Dr. Ishant Sharma

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Mitigation of greenhouse emissions from urban transport, Vehicular tailpipe emissions: conventional and electric vehicles (EVs), Travel behavior analysis, travel demand modeling, transit equity, Word of mouth and product/service adoption behavior, latent variable modeling
D-305, D Block
Department of Civil Engineering
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani - Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Medchal District Hyderabad, Telangana - 500078, India
Dr. Ishant Sharma

Research Expertise

My research expertise includes travel behavior analysis, travel demand modeling, mitigation of greenhouse emissions from urban transport, vehicular tailpipe emissions: conventional and electric vehicles (EVs), and traffic signal design. Specifically, the research focuses on forecasting the adoption of novel technologies in transportation (like autonomous vehicles or EVs) based on information received from media and social networks (collectively known as word of mouth) through econometric methods (advanced discrete choice models).  
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are a researcher or prospective self-motivated student interested in exploring consumers' choice behavior in purchasing a new vehicle, technological innovation, or selecting a particular travel mode for daily commute (for example, public transport vs. car vs. cycling).


 Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering: The University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA
August 2018 – June 2022
Research domain: Transportation Engineering
Dissertation:  Consumers' adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) based on their social network.
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering: PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh (India)
August 2013 – July 2015
Research domain: Transportation Engineering
Thesis:  Study of Automated Volume Based Traffic Signal System for Chandigarh
Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering: Arni University, Himachal Pradesh (India)
August 2009 – July 2013
Project: Tunnel Construction under Soft Rock Conditions (Case study: Atal Tunnel, Rohtang, Himachal Pradesh)