Research

Research Thrusts

  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV)
  • Traffic and Incident Management
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Public Transportation and Accessibility
  • Transportation Planning/ Travel Demand Modeling
  • Transportation Infrastructure Investment Decision Making
  • Air Quality and Health Impacts of Transportation System
  • Micromobility
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Smart Cities
  • Infrastructure Interdependencies
  • Multimodal Network Modeling
  • High Speed Rail
  • Electrified Transportation/ Electric Vehicles
  • Crowdsourcing Applications

Ongoing Research Projects

“Develop Roadway and Parking Design Criteria to Accommodate Automated and Autonomous Vehicles”, Role: PI, Co-PIs: Samer Dessouky, Hatim Sharif, José Weissmann, research conducted at UTSA, funded by Texas Department of Transportation, (09/01/2020-08/31/2022).
“Modeling Crash Severity and Collision Types Using Machine Learning”, Role: PI,  research conducted at UTSA, funded by Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET) the Region 6’s University Transportation Center led by Louisiana State University, (08/01/2020-07/31/2022).
“Development of Traffic dispersion model with the aid of video records from Multiple UAVs for effective Signal Coordination along Urban arterials carrying Heterogeneous Traffic flow”, Role: Co-PI, PI: Dr. Gunasekaran Karuppanan (Anna University, India), funded by Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC), Govt. of India. (2019-2021).

Past Research Projects

“When and Where are Dedicated Lanes Needed under Mixed Traffic of Automated and Non-Automated Vehicles for Optimal System Level Benefits?”, Role: Co-PI, PI: Subhrajit Guhathakurta, worked at Georgia Tech, funded by Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD), USDOT (Tier-1) University Transportation Center, (09/01/17-08/31/18).
Challenges to CV and AV Applications in Truck Freight Operations, Role: Researcher, worked at Georgia Tech, PI: David Fitzpatrick, funded by NCHRP, (2015-2016).
Crowdsourced Social Media Monitoring System Development, Role: PI, worked at Georgia Tech, funded by Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), (2016-2017).
“Integrating Transportation Management Companies (TMCs) and Public Transportation”, Role: Researcher, worked at Georgia Tech, funded by Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD), USDOT (Tier-1) University Transportation Center. (2017-2018).
“Data Driven Approach to State Transportation Investment Decisions: a Transportation Project Investment and Evaluation Resource (T-PIER)”, , Role: Researcher, funded by USDOT/RITA through University Transportation Center (UTC) at Georgia Tech. (2014-2015).
“A Collaborative Model for Healthy Freight Planning”, Funded by Pew Charitable Trusts. Role: Researcher, worked at Georgia Tech, (2014-2016).
“Freight Impacts on Small Urban and Rural Areas”, Funded by USDOT/RITA through UTC at Georgia Tech. Role: Researcher, worked at Georgia Tech, (2014-2015).
“Post-Processing Techniques to Enhance Reliability of Assignment Algorithm Based Performance Measures”, Funded by Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).  Role: Researcher, worked at Purdue University, (2008-2011).
“Incorporating High Speed Passenger Rail into a Multimodal Network Model for Improved Regional Transportation Planning”, Funded by USDOT/RITA through UTC at Purdue University. Role: Researcher, worked at Purdue University, (2013-2014).
“Integrated Framework to Capture the Interdependencies between Transportation and Energy Sectors due to Policy Decisions”, Funded by USDOT/RITA through UTC region 5 at Purdue University. Role: Researcher, worked at Purdue University, (2013-2014).