Srinivas Peeta

Jack and Kay Hockema Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of the NEXTRANS Center

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP G175C
Phone: (765) 494-2209


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Research Summary
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).


  • Peeta, S. and Zhou, C. (2006). "Stochastic Quasi-gradient Algorithm for Stochastic Dynamic Traffic Assignment," Transportation Research, 40B, No. 3, pp. 179-206.

  • Peeta, S. and Yu, J.W. "On Behavior-based Consistency-Seeking Models as Alternatives to Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models for Real-time Deployment," Transportation Research, Part C, (accepted for publication).

  • Peeta, S. and Ramos, J.L. "Driver Response to Variable Message Signs-Based Traffic Information," IEE Proceedings Intelligent Transportation Systems, (accepted for publication).

  • Peeta, S., Zhang, P. and Zhou, W. (2005). "Behavior-based Analysis of Freeway Car-truck Interactions and Related Mitigation Strategies," Transportation Research, 39B, No. 5, pp. 417-451.

  • Peeta, S. and Yu, J.W. (2005). "A Hybrid Model for Driver Route Choices Incorporating En-Route Attributes and Real-Time Information Effects," Networks and Spatial Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 21-40.

  • Zhang, P., Peeta, S., and Friesz, T. (2005). "Dynamic Game Theoretic Model of Multi-Layer Infrastructure Networks," Networks and Spatial Economics, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 147-178.