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Dr. Mashrur (Ronnie) Chowdhury

Eugene Douglas Mays Professor of Transportation

Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor of Automotive Engineering

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
Transportation Energy
Transportation Related Environmental Issues
Traffic Engineering

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 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, TRB Committee on Visualization in Transportation

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:
Wang, K.C., Bagaria, D., and Chowdhury, M., Topology Aware Routing and Transmission Scheduling for Highway Sensor Networks, Distributed Sensor Networks, Chapman and Hall, (In-press).

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:
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, (In-press), to be published in 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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(5), pp. 512–519, 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, 15-20, 2012.

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