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Indrajit Ghosh
Indrajit Ghosh Assistant Professor indrafce[at]iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285533 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Road Safety using Traffic Conflict Technique, Motorists, Pedestrians, ITS Applications
  • Traffic Operations, Signalised & Unsignalised Intersections, Two-lane and Multi-lane Highways, Level-of-Service
  • Driver Behaviour at Signal Controlled Intersections, Dilemma Zone, Signal Countdown Timers
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
20032005Post Gradute StudentBengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur
20052006Supervising EngineerM/s. Ghosh and Sons
20062008Graduate Research AssistantWayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
20092010Graduate Teaching AssistantWayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
20112011Senior Project OfficerIIT Madras
20112012Visiting FacultyBITS Pilani
20122012Assistant ProfessorNIT Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
2012On GoingAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Thomas C Rumble FellowshipCollege of Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan2007
Education-Scholarship Award ($2000)ITE Michigan2008
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.E.Civil EngineeringBengal Engineeing College (a Deemed University), Shibpur2003
M.E.Civil Engineering (Highway and Traffic Engineering)Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur2005
M.S.Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan2008
Ph.D.Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan2010
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
20132016Staff Advisor (Yoga)IITR Sports Council
20152016Staff Advisor (Taekwondo)IITR Sports Council
20142016MemberDepartmental Academic Committee (DAC)
20142016MemberDepartmental Administrative Commitee (DAdC)
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Development of Performance Parameters for Two-lane Roads under Mixed Traffic ConditionIIT Roorkee2013
Effect of Countdown Display on Traffic Flow Charac. and Driver Behaviour at Signalised IntersectionsDST-SERB, Govt. of India2013
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
Continuing Education Workshop on Using Science and Data in Road Safety ManagementIIT MadrasCentre of Excellence (CoE) in Urban Transport, MoUD, Govt. of India15-02-2013
Workshop on Mitigation of Road DisastersNIT Karnataka SurathkalTEQIP 15-17Sep14
Workshop on Impact of PMGSY Roads on Accessibility in Rural AreasBITS PilaniNRRDA5-6 Sep 14
Memberships
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Michigan and International Chapter, Member
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Associate Member
  • Chi Epsilon- Honor Society for International Scholars, Member
  • Indian Roads Congress, Lifetime Member
  • Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures, Lifetime Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Engineering DrawingCE 1011st YearAutumn
Highway and Traffic EngineeringCEN-2102nd yearSpring
Transportation Engineering IICE-4624th YearAutumn
Engineering DrawingCE 1011st YearSpring
Computer Aided GraphicsPCE 2012nd YearSpring
Transportation Engineering ICE-3623rd YearSpring
Traffic Engineering and ManagementCE-4624th YearSpring
Computer Aided GraphicsPCE-2012nd yearAutumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
M.Tech. ThesisJeevitha Devalla
M.Tech. ThesisC V Krishna
M.Tech. ThesisPraveena Penmetsa
M.Tech. ThesisAjit Chaudhary
M.Tech. ThesisSiva Subrahmanyam
M.Tech. ThesisSudhir Kumar Meshram
M.Tech. thesisJagbir Kalra
M.Tech. thesisShivraj Singh Meena
M.Tech. thesisMadhusoodan Sharma
M.Tech. thesisVed Prakash
M.Tech. ThesisAkhil Rana
M.Tech. ThesisSumit Kumar
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Amadeep BooraFootball, Traveling
Mohammad Mardani NokandehPlaying with his son
Sabyasachi BiswasPhotography, Football
Madhumita PaulListening to songs, cooking
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Operational Performance Measures for Two-lane RoadsAmardeep BooraO2013
Effect of Geometric Conditions on Capacity of a RoadMohammad Mardani NokandehA2013
Effect of coundown display on traffic behaviour at signalised intersectionsSabyasachi BiswasO2014
Indicators for traffic safety assessment and their application in micro-simulation modelingMadhumita PaulO2015
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Modelling with Transportation DataAICTE8-12Jun,15
Training for PMGSY EngineersNRRDA2012-2014
Urban Transportation Systems PlanningAICTE17-21Jun13
Training course for Engineers of Road Construction Department of BiharNRRDA26/02/2013
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC)CSIR CBRI & IIT Roorkee22-24Dec13
Books Authored

Authored the chapter of Road Transport in the book titled "Fundamentals of Transportation Systems" for Class - XI, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi.

Refereed Journal Papers

A.  Published Papers in Peer-Reviewed International Journals

  • Nokandeh, M. M., Ghosh, I. and S. Chandra (2016) Determination of Passenger Car Units on Two-Lane Intercity Highways under Heterogeneous Traffic Conditions, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 142(2), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000809.
  • Penmetsa, P., Ghosh, I. and S. Chandra (2015) Evaluation of Performance Measures for Two-Lane Intercity Highways under Mixed Traffic Condition, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000787, 04015021.
  • Ghosh, I., P.T. Savolainen and T.J. Gates (2014). Examination of factors affecting freeway incident clearance times: a comparison of the generalized F model and several alternative nested models. Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol 48, No. 6, pp. 471–485, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Ghosh, I. (2012). Examination of Factors Influencing the Clearance Time of Freeway Incidents, Journal  of  Transportation  Systems Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 12, No. 3, Elsevier, pp. 75-89.
  • Savolainen, P.T., Datta, T.K., Ghosh, I., and T.J. Gates, (2010). Effects of Dynamically Activated Emergency Vehicle Warning Sign on Driver Behavior at Urban Intersections, Transportation Research Record 2149, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., pp. 77-83.
  • Savolainen, P.T. and I. Ghosh, (2008).  Examination of Factors Affecting Driver Injury Severity in Michigan Single-Vehicle-Deer Crashes, Transportation Research Record 2078, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., pp. 17-25.

B.  Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings held in Abroad/India

  • Boora, A., and Ghosh, I. (2016). Performance Indicator for Two-Lane Intercity Highways under Heterogeneous Traffic condition, Paper ID # 129, Presented at the 19th EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting (EWGT) Conference, Turkey, Istanbul, September 5-7, 2016.

    Mardani, N., Ghosh, I., and Chandra, S. (2016). Estimation of Capacity of Two-lane Inter-Urban Roads in India from Free Speed data. Presented at the 15th International Conference on Transportation and Traffic Engineering (ICTE), Tehran, Iran, March 1-2, 2016.

    Biswas, S., Ghosh, I. and Chandra, S. (2016). Effect of countdown timers on traffic characteristics and driver behaviors at signalized intersections. Paper ID 16-5771. Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA, Jan 10-14, 2016.

    Boora, A., Rani, K. and Ghosh, I. (2016). Identification of free moving vehicles on single lane rural roads under heterogeneous traffic condition. Paper ID # H-2, Presented at the National conference on fifteen years of PMGSY, Roorkee, India, August 6-7, 2016,

    Biswas, S., Ghosh, I. and S. Chandra (2015). Effect of traffic signal countdown timers on pedestrian crossings at signalized intersection.Paper ID 578, Presented at the 3rd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India, Kolkata, India.

  • Biswas, S., Ghosh, I., Chandra, S. and J. Sing (2015). Comparison of passenger car unit values for urban mixed traffic at signalized intersections. Paper ID 571, Presented at the 3rd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India, Kolkata, India.
  • Jeevitha, D., Biswas, S., and I. Ghosh (2015). The Effect of Countdown Timer on the Approach Speed at Signalised Intersections, Presented at the 4th International Workshop on Agent-based Mobility, Traffic and Transportation Models, Methodologies and Applications, London, United Kingdom (Procedia Computer Science 52, pp. 920-925).
  • Mardani, M., Chandra, S., and I. Ghosh (2015). Passenger Car Unit of Vehicles on Undivided Intercity Roads in India, Presented at the 4th International Workshop on Agent-based Mobility, Traffic and Transportation Models, Methodologies and Applications, London, United Kingdom (Procedia Computer Science 52, pp. 926-931).
  • Ghosh, I., Chandra, S., and A. Boora (2013). Operational Performance Measures for Two-lane Roads: An Assessment of Methodological Alternatives, Presented at the 2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India, Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 104, pp. 440-448.
  • Ghosh, I., Savolainen, P.T., and M. Duffy (2012). Analysis of Factors Affecting the Clearance Time of Freeway Incidents. Paper no. 12-0458, Presented at the 91st Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2012.
  • Savolainen, P.T., Datta, T.K., Gates, T.J., Ghosh, I., Dey, K., and T. Karra (2010).  An Assessment of Pilot Pedestrian Enforcement Programs in the City of Detroit, Paper no. 10-2778, Proceedings of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2010.
  • Roy, S. K., Bhattacharya, G. and I. Ghosh, (2005). Application of Reliability Analysis in Pavement Performance Studies. Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural and Road Transportation Engineering (START 2005), January 2005, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, pp. 482-488.
  • Ghosh, I. (2005). Reliability Analysis of Pavements - State of the Art. Proceedings of All India Science, Technology and Engineering Students Academic Meet 2005, January 2005, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah, India, pp. 84-89.

C.  Technical Reports of Sponsored Projects

  • Ghosh, I., (2016) Effect of Countdown Display on Traffic Flow Characteristics and Driver Behaviour at Signalised Intersections. Final Report, Project no. SB/FTP/ETA-438/2012, Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India.
  • Savolainen, P.T. and I. Ghosh (2011). Investigation of Freeway Operations in Metro Detroit, NEXTRANS Project No. 074WY03. USDOT Region V Regional University Transportation Center, Nextrans - Discovery Park at Purdue University.

  • Savolainen, P.T. and I. Ghosh (2010). Using Detector Data to Identify and Examine Crashes and Incidents on Freeways, NEXTRANS Project No. 051WY02, USDOT Region V Regional University Transportation Center, Nextrans - Discovery Park at Purdue University.

  • Savolainen, P.T., Dey, K., Ghosh, I., A. Lamb, (2009). Investigation of Emergency Vehicle Crashes in the State of Michigan, NEXTRANS Project No. 015WY01, USDOT Region V Regional University Transportation Center, Nextrans - Discovery Park at Purdue University.