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NEXTRANS Executive Committee

PeetaSrinivas Peeta is a professor of civil engineering at Purdue University and Director of the NEXTRANS Center. He chairs TRB’s Transportation Network Modeling Committee (ADB30), and is a member of TRB’s Section on Travel Analysis Methods and the International Federation of Automatic Control’s Technical Committee on Transportation Systems. Peeta also chairs Purdue’s System of Systems Signature Area. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Caltech and The University of Texas at Austin, respectively.

Dr. Peeta has received funding of more than $16 million as PI or co-PI from the NSF, USDOT, U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, U.S. Department of Education, FHWA, and INDOT. His primary interests are in the area of dynamic traffic/transportation networks, and focus on a broad range of problems in the transportation/infrastructure domains characterized by the need for a systems perspective. He is on the editorial board of Transportation Research (Part B), Networks and Spatial Economics, and Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Dr. Peeta has authored more than 125 technical publications, and has made over 180 invited and/or international conference presentations. His Ph.D. dissertation received the 1994 Best International Dissertation Award from the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science. He received the NSF CAREER award in 1997 and the 2004 Wansik Excellence in Research Award at Purdue University. A paper co-authored by Dr. Peeta received the 2007 Exceptional Paper Award from TRB’s Traffic Signal Systems Committee; another received the Best Paper Award (2008) at the 10th International Conference on the Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation in Athens, Greece. He was an invited speaker at the 2008 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Peeta also received the Seed for Success Award from Purdue University in 2008.

BullockDarcy Bullock is a professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, where he has been a faculty member since 1998. He is director of the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) of Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Transportation, and associate editor of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Transportation Engineering. Dr. Bullock holds M.S.C.E. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a registered professional engineer in Louisiana and Indiana.

Dr. Bullock's teaching, research, and consulting interests have been in the general area of traffic signal systems, performance measures, and probe vehicle travel time estimation. To date, he has authored or co-authored over 60 journal publications and served on a number of panels and committees. He is an active member of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) A3A18-Traffic Signal Systems and A2H01-Applications of Emerging Technology Committees.

Dr. Bullock’s awards and honors include: the Journal of Transportation Engineering’s Best Paper Award, ASCE (1992); the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Prize, ASCE (2002); Traffic Signal Systems Committee (AHB25) Best Paper Award, TRB (2005 and 2007); D. Grant Mickle Best Paper Award in the Area of Operations and Maintenance, TRB (2006); and Traffic Engineering Council Paper Award, ITE (2008).

MishalaniRabi Mishalani, NEXTRANS Center Co-Director, is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and geodetic science at The Ohio State University (OSU). Prior to joining the faculty at OSU in September 1997, he was a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Transportation and Logistics. His main areas of expertise include the application of probability modeling and statistical methods to planning and management of transportation infrastructure systems and the flow operations they support.

Dr. Mishalani has been a PI or co-PI on research projects funded by national agencies including NSF, RITA, FTA, and NASA. He has been an associate editor of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) Journal of Infrastructure Systems since January 1998. He won the National Science Foundation CAREER award in September 2001. Dr. Mishalani received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil and environmental engineering and transportation systems, respectively, from MIT.

McCordMark McCord is a professor of Civil Engineering and of City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University, where he has been a faculty member since 1983.  He teaches and conducts research in transportation systems and engineering, and heads the Civil Engineering-City and Regional Planning Dual M.S. program in transportation planning. His research focuses on using remotely sensed data for transportation applications and on incorporating decision theory under uncertainty concepts in transportation planning applications.

Dr. McCord has served as Principal Investigator, Technical Program Coordinator, and External Advisor for two US DOT sponsored university consortia and a multi-year effort sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation devoted to the use of remotely sensed data for innovative transportation applications. He has also served on the Board of Directors or Advisory Committee for US DOT Tier I and Tier II University Transportation Centers.

Dr. McCord received an M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from MIT. He has had visiting appointments and research leaves at the Université de Paris-Dauphine and University College Dublin, Ireland.


LevineJonathan Levine is a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan. His teaching focuses on transportation policy and planning, public economics in urban planning, and land-use policy. His research focuses on the mobility-to-accessibility shift in transportation planning, relationships between transportation systems and land use in metropolitan regions, factors that drive the development of such systems, and the efficiency of public transit. He is the author of Zoned Out: Regulation, Markets, and Choices in Transportation and Metropolitan Land Use (Resources for the Future 2006). His research has been supported by organizations including the Federal Highway Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Michigan Department of Transportation, Mineta Transportation Institute, Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, and SMART (Suburban Detroit Public Transit).

Together with Professor Joe Grengs and their co-authors, Dr. Levine was awarded the 2010 Chester Rapkin Award for best paper in the Journal of Planning Education and Research. He was awarded a 2011 residential fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation center in Bellagio, Italy. In 2001, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded him the Excellence in Urban Policy Scholarship Award, and he received the Best of Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Award in 1996.

Dr. Levine joined the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan as an assistant professor in 1991. Prior to his appointment at the University of Michigan, Levine studied at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley, he holds the master of city planning and the master of science in civil engineering, with a transportation focus.

LevineTeresa Adams is a professor of transportation engineering and city planning in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also is Director of the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) and Chair of the Transportation Management and Policy graduate program. Dr. Adams has over 20 years of experience working with state and federal transportation agencies on freight and infrastructure issues. She is the principal for the Mid-America Freight Coalition, a ten-State partnership for advancing freight planning and operations in the Midwest.

Dr. Adams is president of the Council of University Transportation Centers. She is a member of Freight Transport Committee of the World Road Association, the Board of Directors of the Research and Education Division of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and a member of the Committee on Intermodal Freight Transport for the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Adams has served on the Steering Committee of the Wisconsin Highway Research Program and the Research Advisory Committee of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).

Dr. Adams holds a bachelor of civil engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and recipient of the 2009 ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award.

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