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Dr Ashish Bhaskar
Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Civil Engineering
Discipline *
Civil Engineering
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Identifiers and profiles

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

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Editorial board member, International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Big Data Analytics in Transportation
  • Editorial Board Member, The Open Transportation Journal
  • Scientific committee member, World Conference of Transport Research Society (WCTRS)
  • Chair, WCTRS Special Interest Group (SIG) on Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Lead Guest Editor for a special issue in the Journal of Advanced Transportation
  • Member, WCTRS SIG on Traffic management in developing countries
  • Member, Standing Committee on Transit Management and Performance, Transport Research Board (TRB)
  • Member, Travel time, speed and reliability sub-committee, TRB
  • Member, Swiss Association of Road and Transport Experts
  • Member, Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)
  • Member, QUT College of Mentoring Supervisors

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


Research interests

  • Transport data analytics
  • 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 (car and transit) operations and control
  • Traffic simulation
  • Benchmarking

Ongoing research projects

  • Practitioners toolkit for signal control (2018-2019)
  • Exploiting Bluetooth data for travel demand (origin destination matrix) estimation (2016- 2019)
  • Heterogeneous traffic data fusion for an integrated traveller information (2017-2020)
  • Automated Vehicle Trajectory Planning for Motorway On-Ramp Merging (2016-2019)
  • Macroscopic model based urban network signal optimization (2016-2019)
  • Traffic flow modelling for non-lane and quasi lane disciplined traffic behavior (2016-2018)

Recently completed research projects

  • Fail safe algorithm for ramp signaling (completed 2018)
  • Coordinated ramp signaling testing in STREAMS (completed 2018)
  • Comparative overview of Addinsight and Intelematics data (completed 2017)
  • Predictive modelling of disturbances in public transit network (completed 2018)
  • Review of Traffic Management Systems (completed 2017)
  • Transit benchmarking: Modelling the productivity, effectiveness and efficiency of transit routes (completed 2017)
  • An insight on the comparison of Waze and SIMS (STREAMS Incident Management System) records (completed 2017)
  • Incident duration modelling and system optimal traffic re-routing (completed 2017)
  • 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)

Academic Qualifications

This information has been contributed by Dr Ashish Bhaskar.



  • EGB489: Advanced Transport Modelling ( Coordinator & Lecturer ): 3rd-4th year EN01 elective
  • ENB272: Traffic and Transport Engineering ( Coordinator & Lecturer ): 2nd year EN01 unit
  • UXB112: Introduction to Structures  ( Coordinator): 1st year 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
  • 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
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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

Contributions to European Projects

[June 2007-Dec 2011] 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
[2012-2018]:  Dy Subject Area Coordinator: Civil, QUT
 [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.

 [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.


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Awards and recognition

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