About me

I, Bhargava Rama Chilukuri, am currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Earlier, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Civil Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. I graduated in December, 2015 with a Ph.D. in the areas of traffic flow theory and optimal control, under the supervision of Prof. Jorge Laval.  My research is summarized here.

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA                                             December 2015
Dissertation title: “Optimal Ramp Metering of Freeway Corridors”

Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT                                             May 2004
Thesis title: “SCOOT and Incidents: Performance Evaluation in a Simulated Environment”

Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India                                     May 2000
Report title: “Finite Element Analysis of Warping in Concrete Pavements”

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION
Professional Engineer License – Texas, # 100379

WORK EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India                                                    2016 - Present
Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA                                                        2015 - 2016
Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA                                       2008 - 2015
Project Engineer, Klotz Associates Inc., Houston, TX                                                               2006 - 2008
Graduate Engineer, Walter P Moore Associates Inc., Houston, TX                                                   2003 - 2006   
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT                                                   2001 - 2003

Prior to my Ph.D. studies, I worked as a consulting traffic engineer. I worked in the areas of traffic operations and ITS design.

Recently, the GTsim simulation was in news