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Dr Vinayak Dixit

Scientific Adviser

Dr. Dixit is the Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) and Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He joined UNSW after serving as the Associate Director of Research for the Gulf Coast Centre for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency at Louisiana State University. At Louisiana State University he founded the Driving Simulator Laboratory in collaboration with other faculty in the department.

In addition, he has been the Chief Investigator on three projects that total around $4 million over the last six years.

His key research interest lies in studying risk in the transportation infrastructure system as it relates to highway safety, travel time uncertainty, as well as natural and man-made disasters.  He has been funded by the United States National Science Foundation, The Australian Research Council, U.S. Federal Highway Administration and Transport Management Authorities in Australia. In 2008 a research study was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, and utilizes methods from experimental economics to develop efficient and equitable congestion pricing strategies, the experimental methods developed as part of this study has had an immense impact on policy, and resulted in it being considered as the top ten research projects in the United States managed by the Federal Highway Administration. Dr. Dixit is also the co-director of the world’s first networked driving simulator laboratory TRACSlab that was developed as part of an ARC grant, to study travel behaviour associated to value of time and value of reliability.

See Dr Vinayak Dixit’s Transport publications athttp://research.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-vinayak-dixit/publications