Personal Profile

Venu Garikapati joined NREL in 2017 and today leads the Transportation Modeling and Metrics team. An expert in the development of new analytical and computational modeling systems for forecasting travel demand under a wide variety of technological, multimodal, and policy scenarios, his research focuses on understanding the impacts of disruptive technologies on travel behavior and the role that big data analytics can play in enhancing the performance of transportation systems. Additionally, he played an instrumental role in developing the Mobility Energy Productivity Metric, the Freight Mobility Energy Productivity Metric, and a toolkit for modeling and simulating automated mobility districts. 

Research Interests

Activity-based travel behavior and time use analysis

Multimodal transportation planning and policy analysis

Travel demand modeling and forecasting

Econometric and statistical methods for transportation data analysis

Mobility and energy impacts of disruptive transportation technologies

Sustainable transportation and urban development

Professional Experience

Project Leader, Transportation Data Analytics, NREL (2017–Present)

Assistant Research Professor, Arizona State University (2016)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology (2015–2016)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Civil Engineering, Acharya Nagarjuna University

PhD, Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University

Master, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology


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