• Tel: +91 (0)40 2301 6167

  • Mail: dspawar@ce[dot]iith[dot]ac[dot]in





Transportation Systems Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Hyderabad




Brief Bio-Data

Digvijay Sampatrao Pawar is an Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering in Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Hyderabad. He received his Masters and Doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay, India in 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli, India in 2009. His research interests include traffic operations, behavioral modeling, vehicle and pedestrian safety, intelligent transportation systems, naturalistic driving study, Highway geometric design, and statistical modelling and classification techniques. His doctoral research focused on Performance evaluation and safety analysis of intersections and midblock street crossings in India. He was awarded for Excellence in Thesis Work for the Year 2014-2016 for the outstanding research contributions from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Best PhD Thesis on urban mobility in cities of developing countries from CODATU-2017. He has published in a number of leading journals, including Transportation Research Part C, Transportation Research Part F,Transportation Research Record, ASCE, Journal of Safety Research, Safety Science, and Transportation Letters.


Research Interests

  • Driver and Pedestrian Behavioral Modeling
  • Traffic Safety and Accident Analysis
  • Traffic Operation and Simulation
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Statistical Modelling and Classification Techniques
  • Geometric Design, Naturalistic Driving Study and Human Factors


  • Research Group



    Honours and Recognition

  • CODATU-2017 Best PhD Thesis Award on urban mobility in cities of developing countries, France.
  • Awarded for Excellence in Thesis Work for the Year 2014-2016 for the outstanding research contributions from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Member, Standing Committee on Transportation in the Developing Countries - ABE90, Appointed by Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA.
  • WCTR 2019 Young Conference Chair
  • Life member of Institute of Urban Transport (India)
  • Life Member of India Roads Congress (IRC)
  • Member of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)
  • Member, World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS)
  • Board of Studies Member - Dr. D. Y. Patil Pratishthan's Engineering College, Kolhapur.
  • Board of Studies Member - Sanjay Ghodawat University, Kolhapur.
  • Reviewer : Accident Analysis & Prevention, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, TRR, Journal of Advanced Transportation, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Transportation Letters, Safety Science, IATSS, TIDE.


  • Positions of Responsibility

  • DUGC Convenor [2019-Present]
  • DPGC Member [2017-Present]
  • Department time table coordinator [ 2017-Present]
  • Faculty in-charge MILAN 2020
  • Faculty in-charge security [2019 Jan -2019 Oct]
  • Sunshine coordinator: Dept. of Civil Engineering [2019-Present]


  • Contact Information

    Transportation Engineering

    Department of Civil Engineering

    IIT Hyderabad, Kandi, Sangareddy-502285, Telangana, India

    Ph:+91 (0)40 2301 6167

    Email: dspawar@ce[dot]iith[dot]ac[dot]in

    Webpage: http://www.iith.ac.in/~dspawar/




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