Radhakrishna G Pillai Main

Dr. Gitakrishnan Ramadurai

BSB 339, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - TN 600036, India
gitakrishnan@iitm.ac.in +91-44-22574298
Dr. Gitakrishnan Ramadurai is an Professor in the Transportation Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras and a core faculty member in the Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and AI at IIT Madras. He received his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in June 2009, M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in December 2003, and B.Tech. with honors in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in May 2002. His overarching goal is to develop technological and management solutions for a safe and sustainable transportation system. His primary research interests are in network modeling, dynamic traffic simulation and assignment, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), vehicular emissions, urban freight, public transit systems, and road safety. He was awarded First Place in the 2009 Dissertation Prize by Transportation Science and Logistics Society, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) in San Diego, USA. He is a recipient of New York Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s September 11 Memorial Program Fellowship in 2007-08. He has co-authored over 65 conference and journal papers. He has served as a principal / co-investigator in Government of India funded projects on ITS and urban transportation. He has advised Chennai Port Trust, JNPT, Kolkotta Port Trust and CIDCO, Navi Mumbai on improving congestion of trucks destined to ports, and various government organizations including Chennai Corporation, Tamil Nadu Police, TNHSP / EMS on ITS technology implementation, transportation planning and management, and road safety. He was a corresponding member of the IRC H-8 committee on urban roads from 2015-17. 

Earned Degrees

PhD in Transportation Engineering, 2009
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York,

M.S. in Civil Engineering , 2003
University of Texas at Austin, USA,

B. Tech. in Civil Engineering , 2002
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India,

Awards and Honours

Young Faculty Recognition Award IIT Madras 2020, Young Faculty Recognition AwardIIT Madras, 2020

Best Paper Award on Urban Traffic Management, Best Paper Award on Urban Traffic Management18th Euro Working Group on Transportation (EWGT 2015) held at TU Delft, Netherlands, 2015

September 11th Memorial Program Fellowship, September 11th Memorial Program Fellowship NYMTC 2007USA, 2007

Research Areas

 Sustainable and safe transportation systems
 Data-driven modelling and optimization of transportation systems
 Public transit networks
 Urban freight
 Vehicular emissions
 Dynamic traffic simulation and assignment

Professional Experiences

 2022 – Present : Professor, IIT Madras,
 2017 – 2022 : Associate Professor, IIT Madras,
 2010 – 2017 : Assistant Professor, IIT Madras,
 2009 – 2010 : Visiting Assistant Professor, IIT Madras,
 2005 – 2009 : Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
 2004 – 2005 : Project Associate, IIT Madras,

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