Naveen Eluru

Naveen Eluru's primary research areas of interest include transportation planning, socio-demographic and land-use modeling, sustainable urban design, integrated demand supply models, activity time-use analysis and transportation safety. Naveen is primarily involved in the formulation and development of discrete choice models that allow us to better understand the behavioral patterns involved in various decision processes. He has worked extensively with discrete choice models accounting for self-selection, simultaneous equation modeling, generalized ordered logit models, stated preference studies, multiple discrete-continuous frameworks, copula based models, composite likelihood approaches and multi-dimensional choice processes as part of his research. He is also actively involved in the development of activity-based modeling software for urban metropolitan regions. He has been extensively involved in the deployment of these micro-simulation tools in the cities of Dallas Forth worth and Los Angeles. He has also worked on integration of activity based models with dynamic traffic assignment modules. Naveen is currently a member of Transportation Research Board (TRB) committee on Transportation Education and Training (ABG20). Naveen is an avid reader and enjoys activities that keep him in touch with nature.
Naveen's dissertation titled "Developing Advanced Econometric Frameworks for modeling Multidimensional Choices: An Application to Integrated Modeling of Activity, Transportation and Land-Use Choice Behavior" has focused on the modeling of choices that are influenced by land-use and travel environment attributes. The dissertation research has contributed significantly to our understanding of household residential location choice behavior and vehicle fleet and composition choices.

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Eluru, N., C.R. Bhat, R.M. Pendyala, and K.C. Konduri, "A Joint Flexible Econometric Model System of Household Residential Location and Vehicle Fleet Composition/Usage Choices," Transportation, 2010 TRB Special Issue, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 603-626, 2010

Bhat, C.R., and N. Eluru, "A Copula-Based Approach to Accommodate Residential Self-Selection Effects in Travel Behavior Modeling", Transportation Research Part B, Vol. 43, No. 7, pp. 749-765, 2009

Eluru, N., A.R. Pinjari, J.Y. Guo, I.N. Sener, S. Srinivasan, R.B. Copperman, and C.R. Bhat, "Population Updating System Structures and Models Embedded Within the Comprehensive Econometric Microsimulator for Urban Systems (CEMUS)", Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2076, pp. 171-182, 2008

Recipient of an Honorable Mention Dissertation award from INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Dissertation Committee 2010
Awarded the Robert Herman Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year by South-West Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC) 2009

Traffic Engineering CIVE 440
Driver, vehicle and traffic flow characteristics; origin-destination studies, traffic studies and analysis, queuing theory applications, microsimulation, highway design and capacity analysis, non-motorized facility design, high occupancy vehicle lane design, public transportation priority design, parking analysis, traffic signal design and control, and traffic micro-simulation.