Brief Bio

Brief Bio. of Prof.(Dr.) Ashish Verma

Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Verma is the Convenor of “IISc Sustainable Transportation Lab. (IST Lab.)”. He is Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and is currently serving as a Professor of Transportation Systems Engg. at Dept. of Civil Engg, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Further, he was a Visiting Professor at ITMO University, Saint Petersberg, Russia during 2016 and a Visiting Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia during 2019. Before joining IISc, he has served in IIT Guwahati, and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). His research interests are in; sustainable transportation planning & policy, integrated public transport planning and management, transport & Quality of Life (QoL), transport & climate change, modeling and optimization of transportation systems, travel behavior analysis and modeling, pedestrian and crowd flow modeling, driver behaviour and road safety, intelligent transportation system (ITS), traffic control & management etc. 

He has authored more than 220 research publications, including more than 86 journal publications, in the area of sustainable transportation. He has also authored a book on “Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries” along with Prof. T.V.Ramanayya (Retd. Prof. IIM Bangalore), published by CRC Press and also another book on "Integrated Public Transportation System – Planning and Modelling”, published by VDM Publishing House Ltd. He has also been Co-Editor of Conference Proceedings of WCTR-2016, 5th CTRG, RATE-2018, and 6th CTRG (currently under processing), published by leading publishers, Elsevier and Springer. He is the Former Editor of journal ‘Transport Policy’, Elsevier; Associate Editor of ‘Urban Rail Transit’, Springer, and ‘Journal of Modern Mobility Systems (JMMS)’, Mason Publishing. He is the Founding and Immediate Past President of the society Transportation Research Group of India (TRG). He is presently serving as Steering & Scientific Committee Member of World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) based in University of Leeds, UK. He has also been recently elected as Hony. Secretary of Institute of Urban Transport (India). He was the Chair of the Technical Committee of TRG (TCT-D01) on “Travel Behaviour and Transport Demand” during 2020 to 2022. He is also Chair of Special Interest Group (SIG) H2 of WCTRS which is focused on transportation in developing economies. More details about him can be seen on his home-page