Partha Chakroborty

PhD (University of Delaware, USA)

Professor, Departement of Civil Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD, University of Delaware, 1993
    A Model of Car-Following: A Fuzzy-Inference-Based System
    (Late) Shinya Kikuchi, Ph.D., P.E.
  • M.C.E., University of Delaware, 1990
  • B.Tech(Hons.), IIT Kharagpur, 1988



  • University of Delaware Competitive Fellowship (1991); this is awarded by the University of Delaware to outstanding graduate students.

  • ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Best Paper Award (1996); awarded by American Society of Civil Engineers for the paper "Optimal Scheduling of Urban Transit Systems Using Genetic Algorithms".

  • AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers (1998); awarded by All India Council of Technical Education.

  • Frontiers of Engineering Award (2008); awarded by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.

  • Rajeeva and Sangeeta Lahri Chair Professorship (2012).

  • Vivek Agarwal and Partha Chakroborty. (2014). Stochastic Analysis of Duration of Occlusion of Overhead Sign by Leading Heavy Vehicle: Application to Sign Design. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 140. No. 8.

  • Avinash Dubedi; Partha Chakroborty; Debasis Kundu; K. Harikishan Reddy (2012). Modelling Automobile Driver's Toll-Lane Choice Behaviour ata Toll Plaza. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 11, pp. 1350 – 1357.

  • Partha Chakroborty and Durgesh Vikram (2008). Optimum Assignment of Trains to Platforms under Partial Schedule Compliance. Transportation Research, Part B, Vol. 42, pp. 169-184.

  • Shinya Kikuchi and Partha Chakroborty. (2006). Place of Possibility Theory in Transportation Analysis. Transportation Research, Part B, Vol. 40, pp. 595-615.

  • Partha Chakroborty and Arijit Mandal. (2005). An Asexual Genetic Algorithm for the General Single Vehicle Routing Problem. Engineering Optimization, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 1-28.

  • Faculty at IIT Kanpur: July 1993 onwards

  • Visiting Faculty at University of Delaware (Spring, 1996 and Fall, 2002)

  • Life Member, Transportation Research Group of India

  • Life Member, Indian Roads Congress

  • Pioneered work in rule-based models of car-following

  • Developed good optimization tools for transit network routing and scheduling

  • Working on 2-dimensional models of traffic flow

Theater, History


Western lab extension, 303D

Office Phone: 0512-259-7037 (O)

Labs addresses: Transportation Engineering Laboratory,
Department of Civil Engineering,
IIT Kanpur

Labs Phone: 0512-259-7478

Fax: 0512-259-7395

Email: partha[AT]

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