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A talk on Modelling of Networks for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems

The Center for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), IISc is organising a talk by Prof. Srinivas Peeta from Purdue Univeristy, USA who is visiting India as an expert on behalf of the US Department of State for the Smart Cities program of our country. The details of the talk are as follows.

Date: Thursday, 13th October 2016

Time: 04:00PM – 05:00PM

Venue: Golden Jubilee Conference Hall, Department of Civil Engineering

Title of the talk: Modelling of Networks for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems

Abstract: Networks are pervasive in human societies. Their design, evolution and performance have significant implications for societal functioning. Many networks are complex systems, at least in part due to the heterogeneity in human behavior, and can entail emergent phenomena. Starting from the need to characterize dynamic traffic networks, this talk summarizes insights and learning experiences related to modeling transportation networks and other infrastructure systems as generalized transportation networks. The roles of topology, technology, time scale, dynamics, human behavior, flow characteristics and uncertainty are brought into focus in the context of transportation networks, interdependent infrastructure networks, vehicle-to-vehicle communication networks and other networks. Some emerging research needs and associated challenges are then briefly discussed.

About the speaker: Dr. Srinivas Peeta is the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor in Civil Engineering at Purdue University and the Director of the NEXTRANS Center, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Region 5 Regional University Transportation Center. He received his B.Tech., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), Caltech and The University of Texas at Austin, respectively. He was the previous Chair (2007-2013) of the Committee on Transportation Network Modeling of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. He has authored over 250 articles in referred journals and conference proceedings. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Transportation Research - Part B, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, and Transportation in Developing Economies. He is the Area Editor for Transportation Dynamics for the journal Networks and Spatial Economics, and serves on the advisory board of the KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. Some awards include the NSF CAREER Award (1997), Purdue Wansik Excellence in Research Award (2004), Purdue’s Seed for Success Award (2007-2013), AATT Conference Best Paper Award (2008), ASCE Walter Huber Research Award (2009), UniSA Distinguished Researcher Award, Australia (2010), Purdue College of Engineering Mentoring Award (2012), and TRB AT045 Intermodal Freight Award (2015). Five dissertations supervised by Dr. Peeta received best dissertation awards from professional organizations. Current research interests include connected and autonomous vehicles, human factors and traveler behavior under traveler information systems, infrastructure system resilience, disaster response planning and operations, freight logistics and international trade.

Tea: 03:45 – 04:00PM

All are invited!