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Rabi Mishalani

  • Professor, Civil, Envir & Geod Eng
  • 2070 Neil Avenue
    483E
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-5949

About

Rabi Mishalani is a Professor at The Ohio State University with the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering. His areas of interest and expertise include the application of probabilistic modeling, statistical inference, experimental design and evaluation, and optimization to transportation systems analysis, public transportation service planning and operations, real-time transportation network surveillance and management, and infrastructure systems monitoring and maintenance. He is the co-founder and -leader of OSU’s Campus Transit Lab (http://transitlab.osu.edu/campus-transit-lab), a living lab that supports research, education, and outreach. Rabi Mishalani is the co-director of the US DOT Region 5 (Great Lakes) University Transportation Center. He currently serves as principal or co-principal investigator on several research projects funded by Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Federal Transit Administration, and Federal Highway Administration of the US Department of Transportation in addition to Ohio Department of Transportation. Rabi Mishalani won the National Science Foundation CAREER award for the academic years 2001-2007. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Infrastructure Systems (American Society of Civil Engineers), a member of the scientific committee for the World Conference on Transportation Research Society, and a member of the international scientific committee for the Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport. Rabi Mishalani teaches undergraduate and graduate courses spanning the topics of systems, transportation engineering, transportation demand forecasting, public transportation, transportation network flow management, and infrastructure management. Prior to joining the faculty at OSU in September 1997, he was a Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Transportation and Logistics. Rabi Mishalani received his Ph.D. degree from MIT in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1993, S.M. degree from MIT in Transportation System in 1989, and B.E. degree from American University of Beirut in Civil Engineering in 1987.

Honors

  • 2014

    Lumley Research Award. .

  • 2001-2007

    NSF CAREER Award. .

  • 2004

    Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award. .

  • 2002

    Lumley Research Award. .

Chapters

2008

  • Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., Forman, S.. 2008. "Schedule-Based and Autoregressive Bus Running Time Modeling in the Presence of Driver-Bus Heterogeneity." In Computer-aided Systems in Public Transport, Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, edited by Hickman,M., Mirchandani, P., Voss, S., 301 - 317. Berlin: Springer Series.

2007

  • Mishalani, R.G., Kumar, A.. 2007. "Sensitivity of Long Term Pavement Deformation to Initial Quality Variables and its Implications on Life-Cycle Management." In The Management and Measurement of Infrastructure: Performance, Efficiency and Innovation, edited by Karlsson, C., Anderson, W., Johansson, B., Kobayashi, K., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Journal Articles

2015

  • McCord, M.R., Mishalani, R.G., Ettefagh, M., 2015, "The Effect of Real-time Passenger Information Systems on the Perceptions of Transit’s Favorable Environmental and Traffic Reduction Roles." Transportation Research Record. In press,
  • Ji, Y., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., 2015, "Transit Passenger Origin-Destination Flow Estimation: Efficiently Combining Onboard Survey and Large Automatic Passenger Count Datasets." Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (Special Issue: Big Data in Transportation and Traffic Engineering). In press,
  • Carrel, A., Lau, P., Mishalani, R.G., Sengupta, R., Walker, J., 2015, "Quantifying Transit Travel Experiences from the Users’ Perspective with High-resolution Smartphone and Vehicle Location Data: Methodologies, Validation, and Example Analyses." Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (Special Issue: Big Data in Transportation and Traffic Engineering). In press,

2014

  • Mishalani, R.G., Goel, P.K., Landgraf, A.J., Westra, A.M., Zhou, D., 2014, "Passenger travel CO2 emissions in US urbanized areas: Multi-sourced data, impacts of influencing factors, and policy implications." Transport Policy 36, 231 - 241.
  • Mishalani, R.G., Goel, P.K., Westra, A.M., Landgraf, A.J., 2014, "Modeling the relationships among urban passenger travel carbon dioxide emissions, transportation demand and supply, population density, and proxy policy variables." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 33, 146 - 154.
  • Ji,Y., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., 2014, "Estimating Transit Route OD Flow Matrices from APC Data on Multiple Bus Trips Using the IPF Method with an Iteratively Improved Base: Method and Empirical Evaluation." Journal of Transportation Engineering 140, no. 5, 040140081 - 040140088.

2013

  • Carrel, A., Mishalani, R.G., Wilson, N.H.M., Attanucci, J.P., 2013, "A Framework for Evaluating Operations Control on a Metro Line: Integrating Multiple Perspectives and Automatically Collected Train and Passenger Movement Data." Public Transport 5, no. 3, 149 - 176.

2012

  • McCord, M.R, Mishalani, R.G., Hu, X., 2012, "Grouping of Bus Stops for Aggregation of Route-Level Passenger Origin-Destination Flow Matrices." Transportation Research Record 2277, 38 - 48.

2011

  • Mishalani, R.G., Ji, Y., McCord, M.R., 2011, "Effect of Onboard Survey Sample Size on Estimation of Transit Bus Route Passenger Origin-Destination Flow Matrix Using Automatic Passenger Counter Data." Transportation Research Record 2246, 64 - 73.
  • Ji, Y., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., Goel, P.K., 2011, "Identifying Homogeneous Periods in Bus Route Origin-Destination Passenger Flow Patterns from Automatic Passenger Counter Data." Transportation Research Record 2216, 42 - 50.
  • Amey, A., Attanucci, J.P., Mishalani, R.G., 2011, "Real-Time Ridesharing Opportunities and Challenges in Using Mobile Phone Technology to Improve Rideshare Services." Transportation Research Record 2217, 103 - 110.

2010

  • Uniman, D.L., Attanucci, J.P., Mishalani, R.G., Wilson, N.H.M., 2010, "Service Reliability Measurement using Automated Fare Card Data: Application to the London Underground." Transportation Research Record 2143, 92 - 99.
  • Carrel, A., Mishalani, R.G., Attanucci, J.P., Wilson, N.H.M., Rahbee, A.B., 2010, "Decision Factors in Service Control on a High-frequency Metro Line and Their Importance in Service." Transportation Research Record 2146, 52 - 59.
  • McCord, M.R., Mishalani, R.G., Goel, P.K., Strohl, B., 2010, "Iterative Proportional Fitting Procedure to Determine Bus Route Passenger Origin-Destination Flows." Transportation Research Record 2145, 59 - 65.

2009

  • Mishalani, R.G., Gong, L., 2009, "Optimal Sampling of Infrastructure Condition: Motivation, Approach, and Evaluation." Journal of Infrastructure Systems 15, no. 4, 313 - 320.
  • Mishalani, R.G., Gong, L., 2009, "Optimal Infrastructure Condition Sampling Over Space and Time for Maintenance Decision-Making under Uncertainty." Transportation Research Part B: Methodology 43, no. 3, 311 - 324.

2008

  • Mishalani, R.G., Gong, L., 2008, "Evaluating the Impact of Pavement Condition Sampling Advances on Life-Cycle Management." Transportation Research Record 2068, 3 - 9.

2006

  • Coifman, B., Mishalani, R.G., Wang, C., Krishnamurthy, S., 2006, "A Pilot Study into the Impacts of Lane Change Maneuvers on Congested Freeway Segment Delays." Transportation Research Record no. 1965, 152 - 159.
  • Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., Wirtz, J., 2006, "Passenger Waiting Time Perceptions at Bus Stops: Empirical Results and Impact on Evaluating Real-Time Bus Arrival Information." Journal of Public Transportation 9, no. 2, 89 - 106.
  • Coifman B., McCord, M.R., Mishalani, R.G., Iswal, M., Ji, Y., 2006, "Roadway Traffic Monitoring from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle." IEE Proceedings Intelligent Transportation Systems (as of 2007 this journal continued to be published under the revised title IET Intelligent Transport Systems) 153, no. 1, 11 - 20.

Papers in Proceedings

2015

  • Landgraf, A.J., Mishalani, R.G., Goel, P.K., McCord, M.R. "Estimating Transit OD Flows using Boarding and Alighting Data: A Clustering-based Variational Bayes Method that Recognizes Several Underlying Latent OD Matrices." in Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, (7 2015).

2013

  • Ji, Y. Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R. "Iteratively Improving the Base Matrix of the IPF Method For Estimating Transit Route-Level OD Flows from APC Data." in Select Proceedings of the World Conference on Transportation Research. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (7 2013).
  • Mishalani, R.G., Goel, P.K., Landgraf, A.J., Westra, A.M., Zhou, D. "Investigating the Effects of Transportation and Urban Form Variables on Passenger Travel CO2 Emissions: Integrated Dataset and Estimation Results." in Select Proceedings of the World Conference on Transportation Research. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (7 2013).
  • Mishalani, R.G., Goel, P.K., Chen, C., Zhou, D. "Optimal Condition Sampling of Infrastructure Networks: Overview and Sensitivity Analysis." in Select Proceedings of the World Conference on Transportation Research. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (7 2013).

2012

  • Ji, Y., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R. "Transit Route-level Passenger Origin Destination Flow Estimation: Empirical Evaluation of a Heuristic Expectation Maximization Methodology." in Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport. Santiago, Chile, (7 2012).

2011

  • Redmill, K.A., Coifman, B., McCord, M.R., Mishalani, R.G. "Using Transit or Municipal Vehicles as Moving Observer Platforms for Large Scale Collection of Traffic and Transportation System Information." in Proceedings of the 14th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Washington, DC, (10 2011). 1 - 85.

2010

  • Carrel, A., Mishalani, R.G., Wilson, N.H.M., Attanucci, J.P. "A Framework for Analyzing Operations Control Interventions on Metro Transit Lines using Automatically Collected Operational and Passenger Travel Time Data." in Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Transportation Research, Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon, (7 2010).
  • Yuxiong, J., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R. "Analytical and Empirical Investigations of the Effect of Bus Drivers’ Reactions to Schedules on Transit Operations Reliability." in Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Transportation Research, Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon, (7 2010).

2009

  • Mishalani, R.G., Goel, P.K., McCord, M.R., Chen, C., Gao, J. "Identifying Recurring Congestion on Urban Streets using Automated Vehicle Location-equipped Transit Buses as Probes." in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport, Hong Kong. Hong Kong, (7 2009).
  • Frumin, M., Uniman, D., Wilson, N.H.M., Mishalani, R.G., Attanucci, J.P. "Service Quality Measurement in Urban Rail Networks with Data from Automated Fare Collection Systems." in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport, Hong Kong. Hong Kong, (7 2009).
  • Yuxiong, J., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R. "Assignment-based Methodology to Match Automated Vehicle Location Transit Bus Trip Trajectories to Schedules." in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport, Hong Kong. Hong Kong, (7 2009).

2008

  • Gong, L., Mishalani, R.G. "Sensitivity of Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance Decision Making to Condition and Cost Characteristics." in Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation, Athens, Greece. Athens, (5 2008).
  • Mishalani, R.G., Gong, L. "Quantifying the Life-cycle Value of Optimal Infrastructure Condition Sampling." in Proceedings of the 4th International Gulf Conference on Roads, Doha, Qatar. Doha, (11 2008).

2007

  • Mishalani, R.G., Gong, L. "Spatial Sampling of Infrastructure Condition: Motivation and Numerical Analysis." in Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Transportation Research, Berkeley, CA, USA. Berkeley, (6 2007).
  • Mishalani, R.G., Gong, L. "Optimizing Spatial Sampling of Infrastructure Condition Inspection." in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo, (7 2007).

2006

  • Coifman, B., McCord, M.R., Mishalani, R.G., Ji, Y., Iswalt, M.V. "Traffic Flow Data Extracted from Imagery Collected using a Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle." in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation, ASCE, Chicago, IL, USA. Chicago, (8 2006).
  • McCord, M.R., Mishalani, R.G., Coifman, B., Ji, Y., Iswalt, M.V. "Determining Origin Destination Flows across a Two-intersection Network from Non overlapping UAV and Ground-based Imagery." in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation, Chicago, IL, USA. Chicago, (8 2006).
  • Mishalani, R.G., and Gong, L. "Optimal Spatial Sampling of Infrastructure Condition." in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation, Chicago, IL, USA. Chicago, (8 2006).