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Lecturer / Deputy Dean
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Book Chapter

  • Thomas, Omar S. and Sobanjo, J. O. (2023) “The Application of Markov and Semi-Markov Models in Transportation Infrastructure Management.” Submitted: December 13th, 2022 Reviewed: January 28th, 2023 Published: March 20th, 2023. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.1001134.

Journal Publications

  • Thomas, Omar S. and Sobanjo, J. O. (2016) “Semi-Markov Models for the Deterioration of Bridge Elements.” The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Infrastructure Systems. Vol. 22, No. 2.
  • Thomas, Omar and Sobanjo, J. O. (2013). “Comparison of Markov Chain and Semi-Markov Models for Crack Deterioration on Flexible Pavements.” The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE’s) Journal of Infrastructure Systems. Vol. 19, Issue 2, pages 186-195.

Refereed Conference Publications

  • Thomas, Omar S. and Sobanjo, J. O. (2016) “Semi-Markov Decision Process: A Decision Tool for Transportation Infrastructure Management Systems.” ASCE International Conference on Transportation Development (ICTD) 2016, pages 384-396. Cited by 5.
  • Thomas, Omar S., Henry, G., Bishop, K., Francis, K., Binns, A. (2020) “Alternative Foundation Design for Temporary Housing Units.” International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering & Technology (IConETech-2020).
  • Thomas, Omar S., Fraser, J., Lawrence, A., Brown, B., Taylor, A. and Welcome, J. (2022) “A Pilot Study Design for the Use of Electric Vehicles in a Small Island Developing State” Proceedings of The 2nd World Conference on Climate Change and Global Warming, 2022.
  • McFarlane, R., Thomas, O. “An Introduction into the Systematic Approach for Road Safety Towards Vision Zero in the Caribbean: A Case Study Analyzing Jamaican Road Crash Data. (Accepted April 2023)
Civil Engineering, particularly in the sub-areas of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, including Transportation Infrastructure Management Systems, and Engineering Management
Professional Memberships: 
Member of the Professional Engineering Registration Board (PERB) Continuing Education Committee.
Member of Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE)
Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Member of Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Courses Taught: 
CENG3203 Transportation Engineering and Planning (formerly CVNG3010 Transportation Engineering)
CENG3103 Highway Design (formerly CVNG3009 Highway Engineering)
CVNG2010 Civil Engineering Management
CVNG3009 Highway Engineering (Semester I, 2015 - 2020)
CVNG1007 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
CVNG2003 Civil Engineering Design II
CVNG3014 Civil Engineering Design Project
CVNG3015 Special Investigative Project
GEF/GOJ/UNDP Grant. Project Title: Supporting Sustainable Transportation through the Shift to Electric Mobility in Jamaica.
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