Dr. Mallikarjuna C.

Tel: +91-361-258 2424 (O);
                    258 4424 (R)
Fax: +91-361-269 0762

E-mail: c.mallikarjuna@iitg.ac.in,       chmallikarjuna@yahoo.com

Professional Experience

  • Professor – IIT Guwahati (From 19th January – 2019 to till date)
  • Associate Professor - IIT Guwahati (From March - 2014 to 18th January – 2019)
  • Assistant Professor – IIT Guwahati (From September – 2008 to February - 2014)
  • Senior Lecturer – IIT Guwahati (From August 2007 to August 2008)
  • Lecturer – K.L. College of Engineering , Vijayawada (From October 2001 to September 2002)

Research Interest

  • Traffic flow theory and Modeling
  • Traffic data collection and analysis
  • Travel demand modeling


  • Selected for DAAD student exchange program to pursue M. Tech project work in Technical University , Dresden , Germany

Professional Membership

  • Life member – Indian Society for Technical Education


Refereed Journals

  1. Anna, V.A.B.K., Venthuruthiyil SP, Chunchu M. (2022) Vehicle trajectory data extraction from the horizontal curves of mountainous roads, Transportation Letters. https://doi.org/ 10.1080/19427867.2022.2125487
  2. Shallam R.D.K., Anna, V.A.B.K., Chunchu M., Anjan Kumar S (2022) Safety and consistency assessment of two-lane Rural Highway Passing through mountainous Terrain, Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE), Part A: Systems. https://doi.org/10.1061/JTEPBS.0000761
  3. Venthuruthiyil SP, Chunchu M. (2022) Anticipated Collision Time (ACT): A two-dimensional surrogate safety indicator for trajectory-based proactive safety assessment. Transportation Research – Part C, Vol. 139, 103655. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2022.103655.
  4. Anna, V.A.B.K., Chunchu, M. & Tamarapalli, V. Socio-economic and Trip Characteristics Influencing the Travel Time Perception of Cyclists: A Case Study of a Residential Academic Campus. Transp. in Dev. Econ. 8, 7 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40890-021-00144-1.
  5. Venthuruthiyil SP, Chunchu M. Interrupted and uninterrupted lane changes: a microscopic outlook of lane-changing dynamics. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science. 2021 Aug 12:1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2021.1965240
  6. Shallam R.D.K., Suvin P. V., Mallikarjuna C., Anjan Kumar S (2021)Operating Speed Modeling for the Rural Highways Passing through Hilly Terrain, Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE), Part A: Systems. Vol.147, No. 5: 04021015. https://doi.org/10.1061/JTEPBS.0000524
  7. Suvin, P.V., Mallikarjuna, C., (2020) Vehicle path reconstruction using Recursively Ensembled Low-pass filter (RELP) and adaptive tri-cubic kernel smoother. Transportation Research – Part C, Vol. 120, 102847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2020.102847
  8. Pal, D., Mallikarjuna C. (2020) Effect of Vehicular Lateral gap Models on heterogeneous traffic stream behavior, Transportation Letters Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 399-407. https://doi.org/10.1080/19427867.2019.1611709
  9. Shallam R.D.K., Suvin P. V., Mallikarjuna C., Anjan Kumar S (2019) Empirical Analysis of the Operating Speed Performance on undivided Hill Roads, Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE), Part A: Systems. https://doi.org/10.1061/JTEPBS.0000258
  10. Suvin, P.V., Mallikarjuna, C., (2018) Trajectory Reconstruction Using Locally Weighted Regression: A New Methodology to Identify the Optimum Window Size and Polynomial Order. Transportmetrica-A: Transportation Science, Vol. 14, No. 10, pp. 881-900. https://doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2018.1449032
  11. Ballari, S. O., Kar, P., & Chunchu, M. (2018). Passenger Car Equivalents for the Heterogeneous Traffic on Divided Rural Highways Based on Simulation Model. Transportation in Developing Economies, Vol. 4, No. 2, 14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40890-018-0067-z
  12. Pal, D., Mallikarjuna Ch., (2018) Smoothing of Vehicular Trajectories under Heterogeneous Traffic Conditions to Extract Microscopic Data, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 435-445. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2017-0452
  13. Pal, D., Mallikarjuna Ch., (2017) Modelling of lateral gap maintaining behaviour of vehicles in heterogeneous traffic stream, Transportation Letters, https://doi.org/10.1080/19427867.2017.1369633
  14. Ujjwal, S., Mallikarjuna Ch. (2017) Analysis and Modelling of Two Wheeler-Overtaking-LMV maneuver in heterogeneous traffic stream, Transportation in Developing Economies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40890-017-0046-9
  15. Sarkar, P.P., Mallikarjuna Ch., (2017) Effect of perception and attitudinal variables on mode choice behavior: A case study of Indian city, Agartala, Travel behaviour and Society, Vol. 12, pp. 108-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2017.04.003
  16. Surya Prasanna, K.B., Naveen Chandra, I., Regulus, D.K.S., Mallikarjuna Ch. (2017) Speed Profile based road segmentation for accident occurrence modelling for hilly terrains, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 444-451. https://doi.org/10.1080/17457300.2016.1178301
  17. Sarkar, P.P., Mallikarjuna Ch. (2016). Quantification and Analysis of land use effects on Travel Behaviour in Smaller Indian cities: A case study of Agartala, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, ASCE, Vol. 142, No. 4, 04016009. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000322
  18. Bhavathrathan, B.K., Mallikarjuna Ch. (2013). Analysis of the effect of two-wheeler lane-sharing behavior on macroscopic traffic flow modeling. Transport, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 146-153. https://doi.org/10.3846/16484142.2014.928788
  19. Bhavathrathan, B.K., Mallikarjuna Ch. (2012). Evolution of Macroscopic models for modeling the Heterogeneous Traffic: An Indian perspective. Transportation Letters, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 29-40. https://doi.org/10.3328/TL.2012.04.01.29-39
  20. Praveen Kumar, M., and Mallikarjuna, Ch. (2011). Mode Choice Modeling for Intercity Transportation in India: A case of Guwahati to Five Metro Cities. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 364-374.
  21. Mallikarjuna, Ch., and Ramachandra Rao K. (2011). Heterogeneous Traffic Flow Modeling - A complete Methodology. Transportmetrica, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 321-345. https://doi.org/10.1080/18128601003706078
  22. Mallikarjuna, Ch., Ramachandra Rao, K., and Satish Kumar, SNV. (2010). Analysis of microscopic data under heterogeneous traffic conditions. Transport, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 262-268. https://doi.org/10.3846/transport.2010.32
  23. Pal, D., and Mallikarjuna, Ch. (2010). Cellular Automata Cell Structure for Modeling Heterogenous Traffic. Transporti Europei, No. 45, pp. 50-63. http://hdl.handle.net/10077/6158
  24. Mallikarjuna, Ch., and Raghu Kanth STG. (2010). Forecasting the Air Traffic of North-East Indian Cities. Advances in adaptive data analysis, World Scientific, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 81-96. https://doi.org/10.1142/S1793536910000379
  25. Mallikarjuna, Ch., Phanindra, A. and Ramachandra Rao, K. (2009). Traffic Data Collection For Mixed Traffic Conditions Using Video Image Processing, Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 135, No. 4, pp. 174-182. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2009)135:4(174)
  26. Mallikarjuna, Ch., and Ramachandra Rao, K. (2009) Cellular Automata model for Heterogeneous Traffic. Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 321-345. https://doi.org/10.1002/atr.5670430305
  27. Mallikarjuna, Ch., and Ramachandra Rao, K. (2007). Identification of a suitable cellular automata model for mixed traffic. Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol. 7, pp. 2454-2468. https://doi.org/10.11175/eastpro.2007.0.321.0
  28. Mallikarjuna, Ch., and Ramachandra Rao, K. (2006). "Area occupancy characteristics of Heterogeneous Traffic." Transportmetrica , Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 223 - 236.https://doi.org/10.1080/18128600608685661

Conferences Proceedings

In International Conferences

  1. Mallikarjuna, Ch., and Ramachandra Rao, K., (2005), Traffic flow modeling on Highways using Cellular Automata. International Conference, Structural and Road Transportation Engineering , IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India. (Citations: 6)
  2. Mallikarjuna, Ch., and Ramachandra Rao, K., (2006), "Modelling passenger car equivalency under heterogeneous traffic conditions", 2 2nd ARRB Conference ,Canberra , Australia. (Citations: 14)
  3. Mallikarjuna, Ch., Ramachandra Rao, K., (2007), Traffic flow measurements under mixed traffic conditions. CENeM-2007, Bengal Engineering and Science University , Shibpur , India
  4. Ramachandra Rao, K., Mallikarjuna, Ch., R. Singh, (2008), Estimation of Delay at Signalized Intersections Under Heterogeneous Traffic Conditions, 8th International Conference and Workshop on Transportation Planning & Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
  5. Mallikarjuna, Ch., and Ramachandra Rao, K. (2009), Developing and Validating A Simulation Model For Heterogeneous Traffic, TRB Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA. (Citations: 1)
  6. Bordoloi, R., Mote, A., Sarkar, P.P., Mallikarjuna Ch., (2013), Quantification of Land Use Diversity in The Context of Mixed Land Use, Proceeding of 2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group, Agra, India (Citations: 16)
  7. Sarkar, P.P., Mallikarjuna Ch., (2013), Effect of Land Use on Travel Behavior: A case study of Agartala City, Proceeding of 2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group, Agra, India (Citations: 4)
  8. Pal, D., Mallikarjuna Ch., (2016), Analysis of the Effect of Variable Lateral Gap Maintaining Behavior of Vehicles on Traffic Flow Modeling, Proceeding of Sustainable Development of Civil, Urban and Transportation Engineering, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  9. Omar, S., D., Mallikarjuna Ch., (2016), Analysis of the Macroscopic Relations for No-Lane Based Heterogeneous Traffic Stream, Proceeding of Sustainable Development of Civil, Urban and Transportation Engineering, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  10. Ujjwal, S., Mallikarjuna Ch., (2016), Analysis and Modelling of Two Wheeler overtaking LMV Maneuver in Heterogeneous traffic stream, Proceeding of 12th TPMDC, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
  11. Pal, D., Mallikarjuna Ch., (2016), Vehicle Trajectory correction using empirical mode decompostion, Proceeding of 12th TPMDC, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
  12. Suvin, P. V., Mallikarjuna, Ch. (2017), Macroscopic Characterization of the Heterogeneous Traffic Stream with Projected Vehicle Area as the Individual Traffic Unit, National Conference on Civil, Geo-tech & Transport Research, NERIST, Itanagar, India, Awarded best paper
  13. Suvin, P. V., Mallikarjuna, Ch. (2017), On-Road Parking: A New Approach to Quantify the Side Friction Regarding Road Width Reduction, Urban Mobility India Conference, Institute of Urban Transport, Hyderabad, India, Awarded best paper
  14. Syed Omar, B., Kar, P., & Mallikarjuna, Ch. (2017), Comparative Analysis of different performance measures for PCE estimation. National Conference on Civil, Geo-tech & Transport Research, NERIST, Itanagar
  15. Suvin, P.V., Mallikarjuna Ch., (2018), Reconstruction of the vehicle Trajectories for a meaningful representation of the Heterogeneous, no lane-disciplined traffic stream, accepted for the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. USA
  16. Suvin, P. V., Mallikarjuna, Ch., (2018), Empirical Estimation of the Traffic Flow Characteristics by Considering the Road Side Friction. ASCE International Conference on Transportation Development, Pittsburgh, USA, Accepted for presentation.
  17. Syed Omar, B., Kar, P., & Mallikarjuna, Ch. (2018), Analysis of passenger car equivalents using a simulation based approach. 97th Annual meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
  18. Suvin, P.V., Mallikarjuna, Ch., (2018), Modified Generalized Definitions for the Traffic Flow Characteristics under Heterogeneous, No-Lane Disciplined Traffic Streams. ISTS-IWTDCS, 6th ISTS and 5th IWTDCS International Conference, Ehime, Japan
  19. Ballari Syed Omar, Kar Pranab, Mallikarjuna Ch., (2019), Passenger Car Equivalent Estimation for Rural Highways: Methodological Review, 15th World Conference on Transport Research, Mumbai
  20. Suvin P. Venthuruthiyil, Sapan Tiwari, Pratiksha J. Choudhury, Jerifa Zaman, Mallikarjuna Ch., (2019), Empirical Investigation of the Existence of Class-Wise Fundamental Diagram for a Heterogeneous Traffic Stream, 15th World Conference on Transport Research, Mumbai
  21. Suvin P. Venthuruthiyil, Ankita R. Karmakar, Sabina Y. Islam, Mallikarjuna Ch., (2019), Criteria for Temporal Aggregation of the Traffic Data from a Heterogeneous Traffic Stream, 15th World Conference on Transport Research, Mumbai

In National Conferences

  1. K. Ramachandra Rao, Ch. Mallikarjuna and S. Jain, Effect of Heterogeneity of Traffic on Delay at Signalized Intersections: A Comparison with Highway Capacity Manual 2000, National Conference on Civil Engineering Systems (CES-2006) Conference, June 2006, pp 353- 363, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  2. Ch. Mallikarjuna and K. Ramachandra Rao, Study of Traffic Characteristics under Mixed Traffic Conditions National Conference on Civil Engineering Systems (CES-2006) Conference, June 2006, pp 409- 420, Osmania University, Hyderabad.




Research Guidance

Ph.D. (Completed)

Dr. Partha Pratim Sarkar, 2009 - 2014. Title of the thesis: Analysis and Modeling of Travel Behavior for a Small Indian city. Presently working as an Assistant Professor at NIT Agartala, Agartala, Tripura.
Current position: Associate Professor, NIT Agartala

Dr. Dibyendu Pal, 2010 - 2015. Title of the thesis: Analysis and Modeling of vehicular movement in no-lane-disciplined heterogeneous traffic stream. Presently working as an Assistant Professor at NERIST, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
Current position: Assistant Professor, NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh

Dr. Syed B. Omar, 2010 - 2017. Title: Analysis and Modelling of passenger car equivalency for Heterogeneous Traffic Conditions.
Current position: Professor, Gurunanak Insitituions, Technical Campus, Hyderabad

Dr. P V Suvin, 2016, July, 2016 – 2021, Viva voce pending. Title: Trajectory-Based Proactive Safety Assessment of Road Traffic
Current position: Assistant Professor, IIT Hyderabad

Dr. Regulus Shallam, January, 2015 – 2021, Viva voce pending. Title: Role of design consistency in the safety aspects of hill roads
Current position: Visiting Assistant Professor, NEHU, Shillong

Mr. AVA Bharat Kumar, July, 2015 – 2022, Viva voce pending, Title: Assessment of Speed Variability on the Horizontal Curves Using Vehicle Trajectories for Geometric Design Consistency and Safety Evaluation of a Two-lane Rural Highway Passing Through Mountainous Terrain

Ph.D. (Ongoing)

Mr. Pranab Kar, January, 2016 - In Progress. Research Topic: Highway capacity analysis

Mr. Koustabh Bora, 2017 – In Progress. Travel behaviour analysis of school trips

Mr. Shivasai Samalla, 2020 – In Progress. Research Topic: Proactive safety assessment of motorized two wheelers in the heterogeneous traffic stream

Ms. Tanpuii Darlong, 2020- In Progress. Research Topic: Speed variability on Tangent-Transition-circular curve using the trajectory data

M.Tech. (Completed)


Mr. Dibyendu Pal, Analysis of the Effect of Gap Maintaining Behaviour on Traffic Flow Models.


Mr. Rahul T. M., Macroscopic Modeling of Heterogeneous Traffic.

Mr. Mario G. Pradeep, Analysis of Macroscopic Characteristics of Heterogeneous Traffic conditions

Mr. Kuleshwar Verma, Analysis of Relationships of Heterogeneous Traffic Characteristics


Mr. Bhavthratan, B.K., Incorporating two-Wheeler Lane-Sharing behavior into the heterogeneous Traffic Flow Models

Mr. Ashok, J., Assessment of the roughness characteristics of urban roads using the mobile phone sensors

Mr. Chaitanya, Effect of lane width on capacity


Mr. Santhosh Kadavy, Developing First Order Macroscopic model for Heterogeneous Traffic

Mr. T. Santhi Jagadeeshwari, Analysis of the non-motorized mode choice behaviour in the context of developing countries

Mr. Devarshi Pratap Singh, Impact of land use mix on trip behaviour


Mr. Amit Mote, Induction loop base traffic detectors for Heterogeneous Traffic

Mr. Rupjyoti Bordoloi, Analysis and Modeling of land use effect on Travel Behavior

Mr. Tharun Budde, Analysis of lateral gap maintaining behavior of vehicles moving in heterogeneous traffic stream


Mr. Pratap Kumar Pradhan, Heterogeneous Traffic flow modeling using Cell Transmission Model

Mr. Sandep, Significance of Residential Sorting effect in work trip mode choice decisions

Mr. Siddharth Vishwakarma, Identification of important model parameters and development of GUI for heterogeneous traffic simulation

Mr. Ujjwal Sugandhi, Analysis and Modeling of Lateral position adjustments of Motorized two-wheelers in the heterogeneous traffic stream


Mr. I Naveen Chandra, Determination of Choice set availability to the Individual Trip Makers in case of flexible public or intermediate public transport network

Mr. Pranab Kar, Heterogeneous Traffic flow modeling using CTM


Mr. P V Suvin, Analysis of congested traffic conditions in heterogeneous Traffic Stream


Mr. Ankit Gupta, Smoothing of vehicular Trajectories considering the lateral movement of vehicles observed in the heterogeneous traffic stream

Mr. Akhil Raj, Optimal platform allocation under uncertain train arrivals


Mr. Rajat Taneja, Estimation of Free flow speed for the LOS assessment of multilane rural highways


Mr. Sapan Tiwari, Development of class-wise fundamental diagram for multi-class traffic stream


Mr. Diwakar Das, Random Forest based Lane Change Decision Making model using the most influential parameters


Mr. Harkhani Harsh Prakashkumar, Risk Assessment of Interrupted Lane Change Dynamics for Autonomous Lane Change Design

Mr. Nikhil Kumar Singh, Random forest based lane change decision making model considering interrupted and uninterrupted lane changing dynamics

Mr. Aradwad Sharayu, Comparative Assessment of the Parametric Curves Used for Lane Change Path planning


Research & Development

Sponsored Research

  1. Traffic data collection on mid-block sections of urban roads using Video Image Processing Technique, IIT Guwahati, 5 lakhs.
  2. Vehicle gap maintaining behavior under varying traffic conditions and its effects on flow-occupancy relationships, Funded by DST under Young Scientist Scheme, 13.98 lakhs. 2009-2012
  3. Evaluation of the urban road network in terms of the traffic and road way conditions: a case study of Guwahati, Funded by DST under Technology Systems Development program, 27.38 lakhs. Dec, 2013-Dec, 2016
  4. Determining the suitability of Assam aggregates of different sources as ingredient for micro-surfacing, Funded by DST under Technology Systems Development program, 42.21 lakhs, Sept. 2013- Feb. 2017, PI – Prof. Lyngdoh
  5. Safer roads for Safer childhood, A project executed by the joint consortium of IIT Guwahati, Center for environment education society, and Home and Political Department, Govt. of Assam. This project is funded by IFRC, Geneva, Switzerland, 300 lakhs


Administrative Experience

  1. Associate Dean, Student Affairs, 15-5-2018 to till date
  2. Chairman, Hostel Affairs Board, April 2015 – July 2017
  3. Warden, Siang Hostel, August 2012 - March 2015
  4. Associate warden, Siang Hostel, May 2011 - August 2012
  5. Faculty In-charge, Placements, Civil Engineering Department, 2010-2012
  6. Department Postgraduate Program Committee Member, Civil Engineering Department, 2013-2014



Other Activities

  1. Member, State Road Safety Council, Assam
  2. Member, Guwahati Metro Implementation Committee
  3. Co-coordinator, STA, PMGSY
  4. Technical Expert, Guwahati Smart City Ltd.


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