PUBLICATIONS

I value and enjoy mentoring students in research and the vast majority of my publications are with my graduate students. I have published over 100 peer-reviewed publications (including 59 journal articles in 23 journals, 57 conference proceedings), 36 sponsored research reports, 4 book chapters, and 12 non-refereed articles.

SELECT ARTICLES (student authors are underlined)

Intelligent Transportation Systems and Traffic Operations

  • Chang, Y., Bharadwaj, N., Edara, P., Sun, C. Analysis and Classification of Crashes and Near-Crashes involving 16-19 year old drivers. Seventh International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research (NDRS 2018), Blacksburg, Virginia, August 28-30, 2018.

  • Chang, Y., Edara, P. Predicting Hazardous Events in Work Zones Using Naturalistic Driving Data. IEEE 20th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Yokohama, Japan, October 2017.

  • Bharadwaj, N., Edara, P., Sun, C., Risk Factors in Work Zone Safety Events: A Naturalistic Driving Study Analysis. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2019 (in press).

  • Hou, Y., Edara, P., Chang, Y. Road Network State Estimation using Random Forest Ensemble Learning. IEEE 20th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems,, Yokohama, Japan, October 2017.

  • Edara, P., Kupko, J., Lavrenz, S., Lee, S., Pionke, C. Harnessing the 'SMART CITIES' Initiative to Improve Mobility for Aging and Disadvantaged Population. 2017 LeadershipITE White Paper (all authors contributed equally). 

  • Hou, Y., Edara, P., Sun,C. Modeling Mandatory Lane Changing Using Bayes Classifier And Decision Trees in: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 647-655, 2014.

  • Hou, Y., Edara, P., Sun,C. Situation Assessment and Decision Making for Lane Change Assistance Using Ensemble Learning Methods in: Expert Systems with Applications. Elsevier, Vol. 42, No. 8, pp. 3875-3882, 2015.

  • Edara, P., Kianfar, J. Evolution of Intelligent Transportation Systems in: Handbook of Transportation. Routledge, June 2015, ISBN: 978-1-13-879821-2.

  • Kianfar, J., and Edara, P. Optimizing Freeway Traffic Sensor Locations by Clustering Global Positioning System Derived Speed Patterns in: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 738-747, 2010.

  • Kianfar, J., Edara, P., Sun, C. Operational Analysis of A Freeway Variable Speed Limit System in: Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 19, No. 4., pp. 385-398, 2015.

  • Chen, C., Kianfar, J., Edara, P. New Snapshot Generation Protocol In A Connected Vehicle Environment For Travel Time Estimation in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2424, pp. 1-10, 2014

  • Kianfar, J., Edara, P. Unsupervised Learning Methods For Creating The Fundamental Traffic Flow Diagram in: The 93rd Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 2014.

  • Hou, Y., Edara, P., Sun, C. A Genetic Fuzzy System for Modeling Mandatory Lane Changing in: IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Alaska, September 2012.

  • Edara, P., Smith, B., Guo, J., Babiceanu, S., McGhee, C. A Methodology to Identify Optimal Placement of Point Detectors for Travel Time Estimation in: ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Vol. 137, No. 3, pp. 155-173, 2011.

  • Edara, P., Sun, C., Keller, P., Hou, Y.. Evaluation of Dynamic Message Signs on Rural Highways – Case Study of a Full Freeway Closure. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering , Vol. 140, No. 1. pp. 89-98. 2014.

  • Kianfar, J., Edara, P. Placement of Roadside Equipment (RSE) in Connected Vehicle Environment for Travel Time Estimation in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board , No. 2381, pp. 20-27. Selected as Practice-Ready Paper.

  • Cottrell, B., and Edara, P. Evaluation of Adding Distance Information to Freeway Specific Service Signs in: ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 11, pp. 782-788, 2011.

  • Edara, P., and Dougald, L. Development of a deployment planning tool for Freeway Safety Service Patrol Programs in: Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 1-9, 2007.

  • Hou, Y., Sun, C., Edara, P. A Statistical Test for 85th And 15th Percentile Speeds Using The Asymptotic Distribution of Sample Quantiles in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2279, pp. 47-53, 2012.

Network Disruptions and Hurricane Evacuation Modeling

  • Chang, Y., Edara, P. Evaluation of a Reservation-based Intersection Control Algorithm for Hurricane Evacuation with Autonomous Vehicles. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2017 (in press).

  • Chang, Y., Edara, P. AReBIC: Autonomous Reservation-Based Intersection Control for Emergency Evacuation. IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, June 2017, Los Angeles, California.

  • Chang, Y., Edara, P. Optimizing Intermediate Crossovers and Ramp Closures for Hurricane Evacuation. International Journal of Transportation (Special Issue: Catastrophic Events Management), Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 66-80, 2016.

  • Edara, P., Matisziw, T. Traveler Behavior in Response to Network Disruptions in: Handbook of Transportation. Routledge. June 2015. ISBN: 978-1-13-879821-2.

  • Fang, L., Edara, P. Mobility Benefits of Intermediate Crossovers on Contraflow Facilities during Hurricane Evacuation in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2459, pp. 37-46, 2014.

  • Herrera, O., Triantis, K., Trainor, J, Tuite, P., Edara, P. A Multi-perspective Dynamic Network Performance Efficiency Measurement of an Evacuation: A Dynamic Network-DEA Approach in: Omega – The International Journal of Management Science. Vol. 60, pp. 45-59, 2016.

  • Fang, L., Edara, P. Sensitivity of Evacuation Performance Estimates to Evacuee Route Choice Behavior in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2376, pp. 20-26, 2013.

  • Edara, P., Sharma, S., McGhee, C. Simulation Analysis of the Hampton Roads Hurricane Evacuation Traffic Control Plan in: The 88th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 2009.

  • Edara, P., Sharma, S., McGhee, C. Development of a Large-scale Traffic Simulation Model for Hurricane Evacuation- Methodology and Lessons Learned in: ASCE Natural Hazards Review Journal, Vol. 11. Issue 4, pp. 127-139, 2010.

  • Trainor, J., Tuite, P., Edara, P., Triantis, K. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Evacuation Modeling in: National Evacuation Conference, New Orleans, Feb 2012. (also published in special issue of ASCE Natural Hazards Review Journal Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 151–162. 2013).

 

Traffic Operations and Safety in Work Zones

  • Bharadwaj, N., Edara, P., Sun, C., Brown, H., Chang, Y.  Traffic Flow Modeling of Diverse Work Zone Activities. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2018 (in press).

  • Qing, Z., Zhang, S., Brown, H., Sun, C. Edara, P. Simulator and Field Study of Green Lights on Truck Mounted Attenuators in Missouri. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2019 (in press).

  • Edara, P., Sun, C., Hou, Y.  Evaluation of Variable Advisory Speed Limits in Congested Work Zones. Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, Vol. 9., No. 2, pp. 123-145, 2017.

  • Brown, H., Cope, T., Khezaradeh, A., Sun, C., Edara, P. Maintenance of Traffic for Innovative Geometric Designs Work Zones. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2556, pp. 49-64, 2016.

  • Hou, Y., Edara, P., Sun, C. Traffic Flow Forecasting for Urban Work Zones. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 1761-1770, 2015.

  • Zhu, Z., Edara, P., Sun, C. Field Evaluation of an Alternative Merging Sign Design for Temporary Traffic Control in Work Zones. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000805, 05015005, 2016.

  • Edara, P., Robertson, A., Sun, C. Effectiveness of Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems – Evaluation Framework and Case Studies in: The 93rd Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 2014.

  • Rahmani, R., Sun, C., Edara, P, Brown, H., Zhu, Z. Freeway Work Zone Crash Prediction Models Using Missouri Data. The 95th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 2016.

  • Sun, C., Edara, P., Zhu, Z. Evaluation of Temporary Ramp Metering For Work Zones in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Dec 2013, Vol. 2337, pp. 17-24.

  • Edara, P., Sun, C., Hou, Y. Work Zone Deployment Of Variable Advisory Speed Limits: Mobility And Safety Evaluation in: The 93rd Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 2014.

  • Sun, C., Edara, P., Hou, Y., Robertson, A. Evaluation of Sequential Warning Lights in Nighttime Work Zone Tapers in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2272, pp. 1-8, 2012.

  • Chatterjee, I., Edara, P., Menneni, S., Sun, C. Replication of Work Zone Capacities in a Simulation Model in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2130, pp. 138-148, 2009.

  • Edara, P., Chatterjee, I. Multivariate regression models to estimate driving behavior parameters in work zone capacity simulation in: Transportation Letters, Vol.2, Issue 3, 175-186,2010.

  • Sun, C., Edara, P., Ervin, K. Elevated-Risk Work Zone Evaluation of Temporary Rumble Strips in: Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 157-173, 2011.

  • Edara, P., Kianfar, J., Sun, C. Analytical Methods for Deriving Work Zone Capacities from Field Data in: ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 6, pp. 809-818, 2012.

  • Fontaine, M., and Edara, P. Assessing the Benefits of Smart Work Zone Systems in: The 86th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 2007 (No. 07-0371).

  • Hou, Y., Edara, P., Sun, C. Speed limit effectiveness in short-term rural interstate work zones in: Transportation Letters: the International Journal of Transportation Research. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 8-15, 2013.

 

Alternative Geometric Designs

  • Claros, B., Edara, P. Sun, C. When driving on the left side is safe: Safety of the diverging diamond interchange ramp terminals. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 100, pp. 133-142, 2017.

  • Claros, B., Sun, C., Edara, P. Airfield Incursion Modeling of U.S. Hub Airports Based on Geometric Design, Operations, and Weather. Journal of Air Transportation (in press), 2017.

  • Claros, B., Zhu, Z., Edara, P., Sun, C. Design Guidance for J-Turns on Rural High-Speed Expressways. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2017 (in press).

  • Claros, B., Edara, P., Sun, C. Safety Effect of Diverging Diamond Interchanges on Adjacent Roadway Facilities. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2017 (in press).

  • Claros, B., Sun, C., Edara, P. Enhancing Safety Risk Management with Quantitative Measures. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2603, pp. 1-12, 2017.

  • Qing, Z., Sun, C., Edara, P., Balakrishnan, B., Hofenblatt, J. Driving Simulator Study of J-Turn Acceleration/Deceleration Lane and U-Turn Spacing Configurations. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2638, pp. 26-34, 2017.

  • Claros, B., Edara, P., Sun, C. Site-specific Safety Analysis of Diverging Diamond Interchange Ramp Terminals. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2556, pp. 20-28, 2016. (2016 Best paper award from TRB committee on Operational Effects of Geometrics)

  • Edara, P., Breslow, S., Sun, C., Claros, B. Empirical Evaluation of J-turn Intersection Performance – Analysis of Conflict Measures and Crashes in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2486, pp. 11-18, 2015.

  • Brown, H., Cope, T., Khezaradeh, A., Sun, C., Edara, P. Maintenance of Traffic for Innovative Geometric Designs Work Zones. The 95th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 2016.

  • Claros, B., Sun, C., Edara, P. Airfield Incursion Modeling of U.S. Hub Airports Based on Geometric Design, Operations, and Weather. The 95th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 2016.

  • Hummer, J., Cunningham, C., Srinivasan, R., Warchol, S., Claros, B., Edara, P., Sun, C. Safety Evaluation of Seven of the Earliest Diverging Diamond Interchanges Installed in the US. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2583, pp. 25-33, 2016.

  • Claros, B., Edara, P., Sun, C., Brown, H. Safety Evaluation of Diverging Diamond Interchanges in Missouri in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board , No. 2486, pp. 1-10, 2015. (2015 Best paper award from TRB committee on Operational Effects of Geometrics)

  • Dhatrak, A., Edara, P., Bared, J. Performance analysis of Parallel Flow Intersection and Displaced Left turn Intersection designs in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2171, pp. 33-43, 2010.

  • Brown, H., Sun, C., Edara, P. Nuts and Bolts of Statewide Highway Safety Manual Calibration in: The 93rd Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 2014.

  • Bared, J.G., Edara, P. and Jagannathan, R. Design and Operational Performance of a Double Crossover Intersection and Diverging Diamond Interchange in: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1912, pp. 31-38, 2006.

  • Edara, P., and Bared, J.G. Diverging Diamond Interchange and Double Crossover Intersection: Vehicle and Pedestrian Performance in: The 3rd International Symposium of Highway Geometric Design, Chicago, USA, June 29 - July 2, 2005.

  • Bared, J.G., and Edara, P. Simulated Capacity of Roundabouts and Impact of Roundabout within a Progressed Signalized Road in: The TRB National Roundabout Conference, Vail, Colorado, May 22-25, 2005.

  • Kim, T., Edara, P., and Bared, J.G. Operational and Safety Performance of a Non-Traditional Intersection Design: The Superstreet in: The 86th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 2007 (No. 07-0312).

  • Pilko, P., Bared, J., Edara, P., and Kim, T. Safety Assessment of Interchange Spacing on Urban Freeways in: Federal Highway Administration Technical Brief. November 2006.

  • Claros, B., Sun, C., Edara, P. Red Light Cameras in Missouri: Safety Effectiveness, Crash Cost Benefit, and Legal Challenge. The 95th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 2016.

 

Travel Demand Management Strategies

  • Sun, C., Edara, P. Is Getting an Uber-Lyft from a Sidecar Different from Hailing a Taxi? The Current Dynamic Ridesharing Controversy. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2536, pp. 60–66, 2015.

  • Zhao, Y., Triantis, T., Edara, P. Evaluation of Travel Demand Management Strategies: A Microscopic Traffic Simulation Approach in: Transportation, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 549-571, 2010.

  • Edara, P., and Teodorovic, D. Model of an advance-booking system for highway trips in: Transportation Research C - Emerging Technologies, Vol. 16. Issue 1, pp. 36-53, 2008.

  • Teodorovic, D. and Edara, P. Real-time Road Pricing System: the case of a two-link parallel network in: Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 2-27, 2007.

  • Zhao, Y., Triantis, K., Teodorovic, D., Edara, P. A Travel Demand Management Strategy: The Downtown Space Reservation System in: European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 205, No. 3, pp. 584-594, 2010.

  • Edara, P., Teodorovic, D., Triantis, K. and Natarajan, S. A Simulation-based Methodology to Compare the Performance of Highway Space Inventory Control and Ramp Metering Control in: Transportation Planning and Technology Vol. 34, No. 7, pp. 705-715, 2011.

 

Submissions under review

  • Chang, D., Edara, P., Murray-Tuite, P., Trainor, J., Triantis, K. Taking The Freeway: Inferring Evacuee Route Selection From Survey Data. The 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. August 2019. 

  • Bharadwaj, N., Edara, P., Sun, C. Sleep Disorders and the Risk of Traffic Crashes: A Naturalistic Driving Study Analysis. The 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. August 2019.

  • Aati, K., Chang, D., Edara, P., Sun, C. Immersive Work Zone Inspection Training using Virtual Reality. The 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. August 2019. 

  • Rahmani, R., Edara, P., Sun, C., Brown, H. Traffic Impact Assessment of Mobile Work Zone Operations. The 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. August 2019.

  • Qing, Z., Sun, C., Schoelz, M., Edara, P. Federated Simulator Study of External Communication Displays for Connected Truck Platoons. The 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. August 2019.

  • Qing, Z., Sun, C., Schoelz, M., Edara, P. Investigation of Autonomous Vehicle-Pedestrian Communications with the Use of Federated Simulators. The 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. August 2019.

  • Azadi, F., Adu-Gyamfi, Y., Sun, C., Edara, P. Work Zone Activity Real-Time Data Collection Mobile Application Development and Testing. The 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. August 2019.

  • Bian, R., Murray-Tuite, P., Trainor, J., Triantis, K., Edara, P. Household Accommodation, Destination, and Departure Time Choices During Hurricane Evacuation, The 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. August 2019.