College of Engineering @ Rowan University

College of Engineering @ Rowan University

Parth Bhavsar

Assistant Professor

Biography:

Dr. Bhavsar's primary research focus is Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). His research investigates how advanced technologies, such as nano technology can be utilized to develop a next generation connected transportation system for a sustainable mobility. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on developing an evaluation framework for connected vehicle technology supported alternative fuel vehicles. In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Bhavsar worked for Iteris, Inc. in Atlanta, a leading global ITS company. His work has been published in several peer reviewed journals, which includes Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies and Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Teaching Interests

Construction Materials (2014)

Urban Transportation Planning (Spring 2015)

Intelligent Transportation Systems (TBA)

Applications of Traffic Engineering (TBA)

Research areas

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Connected vehicle systems

Transportation Data Analytics

Evaluation of transportation systems

Energy issues in Transportation

Contact Information
Email: bhavsar@rowan.edu
Phone: 8562565399
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/a/rowan.edu/parthbhavsar/

Publications

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

* Rahman, M., Chowdhury, M., Khan, T., Bhavsar, P. A Parameter Estimation and Calibration Method for Car-Following Models, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2015, (In-Press).

* Li, Z., Chowdhury, M., Bhavsar, P., and He, Y. Optimizing the Performance of Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Enabled Battery Electric Vehicles through a Smart Charge Scheduling Model, International Journal of Automotive Technology, 2014 (In Press).

* Tupper, L., Bausman, D., Chowdhury, M., Bhavsar, P. Development of a Professional Services Management Training Program A Case Study, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2414, 2014, Pages 29-34, http://trrjournalonline.trb.org/doi/abs/10.3141/2414-04?journalCode=trr.

* Gill, J., Bhavsar, P., Chowdhury, M., Johnson, J., Taiber, J., and Fries, R., Infrastructure Cost Issues Related to Inductively Coupled Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 32, 2014, Pages 545-552, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2014.05.459.

* Bhavsar, P., He, Y., Chowdhury, M., Fries, R., & Shealy, A. Energy Consumption Reduction Strategies for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Connected Vehicle Technology in Urban Areas, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2424, Issue 1, 2014, Pages 29-38, http://trb.metapress.com/content/908g642u285h3505/.

* Bhavsar, P., Chowdhury, M., He, Y., Rahman, M. A network wide simulation strategy of alternative fuel vehicles, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 40, 2014, Pages 201-214, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0968090X14000060.

* He, Y, Rios, J, Chowdhury, M, Pisu, P, Bhavsar, P. Forward power-train energy management modeling for assessing benefits of integrating predictive traffic data into plug-in-hybrid electric vehicles, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 17, Issue 3, 2012, Pages 201-207, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920911001489.

* Xie, Y., Chowdhury, M., Bhavsar, P., Zhou, Y. An integrated modeling approach for facilitating emission estimations of alternative fueled vehicles, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 17, Issue 1, 2012, Pages 15-20, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920911001131.

* Bhavsar, P., Chowdhury, M., Sadek, A., Sarasua, W., Ogle, J. Decision support system for predicting traffic diversion impact across transportation networks using support vector regression, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2024, Issue 1, 2008, Pages 100-106, http://trb.metapress.com/content/l408tv8w6p15526r/.

* Chowdhury, M., Sadek, A., Ma, Y., Kanhere, N., & Bhavsar, P. Applications of artificial intelligence paradigms to decision support in real-time traffic management. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 1968, Issue 1, 2006, Pages 92-98, http://trb.metapress.com/content/t4366338p7j5648u/.

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

* Rahman, M., Khan, S., Chowdhury, M., Huynh, N., Ogle, J., Dey, K., & Bhavsar, P., Incident Command System Strategies for Incident Management on Freeways: A Simulation Analysis, In Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, 2015, No. 15-5872, http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1339459

* Dey, K., Putman, B., Chowdhury, M., & Bhavsar, P. Quantification of Accelerated Pavement Serviceability Reduction Due to Overweight Truck Traffic, In Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, 2015, No. 15-5378, http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1339200.

* Rahman, M., Chowdhury, M., Khan, T., and Bhavsar, P. A Parameter Estimation and Calibration Method for Car-Following Models, Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, January, 2014, http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1289500.

* Bhavsar, P., He, Y., and Chowdhury, M. Development of an Integrated Vehicle and Traffic Simulator for an Evaluation of Routing Strategies of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, January, 2013, http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1242871.

* Xie, Y., Chowdhury, M., Bhavsar, P., Zhou, Y. Integrated Tool for Modeling Impact of Alternative-Fueled Vehicles on Traffic Emissions: Case Study of Greenville, South Carolina, Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting, January, 2011, http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1093290.

* Gill, J., Bhavsar, P., Chowdhury, M., Johnson, J., Taiber, J., and Fries, R., Infrastructure Cost Issues Related to Inductively Coupled Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles, 5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2014), and the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT-2014), February, 2014.

* Bhavsar, P., He, Y., Chowdhury, M., Fries, R., & Shealy, A. Energy Consumption Reduction Strategies for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Connected Vehicle Technology in Urban Areas, Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, January, 2014, http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1289675.

PRESENTATIONS

* "Energy Consumption Optimization Strategies for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Connected Vehicle Technology in Urban Environment," Transportation Research Board 93nd Annual Meeting, January, 2014.

* "A Tradeoff Analysis for Different Damage Fee Structures for Offsetting Overweight Truck Damage Costs," Transportation Research Board 93nd Annual Meeting, January, 2014.

* "Development of an Integrated Vehicle and Traffic Simulator for an Evaluation of Routing Strategies of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles," Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, January, 2013.

* "Requirements for Asset Management of Intelligent Transportation Systems," 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, October, 2011.

* "Integrated Tool for Modeling Impact of Alternative-Fueled Vehicles on Traffic Emissions: Case Study of Greenville, South Carolina," Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting, January, 2011.

PUBLISHED REPORT

* Chowdhury, M., Wang, K. C., Fries, R., Zhou, Y., Tupper, L., Ogle, J., Anjuman, T., Bhide, V., & Bhavsar, P. (2010). Evaluation of communication alternatives for intelligent transportation systems. Final Project Report, Grant No. SPR676, South Carolina Department of Transportation, http://www. clemson. edu/t3s/scdot/pdf/projects/Final% 20Rep ort, 20676.