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Dr. B. K. Bhavathrathan
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Before joining IIT Palakkad as Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, Dr. B. K. Bhavathrathan served as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. In the Future Urban Mobility research-group there, he assisted Prof. Moshe Ben-Akiva in developing models for SimMobility- a comprehensive urban transportation simulation platform. He holds a Ph.D. in Transportation Systems Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His thesis – with the guidance of Dr. Gopal R. Patil – identifies the existence and uniqueness of formally-definable critical states on disruption-prone urban road networks. His primary research interests concerns traffic flow on urban road networks, especially pertaining to service deterioration. After graduating in Civil Engineering from Government Engineering College Thrissur, University of Calicut, he had obtained a master’s degree in Transportation Systems Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.


Urban Road Networks; Traffic Flow; Network Disruption; Transportation Systems' Simulation

July - November 2018 CE 3010 Transportation Engineering I
  CE 3410 Construction Materials Laboratory
January - May 2019 CE 3015 Transportation Engineering II
July - November 2018 CE 3010 Transportation Engineering
  IDE 1050 Concepts in Engineering Design
Research Area
Transportation Systems
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Recent Publications

Sakai, Bhavathrathan, Alho, Hyodo, Ben-Akiva
98th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (2019)
Bhavathrathan, B.K.; Patil, G.R.
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board Accepted for publication (2018)
André Alho, BK Bhavathrathan, Monique Stinson, Raja Gopalakrishnan, Diem-Trinh Le, Moshe Ben-Akiva
Transportation Research Procedia 27 188 -196 (2017)
Bhosale, M.; Bhavathrathan, B.K.; Patil G.R.
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2619 75 - 84 (2017)