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Graduate Student Receives TRB Travel Support from ATPIO

Mr. S. Marisamynathan, who is completing his doctoral research at IIT Bombay was selected by ATPIO to receive partial travel support for presenting his paper at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, January 8-12, 2017.

The paper presented at TRB by Mr. Marisamynathan was titled “Modeling Pedestrian Level of Service
at Signalized Intersection Under Mixed Traffic Conditions” and was co-authored by Prof. P. Vedagiri of IIT Bombay.   Based on peer-reviews by the TRB standing committee on Transportation in the Developing Countries, it was also later accepted for publication in the Transportation Research Record Journal of TRB.  The paper can be obtained at

A native of Tamil Nadu, Mr. Marisamynathan completed his BE in Civil Engineering at Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi, and his M.E. in Transportation Engineering at the College of Engineering, Guindy (Anna University), Chennai.  He is completing his PhD in Transportation Systems Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, under the advise of Prof. P. Vedagiri on “Modelling pedestrian crossing behaviour and level of service at signalized intersections”.

A cash award and certificate was presented to him by Dr. Vijay Gopu and Salil Gokhale of the ATPIO Board at the annual meeting of ATPIO at TRB, on January 8, 2017.   ATPIO welcomes sponsors and hopes to provide such support for graduate students in the future as well.


R. (Jay) Jayakrishnan is a Professor of Civil & Env. Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, CA 92697. He completed his B.Tech in Civil Engineering at IIT Madras (190-1985), and his MS and PhD at the University of Texas at Austin (1985-1992). He has been in the faculty at UC Irvine since 1991.

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