Dr. DIGVIJAY S. PAWAR


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Dr. Digvijay S. Pawar

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
Email:dspawar[at]iith.ac.in
Phone: +91 (040) 2301-6167

Link to Personal Website: http://www.iith.ac.in/~dspawar/

Brief Bio-Data

Digvijay S. Pawar is an Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering in Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Hyderabad. He received his Masters and Doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay, India in 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli, India in 2009. His research interests include traffic operations, behavioral modeling, traffic and pedestrian safety, intelligent transportation systems and statistical modeling and classification techniques. His doctoral research focused on Performance evaluation and safety analysis of intersections and midblock street crossings in India. He was awarded for Excellence in Thesis Work for the Year 2014-2016 for the outstanding research contributions from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Best Ph.D. Thesis on urban mobility in cities of developing countries from CODATU-2017. He has published in a number of leading journals, including Transportation Research Part C, Transportation Research Part F, Transportation Research Record, ASCE, Journal of Safety Research, Safety Science, and Transportation Letters.

Research Interests:

  • Driver and Pedestrian Behavioral Modeling
  • Traffic Safety and Accident Analysis
  • Traffic Operation and Simulation
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Statistical Modelling and Classification Techniques
  • Human factors

Education:

Ph.D.(2012-2015)(Transportation Systems Engineering),
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai.

M.Tech.(2010-2012)(Transportation Systems Engineering),
IIT Bombay, Mumbai

B.E (2005-2009) in Civil Engineering
Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli

 

Journal Publications:

10. Pawar, D. S. and Patil G. R. (2019). Analyzing Variations in Spatial Critical Gaps at Two-way Stop Controlled Intersections Using Parametric and non-Parametric Techniques. Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering. In Press (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtte.2018.03.008)

9. Pawar, D. S. and Patil G. R. (2018). Response of Major Road Drivers to Aggressive Maneuvering of the Minor Road Drivers at Unsignalized Intersections: A Driving Simulator Study. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour. 52, 164-175

8. Nagalla, R., Pothuganti, P. and Pawar, D. S. (2017). Analyzing Gap Acceptance Behavior at Unsignalized Intersections Using Support Vector Machines, Decision Tree and Random Forests. Procedia Computer Science. 109, 474-481.

7. Pawar, D. S. and Patil, G. R. (2017). Minor-Street Vehicles Dilemma While Maneuvering Unsignalized Intersections. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems. ASCE. 143(8). (DOI: 10.1061/JTEPBS.0000066)

6. Pawar, D. S., Kumar, V., Singh, N. and Patil, G. R. (2016). Analysis of dilemma zone for pedestrians at high-speed uncontrolled midblock crossing. Transportation Research Part C. 70, 42-52. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2016.04.012)

5. Pawar, D. S. and Patil, G. R. (2016). Critical gap estimation for pedestrians at uncontrolled mid-block crossings on high-speed arterials, Safety Science. 86, 295-303.(DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2016.03.011)

4. Patil, G. R. and Pawar, D. S. (2015). Microscopic analysis of traffic behavior at uncontrolled intersections in India. Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research. 8, 158-166. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1942787515Y.0000000019)

3. Pawar, D. S. and Patil, G. R. (2015). Pedestrian temporal and spatial gap acceptance at mid-block street crossing in developing world, Journal of Safety Research. 52, 39-46.(DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2014.12.006)

2. Pawar, D. S., Patil, G. R., Chandrasekharan, A. and Upadhyaya, S. (2015). Classification of gaps at uncontrolled intersections and midblock crossings using Support Vector Machines. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2515, 26-33.

1. Patil, G. R. and Pawar, D. S. (2014). Temporal and spatial gap acceptance for minor road at uncontrolled intersections in India. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2461, 129-136.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

11. Pawar, D.S., and Patil, G. R. (2016). Factors affecting drivers gap acceptance behaviour at uncontrolled intrsections in India. Proceedings of 14th World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR), Tongji University, Shanghai, China

10. Pawar, D.S., and Patil, G. R. (2016). Dilemma of pedestrians during gap acceptance at uncontrolled mid-block crossings. Proceedings of 14th World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR), Tongji University, Shanghai, China

9. Pawar, D., Patil, G. R., Chandrasekharan, A., and Upadhyaya, S. (2015). Classification of gaps at uncontrolled intersections and midblock crossings using Support Vector Machines. Proceedings (CD-ROM) of 94th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D. C.

8. Pawar, D., Patil, G. R. (2015). Exploring Pedestrian Temporal and Spatial Critical Gaps at Uncontrolled Midblock Crossings in India (CD-ROM) of 94th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D. C.

7. Patil, G. R., and Pawar, D.S. (2014). Temporal and spatial gap acceptance for minor road at uncontrolled interesections in india. Proceedings (CD-ROM) of 93nd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D. C.

6. Pawar, D.S., Kumar, V., Singh, N., and Patil, G. R. (2014). Analysis of dilemma zone for crossing pedestrians at uncontrolled midbolck sections. Proceedings (CD-ROM) of 93nd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D. C.

5. Pawar, D.S., and Patil, G. R. (2014). Pedestrian Temporal and Spatial Gap Acceptance at Uncontrolled Marked Mid-Block Street Crossing in India, Presented at 14th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2014), Changsha July 4-7, 2014, China.

4. Pawar, D.S., and Patil, G. R. (2013). Microscopic analysis of traffic behavior at uncontrolled intersections in India. Proceedings (CD-ROM) of 92nd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D. C.

3. Sardar, H., Pawar, D., and Patil, G. R.(2013). Accident Forecast of Mumbai City, In Proceedings of Recent Advances in Civil Engineering RACE2013, KLE Society M. S. Sheshgiri College of Engineering, Belgaum, India.

2. Pawar, D.S., and Patil, G. R. (2012). Micro-level traffic accident analysis at uncontrolled intersections, In proceedings of 10th Conference of Transportation planning and implementation methodologies for developing countries (TPMDC), Mumbai, India.

1. Pawar, D. S., and Patil, G. R. (2011). System level traffic accident analysis and developing GIS based decision support for Mumbai city, In proceedings of 1st Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG), Bangalore, India.

UG Courses

  • CE3820 Highway Design and Materials
  • CE3830 Railway and Airport Engineering
  • CE3840 Traffic Engineering and Planning
  • CE3841 Traffic Engineering Lab
  • CE3821 Highway Materials Lab

PG Courses 

  • CE 8933 Topics in Transportation Engineering 

 

RESEARCH AND PROJECTS

  • Surrogate Safety Measures at Unsignalized Crossings and its Applications in V2X Technology for Asian Mix Traffic. Funded by Toyota ITC, Japan.[Role:PI]
  • Multimodal Smart Transportation. Funded by JICA, Japan.[Role:Group lead-Traffic Management & Provision of information
  • Level of Service and Level of Safety Analysis for Uncontrolled Road Intersections and Mid-block Openings using Surrogate Safety Measure, Seed Grant-IITH.[Role:PI]

 

 

RESEARCH GROUP

  • Pradhan Kumar-[2017-Ongoing]
  • Vinayak Malaghan-[2017-Ongoing]
  • Jahnavi Yarlagadda-[2017-Ongoing]
  • Sarika Pothukuchi-[2018-Ongoing]
  • Chandrashekar C-[2018-Ongoing]