Vishal Kummetha, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor Autonomous-Connected Mobility Evaluation (ACME)
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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.

Vishal is a researcher at the 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.