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Rabi Mishalani

  • Professor, Civil, Envir & Geod Eng
  • Professor
  • 483E Hitchcock Hall
    2070 Neil Avenue
    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. Professor Mishalani served as the co-director of the US DOT Region 5 (Great Lakes) University Transportation Center from June 2007 - December 2017. 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.

Dr. 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. He 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

  • July, 2016

    World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR) Best Paper Poster Presentation Prize.

  • April, 2014

    Lumley Research Award.

  • January, 2001-
    January, 2007

    NSF CAREER Award.

  • April, 2004

    Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

  • April, 2002

    Lumley Research Award.

Chapters

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.,

Journal Articles

2018

  • Mishalani, R., Shafieezadeh, A., Li Z., 2018, "Updating Bridge Deck Condition Transition Probabilities as New Inspection Data are Collected: Methodology and Empirical Eval." Transportation Research Record, no. 2672 (12), 93 - 102.

2017

  • Coifman, B., Redmill, K., Yang, R., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., 2017, "Municipal Vehicles as Sensor Platforms to Monitor Roadway Traffic." Transportation Research Record, no. 2644, 48 - 54.

2016

  • Carrel, A., Mishalani, R.G., Sengupta, R., Walker, J., 2016, "In Pursuit of the Happy Transit Rider: Dissecting Satisfaction Using Daily Surveys and Tracking Data." Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations, vol. 20, no. 4, 345 - 362.
  • Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., Reinhold, T., 2016, "Transit Route-level Passenger OD Flow Determination from Mobile Device Wi-Fi Signals: Methodology and Empirical Evaluation." Transportation Research Record, no. 2544, 123 - 130.

2015

  • Ji, Y., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., 2015, "Transit Passenger Origin-Destination Flow Estimation: Efficiently Combining Onboard Survey & Large Automatic Passenger Count...." Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 58, 178 - 192.
  • Carrel, A., Lau, P., Mishalani, R.G., Sengupta, R., Walker, J.G., 2015, "Quantifying Transit Travel Experiences from the Users’ Perspective with High-resolution." Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 58, 224 - 239.
  • 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...." Transportation Research Record, no. 2538, 102 - 109.

2014

  • 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 & Supply, Population...." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, vol. 33, 146 - 154.
  • Mishalani, R.G., Goel, P.K., Landgraf, A.J., Westra, A.M., 2014, "Passenger Travel CO2 Emissions in US Urbanized Areas: Multi-sourced Data, Impacts of Influencing Factors, & Policy Implications." Transport Policy, vol. 36, 231 - 241.
  • Ji, Y., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., 2014, "Estimating Transit Route OD Flow Matrices from APC Data on Mult. Bus Trips Using the IPF Method with an Iteratively Improved...." Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, vol. 5, no. 140, 81 - 88.

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...." Public Transport, vol. 3, no. 5, 149 - 176.

2012

  • McCord, M.R., Mishalani, R.G., Hu, X., 2012, "Bus Stop Grouping for Aggregation of Route level Passenger Origin-Destination Flow Matrices." Transportation Research Record, no. 2277, 38 - 48.

2011

  • Amey, A., Attanucci, J.P., Mishalani, R.G., 2011, ""Real-Time" Ridesharing - The Opportunities and Challenges of Utilizing Mobile Phone Technology to Improve Rideshare Services." Transportation Research Record
  • 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 - 103-110.
  • Mishalani, R.G., Ji, Y., McCord, M.R., 2011, "Empirical Evaluation of the Effect of Onboard Survey Sample Size on Transit Bus Route Passenger OD Flow Matrix Estimation Using APC Data." Transportation Research Record
  • 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.

2010

  • McCord, M.R., Mishalani, R.G., P.K. Goel, B. Strohl, 2010, "Iterative Proportional Fitting Procedure to Determine Bus Route Passenger Origin-Destination Flows." Transportation Research Record, no. 2145, 59 - 65.
  • Carrel, A., Mishalani, R.G., Attanucci, J.P., Wilson, N.H.M., Rahbee, 2010, "Decision Factors in Service Control on High-Frequency Metro Line: Importance in Service Delivery." Transportation Research Record, no. 2146, 52 - 59.
  • 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, no. 2143, 92 - 99.

2009

  • 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, vol. 43, no. 3, 311 - 324.
  • Mishalani, R.G., Gong, L., 2009, "Optimal Sampling of Infrastructure Condition: Motivation, Approach, and Evaluation." Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, vol. 15, no. 4, 313 - 320.

2008

  • Mishalani, R.G., Gong, L., 2008, "Evaluating the Impact of Pavement Condition Sampling Advances on Life-Cycle Management." Transportation Research Record, no. 2068, 3 - 9.

2006

  • 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, vol. 9, no. 2, 89 - 106.
  • Coifman, B., Mishalani, R.G., Wang, C., 2006, "A Pilot Study into the Impacts of Lane Change Maneuvers on Congested Freeway Segment Delays." Transportation Research Record, no. 1965, 152 - 159.
  • Coifman, B., McCord, M.R., Mishalani, R.G., Iswalt, M., Ji, Y., 2006, "Roadway Traffic Monitoring from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle." IEE Proceedings of Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 153, no. 1, 11 - 20.

Papers in Proceedings

2016

  • Landgraf, A.J., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., Goel, P.K. "Variational Bayes Method for Estimating Transit Route OD Flows using Boarding and Alighting Data in the Presence of Multiple Latent Flow Patterns: Methodology, Evaluation, and Validation." in World Conference on Transportation Research. (7 2016).
  • Ji, Y. Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R. "Transit Route-level Passenger Alighting Probability, Probability OD Flow and Expected OD Flow Matrices: Estimates from Boarding and Alighting Counts and Relationships among the Representations." in World Conference on Transportation Research. (7 2016).

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. (7 2015).

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. (7 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. (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. (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. (7 2012).

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. (7 2010).

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. (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. (7 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. (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. (5 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. (6 2007).