Graduate Students

 

Alice Grossman

Alice Grossman is working on her Ph.D. at Georgia Tech focuing on transportation policy analysis at a regional level by examining how MPOs set performance measures and project priortization under changin federal legislations. Alice recently completed her master's research, also at Georgia Tech, on sidewalk database development and quality analysis.  She received a B.A. in physics and a B.A. in Astronomy from Vassar college in 2010. Before graduate school, she spent two and half years in Catalonia, Spain working for the Spanish Ministry of Education and interning at architecture firms BOPBAA and RCR Arquitectes.

 

Alumni

Felipe Castrillon

Felipe is a Ph.D. student with a focus on traffic flow theory His research focuses on the effects of transit operational characteristics on network transportation systems. Felipe was born in Bogota, Colombia, and moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida as a teenager. He studied at the College of the Holy Cross where he received a B.A. in Economics, and at Columbia University where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Felipe loves to play soccer, and spend time with family and friends.

 

 

Rama Chilukuri

Rama Chilukuri is a 3rd year Ph.D. student. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and M.S in Civil Engineering (Transportation emphasis) from University of Utah. After obtaining his masters degree, he worked as a consulting traffic engineer in Salt Lake City and Houston, before moving to Atlanta to pursue Ph.D. His primary interests include traffic flow theory and simulation. He is currently working on developing optimal ramp metering strategies for his dissertation. In his free time, Rama enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis.

Aaron Greenwood

Aaron Greenwood earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2010 and started working toward a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering right away.  He is currently working on developing a driving simulator laboratory as part of a larger study on work zone safety.  In his spare time, Aaron is involved with Student Government and the Georgia Tech Presidents' Council Governing Board.

 

Chenhao Liu

Chenhao Liu is a PhD student in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineerg at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Chenhao earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2008 and a Masters in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2010. His research interests include traffic operations and safety. In his free time, Chenhao enjoys playing basketball, working out, and traveling.

 

 Lakshmi Pessapati

Lakshmi N Peesapati is a 4th year PhD student in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in India. He earned his master’s degree in civil engineering at Georgia Tech while pursuing his PhD. His research interests include transportation safety, transportation operations including traffic and system level simulation, and statistical applications in transportation 

Adnan Sheikh

Adnan Sheikh is a third year graduate student in the doctoral program for Transportation Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Adnan received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2006.  After graduating, Adnan spent three years working in I.T. consulting for Accenture in Washington, D.C.  His federal clients included the Department of Education and the Office of Personnel Management.  Adnan’s graduate research is focused on congestion pricing, specifically the I-85 Express Lanes in the Atlanta metropolitan area. His research examines value of time and price sensitivity, and involves discrete choice modeling of lane type decisions.

Chris Toth

Chris is from Canal Winchester, Ohio. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and is a PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include traffic flow theory and driver behavior models. In his spare time, Chris enjoys bicycling and using the MyTracks application on his phone.

 

 

Danjue Chen

Danjue Chen is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Laval.  Her research focuses on traffic flow theory and simulations, and her dissertation is about traffic oscillations.  She is from Chaozhou, a small city in southeastern of China that is famous for its food. Danjue attended Peking University and earned a B.S. in environmental science.


Dwayne Henclewood

Dwayne was a PhD student in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dwayne received a B.A. in Physics from College of the Holy Cross and a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research interests include real-time arterial performance evaluation and microscopic traffic simulation.

Jung Hyun Hong

JungHyun Hong is from South Korea. She earned a B.S in Civil and Environmental Engineering from KAIST, Korea in 2004 and she got a Master in Structural Engineering Department from the same school in 2006. After working at Samsung C&T Corp. for three and half years, she came to the Georgia Institute of Technology to pursue a Master in Transportation. She is interested in pricing control and transit behaviors related to HOT lanes.

Sara Khoeini

Sara Khoeini started her Ph.D. in January 2011 at Georgia Tech. Her Ph.D. research was about developing a modeling framework for socioeconomic analysis of managed lanes. She utilized advanced statistical and spatial analysis to discover the relationship between users travel behavior toward congestion pricing and their socio-spatial attributes; A case study on Atlanta I-85 HOV to HOT conversion.  After graduating in May 2014, she became a reearch scientist at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Katie Smith

Katie Smith is from Lawrenceville, GA and earned her B.A. in History from the University of Georgia in 2006. After working in Minneapolis for four years, Katie decided to return to graduate school and is currently pursuing a Masters in Civil Engineering with a focus on transportation systems. Katie was involved with the HOV to HOT project as well as public outreach for other ongoing projects.

 

Wonho Suh

Wonho Suh is from Seoul, South Korea.  He completed his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he worked as a transportation research engineer for five years at Yooshin Corporation in South Korea. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Seoul National University (1998 & 2000).  His wife is an Engineering teacher at The Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology.  They have a 2 year old daughter, Minju Madison Suh, and are expecting a baby boy in 2011.

Sundaram Vedala

Sundaram Vedala was a graduate student in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He grew up in New Delhi, India and has lived in several cities in India. He worked as a software developer before coming to Georgia Tech to pursue his interests in transportation planning and transit. He likes spending time with family and friends.