Jack and Kay Hockema Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of the NEXTRANS Center
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Office: HAMP G175C
Phone: (765) 494-2209
Personal Web Site
Real-time operation of large scale dynamic traffic networks using information technology; the use of operations research, control theory, and computational intelligence techniques to model and evaluate the dynamics of large-scale transportation networks; transportation systems analysis; dynamic traffic assignment; simulation modeling for intelligent transportation systems applications; driver behavior under advanced information systems; modeling of infrastructure networks; and computational environments for dynamic networks.
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1994
M.S.C.E., Caltech, 1989
B.S, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1988
Honors & Awards
Roy E. & Myrna Wansik Excellence in Research Award, 2004; School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 1997; for the proposal titled, "Efficient and Robust On-line Control of Large-scale Dynamic Traffic Systems with Information Systems".
INFORMS Transportation Science Best International Dissertation Award, 1994; by INFORMS. This award is the oldest and most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science area. An extended abstract of the dissertation was published in the Transportation Science journal (Vol. 29, No. 3, August 1995, pp. 291).