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Dr. Mashrur (Ronnie) Chowdhury

Eugene Douglas Mays Professor of Transportation

Eugene Douglas Mays Professor of Transportation 
Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor, Glenn Department of Civil Engineering
Professor, Department of Automotive Engineering and
                  International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)

Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory
Co-Director, Complex Systems, Analytics and Visualization Institute (CSAVI)
Lead, Roadway and Traffic Group, Connected Vehicle Technology Consortium

Complete CV

Areas of Interest:

Connected Vehicle Systems
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Infrastructure Investment and Policy Analysis
Mathematical Modeling of Traffic Flow
Surface Transportation Safety and Security Infrastructure

Education:
B.S., Bangladesh Institute of Technology, 1988, Civil Engineering
M.S., Morgan State University, 1991, Transportation
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1995, Civil Engineering

Classes typically taught:

CE 3110 Transportation Engineering 
CE 4100/6100 Traffic Engineering
CE 4120/6120 Urban Transportation Planning
CE 8140 Intelligent Transportation Systems
CE 8530 Applications in Traffic Engineering
CE 8930 Connected Vehicle Technology
CE 8930 Security in Intelligent Transportation Systems

Professional Registration:
Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio

Professional Society Membership:
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Board of Governors, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
Member, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Computing Applications
Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Editorship:
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Associated Editor, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Transportation Security

Books:
Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., and Brummond, J., Transportation Infrastructure Security Utilizing Intelligent Transportation Systems, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN-10# 0470286296, 2008.

Chowdhury, M., and Sadek, A., Fundamentals of Intelligent Transportation Systems Planning, Artech House, Inc., Norwood, MA, ISBN # 1-58053-160-1, (2003).

Book Chapters:

World Road Federation, ITS Characteristics, web module, ITS Handbook, 2015.

World Road Federation, ITS Capability Development, web module, ITS Handbook, 2015.

Wang, K.C., Bagaria, D., and Chowdhury, M., Topology Aware Routing and Transmission Scheduling for Highway Sensor Networks, Distributed Sensor Networks by Chapman and Hall, 2012.

Chowdhury, M., Paper on Traffic Engineering, A Dictionary of Transport Analysis, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, ISBN # 1843763753, 2010.

Zhou, Y., and Chowdhury, M., Paper on High Occupancy Toll Lanes, A Dictionary of Transport Analysis, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, ISBN # 1843763753, 2010.

Chowdhury, M., and Wang, K.C., Distributed Intelligent Traffic Sensor Network, Book Chapter in Transport Science and Technology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, ISBN # 0-08-044707-4, 2007. 

Sample Refereed Journal Publications:

Dey, K., Chowdhury, M., Wiecek, M., and Dunning, A., “Infrastructure Damage Cost Recovery Fee for Overweight Trucks - A Tradeoff Analysis Framework,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 141, Issue 7, (2015).

Rahman, M., Chowdhury, M., Khan, T., and Bhavsar, P., “Improving the Efficacy of Car-following Models with a New Stochastic Parameter Estimation and Calibration Method,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, No. 99, pp 1-13, (2015).

Lantz, K., Khan, S., Ngo, L. B., Chowdhury, M., Donaher, S., and Apon, A., “Potentials of Online Media and Location-based Big Data for Urban Transit Networks in Developing Countries,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2015). In press.

Dey, K., Mishra, A., and Chowdhury, M., “Potential of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Mitigating Adverse Weather Impacts to Road Mobility: A Review,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp 1107 - 1119, (2015).

Li, Z., Chowdhury, M., Bhavsar, P., and He, Y., “Optimizing the Performance of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2g) Enabled Battery Electric Vehicles through a Smart Charge Scheduling Model,” International Journal of Automotive Technology, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp 827-837, (2015).

Dey, K., Chowdhury, M., Pang, W.C., Putman, B.J. and Chen, L., “Estimation of Pavement and Bridge Damage Costs Due to Overweight Trucks,” Transportation Research Record. Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2411, pp 62-71. (2014).

Tupper, L., Bausman, D., Chowdhury, M., Bhavsar, P., “Development of a Professional Services Management Training Program,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2414(1), pp 29-34. (2014).

Bhavsar, P., Chowdhury, M., He, Y., Rahman, M., “A Network Wide Simulation Strategy of Alternative Fuel Vehicles”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 40, pp 201-214, (2014).

Bhavsar, P., He, Y., Chowdhury, M., and Shealy, A., “Energy Consumption Reduction Strategies for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Connected Vehicle Technology in Urban Areas,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2424, pp 29 - 38, (2014).

Bausman, D., Chowdhury, M., and Tupper, L., “Best Practices for Procurement and Management of Professional Services Contracts,” ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 140, Issue 3, (2014).

Rahman, M., Chowdhury, M., Xie, Y., and He, Y., “Review of Microscopic Lane-Changing Models and Future Research Opportunities,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp 1942-1956, (2013).

Fries, R., Anjuman, T. and Chowdhury, M., “Selecting an Asset Management System for Intelligent Transportation Systems,” Public Works Management & Policy, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp 322-337, (2013).

Johnson, J., Chowdhury, M., He, Y., and Taiber, J., “Utilizing Real-Time Information Transferring Potentials to Vehicles to Improve the Fast-Charging Process in Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 26, pp 352–366, (2013).

Davis-McDaniel, C., Chowdhury, M., Pang, W., and Dey, K., “A Fault-Tree Model for Risk Assessment of Bridge Failure - A Case Study for Segmental Box Girder Bridges,” ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 19, Issue 3, (2013).

Ma, Y., Chowdhury, M., Sadek, A., and Jeihani, M., “Integration of Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) system and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for online travel time prediction,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems Vol. 13, No. 3, pp 1369 – 1382, (2012).

Duanmu, J., Taaffe, K., Chowdhury, M., and Michael Robinson, R., “Simulation Analysis for Evacuation under Congested Scenarios: A Case Study,” Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Vol. 88, No. 11, pp 1379–1389, (2012).

Fries, R., Gahrooei, M., Chowdhury, M., and Conway, A., “Meeting Privacy Challenges While Advancing Intelligent Transportation Systems,” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 25, pp 34–45, (2012).

Sharif, O., Huynha, N., Chowdhury, M., and Vidal J.M., “An Agent-Based Solution Framework for Inter-Block Yard Crane Scheduling Problems,” International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp 109-130, (2012).

Duanmu, J., Chowdhury, M., and Taaffe, K., “Buffering in Emergency Evacuation Logistics for Optimal Traffic Demand Distribution,” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 48, Issue 3, pp 684-700, (2012).

He, Y., Chowdhury, M., Pisu, P and Ma, Y., “An Energy Optimization Strategy for Power-split Drivetrain Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 22, pp 29–41, (2012).

He, Y., Rios, J., Chowdhury, M., Pisu, P., and Bhavsar, P., “Forward Power-Train Energy Management Modeling for Assessing Benefits of Integrating Predictive Traffic Data into Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp 201–207, (2012).

Fries, R., Hamlin, C., Chowdhury, M., Ma, Y., and Ozbay, K., “Operational Impacts of Incident Quick Clearance Legislation: A Simulation Analysis,” Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 46, Issue 1, pp 1-11, (2012).

He, Y., Chowdhury, M., Ma, Y., and Pisu, P., “Merging Mobility and Energy Vision with Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Vehicle Infrastructure Integration,” Energy Policy, Modeling Transport (Energy) Demand and Policies, Vol. 41, pp 599-609, (2012).

Xie, Y., Chowdhury, M., Bhavsar, P., and Zhou, Y., “An Integrated Modeling Approach for Facilitating Emission Estimations of Alternative Fueled Vehicles,” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp 15-20, (2012).

Tupper, L., Chowdhury, M., Klotz, K., and Fries, R., “Measuring Sustainability: How Traffic Incident Management through Intelligent Transportation Systems has Greater Energy and Environmental Benefits than Common Construction-Phase Strategies for “Green” Roadways,” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Vol. 6, Issue 5, pp 282-297 (2012).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., and Dunning, A., “Applying Dynamic Traffic Assignment in Modeling Permit-Restricted Parking Utilizing Microscopic Traffic Simulation,” Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, vol. 88 no. 8, pp 936-947, (2012).

Zhou, Y., Chowdhury, M., Wang, K.C., Bhide, V. and Fries, R., “On-Line Traffic Surveillance: Impacts of Wireless Communications on Video Quality,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 5, (2012).

Zhou, Y., Chowdhury, M., Wang, K.C., and Ma, Y., “Development of a multi-step analysis method for evaluating wireless traffic surveillance network performance under adverse conditions and relay network topology using a communication network simulator,” Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Vol. 88 no. 8, pp 948-956, (2012).

Ma, Y., Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., and Inamdar, I., “Evaluation of Integrated Allocation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Technologies Using Stochastic Incident Generation and Resolution Modeling,” Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Vol. 88, No. 1, pp 123-133, (2012).

Fries, R., Dunning, A., and Chowdhury, M., “University Traveler’s Value of Potential Real-Time Transit Information,” Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp 29-50, (2011).

Zhou, Y., Hamilton, G., Chowdhury, M., Wang, K.C., and Fries, R., “Wireless Communication Alternatives for Intelligent Transportation Systems: A Case Study,” Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp 147-160, (2011).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., Ma, Y., and Stephens, L., “Evaluation of Different Contraflow Strategies for Hurricane Evacuation in Charleston,” Journal of Planning and Technology, Vol.34, Issue 2, pp 139-154, (2011).

Duanmu J., Chowdhury, M., and Taaffe K., “A Simulation Modeling Framework for Community-wide Evacuation Planning,” Journal of Transportation Security, Vol. 4, No. 1,  pp 1-18, (2011).

Hovey, P., Chowdhury, M., Zhou, Y., and Fries, R., “Evaluating the Safety Performance of Adding A Two-Way Left-Turn Lane to An Undivided Cross-Section,” Journal of Public Works and Infrastructure, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp 360-373, (2010).

Ma, Y., Chowdhury, M., Jeihani, M., and Fries, R., “Accelerated Incident Detection across Transportation Networks using Vehicle Kinetics and Support Vector Machine (SVM) in Cooperation with Infrastructure Agents,” IET Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 4, Issue 4,  pp 328 – 337,  (2010).

Sturm, J., Chowdhury, M., Dunning, A., and Ogle, J., “Analysis of Cost Estimation Disclosure in Environmental Impact Statements for Surface Transportation Projects,” Transportation, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp 525-544, (2010).

Zhou, Y., Tupper, L., Chowdhury, M., and Klotz, L., “Green Credits Vs. Sustainable Traffic Operations: A Comparison of Contributions to Energy and Emissions Reductions,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2163, pp 103-111, (2010).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., Dunning, A., and Gahrooei, M., “Evaluating Real-time Parking Information: Case Study of an Isolated University Campus,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2189, pp 1-7, (2010).

Duanmu, J., Taaffe, K., and Chowdhury, M., “Patient Transport Times During Mass Population Evacuations,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2196, pp 150-158, (2010).

Ma, Y., Chowdhury, M., Fries, R., and Ozbay, K., “Harnessing the Power of Microscopic Simulation to Evaluate Freeway Service Patrols,” ASCE Journal on Transportation Engineering, Vol. 135, Issue 7, pp 427-439, (2009).

Ma, Y., Chowdhury, M., Sadek, A., and Jeihani, M., “Real-Time Highway Traffic Condition Assessment Framework Using Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration (VII) with Artificial Intelligence (AI),”IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp 615-627, (2009).

Atluri, M., Chowdhury, M., Kanhere, N., Fries, R., Sarasua, W., and Ogle, J., “Development of a Sensor System for Traffic Data Collection,” Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp 1-20, (2009).

Zhou, Y., Chowdhury, M., Martin, J, Wang, K.C., and Westall, J. “Field Performance Study of a Regional WiMAX Network for Intelligent Transportation System Applications,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp 121-128, (2009).  

Ma, Y., Zhou, Y., Chowdhury, M., Wang, K.C., and Fries, R., “A Framework for Performance Evaluation of Communication Alternatives for Intelligent Transportation Systems,” Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, No. 13 (3), pp 111-126, (2009).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., and Dunning, A., “A Multi-Agency Survey on Institutional Perspectives of Effective Incident Management,” Journal of Public Works & Infrastructure, Vol. 2.2, pp 150 – 166, (2009).

Racha, S., Chowdhury, M., Sarasua, W., and Ma, Y., “Analysis of Work Zone Traffic Behavior for Planning Applications,” Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp 183 – 199, (2008).

Fries, R., Chowdhury, M., Dunning, A., and Boyles, B., “Transportation Security Framework for a Medium-Size City,” European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research (EJTIR), Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp 1-16, (2008).

Fries, R., Inamdar, I., Chowdhury, M., Taaffe, K., and Ozbay, K., “Feasibility of Traffic Simulation for Decision Support in Real-time Regional Traffic Management,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2035, pp 169-176, (2007).

 

Ronnie A. Chowdhury
Contact Information:
Office: 216 Lowry Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3313
FAX: (864) 656-2670
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