VARUN VARGHESE

Last Updated :2024/06/05

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. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Fundamentals of Survey Methodology

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Environmental sustainability or equity in welfare? Analysing passenger flows of a mass rapid transit system with heterogeneous demand, RESEARCH IN TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS, 97, 202303
  2. ★, Joint analysis of mode and travel-based multitasking choices in Mumbai, India, Travel Behaviour and Society, 27, 148-161, 2022
  3. ★, 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
  4. ★, 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
  5. ★, 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
  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
  20. Integrated Framework for Risk and Impact Assessment of Sediment Hazard on a Road Network, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2675(7), 602-615, 20210710

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Satiation in Travel-based Multitasking: A Case of Mumbai, India, Special Seminar on Travel Based Multitasking, 2019, With Invitation, English, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
  2. Research Methods in Spatial Planning: Case Studies on Vulnerability of Networks, 2021, With Invitation, English, School of Planning and Architecture Delhi
  3. Crowding in Metro Systems and its Impact on Passenger Flow, SPARC Webinar, 2021, With Invitation, English, Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  4. Travel Demand Modelling in R, Advanced Data Analytics and Cyber Physical Systems for Urban Mobility, 2023, With Invitation, English, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi
  5. Travel Satisfaction, Multitasking, and Crowding Analysis for Urban Mobility Planning: Case Studies from India, Bangladesh and Japan, Advanced Data Analytics and Cyber Physical Systems for Urban Mobility, 2023, With Invitation, English, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi
  6. Environmental Sustainability vs Equity in Welfare, World Environment Day 2023 Virtual Symposium, 2023, With Invitation, English, Green Institute
  7. Quantifying the Trade-offs between Environmental Sustainability and Equity in Welfare for Mass Rapid Transit Systems (MRT), TransTech Talk Series #5, 2023, With Invitation, English, National Transportation Planning and Research Centre, Kerala, India
  8. Measuring overcrowding in Ahmedabad buses: costs and policy implications., Varghese, V., & Adhvaryu, B., 11th Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries, 2014, Without Invitation, English
  9. Analyzing Regional Travel Patterns in India: Disaggregated Analysis of Social, Health and Pilgrimage Trips, Bardhan, R., Varghese, V., & Jana, A., 11th Eastern Asia Societies for Transportation Studies (EASTS) Conference, 2015, Without Invitation, English
  10. Transport network characteristics and real-estate undercurrents: The effect of spatial nonstationarity on property pricing in Mumbai., Varghese, V., Sarkar, S., Bardhan, R., Velaga, N. & Jana, A., 3rd Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India, 2015, Without Invitation, English
  11. Revisiting Travel Time in Mumbai: Value of Time Saving or Value of Access?, Chikaraishi, M., Jana, A., Bardhan, R., Varghese, V., & Fujiwara, A., Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA, 2016, Without Invitation, English
  12. Analyzing mode choice for inter-regional travel in India, Jana, A., & Varghese, V., World Conference on Transport Research, 2016, Without Invitation, English
  13. Activity Participation and Time Use Behavior in Mumbai, India: Impact of Information and Communication Technologies in a Disparate World, Varghese, V., Jana, A., Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, 2017, Without Invitation, English
  14. Travel Time Use in Mumbai: Analyzing the Impact of ICT, Varghese, V., and Jana, A., 4th Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India, 2017, Without Invitation, English
  15. Is ICT Improving Access to Activities? A Case Study of Mumbai, India., Varghese, V., and A. Jana, 12th RSAI World Congress, 2018, Without Invitation, English, Goa, India
  16. Two-Wheeler Vehicle Ownership, Transport Disadvantage, And Mode Choice: A Case Study of Different Behavioral Segments from Mumbai, India, Thomas, N., Varghese, V., Jana, A, 98th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, 2019, Without Invitation, English
  17. Analysing the ride sharing behaviour in ICT based cab services: A case of Mumbai, India., Shah, P., Varghese, V., Jana, A., & Mathew, T., 15th World Conference on Transport Research, Without Invitation, English, Mumbai, India
  18. Mode Choice and Travel-Based Multitasking: Analysis of Self-Selection and Unobserved Heterogeneity among Travelers in Mumbai, India, Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M., Jana, A., International Choice Modelling Conference, 2019, Without Invitation, English, Kobe, Japan
  19. Analysis of Life Satisfaction in Slum Rehabilitation Housing Projects: A Decision Tree Approach, Tigulo, A.A., Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M., 13th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 2019, Without Invitation, English, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  20. Road Network Vulnerability: A Nationwide Analysis of 69 Cities from Japan, Safitri, N.D., Santos, J.R., Safira, M., Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M., International Conference on Climate Change, Disaster Management and Environmental Sustainability, 2019, Without Invitation, Japanese, Kumamoto, Japan
  21. Big data, deep learning, and transportation: A meta-analysis, Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M., Urata, J., 24th HKSTS International Conference, 2019, Without Invitation, English, Hong Kong
  22. Deep learning in transportation studies: A meta-analysis of methods, Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M., Urata, J., 5th Conference of Transportation Research Group of India, 2019, Without Invitation, English
  23. Travel-time use in crowded trains: Analyses with discrete continuous choices of commuters in Tokyo, Japan, Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M., Kato, H., 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2020/01/12, Without Invitation, English
  24. Heterogeneities in demand curve for MRT services in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Proceedings of Infrastructure Planning, Moniruzzaman, M.D., Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M., Proceedings of Infrastructure Planning, 2020, Without Invitation, Japanese
  25. An integrated framework for risk and impact assessment of sediment hazard disruption on a road network, Santos, J.R., Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M., Uchida, T., Proceedings of Infrastructure Planning, 2020, Without Invitation, Japanese
  26. Exploring the Effects of Response Lag on Model Estimation Results using a Real-Time Context-Aware Stated Preference Survey Data., Fujiwara, K., Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M., Maruyama, T., Fujiwara, A., 7th International Choice Modelling Conference (ICMC) conference, 2022/05/23, Without Invitation, English, Reykjavik, Iceland
  27. A Joint model for activity start time, travel mode, companionship, and destination location choice decisions, Khaddar, S., Varghese, V., Fatmi, M.R., Chikaraishi, M., 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2023/01/10, Without Invitation, English, Washington D.C., USA
  28. Impacts of extrinsic monetary incentives and intrinsic attitudes on mode choice behavior, Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M, 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2023/01/09, Without Invitation, English, Washington D.C., USA, preprint

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Exploring KANSEI and interactive behavior of pedestrians and crews of quasi-autonomous vehicle, 2023, 2025
  2. 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
  3. Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, Construction of an environmentally friendly ICT platform for travel demand management and user preference analysis, 2022, 2024