Ram Pendyala

Professor and Director, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment Arizona State University

Ram Pendyala is a Professor in and the Director of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University where he teaches courses and conducts research in transportation systems engineering and mobility analytics. He was previously the Frederick R Dickerson Chair and Professor of Transportation Systems in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology for a period of two years between 2014 and 2016. He is an expert in the analysis of transportation systems and focuses on understanding and modeling traveler behavior and values under a wide variety of geographic, spatio-temporal, and policy scenarios. He has pioneered the development of new activity-based travel demand model systems, including the application of such models to forecast the impact of emerging and disruptive transportation technologies.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation Systems) 1988 - 1992
Bachelor’s Degree, Civil Engineering 1984 - 1988
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Safety of Autonomous Vehicles Will Partially Rely on the Public Embracement of its Technology

Ram Pendyala - September 8, 2023

Autonomous vehicles are more than just a cool idea. They have the potential to revolutionize our transportation systems by making them safer, more accessible, and more affordable.

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