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Rabi Mishalani

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

About

Rabi Mishalani is an Associate 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 Research and Innovative Technology Administration, 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, and a scientific committee member for the 14th World Conference on Transportation Research, Shanghai, 2016. 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 his 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

  • 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

2011

  • Ji, Y., Mishalani, R.G., McCord, M.R., Goel, P., 2011, "Identifying Homogeneous Periods for Bus Route Origin-Destination Passenger Flow Patterns Based on Automatic Passenger Count Data." Transportation Research Record
  • 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
  • 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

2010

  • McCord, M.R., Mishalani, R.G., Goel, P.K., Strohl, B., 2010, "Empirical Comparative Assessment of the IPF Procedure for Determining Bus Route Passenger OD Flows." Transportation Research Record no. 2145, 59 - 65.
  • 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 no. 2143, 92 - 99.
  • 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 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 no. 2068, 1 - 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.
  • 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 153, no. 1,
  • 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.

Papers in Proceedings

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. (1 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. (1 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 Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport, Hong Kong. (1 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 Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport, Hong Kong. (1 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 Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport, Hong Kong. (1 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. (1 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. (1 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. (1 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. (1 2007).

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. (1 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. (1 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. (1 2006).