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Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Penn State

Dr. Vikash V. Gayah is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University (joined 2012). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Central Florida (2005 and 2006, respectively) and his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley (2012). Dr. Gayah’s research focuses on urban mobility, traffic operations, traffic flow theory, public transportation and traffic safety. His research approach includes a combination of analytical models, micro-simulations and empirical analysis of transportation data. He has authored over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 50 refereed conference proceedings, and numerous research reports to sponsors. Dr. Gayah currently serves as an editorial advisory board member of two leading transportation journals, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological and Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, is an associate editor for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (an international peer-reviewed journal), and is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (AHB 45). He has been recognized with multiple awards, including: the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Gordon F. Newell Award for Excellence in Transportation Science, University of California Transportation Center Student of the Year Award, New Faculty Award by the Council of University Transportation Centers, the Cunard, Fred Burggraf and D. Grant Mickle outstanding paper awards by the Transportation Research Board, Harry West Teaching Award by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State, and CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation.


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    Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University