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I am Nikhil Menon – a transportation planner by trade, currently pursuing my doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering (Transportation) at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa FL. I am expected to graduate in May 2017. Prior to this, I have graduated in December 2015 with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from USF and a Masters degree (MSc.) in Transportation Systems from the MIT Portugal Program (Masters in Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems) after having undergone my coursework & dissertation at Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisbon (Portugal) in January 2013. My undergraduate degree (B.Tech) was in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut (India), obtained in May 2011.

My area of research is on autonomous vehicles and I am currently working on understanding factors influencing consumers’ perception and their intended adoption of autonomous vehicles by means of multi-population surveys. Academically apart, my personal interests include travel (whenever my meager bank account lets me), writing (micro and long form blogging), reading (non-fiction guy), sports (English football, test cricket), cooking and Malayalam cinema. Here you will find information on my work – present and past, some pictures from the occasional travel as well as a blog (which I don’t do enough to update regularly. Apologies!).

You can reach me via email at menon(dot)nikhil(at)outlook(dot)com.