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Ram Pendyala

School Dir (ACD) & Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography: 

Professor Ram Pendyala is the director of ASU’s the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment  in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering . He teaches and conducts research in transportation systems engineering, design, modeling and simulation, travel behavior analysis, multimodal transport policy analysis, freight and passenger travel demand forecasting, travel survey methods and transportation economics and finance.

Pendyala directs TOMNET (Teaching Old Models New Tricks), a Tier 1 University Transportation Center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The center focuses on advancing transportation system operations and mobility of people and goods by striving to harness data analytics and behavioral science to understand, explain and forecast how people travel and make mobility choices under different conditions. The goal is to develop transportation forecasting models for the next generations of transportation infrastructure systems, new mobility services and automated transportation technologies.

Pendyala is on the editorial boards of leading transportation journals, has conducted more than $12 million in sponsored research and published more 200 research articles, and been a consultant for several transportation industry organizations.

He has received a Service Recognition Award for his work as the chair of the national Transportation Research Board’s planning and environment group and served on several advisory panels for federal, state and local transportation agencies around the country.

Pendyala also holds or has held leadership positions in professional associations such as the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research and the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

He has won the American Road & Transportation Builders Association S.S. Steinberg Award recognizing outstanding contributions to transportation education, and twice shared with coauthors the Transportation Research Board’s Pyke Johnson Award for outstanding research publication in transportation systems planning and administration.

Pendyala first joined ASU in 2006 after serving 12 years on the faculty of the University of South Florida in Tampa. Between 2014 and 2016 he served as the Frederick R. Dickerson Chair Professor of Transportation in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California-Davis 1992
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California-Davis 1990
  • Bachelor of Technology Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras 1988
Research Interests: 

Multimodal transportation systems planning and analysis; activity-travel behavior modeling; autonomous vehicles; ride-hailing and micro-mobility services; statistical and econometric methods for transportation data analysis; transportation demand forecasting and modeling

Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 372Transportation Engineering
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 372Transportation Engineering
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
SER 580Practicum
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CEEThe ASU Experience
CEE 372Transportation Engineering
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SER 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 372Transportation Engineering
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 592Research