Brief Bio

Brief Bio. of Prof.(Dr.) Ashish Verma

Prof.(Dr.) Ashish Verma is the Convenor of “IISc Sustainable Transportation Lab. (IST Lab.)”. He is Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and currently serving as a Professor of Transportation Systems Engg. at Dept. of Civil Engg., Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation, and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), and Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems (RBCCPS) at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Further, he was a Visiting Professor at ITMO University, Saint Petersberg, Russia during 2016 and a Visiting Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia during 2019. Before joining IISc, he has served in IIT Guwahati, and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). His research interests are in; sustainable transportation planning & policy, integrated public transport planning and management, transport & Quality of Life (QoL), transport & climate change, modeling and optimization of transportation systems, travel behavior analysis and modeling, pedestrian and crowd flow modeling, driver behaviour and road safety, intelligent transportation system (ITS), traffic control & management etc.

He has authored more than 195 research publications in the area of sustainable transportation and road safety. He has also authored a book on “Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries” along with Prof. T.V.Ramanayya (Retd. Prof. IIM Bangalore), published by CRC Press and also another book on "Integrated Public Transportation System – Planning and Modelling”, published by VDM Publishing House Ltd. He is Editor of the journal ‘Transport Policy’, Elsevier; Associate Editor of ‘Urban Rail Transit’, Springer, and ‘Journal of Modern Mobility Systems (JMMS)’, Mason Publishing. He is the Founding and Current President of the society Transportation Research Group of India (TRG). He is presently serving as Steering & Scientific Committee Member of World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) based in University of Leeds, UK. He is the Chair of the Technical Committee of TRG (TCT-D01) on “Travel Behaviour and Transport Demand”. He is also Chair of Special Interest Group (SIG) H2 of WCTRS which is focused on transportation in developing economies. More details about him can be seen on his home-page .