Vishal Kummetha

Postdoctoral Researcher Autonomous-Connect Mobility Evaluation
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Biography

Education:

Ph.D.Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2020.
M.S.Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2017.
B.S.Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 2014.

Biography:
Vishal is a Postdoctoral researcher at Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). His research areas of interest include connected mobility, human factors and driving simulators, traffic modeling, human-machine interfaces and automation, car-following dynamics, big data, and roadway safety. He has worked on several Kansas DOT, FHWA, and USDOT funded projects. He also serves as a reviewer for the Accident, Analysis & Prevention journal.

 

Selected research:

  • Kummetha, V. C., A. Kondyli, E. Chrysikou, and S. Schrock. “Safety Analysis of Work Zone Complexity with Respect to Driver Characteristics – A Simulator Study Employing Performance and Gaze Measures.” Accident Analysis & Prevention, July 2020.
  • Kummetha, V. C., A. Kondyli, and S. Schrock. “Analysis of the Effects of Adaptive Cruise Control on Driver Behavior and Awareness Using a Driving Simulator.” Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, November 2017.
  • Manjunatha, P., V. C. Kummetha, A. Kondyli, and L. Elefteriadou. “Validating the Task-Capability Extension to the Intelligent Driver Model (IDM) Using Driving Simulator Data.” Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting, November 2018.