Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof.Kumares C.  Sinha
Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University, USA
Topic of presentation : Connected and Autonomous Transportation: Perspectives from Small- and Medium-Sized Metropolitan Areas of the United States

Abstract : A nationwide survey was  conducted in small- and medium-sized metropolitan areas of the United States to gauge how residents of these areas, who are predominantlydependent on automobiles, feel about the introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Four key items were included: (1) how CAVs could influence people’s valuation of travel time and mode choices; (2) travelers’ responses to real-time rerouting information provided through connected vehicle technology; (3) willingness to buy CAVs; and finally (4) road users’ comfort level in sharing the road with CAVs in a mixed traffic stream. Results can be used to make long-range transportation investment decisions and to identify transportation-pricing schemes in small and medium-sized metropolitan areas. The results will also be useful to the vehicle manufacturers in identifying the potential future consumers of CAVs and thus the potential market.

Prof. Satish V Ukusuri

Transportation and Infrastructure Systems Engineering Group Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University, USA
Topic of presentation: Smart Mobility Analytics in an Era of AccelaratedTechnological Change

Abstract  :Over the last few years, we are seeing a convergence of technology, data, analytics and new modeling approaches in transportation systems leading to efficient and sustainable cities. This trend is expected to continue with unprecedented advances in artificial intelligence, telematics, growth of
connected and automated technologies and availability of high velocity spatio-temporal data. These advances promise significant benefits in the realization of smart mobility and sustainability; however, many challenges exist on the research frontier. This talk with present ongoing research and insights from information rich transportation environments and innovations in connected/autonomous vehicles.

Prof. Shashi Nambisan

Executive Director, Alabama Transportation Institute Professor of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering,
University of Alabama, USA
Topic of presentation : Autonomous and connected vehicles

Abstract: details awaited...

Prof. R Jayakrishnan
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine
Topic of presentation : Traffic flow modelling

Abstract: details awaited...

Prof.Geetam Tiwari
TRIPP Chair Professor
Department of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Topic of presentation : Road safety

Abstract: details awaited...

Dr. O.P Agrawal
World Resources Institute  India
Topic of presentation : Aligning policies and research agenda to the emerging paradigms in urban mobility

Abstract  :Major disruptions are taking place in how people move in cities. Rapid developments in Information Technology have given a thrust to shared mobility systems that hold the promise of massive transformation in the mobility systems and help deal with the current problems of congestion, pollution and increasing road accidents. Falling battery prices, increasing emphasis on renewable energy have made electric vehicles a lot more attractive than was considered feasible in the past. If these developments are to be effectively leveraged, national policies need to be modified to align with these developments. Old enactments need to recognize the new reality and embrace them. Research needs to ensure that developments in other countries are not merely copied in India but we adapt them to meet our unique needs. Good research can help guide policy in the right direction. However, it needs to be application oriented and have a sense of urgency.

Shri S.K. Lohia
Managing Director &Chief Executive officer,
Indian Railway Station Development Corporation ltd
Topic of presentation : Railway Station Redevelopment

Abstract: details awaited...  :.

Prof.Lelitha Devi
Professor, Transportation Engineering Division
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Topic of presentation : Empirical to Theory based Traffic Flow Modelling of Indian Traffic.

Abstract  : The presentation will talk about the various methods for traffic flow modeling under Indian traffic conditions highlighting their advantages and disadvantages, taking specific applications as an example.

Professor, Transportation Engineering Division
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Topic of presentation : Pavement Engineering

Abstract  :. details awaited...