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Dr Ashish Bhaskar

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
Civil Engineering

Personal

Name
Dr Ashish Bhaskar
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
Civil Engineering
Discipline *
Civil Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 9985
Fax
+61 7 3138 1170
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), Master of Engineering (University of Tokyo)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Lead Guest Editor for a special issue in the Journal of Advanced Transportation
  • Member, Standing Committee on Transit Management and Performance, Transport Research Board (TRB)
  • Member, Travel time, speed and reliability sub-committee, Transport Research Board (TRB)
  • Member, WCTRS Scientific committee
  • Chair, WCTRS Special Interest Group on Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Member, WCTRS Special Interest Group on Traffic management in developing countries
  • Member, Swiss Association of Road and Transport Experts
  • Editorial Board Member, The Open Transportation Journal
Keywords

Integrated Traveller Information, Public Transport, Bluetooth and Wifi as a complementary transport data, Modelling and Simulation, Traffic Management and Control, Traffic Noise Modelling, Macroscopic fundamental diagram, Data fusion, Big Data

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research interests

  • Predictive modelling (traffic state estimation and prediction)
  • Traffic flow theory (emerging connected and automated vehicles; non-lane/quasi lane discipline)
  • Multimodal demand modelling (exploting advance traffic and transit data)
  • Real time multimodal operations and control
  • Traffic simulation
  • Benchmarking

Ongoing research projects

  • Re-routing strategy under motorway incidents (2014- 2017)
  • Transit benchmarking: Modelling the productivity, effectiveness and efficiency of transit routes (2015-2017)
  • Traffic flow modelling for non-lane and quasi lane disciplined traffic behaviour (2016-2018)
  • Predictive modelling of disturbances in public transit network (2016- 2018)

Recently completed research projects

  • Utilising big transit data for transfer coordination (completed 2015)
  • Exploring properties of macroscopic fundamental diagram (completed 2014)
  • Multimodal and multiobjective trip planner (completed 2014)
  • Motorway and arterial travel time estimation (completed 2014)
  • Accuracy and reliability of the travel time estimates from Bluetooth MAC scanners (completed 2013)
  • Crowd monitoring using Bluetooth and Wifi scanners (completed 2013)

Career history July 2014- Present:

  • Senior Lecturer (Transport Domain), Queensland University of Technology;

Jan 2011 – July 2014:

  • Lecturer (Transport Domain), Queensland University of Technology;
  • Domain Leader for Integrated Traveller Information, Smart Transport Research Centre, QUT

June 2009 – Dec 2010:

August 2006 – May 2009:

  • Research Assistant  and PhD candidate, LAVOC, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Jan 2005 – July 2006:

  • Research Assistant, LAVOC, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Academic Qualifications

This information has been contributed by Dr Ashish Bhaskar.

Teaching

Current

  • ENB272: Traffic and Transport Engineering ( Coordinator & Lecturer ): 2nd year EN01 unit
  • ENB376: Transport Engineering  ( Lecturer ): 3rd year EN40 unit
  • UXB112: Introduction to Structures  ( Lecturer ): 1st year unit
  • UXB212: Designing Structures ( Lecturer ): 2nd year unit
  • EGB384: Bidding, Estimating and Cost Management ( Coordinator ): 4th year EN01 unit

Past unit

  • EBB382: Estimating in Engineering Construction  ( Coordinator ): 4th year EN40 unit
  • ENB379: Transport Engineering and Planning Applications ( Lecturer ): 4th year EN40 unit
  • ENB110: Engineering Statics and Materials ( Lecturer ): 1st year EN40 unit
  • UDN579: Transport Infrastructure ( Lecturer ): 3rd year elective
  • ENN589: Intelligent Transport Systems ( Coordinator & Lecturer ): Master’s unit
This information has been contributed by Dr Ashish Bhaskar.

Experience

QUT Smart Transport Research Centre

Jan 2011-Present Research Domain Leader: Traveller Information Real time and predictive traveller information project: The project aims to provide customised real-time and predictive traveller information. The development of predictive travel time algorithms will provide the basis to develop the tools, information and applications for transport network users.

Participation in European projects

June 2007-Present Optimized ITS-based Tools for Intelligent transport urban mobility (OPTIMUM)

  • This project is EU Marie Curie Action, FP7-PEOPLE-2010, for International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (between EU and Australia)

 June 2007-December 2010

NEARCTIS: Network of Excellence for Advanced Road Cooperative Traffic management in Information Society

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the project.
  • Acting president of the NEARCTIS PhD research committee.
  • Leading the task on Young Researcher Mobility and Training program.

June 2008-December 2010

COST-TU0702: Real-time Monitoring, Surveillance and Control of Road Networks under Adverse Weather Conditions

  • Member of the Management Committee of the above COST Action.
  • Leading the Swiss part of the project tilted Network vulnerability and traffic management strategies under adverse weather conditions.

Software development

DRONE: area-wide Dynamic ROad traffic NoisE (DRONE) simulator. This software tool integrates traffic simulation and noise estimation models for detailed noise contour maps.

Other Professional Activities

2012-present

Subject Area Coordinator: Civil, International Students

Unit coordination: ENB382: Estimating in Engineering Construction

 2010

NEARCTIS-COST0702 Summer Training School, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Coordinator for the summer training school.

Workshop on “Towards new research area in co-operative traffic management”, Lausanne, Switzerland  11thJune 2010

  • Organiser for the above workshop.

 2007-2008

Book: Transport Simulation-Beyond conventional approaches(EPFL Press).

  • Assistant to the editor of the book.

 September 2006

International Symposium on Traffic Simulation 2006 (ISTS06), Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Member of the core group to organize the ISTS06 symposium.

Workshop on Emerging Technologies, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Member of the core group to organize the workshop.
This information has been contributed by Dr Ashish Bhaskar.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Awarded Furuichi Prize for the best masters¿ thesis in the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Awarded Morikawa Prize for the best presentation at the joint seminar organized by the leading Japanese universities, Kyoto, Japan
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Merit based scholarship awarded by the Asian Development Bank (ABD), Japan
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Awarded Prime Spéciale for outstanding young researchers¿ contribution to the School
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Awarded PRIX-VSS for the best PhD thesis in Switzerland, in 2009
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Early Career Academic Recruitment and Development (ECARD) position in Transport discipline

Supervision