About me

I am a PhD candidate in Civil Engineering at the Ohio State University focusing on Transportation Engineering. I also work as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Transportation Systems Laboratory of OSU with Dr. Benjamin Coifman (home page). My research is about exploring previously unknown driving patterns using individual and aggregated freeway loop detector data.

I am planning to graduate by the end of Spring 2018 and actively looking for employment in either academia or industry. My areas of interest are traffic flow theory & modelling, intelligent transportation systems and automated & connected vehicles and I am also open to working in any area that involves data crunching and is intellectually stimulating.

Prior to joining my PhD at OSU, I worked as a project staff at the Center of Excellence in Urban Transport of the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India extracting real time link travel times of a small road network using bus GPS data. I have also worked in transportation industry designing highways and streets and conducting traffic surveys for a few projects in India.

I can be reached through email at ponnudevanarayanan.1@osu.edu or balaji.bitsp@gmail.com

Here is the link to my Google Scholar profile.