Tarun Rambha

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Hi! I am an Assitant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru. My research primarily focusses on optimization of transportation networks.

Prior to joining IISc, I received my PhD from The University of Texas at Austin and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cornell University. A copy of my CV can be found here.

Research Interests

Real-time Control of Traffic Networks

Dynamic congestion pricing for self-driving vehicles
Stochastic shortest paths
Smart parking models

Network Optimization

Static and dynamic traffic equilibrium
Signal control algorithms

Large Scale Evacuation Modeling

Hurricane evacuation
Evacuation of pedestrian crowds

Shared Ride and Transit Systems

Online vehicle routing and scheduling
Pricing and matching for ride-hailing and ride-sharing

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Aug 2016

Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, UT Austin
Dissertation Title: Dynamic Congestion Pricing in Within-Day and Day-to-Day Network Equilibrium Models
Advisor: Stephen Boyles

Master of Science (M.S) – Aug 2012

Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, UT Austin
Thesis Title: Adaptive Routing in Schedule Based Stochastic Time-Dependent Transit Networks
(Winner : CUTC Milton Pikarsky Award for Outstanding M.S. Thesis in Science and Technology)
Advisor: Stephen Boyles and Travis Waller

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) – May 2010

Major: Civil Engineering, Minor: Industrial Engineering, IIT Madras
Undergraduate Thesis Tittle: Algorithms for Multiclass Equilibrium & Time Dependent Shortest Paths
Advisor: Karthik Srinivasan