Dr. Shriniwas S. Arkatkar is currently working as an ‘Associate Professor’ in the Civil Engineering Department at SVNIT Surat. Recently, he is appointed as ‘Adjunct Professor’ at the Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining SVNIT Surat, he has worked in the Department of Civil Engineering at BITS Pilani, Pilani, Rajasthan. Presently, he holds more than 15 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy with a specialisation in different areas of transportation engineering. Before joining BITS, he pursued his Ph.D. research in the Transportation Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. He obtained his undergraduate degree in the area of Civil Engineering in the year 1999 and post graduate degree in the area of Urban Planning in the year 2001 from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India.
His research interests are: (i) Traffic Flow Modelling and Simulation, (ii) Traffic Operation and Management, Data Collection using new technologies, (iii) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) (iv) Transportation Systems Planning, Design and Operation, (v) Public Transportation and Sustainable Transportation, and (vi) Road Safety and Simulation. He has published more than 250 research papers in International/National journals and conference proceedings. His research monograph is also published by VDM Verlag, Germany. Seven of his papers have received the ‘Best Paper’ award, including an award for excellence in research in the area of ‘Traffic Engineering.’ He is currently a member of the Indian Roads Congress (IRC), Institute of Urban Transport (IUT) and Transportation Research Group of India (TRG). Presently, He is serving as Executive Secretary, Transportation Research Group India (TRG). He is also a member of the ‘State Technical Agency,’ which is responsible for the overall development of PMGSY roads in Gujarat under NRRDA, Ministry of Rural Roads. He has supervised seven doctoral students and more than forty masters’ students on their dissertation topics connected with his research interests. Currently, he is guiding eight doctoral students on different topics of traffic and transportation engineering.