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, non-motorized transport (NMT), transport & Livability/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 260 research publications, including more than 100 journal publications, in the area of transportation systems engineering. He also has a patent and a software copyright to his credit. He is the founding Editor-in Chief (EiC) of the new journal “Sustainable Transport and Livability” published by Taylor & Francis (T&F). 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; and Editorial Board Member of Research in Transportation Business & Management (RTBM), Elsevier. 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, 6th CTRG, and UMI-2022, published by leading publishers, Elsevier and Springer. He was instrumental in starting new M-Tech programs in Transportation Engineering at IIT Guwahati (in 2007) and at IISc Bangalore (in 2010). He is the Founding and Immediate Past President of the society Transportation Research Group of India (TRG) and was instrumental in initiating the official journal of TRG in 2015, titled “Transportation in Developing Economies (TiDE), published by Springer. He is presently serving as Steering & Scientific Committee Member of World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) based in University of Leeds, UK. He is also currently serving as Hony. Secretary of Institute of Urban Transport (India). He is also Chair of Special Interest Group (SIG)  F4 (Sustainable Transport and liveability) & H2 (Infrastructure Operation and Traffic Management in Developing Countries) of WCTRS. He was also the Chair of the Technical Committee of TRG (TCT-D01) on “Travel Behaviour and Transport Demand” during 2020 to 2022.