Victor Muchuruza, E.I.T.
352 Pennell Cir Apt 5
PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Roadway, site, and utilities design,
Traffic engineering and transportation planning,
stormwater modeling and drainage design,
Intelligent Transportation Systems,
Optimization, Simulation and modeling of traffic flow,
Agent Based and Cellular Automata simulations,
Analysis of traffic operations and highway safety,
Engineer Intern (EIT).
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2006
Thesis: Stochastic Modelling of Traffic Crashes
Cumulative GPA 3.92.
M.S in Civil Engineering, Major Transportation Engineering
Florida State University, December 2003
Cumulative GPA: 3.95.
B.S in Civil Engineering, Major Transportation and Highway Engineering
University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Nov 2001
Cumulative GPA: 4.3 (5.0 Scale).
Traffic Flow Theory, Traffic Engineering and Highway Safety, Traffic Simulation and Modeling, Computer Aided Highway Geometric Design (LDD), Statistical Applications in Transportation Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Application of GIS in Transportation Planning, Transportation Demand Modeling, Highway Pavement Design, Engineering Surveying, Object Oriented Programming (C++), Applied Optimization, Artificial Intelligence, Soil Mechanics & Foundation Design, Design of steel structures, Design of reinforced concrete structures, Environmental Engineering, hydraulics, and Project control in construction, Construction management & site organization.
Florida State University, Traffic Engineering Lab, Tallahassee, FL 2004-2006
Works involved simulation and modeling of traffic flow and safety. Design algorithm and implementing by writing computer programs in C++. Testing and verifying the simulation model results.
Florida State University, Traffic Engineering Lab, Tallahassee, FL, 2003-2006
Traffic Engineering lab webmaster.
Designed and maintaining traffic engineering website.
Florida State University, Traffic Engineering Lab, Tallahassee, FL, November 2003
Works involved field data collection, MUTCD warrant analysis, delay studies in the Traffic Signal Warrant Study at Lipona Road and Belle Vue Way Intersection in Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University, Traffic Engineering Lab, Tallahassee, FL, 2002-2003
Works involved statistical analysis of the effect of minimum speed limits on rural interstate freeways
Florida State University, Traffic Engineering Lab, Tallahassee, FL, 2002
Works involved evaluation of the accuracy of methods used to locate roadway crashes on Florida State highways
Florida State University, Traffic Engineering Lab, Tallahassee, FL 2002-to 2002
Works involved laboratory testing of adhesives used in installation of sensors used for traffic classification.
September 2001- November 2001 NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION COUNCIL, Tanzania
Reviewed training needs assessment for district engineers. Assisted in advisory services on tender evaluation and preparation of tender and contract documents. Prepared training programmes for labour-based and machine-based road work contractors.
June 1999-September 1999 MINISTRY OF WORKS, Tanzania
Structural Engineer Trainee (Internship)
Assisted in the structural design of the four-storey UNHCR building. Prepared contract documents, bills of materials, and estimates for UNHCR building.
June 1998-September 1998 KONOIKE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Tanzania
Civil Engineer Trainee (Internship)
Assisted in the supervision of road work, which include material and work scheduling, setting out of roadway alignment, structural concrete and pavement works.
Florida State University, Traffic Engineering Lab, Tallahassee, FL, 2003- to date
Teaching Assistant to Dr. Renatus Mussa.
Assisted in preparation of the course notes, homework, term design projects, tutoring students
Causes assisted: TTE 3004-Transportation Engineering, TTE5305-Traffic Engineering, TTE 5805-Highway Geometric Design, TTE 5256-Traffic Operations
RELEVANT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS:
• Evaluation of the relevance of minimum speed limit on Interstate highways in Florida (2002-04)
• Geometric design of Orange Avenue Extension(2002)
• Geometric design of Blair Stone NE extension. (2004)
• Operational and safety evaluation of Tennessee/Capital Circle Intersection (2002)
• Operational and safety evaluation of Railroad/ Gaines Intersection(2003)
• Corridor analysis of Gaines street (2003)
• Traffic warranty study at Bellevue/Lipona Intersection(2003)
Statistical Packages: SAS, STATA, S-Plus
Traffic Simulation Packages: SYNCHRO PRO, CORSIM, HCS, VISSIM, TRANSYT 7F
GIS Packages: ArcView, ArcGIS
CAD Packages: AutoCAD, Microstation
Highway Design Packages: Autodesk Land Desktop Development, Eagle Point, Inroads/GEOPAK.
Urban Transportation Modeling Packages: Cube Voyager
Data Management Packages: MS ACCESS, MS EXCEL
Programming Languages: C++, Java, Paschal, Prolog, Matlab, SQL, HTML
Other Applications packages: MS office XP, Macromedia, Lindo, MS Project, MS Publisher, Front Page
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Muchuruza, V., Mussa, R., and Thuo, G. Estimating the Likelihood of Traffic Conflicts and Crashes Using Cellular-Based Micro-simulation, submitted for review at Journal of Transportation Research Board.
Muchuruza, V., Thuo,G., and Mussa, R.. Simulation and Evaluation of Cellular-Based Traffic Model. Submitted for review at The Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Journal.
Muchuruza, V and Mussa, R. Cellular Based Traffic Micro-Simulation: Kinematical Approach. Submitted for review at ASCE Journal of Transportation.
Mussa R, and Muchuruza, V. “Safety Analysis of Florida Rural Interstate Freeway Travel in Relation to the 40 MPH Minimum Speed Regulation” ASCE Journal of Transportation (Article in Press, 2006).