• Tel: +91 (0)40 2301 6314

  • Mail: dspawar@ce[dot]iith[dot]ac[dot]in

Transportation Systems Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Hyderabad

Brief Bio-Data

Digvijay Sampatrao Pawar is an Associate Professor in Transportation Systems Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Hyderabad. Prior to joining IITH in 2016, Digvijay was a senior research associate in IIT Bombay from 2015. He received his Masters and Doctoral Degree in Transportation Systems Engineering from IIT Bombay, India in 2015. He completed his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli, India in 2009. His research predominantly focuses on traffic operations and safety, human factors and highway geometric design with emphasis on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Naturalistic Driving Studies (NDS). His contributions in developing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for improving driver and pedestrian safety at uncontrolled intersections are noteworthy. He has played a key role in designing and implementing several ITS technologies and establishing testbed at IITH for studies on autonomous vehicle systems. He was awarded for Excellence in Thesis Work for outstanding research contributions from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay for the year 2014-2016 and Best Ph.D. Thesis on Urban Mobility in Cities of Developing Countries from CODATU-2017, France. He was selected as a young conference chair for the prestigious World Conference on Transport Research 2019, Young Researcher's Conference (WCTR-Y). His research articles have appeared in Transportation Research Part C, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Transportation Research Part F, Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, Journal of Safety Research, Safety Science, Journal of Advanced Transportation, IATSS Research, Transportation Letters etc.
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Research Interests

  • Driver and Pedestrian Behavioral Modeling
  • Traffic Safety and Accident Analysis
  • Traffic Operation and Simulation
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Statistical Modelling and Classification Techniques
  • Geometric Design, Naturalistic Driving Study and Human Factors

  • Research Group

    Honours and Recognition

  • CODATU-2017 Best PhD Thesis Award on urban mobility in cities of developing countries, France.
  • Awarded for Excellence in Thesis Work for the Year 2014-2016 for the outstanding research contributions from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Member, Standing Committee on Transportation in the Developing Countries - ABE90, Appointed by Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA.
  • WCTR 2019 Young Conference Chair
  • Life member of Institute of Urban Transport (India)
  • Life Member of India Roads Congress (IRC)
  • Member of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)
  • Member, World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS)
  • Board of Studies Member - Shivaji University, Kolhapur; Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli; DY Patil College of Engineering & Technology, Kolhapur; Sanjay Ghodawat University, Kolhapur; ACE Engineering College, Hyderabad
  • Reviewer : Accident Analysis & Prevention, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, TRR, Journal of Advanced Transportation, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Transportation Letters, Safety Science, IATSS, TIDE.

  • Positions of Responsibility

  • DUGC Convenor [2019-2021]
  • DPGC Member [2017-2020]
  • DUGC Member [2021-2022]
  • Department time table coordinator [ 2017-2020]
  • Faculty in-charge NSS [2020-Present]
  • Faculty in-charge NCC [2022-Present]
  • Faculty in-charge MILAN-2020
  • Faculty in-charge security [2019 Jan -2019 Oct]
  • Sunshine coordinator: Dept. of Civil Engineering [2019-Present]

  • Contact Information

    Transportation Systems Engineering

    Office No. 418, Department of Civil Engineering

    IIT Hyderabad, Kandi, Sangareddy-502285, Telangana, India

    Ph:+91 (0)40 2301 6314

    Email: dspawar@ce[dot]iith[dot]ac[dot]in

    Webpage: http://www.iith.ac.in/~dspawar/

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