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Vikash Gayah

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Larson Transportation Institute

231L Sackett Building

gayah@engr.psu.edu

814-865-4014

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Transportation Engineering

Interest Areas:

Urban traffic network dynamics; Traffic flow theory; Traffic operations and control; Public transportation systems; Urban mobility.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2005
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2006
  • Ph D, Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2012

Publications

Books

  • Eric J Gonzalez, Joshua M Pilachowski, Vikash Varun Gayah, Michael James Cassidy and Carlos Daganzo, 2010, Public Transportation Systems: Mini-Projects and Homework Exercises, Electronic text, http://www.its.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/volvocenter/Daganzo/UCB-ITS-CN-2010-2.pdf

Journal Articles

  • Q. Gan, W.-L. Jin and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Analysis of traffic statics and dynamics in a signalized double-ring network: A Poincare map approach", Transportation Science, 51, (3), pp. 1009-1029
  • Vikash Varun Gayah and Samer Madanat, 2017, "Development of an empirical model of pavement roughness with condition survey data", ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 23, (4), pp. 1-7
  • Zhengyao Yu, Vikash Varun Gayah and Eleni Christofa, 2017, "Person-based signal timing optimization to account for flexible cycle lengths and uncertain transit vehicle arrivals", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2620, pp. 31-42
  • Anthony Deprator, Owen Hitchcock and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Improving street network efficiency by prohibiting left turns at signalized intersections based on network accumulation", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2622, pp. 58-69
  • Khaled Shaaban, Jonathan Wood and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Investigating the driver behavior at two-way stop sign intersections in Qatar", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2663, pp. 109-116
  • Kan Wu, Sukran Ilgin Guler and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "A queueing and variational theory approach to estimating the impacts of bus stops on transit signal priority", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2622, pp. 70-83
  • Celeste Chavis and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Development of a mode choice model for general purpose flexible route transit systems", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2650, pp. 133-141
  • Zhengyao Yu, Jonathan S. Wood and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Using survival models to estimate bus travel times and associated uncertainties", Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 74, pp. 366-382
  • Xavier J Harmony and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Evaluation of real-time transit information systems: An information demand and supply approach", International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, 6, (1), pp. 86-98
  • Li Lingyu, Vikash Varun Gayah and Eric T Donnell, 2017, "Development of regionalized SPFs for two-lane rural roads in Pennsylvania", Accident Analysis and Prevention, 108, pp. 343-353
  • Jianhe Du, Hesham Rakha and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2016, "Deriving Macroscopic Fundamental Diagrams from probe data: Issues and solutions", Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 66, pp. 136-149
  • Krae Stieffenhofer, Michael Barton and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2016, "Assessing park and ride efficiency and user reactions to parking management strategies", Journal of Public Transportation, 19, (4), pp. 75-92
  • Sukran Ilgin Guler, Vikash Varun Gayah and Monica Menendez, 2016, "Bus priority at signalized intersections with single-lane approaches: A novel pre-signal strategy", Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 63, pp. 51-70
  • Jan-Torben Girault, Vikash Varun Gayah, Sukran Ilgin Guler and Monica Menendez, 2016, "An exploratory analysis of signal coordination impacts on the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2560, pp. 36-46
  • Jeff Gooch, Vikash Varun Gayah and Eric T Donnell, 2016, "Quantifying the safety effects of horizontal curves on two-way rural roads", Accident Analysis and Prevention, 92, pp. 71-81
  • Ke Han, Hongcheng Liu, Vikash Varun Gayah, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2016, "A robust optimization approach for dynamic traffic signal control with emissions constraints", Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 63, pp. 51-70
  • Vikash Varun Gayah, Sukran Ilgin Guler and Weihua Gu, 2016, "On the impact of obstructions on the capacity of nearby signalized intersections", Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, 4, (1), pp. 48-67
  • Ke Han and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2015, "Continuum signalized junction model for dynamic traffic networks: Offset, spillback, and multiple stages", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 77, pp. 213-239
  • Kshitij Jerath, Asok Ray, Sean N Brennan and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2015, "Dynamic prediction of vehicle cluster distribution in mixed traffic: A statistical mechanics-inspired method", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 16, (5), pp. 2424-2434
  • Melissa Jean Bopp, Vikash Varun Gayah and Michael Campbell, 2015, "Examining the link between public transit use and active commuting", International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12, (4), pp. 4256-4274
  • Nicolas Muhlich, Vikash Varun Gayah and Monica Menendez, 2015, "Use of microsimulation for examination of Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram hysteresis patterns on hierarchical street networks", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2491, pp. 117-126
  • Javier Ortigosa, Monica Menendez and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2015, "Analysis of the Network Exit Functions for different urban grid network configurations", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2491, pp. 12-21
  • T Tsubota, Ashish Bhaskar, A Nantes, E Chung and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2015, "Comparative analysis of traffic state estimation: Cumulative counts-based and trajectory-based methods", Transportation Research Record, 2491, pp. 43-52
  • Hongcheng Liu, Ke Han, Vikash Varun Gayah, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2015, "Data-driven linear decision rule approach for distributionally robust optimization of on-line signal control", Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 59, pp. 260-277
  • Vikash Varun Gayah, Xueyu Gao and Andrew S Nagle, 2014, "On the impacts of locally adaptive signal control on urban network stability and the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 70, pp. 255-268
  • Weihua Gu, Vikash Varun Gayah, Michael J Cassidy and Nathatlie Saade, 2014, "On the impacts of bus stops near signalized intersections: Models of car and bus delays", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 68, pp. 123-140
  • Andrew S Nagle and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2014, "Accuracy of network-wide traffic states estimated from mobile probe data", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2421, pp. 1-11
  • Ke Han, Vikash Varun Gayah, Bennedetto Piccoli, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2014, "On the continuum approximation of the on-and-off signal control on dynamic traffic networks", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 61, pp. 73-97
  • Vikash Varun Gayah, Vinayak Dixit and Sukran Ilgin Guler, 2014, "Relationship between mean and day-to-day variation in travel time in urban networks", EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, 3, (3), pp. 227-243
  • Wen-Long Jin, Qijian Gan and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2013, "A kinematic wave approach to traffic statics and dynamics in a double-ring network", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 57, pp. 114–131
  • Jean C Doig, Vikash Varun Gayah and Michael J Cassidy, 2013, "Inhomogeneous flow patterns in undersaturated road networks: Implications for Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2390, pp. 68-75
  • Weihua Gu, Michael J Cassidy, Vikash Varun Gayah and Yanfeng Ouyang, 2013, "Mitigating negative impacts of near-side bus stops on cars", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 47, pp. 42–56
  • Vikash Varun Gayah and Vinayak V Dixit, 2013, "Using mobile probe data and the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram to estimate network densities: Tests using micro-simulation", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2390, pp. 76-86
  • Vikash Varun Gayah and Carlos F Daganzo, 2012, "Analytical capacity comparison of one-way and two-way signalized street networks", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2301, pp. 76–85
  • Vinayak V Dixit, Vikash Varun Gayah and Essam Radwan, 2012, "Comparison of driver behavior by time of day and wet pavement conditions", ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 138, (8), pp. 1023–1029
  • Yiguang Ethan Xuan, Vikash Varun Gayah, Michael J Cassidy and Carlos F Daganzo, 2012, "Presignal used to increase bus-and car-carrying capacity at intersections", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2315, pp. 191–196
  • Carlos F Daganzo, Vikash Varun Gayah and Eric J Gonzales, 2012, "The potential of parsimonious models for understanding large scale transportation systems and answering big picture questions", EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, 1, (1-2), pp. 47–65
  • Vikash Varun Gayah and Carlos F Daganzo, 2011, "Clockwise hysteresis loops in the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram: An effect of network instability", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 45, (4), pp. 643-655
  • Vikash Varun Gayah and Carlos F Daganzo, 2011, "Effects of turning maneuvers and route choice on a simple network", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2249, pp. 15–19
  • Carlos F Daganzo, Vikash Varun Gayah and Eric J Gonzales, 2011, "Macroscopic relations of urban traffic variables: Bifurcations, multivaluedness and instability", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 45, (1), pp. 278–288
  • Mohamed A Abdel-Aty and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2011, "Using traffic micro-simulation to test route diversion as a real-time crash prevention strategy on freeways", Advances in Transportation Studies, (23), pp. 15–28
  • Mohamed Abdel-Aty and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2010, "Real-time crash risk reduction on freeways using coordinated and uncoordinated ramp metering approaches", ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 136, (5), pp. 410–423
  • Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Ryan J Cunningham, Vikash Varun Gayah and Liang Hsia, 2008, "Dynamic variable speed limit strategies for real-time crash risk reduction on freeways", Transportation Research Record, 2078, pp. 108–116
  • Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Albinder Dhindsa and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2007, "Considering various ALINEA ramp metering strategies for crash risk mitigation on freeways under congested regime", Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 15, (2), pp. 113–134
  • Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Anurag Pande, Chris Lee, Vikash Varun Gayah and Cristina Dos Santos, 2007, "Crash risk assessment using intelligent transportation systems data and real-time intervention strategies to improve safety on freeways", Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 11, (3), pp. 107–120
  • Javier Ortigosa, Vikash Varun Gayah and Monica Menendez, , "Analysis of one-way and two-way street configurations on urban grids", Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics
  • Xueyu Gao and Vikash Varun Gayah, , "An analytical framework to model uncertainty in urban network dynamics using Macroscopic Fundamental Diagrams", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological

Conference Proceedings

  • Xueyu Gao and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "An analytical framework to model uncertainty in urban network dynamics using Macroscopic Fundamental Diagrams"
  • Eric T Donnell and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Safety and operational impacts of setting speed limits below engineering recommendations"
  • Zhengyao Yu, Vikash Varun Gayah and Eleni Christofa, 2017, "Person-based signal timing optimization to account for flexible cycle lengths and uncertain transit vehicle arrivals"
  • Anthony Deprator, Owen Hitchcock and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Improving street network efficiency by prohibiting left turns at signalized intersections based on network accumulation"
  • Xavier J Harmony and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Implementing real-time transit information systems: An examination of information supply and demand", pp. 86-98
  • Kan Wu, Sukran Ilgin Guler and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "A queueing and variational theory approach to estimating the impacts of bus stops on transit signal priority"
  • Celeste Chavis and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Development of a mode choice model for general purpose flexible route transit systems"
  • Khaled Shaaban, Jonathan Wood and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2017, "Investigating the driver behavior at two-way stop sign intersections in Qatar"
  • Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani, Xueyu Gao, Vikash Varun Gayah and Victor Knoop, 2016, "Combination of traffic responsive and gating control in urban networks: Effective interactions"
  • Jeffrey Gooch and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2016, "On the design of linear transit systems with park and rides: Analysis of an idealized scenario"
  • Zhengyao Yu, Jonathan Wood and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2016, "Regression models for real-time bus occupancy prediction"
  • Zhengyao Yu, Jonathan Wood and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2016, "Modeling bus travel times and travel time uncertainty: Comparison of linear and survival model frameworks"
  • Krae Stieffenhofer, Michael Barton and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2016, "Assessing park-and-ride use and user reactions to parking management strategies: A case study in Puget Sound"
  • Sukran Ilgin Guler, Vikash Varun Gayah and Monica Menendez, 2015, "Providing bus priority at signalized intersections with single-lane approaches"
  • Hongcheng Liu, Ke Han, Vikash Varun Gayah, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2015, "Data-driven linear decision rule approach for distributionally robust optimization of on-line signal control"
  • Andrew S Nagle and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2015, "Comparing the use of link and probe data to inform perimeter metering control"
  • Jeff Gooch, Vikash Varun Gayah and Eric T Donnell, 2015, "Estimating the safety effects of horizontal curves on Pennsylvania two-lane rural roads"
  • Jianhe Du, Hesham Rakha and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2015, "Design and evaluation of network control strategies using the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram"
  • Mehdi Keyban-Ekbatani, Vikash Varun Gayah, Xueuy Gao and Victor Knoop, 2015, "Examining perimeter gating of urban traffic networks with adaptive traffic signals"
  • Q. Gan, W.-L. Jin and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2014, "A link-queue approach to traffic statics and dynamics in signalized networks."
  • J. Ortigosa, Vikash Varun Gayah and Monica Menendez, 2014, "Comparison of traffic performance in finite grids with different configurations: Analytical versus simulated approach."
  • K. Han, B. Piccoli, Vikash Varun Gayah, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2014, "On the continuum approximation of the on-and-off signal control for dynamic networks."
  • Kshitij Jerath, Asok Ray, Sean N Brennan and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2014, "Statistical mechanics-inspired framework for studying the effects of mixed flows on highway congestion"
  • Vikash Varun Gayah and Xueyu Gao, 2014, "The effect of adaptive green duration control on the macroscopic fundamental diagram"
  • Jeff Lidicker, Juan Argote, Vikash Varun Gayah, Julia Griswold, Kristen Carnarius, Taylor Ehrick and Ericka Sheeran, 2014, "Shuttle transit system evaluation methodology: Performance, characterization, and optimization"
  • Kshitij Jerath, Vikash Varun Gayah and Sean Brennan, 2014, "Influential subspaces of Connected Vehicles in highway traffic"
  • Andrew S Nagle and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2013, "A method to estimate the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram using limited mobile probe data"
  • Vikash Varun Gayah and Melissa Jean Bopp, 2013, "Does a link exist between public transit use and active commuting behavior?"
  • Vikash Varun Gayah and Samar Madanat, 2013, "Development of an empirical model of pavement roughness with condition survey data"
  • Wen-Long Jin, Qi-Jian Gan and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2013, "A kinematic wave approach to traffic statics and dynamics in a double-ring network"
  • Weihua Gu, Michael J Cassidy, Vikash Varun Gayah and Yanfeng Ouyang, 2013, "Mitigating negative impacts of near-side bus stops on cars"
  • Vikash Varun Gayah, Juan Argote and Carlos Daganzo, 2013, "Targeted transit subsidies: A method for increasing transit modal shift"
  • Javier Ortigosa, Vikash Varun Gayah and Monica Menendez, 2013, "Study of urban grid configurations"
  • Vikash Varun Gayah and Vinayak V Dixit, 2012, "Using mobile vehicle probes to estimate network-wide traffic conditions"
  • Vinayak V Dixit, Vikash Varun Gayah and Sukran Ilgin Guler, 2012, "Relationship between mean and variance of travel time in networks"
  • Weihua Gu, M J Cassidy, V V Gayah and Y Ouyang, 2012, "Strategies for mitigating impacts of near-side bus stops on cars"
  • Juan Argote, Yiguang Ethan Xuan and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2012, "Comparative analysis of various bus control strategies: A case study of the UC Berkeley Bear Transit system"
  • Vikash Varun Gayah, S Ilgin Guler and Karthikgeyan Sivakumaran, 2012, "Accounting for congestion in network design"
  • Carlos F Daganzo, Eric J Gonzales and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2011, "Traffic congestion in networks, and alleviating it with public transportation and pricing"
  • Yiguang Xuan, Vikash Varun Gayah, Carlos F Daganzo and Michael J Cassidy, 2010, "Multimodal traffic at isolated signalized intersections: New management strategies and a framework for analysis"
  • Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Kirolos M Haleem, Ryan Cunningham and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2009, "Application of variable speed limits and ramp metering to improve safety and efficiency of freeways"
  • Mohamed A Abdel-Aty and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2009, "Using traffic micro-simulation to test route diversion as a real-time crash prevention strategy on freeways"
  • Mohamed A Abdel-Aty and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2008, "Considering route diversion as a real-time crash prevention strategy on urban freeways"
  • Vikash Varun Gayah, Mohamed Abdel-Aty and Anurag Pande, 2008, "Evaluating route diversion as a strategy for reduction of real-time crash risk on freeways using micro-simulation"
  • Mohamed A Abdel-Aty and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2008, "Comparison of two different ramp metering algorithms for real-time crash risk reduction"
  • Mohamed A Abdel-Aty and Vikash Varun Gayah, 2007, "Crash severity along an urban freeways: Modeling temporal, spatial, and real-time traffic conditions"
  • Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Cristina Dos Santos, Vikash Varun Gayah, Albinder Dhindsa and Jeremy Dilmore, 2006, "The potential of ITS applications to reduce crash potential on urban freeways using micro-simulation"
  • Vikash Varun Gayah, Cristina Dos Santos, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Albinder Dhindsa and Jeremy Dilmore, 2006, "Evaluating ITS strategies for real-time freeway safety improvement"
  • Jeff Gooch, Vikash Varun Gayah and Eric T Donnell, , "Safety performance estimation of horizontal curves on two lane, two way rural roads"
  • Zhengyao Yu and Vikash Varun Gayah, , "Comparison of urban street network resilience for grid networks with and without left-turning maneuvers under light traffic situations"
  • Owen Hitchcock and Vikash Varun Gayah, , "Methods to identify candidate solutions in multi-objective signal timing optimization"
  • Xiao Liang, Sukran Ilgin Guler and Vikash Varun Gayah, , "Signal timing optimization with Connected Vehicle technology: Platooning to improve computational efficiency"
  • Zhengyao Yu, Vikash Varun Gayah and Eleni Christofa, , "Person-based signal timing optimization with phase swap and flexible cycle lengths"

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Vikash Varun Gayah, 2012, "Two-way street networks: More efficient that previously thought?", 41, (Fall 2012), pp. 10--15

Research Projects

  • May 2018 - April 2023, "CAREER: Multi-scale models of urban congestion dynamics to support advanced congestion management strategies," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • May 2018 - June 2021, "PennDOT WO 007 - Regionalized Urban/Suburban Collector Road SPFs," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • June 2018 - June 2020, "Safety Performance of Part-Time Shoulder Use on Freeways," (Sponsor: Kittelson and Associates, Inc.).
  • March 2017 - February 2019, "NCHRP 17-84 Pedestrian and bicycle safety performance functions for the Highway Safety Manual," (Sponsor: National Cooperative Highway Research Program).
  • March 2017 - March 2019, "Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Performance Functions for the Highway Safety Manual," (Sponsor: MRIGlobal).
  • February 2017 - June 2018, "Financial benefits of proposed access management strategies," (Sponsor: South Dakota Department of Transportation).
  • December 2016 - November 2018, "Financial Benefits of Proposed Access Management Treatments," (Sponsor: South Dakota State University).
  • September 2016 - September 2017, "2016 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Graduate Fellowship," (Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration).
  • April 2017 - December 2017, "Rumble Strip Installation on Thin Pavement Overlays," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • April 2017 - December 2017, "Crash data safety factors evaluation," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation).
  • September 2014 - August 2016, "Speed limits set lower than engineering recommendations," (Sponsor: Montana Department of Transportation).
  • April 2015 - January 2016, "Regionalized safety performance functions," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation).
  • September 2014 - September 2016, "Speed Limits Set Lower than Engineering Recommendations," (Sponsor: Montana Department of Transportation).
  • December 2013 - September 2015, "Estimating uncertainty of bus arrival times and passenger occupancies," (Sponsor: Mineta National Transit Research Consortium).
  • August 2012 - June 2015, "Using mobile probes to inform and measure the effectiveness of macroscopic traffic control strategies on urban networks," (Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center).
  • May 2013 - June 2015, "Integration of multimodal transportation services," (Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center).
  •  2013 -  2014, "Impacts assessment of dynamic Speed Harmonization with Queue Warning," (Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration).
  • August 2013 - October 2014, "Safety performance functions for rural roads in Pennsylvania," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation).
  • October 2013 - June 2014, "How can we maximize efficiency and increase person occupancy at overcrowded park and rides," (Sponsor: Washington State Department of Transportation).
  • March 2014 - September 2014, "Establishing Crash Modification Factors and their use," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation).
  • March 2014 - September 2014, "Establishing Crash Modification Factors And Its Use (WO 6)," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • October 2013 - June 2014, "How Can We Maximize Efficiency and Increase Person Occupancy at Overcrowded Park and Rides," (Sponsor: Washington State Department of Transportation).
  • October 2013 - June 2014, "How Can We Maximize Efficiency and Increase Person Occupancy at Overcrowded Park and Rides," (Sponsor: Washington State Department of Transportation).
  • August 2013 - October 2014, "Safety Performance Functions (WO 1)," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • January 2014 - May 2014, "A data-driven approach for Intelligent Transportation Systems," (Sponsor: IST Research Seed Grant).
  • September 2013 - September 2014, "2013 Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship," (Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration).
  •  2013 -  2013, "An examination of active travel and economic behavior," (Sponsor: Social Science Research Institute).

Honors and Awards

  • D. Grant Mickle Outstanding Paper Award for TRB Operations and Maintenance Area, Transportation Research Board, 2017 - 2018
  • Fred Burgraff Outstanding Paper Award for TRB Operations and Preservation Group, Transportation Research Board, 2017 - 2018
  • Council of University Transportation Centers, New Faculty Award, Council of University Transportation Centers, 2015 - 2016
  • Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Transportation Research Part B, January 2013 - June 2014
  • Cunard Outstanding Paper Award for TRB Operations and Traffic Management Section, Transportation Research Board, 2013 - 2014
  • Best Presentation Award, American Control Conference, 2014
  • Best Poster Award, World Conference on Transport Research, 2013
  • Gordon F. Newell Award for Excellence in Transportation Science, University of California, Berkeley, March 2012
  • University of California Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year, University of California, Berkeley, January 2012

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Participant, College of Engineering Graduate Student Awards and Funding Committee, 2017
  • Committee Work, Participant, College of Engineering Activity Insights Users Committee, 2017
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Other, Reviewer/Poster Judge, College of Engineering Graduate Research Forum, April 2017 - April 2017
  • Committee Work, Member, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar Committee, August 2017
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Judge, College of Engineering Graduate Research Forum, April 2015 - April 2015
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Judge, College of Engineering Graduate Research Forum, April 2014 - April 2014
  • Committee Work, Member, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Head Search Committee, September 2014 - April 2015
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Advisor, Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter Faculty Advisor, January 2014
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Advisor, Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter Faculty Co-Advisor, August 2013 - December 2013
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Judge, College of Engineering Graduate Research Forum, April 2013 - April 2013
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Other, Paper reviewer, College of Engineering Graduate Research Forum, April 2013 - April 2013
  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Participant, College of Engineering STEM Fall Open House, 2013 - 2013
  • Committee Work, Participant, College of Engineering Strategic Planning Retreat, September 2013 - September 2013
  • Committee Work, Member, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Graduate Committee, August 2013
  • Other, Faculty, Faculty affiliate of Penn State Operations Research Dual-Title Graduate Degree Program, 2012
  • Committee Work, Member, Member, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Undergraduate Committee, August 2012 - August 2013
  • Committee Work, Member, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Undergraduate Committee, August 2012 - August 2013

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Special Call for Papers for the Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (network operations), May 2017 - January 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Special Call for Papers for the Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (multimodal traffic), May 2017 - January 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Special Call for Papers for the Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (multimodal traffic), May 2016 - January 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Special Call for Papers for the Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (network operations), May 2016 - January 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Special Call for Papers for the Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, May 2015 - January 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference, Steering committee, 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, 2015 Traffic and Granular Flow Conference, International Scientific Committee, 2015 - 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, 19th EURO Working Group on Transportation, Scientific Review Committee, 2015 - 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, Local Organizing Committee, 2015 - 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, 94th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2015 - 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Workshop: Monitoring and Controlling Urban Transportation Networks: Theory and Applications, 2015 - 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Special Call for Papers for the Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, May 2014 - January 2015
  • Service to Citizen and/or Client Groups, Member, Centre Region Bicycle Advisory Council, 2014 - 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Transportation Research Board, Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristic Committee, Symposium Celebrating 50 Years of Traffic Flow Theory, 2014 - 2014
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Transit Council Executive Committee, 2013 - 2014
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Special Call for Papers for the Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, May 2013 - January 2014
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, Transportation Research Board, Standing Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristic, 2013
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, 92nd Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2013 - 2013
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Kuhmo Nectar Conference on Transportation Economics, 2013 - 2013
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, Transportation Research Board, Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristic's Outreach and Diversity Subcommittee, 2012
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, LATSIS -- 1st European Symposium on Quantitative Methods in Transportation Systems, 2012 - 2012
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, 94th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2015
 


 

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