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Dr. B. K. Bhavathrathan
Asst. Professor
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Assistant Professor April 2018 - Present

IIT Palakkad

Postdoctoral Associate November 2016 - March 2018

Future Urban Mobility Group, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore


PhD in Transportation Systems Engineering, 2011 - 2016

IIT Bombay

Thesis: Critical State of Multiple Simultaneous Disruptions on Urban Road Networks

M. Tech. in Transportation Systems Engineering, 2009 - 2011

IIT Guwahati

B. Tech. in Civil Engineering, 2003 - 2007

Government Engineering College, Thrissur


Road Networks; Road Safety; Traffic Flow; Network Disruption

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
January - May 2020 CE 3020 Traffic Engineering
  CE 5516 Optimization Techniques in Engineering
July - November 2020 CE 3010 Transportation Engineering
January - May 2021 CE 5516 Optimization Techniques in Engineering
Research Group

Current Affiliates

Shilpa R. Nair

Research Scholar since Jun '18
Working on crash and geometry analysis at regional road network scales.
Previous Degree: M. Tech., NIT Surathkal


Nitheesh K.
Research Scholar since Jan '20
Working on resilience of regional road networks.
Previous Degree: M. Tech., NIT Calicut


B. Anish Kini
External Research Scholar since Jan '20
Working on demand estimation on regional road networks.
Current Position: Junior Scientist, KSCSTE-NATPAC
Previous Degree: M. Tech., IIT Bombay


Teena Roy
Civil Engg. Senior Undergrad Student
Working on Public perceptions of motorised two-wheeler safety


Raghav Tiwari
Civil Engg. Senior Undergrad Student
Working on OD matrix estimation for regional road networks from multiple urban OD matrices

Rajiv Ranjan
Junior Research Fellow
Previous Degree: M. Tech., IIT Madras

Past Affiliates

Darshana Othayoth
Postdoctoral Fellow 2019-'20
Worked on user perceptions of traffic's levels of service and safety.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
Previous Degree: Ph. D., IIT Bombay

Research Area
Transportation Systems
Additional Information

Recent Publications

GR Patil, R Dhore, BK Bhavathrathan, DS Pawar, P Sahu, A Mulani
Research in Transportation Business & Management In Press 100768 (2022)
Shilpa R. Nair, B. K. Bhavathrathan
Safety Science 142 105515 (2021)
T Sakai, AR Alho, BK Bhavathrathan, GD Chiara, R Gopalakrishnan, P Jing, T Hyodo, L Cheah, M Ben-Akiva
Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 141 102017 (2020)
D Othayoth, KVK Rao, BK Bhavathrathan
Transportmetrica A: Transport Science 16 (3) 1294 - 1304 (2020)
Gopal Patil, B. K. Bhavathrathan
Current Science 118 (3) 428 - 438 (2020)