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Dr Krishna Behara
Research Fellow in Smart Cities
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
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  • Reviewer for Australasian Transport Research Forum, World Conference on Transport Research and Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Hindawi
  • Member of Transport Australia
  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy


Krishna Behara is a postdoctoral fellow in transport engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. He completed his PhD in transport engineering at QUT (Australia), his masters in transportation engineering and bachelors (hons.) in civil engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (India).

Prior to joining QUT, Krishna worked as consultant engineer (Transport) at National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi, India; and as Assistant Professor in the department of civil engineering, ANITS (India). He also worked on transport research projects with Queensland Department of Transport Main Roads (Australia), Mains Road Western Australia (Australia), and Jaipur Development Authority (India).

He is currently conducting fundamental research on the study of travel behaviour in Queensland using behavioural economics.

Krishna’s research interests include transport data analytics, traffic modelling and simulation, travel behavior, behavioral econometrics, and discrete choice models.

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Research Assistant/Sessional Academic (2018-2019)
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

  • Tutor for Advanced Transport Demand Modelling (EGB489) course at QUT. The lab sessions were focused on teaching students about modelling in Aimsun.
  • Marked assignments related to EBG489.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering (2013-2014)
Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Science( ANITS), Visakhapatnam, India

  • Taught core Civil Engineering Subjects of Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, Surveying, Fluid Mechanics, Building Materials at the undergraduate level.
  • Performed an instrumental role in setting up a Transportation Laboratory in the Department of Civil Engineering, ANITS.
  •  Member of evaluation panel of the student seminars organized as through the Institution of Engineers (India), Visakhapatnam Students Chapter.

Teaching Assistant in Transportation, Department of Civil Engineering (2011-2012)

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani India

  • Instructor for Measurement Techniques II (TA C222, Under Graduate level), Civil Engineering Laboratory.
  • Prepared course material for Transport subjects such as:
  • Transportation Systems Planning & Management (CE G523, Post Graduate level),
  • Highway Geometric Design (CE G535, Post Graduate level),
  • Pavement Material Characterization (CE G534, Post Graduate level).
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Consultant Engineer (Transport)
National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi, India

  • Detailed Scrutiny Analysis of Proposals for Roads (Detailed Project Reports) received from different States of India.
  • Preparing Pre-Empowered Committee and Empowered Committee presentations of the respective states that submit road/bridge proposals for sanction.
  • Assisted Director (Technical) in drafting and designing Pavement Design Catalogues on IIT Pave Software for the Cement Stabilized bases and sub-bases & for Granular bases and sub-bases to successfully incorporate in the revised code of IRC SP-72:2015.
  • Involved in the Research and Development activities like, co-ordinating the research proposals received from various IITs, NITs, Central Universities and top Private Universities in India by receiving the research proposals submitted to NRRDA for funding, reviewing them, co-coordinating the research proposal presentations by Principal Investigators in the presence of the Expert Group, preparing the minutes of meeting and managing the logistics.


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