Faculty + Staff Directory

Avinash Unnikrishnan

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Assistant Professor

Approved Graduate Faculty for Statler MS and PhD committees

Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2008
M.S, Vanderbilt University, May 2004
B.S, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Aug 2002

Phone: (304) 293-9951

Website: http://avinashu.wikidot.com/

Office: ESB 621

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies, collaborating on research or doing under-graduate research work, feel free to contact me at: Avinash "dot " Unnikrishnan "at" mail "dot" wvu "dot" edu or visit my personal website at http://avinashu.wikidot.com/

Research Focus Areas

Civil Infrastructure

Research Interests

Network Equilibrium Models : Traffic Assignment Models Accounting for Information provision, Online Route choice, Uncertainty in Transportation Networks, Multimodal Transportation Networks
Freight and Logistics : Stochastic and Dynamic Freight Network Shipper Carrier Models, Modeling Freight Emissions, Carrier Collaborations, Impact of Uncertainty in Strategic Shipper Carrier Operations
Econometrics : Spatial Econometric Models, Statistical analysis of Crash data
Traffic Operations and Control : Pricing under Uncertainty, Studying local/network level impacts of operational decisions like ramp closure/metering

Teaching Interests

Traffic Engineering and Operations
Transportation Planning
Transportation Logistics and Commodity Flow
Network Optimization

Service and Outreach

Manuscript Reviewer for the following journals:
Networks and Spatial Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research Part B Methodological, Transportation Research Part C Emerging Technologies, Transportation Research Record (Network Modeling Committee).

Professional Societies

Member of Transportation and Logistics Society, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
Member, Network Equilibrium Subcommittee (ADB30(2)), Transportation Research Board, National Research Council
Member, Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (AHB45), Transportation Research Board, National Research Council