Tarun Rambha

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Hi! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and the Center for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) 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.

Research Interests

Shared Ride and Transit Systems

Large-scale public transit routing
Real-time scheduling for transit networks
Online vehicle routing and scheduling
Optimization of ride-hailing and MaaS systems

Applications of Reinforcement Learning

Microscopic driver behaviour
Bicycle sharing systems
Signal control algorithms

Traffic Network Optimization

Static and dynamic traffic equilibrium
Dynamic congestion pricing
Electric mobility
Smart parking solutions


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