Nikhil is a transportation planner with experience working on projects at the interface of research and consulting. As a current Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) – University of South Florida, he works on projects in the areas of emerging transportation technologies (autonomous vehicles, shared mobility), big data, and travel behavior. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the University of South Florida (USF), an M.S. in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from USF, an MSc. in Transportation Systems from the MIT Portugal Program at IST Lisbon, and a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut.
Nikhil’s major research expertise centers around the behavioral modeling of emerging transportation technologies in urban systems. In addition to his extensive experience in this arena, Nikhil has also been involved in applying his core competencies of survey design, data analysis and visualization, and econometric modeling techniques into the fields of logistics, aviation, and transportation networks. He brings to the table critical thinking, innovative ideas, research and field experience, a team-oriented mentality and problem-solving skills.
At the University of South Florida, Nikhil teaches the graduate course Transport Planning and Economics (TTE 5501) in the Fall semester(s) and is also co-teaching the undergraduate course Transportation II (TTE 4005) starting from Spring 2020.
Outside of work, Nikhil’s personal interests include travel, micro/long-form blogging, reading (non-fiction guy), premier league football, test match cricket, cooking, and Malayalam cinema. Here you will find a portfolio of his work – present and the past, some pictures from the occasional travel as well as a blog.