen. Journal of Transport Geography. 2014; 35:130-143. View Publication.