Prof. Naveen Eluru





General Information



Prof. Naveen Eluru is primarily involved in the formulation and development of discrete choice models that allow us to better understand the behavioral patterns involved in various decision processes. He has worked extensively with discrete choice models accounting for self-selection, simultaneous equation modeling, generalized ordered logit models, stated preference studies, multiple discrete-continuous frameworks, copula based models, composite likelihood approaches and multi-dimensional choice processes as part of his research. He is also actively involved in the development of activity-based modeling software for urban metropolitan regions. He has been extensively involved in the deployment of these micro-simulation tools in the cities of Dallas Fort-Worth and Los Angeles. He has also worked on integration of activity based models with dynamic traffic assignment modules.


Prof. Eluru is currently a member of Transportation Research Board (TRB) committee on Statistical Methods (ABJ80). Prof. Eluru is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Analytic Methods in Accident Research journal. He is a regular member of Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur les Reseaux d'Entreprise, la Logistique et le Transport (CIRRELT), Interdisciplinary Research Group on Mobility, Environment and Safety (GRIMES) and Quebec strategic network on road safety. He has received funding from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and Fonds de recherche du Quebec - Nature et technologies (FQRNT).


Prof. Eluru's dissertation titled Developing Advanced Econometric Frameworks for modeling Multidimensional Choices: An Application to Integrated Modeling of Activity, Transportation and Land-Use Choice Behavior has focused on the modeling of choices that are influenced by land-use and travel environment attributes. The dissertation research has contributed significantly to our understanding of household residential location choice behavior and vehicle fleet and composition choices. The dissertation received an honorable mention award in the Transportation Science and Logistics Dissertation Prize (awarded by the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)). Prof. Chandra Bhat was his Research Supervisor.



Research Interests


Transportation Planning

Activity-based models, micro-simulation frameworks, policy evaluation of transportation congestion pricing measures

Integrated Socio-Demographic and Land-Use Modeling

Population updating microsimulation systems, self-selection in residential location choice, long-term residential mobility and explicit incorporation of built environment

Sustainable Urban Design

Studying influence of urban form on bicycle use, and understanding bicycle route choice behavior, bicycle sharing system usage, public transportation ridership, examining physical activity participation determinants and non-traditional work participation behavior

Activity Time-Use

Studying activity participation, time-use and activity-travel pattern attributes

Transportation Safety

Traffic crash analysis of driver injury severity, pedestrian and bicyclist injury severity, and highway-railway collision safety

Integrating Travel Demand and Supply Models

Integrating Activity-Based frameworks and Dynamic Traffic Assignment modules for travel forecasting and evacuation planning

Advanced Econometric Modeling

Discrete choice models accounting for self-selection, generalized ordered logit models, stated preference studies, multiple discrete-continuous frameworks, copula models, and composite likelihood approaches



Professional Experience


University of Central Florida

Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, 2020 - present


Program Coordinator, MS in Travel Technology and Analytics, 2020 - present (For program details click here)


Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, 2014 - 2020


McGill University

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, 2010 - 2014


The University of Texas at Austin

Graduate Research Assistant,Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, 2004-2010

Graduate Student Consultant, Division of Statistics and Scientific Computing (SSC), 2008



Education


The University of Texas at Austin

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Transportation) - Sep 2010

Thesis - Developing Advanced Econometric Frameworks for modeling Multidimensional Choices: An Application to Integrated Modeling of Activity, Transportation and Land-Use Choice Behavior


Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation) - Dec 2005

Thesis - A Joint Econometric Analysis of Seat Belt Use and Crash-Related Injury Severity

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras

Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering - May 2004

Thesis - Study of Sensitivity of a Trip Table Synthesis Model to a Parameter


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