Ram M. Pendyala, PhD
Professor and Interim Director, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Ram Pendyala is a Professor of Transportation in and the Interim Director of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is also Director of TOMNET, a Tier 1 University Transportation Center sponsored by the US Department of Transportation. He is an expert in travel behavior analysis, focusing on the potential impacts of autonomous vehicles and other emerging transportation technologies on human mobility patterns and choices. Between 2014 and 2016, he served as the Frederick R. Dickerson Chair of Transportation at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining ASU in 2006, he served on the faculty at the University of South Florida for 12 years. He has served as the Chair of the Transportation Research Board Traveler Behavior and Values Committee, Travel Analysis Methods Section, and Planning and Environment Group. He has also served as Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary/Treasurer of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research. He served as an Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part D. He has published extensively, with more than 120 papers in journals and 250 publications in all. He has conducted more than $12 million in research for federal, state, local, and international agencies. Ram has his PhD and MS degrees from the University of California at Davis.