Member Profile: Ram Pendyala
Ram Pendyala is a professor of transportation systems in, and Associate Director of, the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona. He is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist, closely affiliated with the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability, and a Barrett Honors Faculty affiliated with Barrett, The Honors College. Dr. Pendyala served on the faculty at Arizona State University during 2006-2014 and rejoined the institution effective August 2016. Dr. Pendyala served as the Frederick R. Dickerson Chair Professor of Transportation Systems in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology from August 2014 to July 2016. Prior to 2006, Dr. Pendyala served on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida for 12 years. He is an expert in multimodal transportation systems modeling, activity-based travel behavior analysis, and land use and activity-travel demand forecasting. He has served in a number of professional leadership positions, including: President of the Association of Transportation Professionals of Indian Origin (2011); Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Traveler Behavior and Values (2003-2009); Chair of the TRB Section on Travel Analysis Methods (2009-2015); Chair of the TRB Planning and Environment Group (2015-2018); Chair of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (2010-2012); and Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part D. He has his PhD and Master’s degrees from the University of California at Davis, and his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras.