IST Lab Alumni Group

Post Doctoral Research Associate

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Pooja Raj

  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • poojarajhere@gmail.com

Title of Project: Microscopic Traffic Simulation Modeling to Evaluate Congestion Mitigation Measures in Bengaluru
Ph.D.: National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Master's degree: National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Bachelor's degree: Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology, Trivandrum

PhD

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Vajjarapu Harsha

  • PhD
  • vajjarapuh@iisc.ac.in

Title of thesis: Evaluating Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Potential of Sustainable Urban Transport Measures in India
Qualifications: PhD
Current Position: Research Associate at International Center for Environmental Audit and Sustainable Development, Jaipur (Due to Join)
Homepage/LinkedIn link:https://www.linkedin.com/in/harsha-vajjarapu-8450734b/

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Manoj M

  • PhD

Title of thesis: Analysis and Modelling of Activity-Travel Behaviour of Non-Workers from an Indian city
Qualifications: PhD
Current Position:  Assistant Prof. at IIT Delhi
Homepage/LinkedIn link:https://web.iitd.ac.in/~manojm/ 

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Rahul T. M

  • PhD

Title of thesis: Non Motorized Transport Planning for Indian cities 
Qualifications: PhD
Current Position:   Assistant Prof. at IIT Ropar
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.iitrpr.ac.in/cse/tmrahul 

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Varun Raturi (Co-Convenor, IST Lab Alumni Group)

  • PhD

Title of thesis: Analyzing intercity modal choice and competition between High Speed Rail (HSR) and other transport modes in Indian Context
Qualifications: PhD
Current Position:   Research Associate at University of Glasgow
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varun-raturi-b6b2502a

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Mayakuntla Saikiran

  • PhD

Title of thesis: Macroscopic modelling of heterogeneous, disordered road traffic flow
Qualifications: PhD
Current Position:   Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Chile
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saikiranm92  
 

M.Tech

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Saransh Sahu

  • M.Tech
  • saranshsahu@iisc.ac.in

Title of thesis: Accessing Economic Impacts of High-Speed Connectivity and Accessibility
Qualification: MTech
Current Position: JRF at IST Lab, IISc Bangalore 
Homepage/LinkedIn link: www.linkedin.com/in/saransh-sahu

 

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Amalingaya

  • M.Tech

Title of thesis:  Evaluation of hub-and-spoke model for BMTC operations in Bangalore
Qualifications: M.Tech
Current Position:   
Homepage/LinkedIn link:

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Annappayya Achari

  • M.Tech

Title of thesis:  Design of Sustainable Metro Feeder Routes and Coordinated Schedules
Qualifications: M.Tech in Transportation & Infrastructure Engineering
Current Position:   Depot Manager, KSRTC, Bengaluru
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annappayya-achar-6171728a

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Dinesh Kumar

  • M.Tech

Title of thesis:  Psycho-physical assessment of drivers for improving road safety
Qualifications: M.Tech 
Current Position:   Division Traffic Officer KSRTC Mandya Division Mandya
Homepage/LinkedIn link:

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Nagaraj G

  • M.Tech

Title of thesis:  Traffic Signal Timing Optimization for Heterogeneous Traffic Conditions Using Modified Webster's Delay Model
Qualifications: M.Tech 
Current Position:   
Homepage/LinkedIn link: 

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Nagesha

  • M.Tech

Title of thesis:  Price Elasticity of Demand for Urban Bus Transit
Qualifications: M.Tech 
Current Position:   
Homepage/LinkedIn link: 

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Sandeep Biban

  • M.Tech

Title of thesis:  Activity travel choice analysis of pilgrims in mass religious gatherings
Qualifications: M.Tech 
Current Position:   
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandeep-biban-535425b1/  

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Vijay Chauhan

  • M.Tech


Title of thesis:  Understanding user feedback and perception towards PEDL system in IISc campus
Qualifications: M.Tech 
Current Position:   
Homepage/LinkedIn link: 

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Sagar Khurana

  • M.Tech

Title of project:  Acceptable trip distance for walking in mass religious gatherings - a case study of Kumbh Mela
Qualifications: M.Tech
Current Position:  Content developer in Gateforall coaching institute
Homepage/LinkedIn link:   
 

Research Staff

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Niranjan Hiremath

  • Research Staff

Title of project: Evaluation of Psycho-Physical Traits of Drivers and Applicability of ITS based Traffic Law Enforcement for Improving Road Safety and Mobility in India  
Lab position: S.R.F
Qualifications: BE, M. Tech (Highway Technology), PhD
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Homepage/LinkedIn link: 

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Rahul Kadam

  • Research Staff

Title of project: Evaluation of Psycho-Physical Traits of Drivers and Applicability of ITS based Traffic Law Enforcement for Improving Road Safety and Mobility in India
Lab position: 
Qualifications:
Current Position:  
Homepage/LinkedIn link: 

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Sandip Sharda

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   A Multi-Objective Transit Trip Itinerary Planning System Using GIS for Bangalore City
Lab position: SRF
Qualifications:
Current Position:  
Homepage/LinkedIn link: 

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Usha Kalpana

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Development of a Simultaneous Approach for Integrated Mass Transit Planning
Lab position: Project Trainee
Qualifications:
Current Position:  
Homepage/LinkedIn link: 

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Srikanth Shastry

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   A Multi-Objective Transit Trip Itinerary Planning System Using GIS for Bangalore City
Lab position: SRF
Qualifications:
Current Position:  
Homepage/LinkedIn link: 

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Arathi A A

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Multimodal Physical Integration Concept Plan for Bangalore Metro Phase 2
Lab position: J.R.F
Qualifications: M Tech in Transportation Engineering
Current Position:  Intern
Homepage/LinkedIn link: www.linkedin.com/in/arathiaa 

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Milan Mathew Thomas

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   A Novel Simulation Based Approach for User-Based Redistribution in Bike Sharing System
Lab position: Research Intern
Qualifications: M Tech in Transportation Engineering
Current Position:  Graduate Engineer - Transport, WSP India
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milanmathewthomas/ 

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Alpana Kumari

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  land use allocation
Lab position: J.R.F 
Qualifications: MBA, IIM Calcutta
Current Position:  Deputy Manager, Vedanta Resources
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alpana2001/

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Vivek Yadav

  • Research Staff

Title of project: Kumbh Mela Experiment  
Lab position: Project Assistant
Qualifications:
Current Position: Travel Demand Modeler, Cambridge Systematics Inc  
Homepage/LinkedIn link:  www.linkedin.com/in/vivekyadav26

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Swarnali Dihingia

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Climatrans
Lab position: Project Assistant
Qualifications: Masters in Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo
Current Position:  PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swarnali-dihingia-329317113/ 

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Anadi Pandhakar

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: Project Assistant
Qualifications: MSc in Transportation and Logistics + Blockchain, UBC Vancouver
Current Position:  Blockchain Programmer Specialist, Roche Canada
Homepage/LinkedIn link: www.linkedin.com/in/anadi-pandharkar-920a582b

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Sushma Srinivas

  • Research Staff

Title of project: Development of a Simultaneous Approach for Integrated Mass Transit Planning
Lab position: J.R.F
Qualifications: PhD in Civil Engineering (Intelligent Transportation Systems) University of Massachusetts Lowell
Current Position:  Senior Intelligent Transportation Systems(ITS)/Traffic Engineer  AECOM, Boston (USA)
Homepage/LinkedIn link: www.linkedin.com/in/srinivassushma

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Ankit Rai

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: J.R.F
Qualifications: M.Tech in Transportation Engineering
Current Position: Transportation data analyst, Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankit-k-rai/

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Anusha C S

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Seismic vulnerability assessment of road network and traffic modelling for post earthquake scenario
Lab position: Passed Research Scholar
Qualifications: Mtech in highway Engineering
Current Position:  Traffic engineer and Road Safety Auditor, STREETS Consultants, Bangalore
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://in.linkedin.com/in/anusha-murthy-311a4681 
 

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Chetan Doddamani

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: J.R.F 
Qualifications: M.Tech. in Transportation Planning and Engineering, Reva CET, Bangalore
Current Position:  Ph.D. Student, IIT Delhi
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chetan-doddamani-9a742217/

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Suby Charles

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: Project Associate
Qualifications: MTech in Traffic and Transportation planning, NITC
Current Position:  Project Officer at IIT Madras
Homepage/LinkedIn link: 

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Aparna P.M

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: Project Associate
Qualifications: M Tech in Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering, NIT, Calicut
Current Position:  Transport Planner, CDM Smith Inc., Qatar
Homepage/LinkedIn link: http://linkedin.com/in/aparna-p-m-14000a111 
 

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Siddhartha Gulhare (Convenor, IST Lab Alumni Group)

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: Project Associate
Qualifications: M.Tech, Transportation Systems Engineering
Current Position:  Phd student at University of Florida
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddhartha-gulhare-b6870833/

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Shubhayan Ukil

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Towards an Integrated Global Transport and Health Assessment tool
Lab position: J.R.F
Qualifications: Masters in Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago
Current Position:  PhD Student at University  of Michigan, Ann Arbor/ Consultant at WRI, India
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shubhayan-ukil-93401741/

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Divyakant Tahlyan

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: J.R.F 
Qualifications: 
Current Position:  Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.dtahlyan.com/index.html

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Shubham P

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: Project Assistant
Qualifications: PGD-DS
Current Position:  Product Strategist & Customer Engagement Manager at fbrk.in
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shubham-p-a29b66137/ 
 

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Shirin Mary Antony

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Integrating Hawkers and Vendors in Pedestrian Policy and Facility Design Guidelines for Bangalore City
Lab position: S.R.F
Qualifications: M-Tech, Traffic &Transportation planning
Current Position:  Transport Planner, Arcadis Consulting, Bangalore
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shirin-antony-062aa17 

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Saqib Gulzar

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Climatrans
Lab position: J.R.F
Qualifications:
Current Position:  Ph.D. Candidate, NC State University
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://saqibgulzar.wordpress.ncsu.edu/ 
 

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Ganashree Shubhank

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Evaluation of Psycho-physical Traits of Drivers and Applicability of ITS Based Traffic Law Enforcement for improving Road Safety and Mobility in India
Lab position: Project Assistant
Qualifications: M.Tech in Geoinformatics
Current Position:  Research associate Remote sensing and GIS
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ganashree-ks-ab2171175
 

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Sajitha Sasidharan

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Towards an Integrated Global Transport and Health Assessment tool
Lab position: Project Associate
Qualifications: M Tech in Transportation Engineering
Current Position:  
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sajitha-sasidharan-7a162a99

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Riya Elizebeth Robin

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: J.R.F
Qualifications: MTech in Transportation Engineering
Current Position:  German Chancellor Fellow
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riyaelizebethrobin/

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S.Sreenivasulu

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   A goal-oriented method for urban transport strategy development for Indian Metropolitan Areas
Lab position: Research Associate
Qualifications: M.Tech in Transportation Systems Engineering
Current Position:  Traffic and Road Safety Expert at M/s Eclat Engineering Consultants, Hyderabad
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sungadi/ 
 

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Rahul Goel

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   DST(Development of a Simultaneous Approach for Integrated Mass Transit Planning
Lab position: S.R.F
Qualifications:
Current Position:  Research Associate, University of Cambridge
Homepage/LinkedIn link:  https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/rahul-goel/ 

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Punyabeet Sarangi

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: Project Associate
Qualifications: MTech in Transportation Engineering from NIT Patna
Current Position:  PhD Student at IIT Delhi
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/punyabeet-sarangi-628430a9/ 
 

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Prithvi Bhat Beeramoole (Co-Convenor, IST Lab Alumni Group)

  • Research Staff

Title of project: Evaluation of Psycho-physical Traits of Drivers and Applicability of ITS Based Traffic Law Enforcement for improving Road Safety and Mobility in India  
Lab position: S.R.F
Qualifications: M.Tech in Highway Technology from R.V College of Engineering, Bengaluru
Current Position:  PhD student at Queensland University of Technology
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prithvi-bhat-beeramoole-254b572b/ 

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Pragun Vinayak

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Influence of childhood and adulthood attitudinal perceptions on bicycle usage in the Bangalore city
Lab position: Research Intern
Qualifications: MS Transportation Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Current Position: Mobility and Transportation Analytics Consultant, Cambridge Systematics Inc. (Los Angeles) 
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pragunvinayak/

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Pooja Patil Joshi

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Climatrans
Lab position: J.R.F
Qualifications: Mtech in Highway technology,RVCE,Bengaluru
Current Position:  
Homepage/LinkedIn link:

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Nikhita Rodeja

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   Climatrans
Lab position: Project Assistant
Qualifications: MSc Transport Planning and Engineering, University of Leeds
Current Position:  Transport Planner
Homepage/LinkedIn link: http://linkedin.com/in/nikhita-rodeja-558639108 

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Nathan Keltch

  • Research Staff

Title of project:   UNDERstanding Indian Urban Governance REFORM – A Comparative Analysis of the Smart City Mission Reforms and their Impact on Sustainable Urban Mobility
Lab position: Intern
Qualifications: Master of Public Service, Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas, USA
Current Position: Mobility Specialist, Department of Transportation, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathankeltch/

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Mehvish Shah

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Climatrans
Lab position: S.R.F
Qualifications: MSc Transport Planning and Engineering, University of Leeds
Current Position:  Business Analyst - Microsoft Azure Release Ops / Redmond Washington
Homepage/LinkedIn link:

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Megha T Manoj

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: Project Assistant 
Qualifications: MSc Transport Planning and Engineering, University of Leeds
Current Position:  Graduate Transport Planner
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megha-thuluthiyil-manoj/

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Malvika Dixit

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Global Mobility Monitor Network
Lab position: S.R.F 
Qualifications: MSc in Transport from Imperial College London
Current Position:  PhD Candidate, Smart Public Transport Lab at the Transport and Planning (T&P) department, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology.
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/ceg/about-faculty/departments/transport-planning/staff/personal-pages/m-malvika-dixit/ 
 

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Mahim khan

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Under Reform
Lab position: J.R.F 
Qualifications: MTech in Transportation Engineering & Planning from National Institute of Technology,Srinagar
Current Position:  PhD Student, Texas A&M University, USA
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahim-khan-610b1044/ 

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K.Raja

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Global Mobility Monitor Network
Lab position: S.R.F 
Qualifications: B.sc. Physics, GU
Current Position:  Founder, Episodiclabs 
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajakrishna-kambhampati-a5365a17a/ 

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Indu Nair

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  The Kumbh Mela Experiment
Lab position: S.R.F 
Qualifications: MTech in Transportation Engineering Visvevaraya National Institute of Technology
Current Position:  Research Volunteer , Chezuba
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/indu-jeyesh 

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Hitendra Trivedi

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  The Kumbh Mela Experiment: Measuring and Understanding the dynamics of mankind’s largest crowd
Lab position: Project Assistant 
Qualifications: PhD
Current Position:  Director, Hita Energy Private Limited 
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-hitendra-trivedi-0148ba34/

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Nilesh Rai

  • Research Staff

Title of project:  Urban Mobility Trends in BRIC countries 
Lab position: Project Assistant
Qualifications: BE Civil Engineering
Current Position:   
Homepage/LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nilesh-rai-61397a109

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Isha Narsaria

  • Research Staff

Title of the project/Thesis: Impact of rental car services on demographics and satisfaction level of users
Lab Position: Project Assistant
Qualifications: MS in Civil Engineeringg [Concentration: Transportation Engineering]
Current Position: Transportation Engineer, CDM Smith
Homepage/LinkedIn Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/isha-narsaria-0664b1ba/

 

Secretarial Staff

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Ramya S

  • Secretarial Staff

Title of project:   Climatrans
Lab position: Secretarial Assistant
Qualifications: BBM
Current Position:  Secretarial Assistant
Homepage/LinkedIn link: 

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Pallavi S V

  • Secretarial Staff

Title of project:   Climatrans
Lab position: Secretarial Assistant
Qualifications: MBA
Current Position:  Administrative Assistant
Homepage/LinkedIn link: