Professor & Head
Dr. K V Krishna Rao is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He has over 25 years of teaching, research and development and consultation experience in the area of Transportation Systems Engineering. He completed his PhD in Urban Transportation Planning in 1996 and Masters in Transportation Engineering in 1986, both from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. His research interests include sustainable urban transportation planning, travel survey design and analysis, travel behaviour and choice modelling, urban land use transport modelling, transit oriented development, air travel demand modelling, capacity and level of service of traffic facilities, pavement analysis, design and management. He has supervised 8 Ph.D theses and 70 M.Tech dissertations so far and completed several sponsored research and consultancy studies in his areas of research. His contribution in the preparation of master plans for metro rail systems in the cities of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune and MMR in General are noteworthy. He has several publications in refereed international journals and conferences. He has served also in several administrative positions at IIT Bombay. Currently he is the head of civil engineering department, IIT Bombay. He was conferred with Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008 and 2012 by IIT Bombay. He is a member of professional bodies like ASCE, IRC, WCTRS, IUT, etc., and represented on several technical committees of IRC and Government Agencies and local bodies.