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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 at Intersection Locations, Motorists, Pedestrians, ITS Applications
  • Traffic Operations and Level-of-Service Analysis, Signalised & Unsignalised Intersections, Two-lane and Multi-lane Highways
  • Driver Behaviour at Signal Controlled Intersections, Dilemma Zone, Signal Countdown Timers
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2012On GoingAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20122012Assistant ProfessorNIT Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
20112012Visiting FacultyBITS Pilani
20112011Senior Project OfficerIIT Madras
20092010Graduate Teaching AssistantWayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
20062008Graduate Research AssistantWayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
20052006Supervising EngineerM/s. Ghosh and Sons
20032005Post Gradute StudentBengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Education-Scholarship Award ($2000)ITE Michigan2008
Thomas C Rumble FellowshipCollege of Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan2007
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan2010
M.S.Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan2008
M.E.Civil Engineering (Highway and Traffic Engineering)Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur2005
B.E.Civil EngineeringBengal Engineeing College (a Deemed University), Shibpur2003
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
20172020Ranking Analytics CommiteeIIT Roorkee
20172019Web Managament CommiteeIIT Roorkee
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
Emerging Trends in Road Safety Research & ManagementNIT PatnaDepartment of Civil Engineering, NIT Patna19-20Feb16
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
  • Transportation Research Group of India, Lifetime Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Engineering DrawingCE 1011st Year B.Tech.Autumn
Highway and Traffic EngineeringCEN-2102nd year B.Tech.Spring
Transportation Engineering IICE-4624th Year B.Tech.Autumn
Engineering DrawingCE 1011st Year B.Tech.Spring
Computer Aided GraphicsPCE 2012nd Year B.Tech.Spring
Transportation Engineering ICE-3623rd Year B.Tech.Spring
Traffic Engineering and ManagementCE-4624th Year B.Tech.Spring
Computer Aided GraphicsPCE-2012nd year B.Tech.Autumn
Road Traffic SafetyCE-665B.Tech./M.Tech./Ph.D.Spring
Railway Engineering and Airport PlanningCE-3073rd year B.Tech.Autumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Analysis of approach speed at signal controlled intersections with countdown display (M.Tech. thesisJeevitha Devalla
Effect of Countdown Display on Queue Discharge Characteristics (M.Tech. Thesis)C V Krishna
A study on LOS parameters for two-lane roads in mixed traffic (M.Tech. thesis)Praveena Penmetsa
Effect of approach width on saturation flow at signal controlled intersections (M.Tech. thesis)Siva Subrahmanyam
Effect of turning-lane use on saturation flow at signal controlled intersection (M.Tech. thesis)Jagbir Kalra
Analysis of operational performance measure for multilane interurban highways (M.Tech. thesis)Shivraj Singh Meena
Analysis of accidents on hilly stretches of National Highways roads (M.Tech. thesis)Madhusoodan Sharma
Evaluation of Pedestrian-vehicle intersection on an urban road (M.Tech. thesis)Ajit Kumar Chaudhary
Effect of carriageway and shoulder width on capacity of two lane rural roads (M.Tech. thesis)Ved Prakash
Traffic safety assessment at intersection locations using microscopic simulation (M.Tech. Thesis)Akhil Rana
Effectiveness of Signal Countdown Displays on Pedestrian Movements (M.Tech. thesis)Sumit Kumar
Analysis of Traffic Flow on Urban Streets (M.Tech. thesis)Shivendra
Measurement and Analysis of Delay at Uncontrolled Intersections (M.Tech. thesis)Apoorv Jain
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
Capacity of urban roadsSubhadip BiswasO2014
Delay at Signalized IntersectionsArpita SahaO2014
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

  1. Paul, M., and Ghosh, I. (2017). A Novel Approach of Safety Assessment at Uncontrolled Intersections using Proximal Safety Indicators, European Transport\Trasporti Europei, Issue 65, ISTIEE, ISSN 1825-3997.
  2. Boora, A., Ghosh, I. and Chandra, S. (2017). What Characterises a Vehicle as "Follower" on Two - Lane Intercity Highways under Heterogeneous Traffic Conditions? Manuscript No. TEENG-4052, Accepted for Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  3. Biswas, S., Chandra, S. and Ghosh, I. (2017). Use of Lambert W function in determining speed for macroscopic traffic flow models, European Transport\Trasporti Europei, Issue 63, ISTIEE, ISSN 1825-3997.

  4. Biswas, S., Chandra, S. and Ghosh, I. (2017). Estimation of vehicular speed and Passenger Car Equivalent under mixed traffic condition using Artificial Neural Network, Accepted for Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer.

  5. Boora, A., Ghosh, I. and Chandra, S. (2017). A Novel Approach for Assessing the LOS for Two-Lane Intercity Highways under Heterogeneous Traffic Conditions. Journal of Advanced Transportation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., DOI: 10.1002/atr.1444.

  6. Biswas, S., Chandra, S. and Ghosh, I. (2017). Effects of On-Street Parking in Urban Context: A Critical Review. Manuscript ID # TIDE-D-16-00027, Accepted for Journal of Transportation in Developing Economies (TiDE), Springer.

  7. Boora, A., Ghosh, I. and Chandra, S. (2017). Assessment of Level of Service Measures for Two-Lane Intercity Highways under Heterogeneous Traffic Conditions. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC Research Press, 44(2), pp. 69-79, DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2016-0275.

  8. Biswas, S., Ghosh, I. and Chandra, S. (2017). Influence of Signal Countdown Timer on Efficiency and Safety at Signalized Intersections. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC Research Press, DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2016-0267.

  9. Saha, A., Chandra, S. and Ghosh, I. (2017). Study of Delay at Signalized Intersections Under Mixed Traffic Conditions, Manuscript No. TEENG-4178, Accepted for Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

  10. Biswas, S., Ghosh, I., and Chandra, S. (2017). Effect of Traffic Signal Countdown Timers on Pedestrian Crossings at Signalized Intersection. DOI:10.1007/s40890-016-0032-7, Journal of Transportation in Developing Economies (TiDE), 3(2), Springer.

  11. Biswas, S., Chakraborty, S., Chandra, S. and Ghosh, I. (2017). Kriging Based Approach for Estimation of Vehicular Speed and Passenger Car Units on an Urban Arterial. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 143(3), DOI: 10.1061/JTEPBS.0000031.

  12. Boora, A., and Ghosh, I. (2016). Performance Indicator for Two-Lane Intercity Highways under Heterogeneous Traffic condition, Transportation Research Procedia, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2017.03.058.

  13. Boora, A., Ghosh, I. and Chandra, S. (2016). Identification of Free Flowing Vehicles on Two-Lane Intercity Highways under Heterogeneous Traffic conditions. Transportation Research Procedia, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2017.03.083.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Jeevitha, D., Biswas, S., and Ghosh, I. (2015). The Effect of Countdown Timer on the Approach Speed at Signalised Intersections. Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier, Vol. 52, pp. 920-925.

  17. Mardani, M., Chandra, S., and Ghosh, I. (2015). Passenger Car Unit of Vehicles on Undivided Intercity Roads in India, Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier, Vol. 52, pp. 926-931.

  18. Ghosh, I., Savolainen, P.T. and Gates, T.J. (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, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Vol 48, No. 6, pp. 471–485.

  19. Ghosh, I., Chandra, S., and Boora, A. (2013). Operational Performance Measures for Two-Lane Roads: An Assessment of Methodological Alternatives. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, Vol. 104, pp. 440-448.

  20. Ghosh, I. (2012). Examination of Factors Influencing the Clearance Time of Freeway Incidents, Journal  of  Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology, Elsevier, Vol. 12, No. 3,  pp. 75-89.

  21. Savolainen, P.T., Datta, T.K., Ghosh, I., and Gates, T.J. (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.

  22. Savolainen, P.T. and GhoshI. (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

  1. Saha, A., Chandra, S. and Ghosh, I. (2017) Saturation Flow Estimation at Signalized Intersections under Mixed Traffic Conditions, Accepted for the 23rd International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, 5-7 September, 2017, Rome, Italy.

  2. Biswas, S., Chandra, S. and Ghosh, I. (2017) Lambert W Function Based Semi-Analytical Framework For Estimation Of Speed And Passenger Car Unit, Accepted for the 23rd International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, 5-7 September, 2017, Rome, Italy.
  3. Paul, M., and Ghosh, I. (2017). Development of A New Speed Related Proximal Indicator for Safety Assessment at Uncontrolled Intersections. Paper ID 17-06588, Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA, January 8–12, 2017.

  4. Biswas, S., and Ghosh, I. (2017). Estimation of The Passenger Car Units and Stream Equivalency Factor at Signalized Intersections under Heterogeneous Traffic Condition. Paper ID 17-06803, Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA, January 8–12, 2017.

  5. Biswas, S., Kumar, S., Pandey, S., Chowdhury, S. and Ghosh, I. (2017). Drivers’ Decision-Making Behavior during Yellow Phase: A Weighted Average Based Approach. Paper ID 17-04564, Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA, January 8–12, 2017.

  6. Biswas, S., Chakraborty, S., Chowdhury, R. and Ghosh, I. (2016). Hydro-Electric Flow Optimization of a Dam: A Kriging Based Approach. Paper No - 229, Presented at the 10th Structural Engineering Convention (SEC) 2016, CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, India, December 21-23, 2016.

  7. Biswas, S., Maurya, S., Ghosh, I. and Chandra, S. (2016). Modeling of Individual Vehicle Speed On Urban Arterials Using Artificial Neural Network, Paper No - 41, Presented at the 12th Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries (TPMDC), IIT Bombay, India, December 19-21, 2016.

  8. Saha, A., Chandra, S. and Ghosh, I. (2016). A Comparison of Delay Based at Signal Controlled Intersections Based on Different Methods, Paper No- 155, Presented at the 12th Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries (TPMDC), IIT Bombay, India, December 19-21, 2016.

  9. Boora, A., Ghosh, I. and Chandra, S. (2016). Identification of Free Flowing Vehicles on Two-Lane Intercity Highways under Heterogeneous Traffic conditions. Presented at the 27th ARRB Conference, Melbourne, Australia, November 16-18, 2016.

  10. 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, National Conference on fifteen years of PMGSY, Roorkee, India, August 6-7, 2016.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Biswas, S., Ghosh, I. and Chandra, S. (2015).  Effect of Traffic Signal Countdown Timers On Pedestrian Crossings at Signalized Intersection. Presented at the 3rd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (3rd CTRG), Kolkata, India, December 17-20, 2015.

  14. Biswas, S., Ghosh, I., Chandra, S. and Singh, J. (2015). Comparison of Passenger Car Unit Values for Urban Mixed Traffic at Signalized Intersections. Presented at the 3rd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (3rd CTRG), Kolkata, India, December 17-20, 2015.

  15. 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., USA, January 22-26, 2012.

  16. 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, Presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, January 10-14, 2010

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.