Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Narasimha (Chandra) Balijepalli

Lecturer

Programme Leader for MSc (Eng) Transport Planning & Engineering and Masters Admissions Tutor

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 35345
Room: 2.01
Email: n.c.balijepalli@leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

PhD Thesis

  • Stochastic Process Models for Dynamic Traffic Assignment (Supervisors: Prof David Watling and Dr Ronghui Liu)

Employment History

  • Jul 2015 - present Lecturer, ITS, Leeds
  • Jan 2007 - Jun 2015 Research Fellow, ITS,Leeds
  • Nov 2005 - Dec 2006 Research Officer, ITS,Leeds
  • May 1989 - Sep 2002, Consultant in Transport Planning and Modelling, Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, India

Education

  • 2006 PhD in Transport Modelling, University of Leeds,Leeds,UK
  • 2000 Masters in Transport Planning and Engineering with Distinction, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • 1989 Masters in Transportation Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India
  • 1987 Bachelors in Civil Engineering with Distinction, Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India

Professional Engagements

  • Member, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, UK
  • Member, EPSRC's Engineering Prioritisation Panel, UK
  • Member, British Council's Newton Fund Evaluation Panel 
  • Member, Transportation Network Modelling Committee ADB30, Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., USA (2009-present)
  • Life Member, Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi, India
  • Member, Advisory Group for Research Evaluation, Pontifical University of Peru, Lima, Peru (2015 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Transportation Research Record, TRB, Washington D.C. (2009 - present)
  • Reviewer of journals: Transport Policy, Tra Res - A, B, Networks & Spatial Economics, Institution of Civil Engineers:Transport 

Research Experience and Special Expertise

  • Strategic transport modelling: dynamic land use transport interactions, gaming simulation, optimisation 
  • Traffic assignment modelling including day-to-day and within day dynamics
  • Traffic flow modelling for Dynamic Network Loading
  • Stochastic process models and driver learning models
  • Resilient networks: analysing vulnerable road links
  • Modelling road pricing and parking
  • Software: SATURN, MATLAB and OmniTRANS

Project Experience

  • MARS: Strategic land use transport model for Jakarta Region
  • Resilient transport networks and interdependencies, EPSRC 
  • Competition between cities, EPSRC
  • Lane change modelling in dynamic traffic flow models, EPSRC
  • Modelling day-to-day travel time variability on strategic road network in England, Highways Agency
  • Parking location choice modelling and area-based road pricing as part of DISTILLATE F - UK EPSRC
  • Doubly dynamic traffic assignment modelling, Centenary Chair Research Project,University of Leeds
  • Involved with the research project 'Advancing Methods for Evaluating Network Reliability' funded by the Department for Transport, UK
  • Project Leader: Comprehensive Transportation Plan for Jalgaon City, Maharashtra State,India
  • Worked on several consultancy studies funded by organisations such as World Bank, UNCHS, GTZ.

Teaching

Programme Leader

MSc(Eng) Transport Planning & Engineering

Module Leader

  • Deterioration and Maintenance of Pavements TRAN5946
  • Principles of Transport Modelling TRAN5020

 Lecturer

  • Transport Planning and Engineering CIVE2355
  • Principles of Transport Modelling TRAN5020
  • Traffic Network Modelling TRAN5290
  • Transport modelling software e.g., OmniTRANS, SATURN, DRACULA and HLFM

Supervision

  • Masters student dissertations (15 students finished, 5 on-going)
  • PhD student work (One completed and another ongoing)

Visiting Lecturer 

  • University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

 Administration

  • Masters Admissions Tutor: responsible for admissions, scholarship applications (2013 - present) 

Papers

Book Chapters

  • Balijepalli NC; Ngoduy D; Watling D (2009) Dynamic Traffic Assignment with a New Flow Propagating Model Based on First Order Traffic Flow Theory, Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transport Systems, Aracne S.r.l., pp.14-20.
  • Balijepalli NC; Watling DP (2005) Doubly Dynamic Equilibrium Distribution Approximation Model for Dynamic Traffic Assignment, In: Mahmassani, H (Ed) Transportation and Traffic Theory: Flow, Dynamics and Human Interaction, Elsevier, pp.741-760.

Conference Presentations

  • Nugroho T; Whiteing A; Balijepalli NC (2017) Traffic management for independent retailer activity, 49th Universities Transport Study Group Annual Conference ( UTSG) .
  • Nadudvari T; Liu R; Balijepalli NC (2016) The reasonable route choice set in large and complex metro networks; an implementation of the K-shortest path algorithm for the London Underground, 21st International Conference of the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS) .
  • Balijepalli NC; Shepherd S; Rahman S (2015) MARS model of West Yorkshire and the use of aggregate models,, 3rd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG) .
  • Shepherd S; Balijepalli NC (2014) Regulation or information - how can city competition be influenced?, 32nd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society .
  • Seetharaman P; Watling D; Balijepalli NC (2014) Markovian framework to assess strategy choice in a Transit network service influenced by endogenous and exogenous reliability factors, 3rd Symposium of The European Association of Research in Transport, hEART 2014, Leeds, UK .
  • Marsden G; Balijepalli NC; Koh A; Mullen CA; Shepherd SP; Watling DP (2013) Understanding and Modelling Decision-Making for Intra-Regional Demand Management Policies, 2013 .
  • Balijepalli NC; Shepherd S (2013) The Effects of Competition Between Two Neighbouring Cities on Tolls and Land Use, 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board .
  • Carey M; Watling DP; Balijepalli NC (2012) The Cell Transmission Model with Multiple Lanes and Lane-Changing, DTA2012: Fourth International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment .
  • Shepherd SP; Balijepalli NC (2012) A Dynamic Model of Two Competing Cities: The Effects of Competition on Tolls and Land Use, The 30th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society .
  • Shepherd SP; Balijepalli NC (2012) Symmetric and asymmetric interactions between competing cities - The long term response, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2012: Transportation and Logistics Management pp.571-578.
  • Balijepalli NC; Ngoduy D; Watling D (2011) The Two-regime Transmission Model Applicable for Dynamic Network Loading Model, 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board .
  • Koh A; Pfaffenbichler P; Shepherd S; Balijepalli C (2010) Use of modelling tools to deliver a sustainable transport system, World Conference On Transport Research .
  • Balijepalli NC; Carey M; Watling DP (2010) Introducing lanes and lane-changing in a cell transmission model, DTA 2010: Third International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment .
  • Balijepalli NC; Shepherd SP; Kant P (2009) Integrating Car Park Location Choice with Equilibrium Assignment, 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board .
  • Balijepalli NC; Ngoduy D; Watling DP (2009) Dynamic Traffic Assignment with a New Flow Propagating Model Based on First Order Traffic Flow Theory, International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transport Systems .
  • Balijepalli NC; Shepherd SP; May AD (2008) Modelling the Choice of Car Parks in Urban Areas and Managing the Demand for Parking., 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C. 13th-17th January 2008 .
  • Balijepalli C; Watling DP (2008) Analysis of Time-Dependent Marginal Route Travel Times in a Dynamic Network Loading Context, International Symposium on dynamic Traffic Assignment .
  • Balijepalli NC; Watling DP; Liu R (2007) Doubly Dynamic Traffic Assignment: Simulation Modelling Framework and Experimental Results., TRB Conference, Washington DC. 2007 .
  • Balijepalli NC (2006) A Stochastic Process Model for Doubly Dynamic Traffic Assignment, UTSG 2006 .
  • Balijepalli NC (2005) Doubly dynamic equilibrium distribution approximation model for dynamic traffic assignment, UTSG 2005 .
  • Balijepalli NC; Watling DP (2005) Doubly Dynamic Equilibrium Distribution Approximation Model for Dynamic Traffic Assignment, ISTTT, Maryland, USA, 2005 .
  • Balijepalli NC (2004) Stochastic process modelling approach for dynamic traffic assignment, UTSG 2004 .
  • Raghavachari S; Francis C; Balijepalli N (1993) Modelling Urban Growth in Medium Sized Cities in Hyderabad Region, Third National Conference on Transportation System Studies: Analysis and Policy (NCOTSS-93) pp.56-60.

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