VARUN VARGHESE

Last Updated :2023/02/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor
Web Site
E-mail
varunvhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I work in the field of transportation planning. My research interests involve the empirical analysis of the impacts of information and communication on activity-travel behavior, travel-based multitasking, impacts of travel behavior on environment, travel behavior during disasters, and the impacts of travel demand management strategies. Previously, I was employed at Hiroshima University as a postdoctoral researcher and was working for a project funded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan on the application of advanced machine learning techniques for transport planning and management.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2018/08/20, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation , Researcher
  • 2021/04/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Centre for Urban Science and Engineering, Ph.D, India, 2014/07, 2018/08
  • CEPT University, Faculty of Technology, Master of Technology (M.Tech), India, 2012/07, 2014/06
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Department of Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), India, 2006/07, 2010/07

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Technology (M.Tech), CEPT University
  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Affiliated Academic Societies

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Development Technology
  2. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Fundamentals of Survey Methodology

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Joint analysis of mode and travel-based multitasking choices in Mumbai, India, Travel Behaviour and Society, 27, 148-161, 2022
  2. ★, Exploring the Effects of Congestion Pricing on Travel Behavior Responses Using Real-Time, Context-Aware, Stated-Preference Data, Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 14, 199-214, 2022
  3. ★, Toward a Comprehensive Understanding of ICT Impacts on Activity-Travel Behavior: Preliminary Results from a Two-week Smartphone-based Survey in Jakarta, Indonesia, Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 14, 284-303, 2022
  4. ★, Personalized Incentive Design for Travel Behavior Modification: Preliminary Results from a Novel Experiment in Hiroshima, Japan, Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 14, 304-321, 2022
  5. Integrated Framework for Risk and Impact Assessment of Sediment Hazard on a Road Network, Transportation Research Record, 2021
  6. Road network vulnerability and city-level characteristics: A nationwide comparative analysis of Japanese cities, ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING B-URBAN ANALYTICS AND CITY SCIENCE, 48(5), 1091-1107, 202106
  7. ★, The architecture of complexity in the relationships between information and communication technologies and travel: A review of empirical studies, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 11(100432), 2021
  8. ★, Deep learning in transport studies: A meta-analysis on the prediction accuracy., Journal of Big Data Analytics in Transportation, 2, 199-220, 2020
  9. ★, Analysis of Travel-Time Use in Crowded Trains using Discrete-Continuous Choices of Commuters in Tokyo, Japan, Transportation Research Record, 2674, 2020
  10. ★, On the possibility of short-term traffic prediction during disaster with machine learning approaches: An exploratory analysis, Transport Policy, 98, 91-104, 2020
  11. Analysing the ride sharing behaviour in ICT based cab services: A case of Mumbai, India, Transportation Research Procedia, 48, 233-246, 2020
  12. Multitasking during Travel in Mumbai, India: Effect of Satiation in Heterogeneous Urban Settings, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 145, 2019
  13. Interrelationships between ICT, social disadvantage, and activity participation behaviour: A case of Mumbai, India., Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 125, 2019
  14. ★, Impact of ICT on multitasking during travel and the value of travel time savings: Empirical evidences from Mumbai, India., Travel Behaviour and Society, 12, 2018
  15. Comparison of Traditional and Emerging Paratransit Services in Indian Metropolises with Dissimilar Service Delivery Structures, Asian Transport Studies, 4, 2017
  16. Analyzing mode choice for inter-regional travel in India, Transportation Research Procedia, 25`, 5220-5234, 2017
  17. A framework to analyze capability and travel in formal and informal urban settings: A case from Mumbai, Journal of Transport Geography, 65, 101-110, 2017
  18. Measuring overcrowding in Ahmedabad buses: costs and policy implications., Transportation Research Procedia, 17, 145-154, 2016
  19. Analyzing Regional Travel Patterns in India: Disaggregated Analysis of Social, Health and Pilgrimage Trips, Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 11, 362-378, 2015

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research - KAKENHI – (Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B)), Curriculum Development and Assessment for Global Technological Citizenship, 2022, 2025
  2. Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, Construction of an environmentally friendly ICT platform for travel demand management and user preference analysis, 2022, 2024