Biosketch


Description

I have about 25 years of professional experience in the areas of Transport Planning, and Traffic Engineering in India, USA, Bangladesh and African Countries. I have been teaching transpot planning and modelling, traffic engineering, geometric design of highways and Transport Economics at graduate and undergraduate level at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi since 1990. I have been involved in interdisciplinary research including traffic safety, public transport systems since 1997 as member of Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme at IIT Delhi. I have taught short term courses in Australia, The Netherlands, Iran and South Africa,Thailand and Uganda. I have extensive research experience in dealing with transportation issues of special relevance to low income countries. These include development of systems and designs that would make transportation efficient, safer and less polluting with a special focus on vulnerable road users and commuters.

Academic

•Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy Analysis (Transport Planning), School of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, 1987
•Master of Urban (Transport Planning) and Policy, School of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, 1984
•B. Arch. University of Roorkee, India, 1980

Area of Interest

Transportation Planning, Highway safety audit, Highway Traffic safety, Urban Travel demand modelling, Mobility and access planning, Planning of Public Transport Systems, Pedestrian and Bicycle infrastructure planning,Urban Traffic Safety

Honors and Awards

•Received Honorary Doctor of technology from Chalmers University of Technology May 2012. •Received Lucknow Management Association woman’s achiever award for 2010.
•Guest Professor (Adlrebertska Forskningsstiftelsen) for sustainable development at Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden (2008-2009)
•Awarded best paper with Mukti Advani by Journal of Transport Management, India, August 2007 •Principal Voice’s program sponsored by TIME-CNN-Shell for urbanization issues in March 2006. •Awarded IRTE & Prince Michael International Road Safety Award 2002 for “extraordinary contribution toward road safety in India.”
•Awarded the Stockholm Partnerships Award for Sustainable Cities, for promoting local impact, innovative thinking and a potential for replication or transferability for TRIPP in collaboration with Prof Dinesh Mohan 2001
•International Velocity Falco Lecture 2nd Prize, Barcelona, Spain, 1997
•Merit Scholarship from 1976-1980 at University of Roorkee

Professional Membership

•Editor-in Chief, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Taylor and Francis (from September, 2008).
•Editorial Board, Journal of Safety Research, A joint publication of National Safety Council, Itasca, IL, USA
•Member Institute of Urban Transport, India
•Member East Asia Society for Transport Studies International Scientific Committee (EASTS), Japan
•Member Indian Roads Congress