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Pruthvi Manjunatha

Research Assistant Professor and I-STREET Manager Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering
Office 309 Weil Hall Website: UFTI Profile Website: I-STREET Website: Google Scholar page


Research Areas:

  • Human Factors and Driver Behavior
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) infrastructure
  • Traffic Simulation
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Traffic Operations and Signal Control


Pruthvi Manjunatha is the I-STREET Living Lab Manager and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. Dr. Manjunatha has 10 years of experience in transportation engineering, which includes teaching, research and working in the industry. His experience has been in Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) infrastructure, Human Factors and Driver Behavior, Traffic Simulation, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), traffic operations and data management.


B.S., Civil Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Mysore, India, May 2010.
M.S., Transportation Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of technology, Bombay, June 2012.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, August 2018.

Current Projects:


Before-After Study of Pedestrian-Bicyclists Gainesville Connected Vehicle Pilot • Evaluation of Interstate 4 (I-4) Florida’s Regional Advanced Mobility Elements • Evaluation of Cooperative Automation Research Mobility Applications (CARMA) for I-STREET Implementation • Research on Artificial-Intelligence for Data Integration with State Highways (RADISH) • Support for the I-STREET Living Lab • Evaluation of Advanced Vehicle and Communication Technologies using Microsimulation

Employment History:

Post-Doctoral Associate, University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) (October 2018- July 2019)

  • I-STREET smart testbed for autonomous and connected vehicle technology
  • Evaluation of Public Acceptance of Autonomous Technology in Gainesville, FL
  • Evaluation of Arterial Corridor Improvements and Traffic Management Plans
  • TTE 6259 Urban Streets Simulation and Control (Instructor)

Visiting Faculty, La Salle University, Colombia (July 2018) – Sustainable Transportation Systems

Graduate Assistant, University of Florida (August 2013-August 2018)

  • Evaluation of Adaptive Signal Controlled Corridors in Florida (Project Manager)
  • Development of Support Systems and Instructional Modules for Driving Simulator
  • TTE 4004c Transportation Engineering (Instructor, rated 4.44 out of 5 by students)
  • TTE 6267 Traffic Flow theory (Teaching Assistant)

Graduate Transport Planner, Atkins, India (July 2012 – July 2013)

  • Traffic Impact Assessment, Microsimulation Modeling, Signal Optimization.
  • Working experience with VISSIM, LINSIG, ARCADY and PICADY
  • Preliminary knowledge of demand modeling with EMME and SATURN
  • Working experience with English and Welsh Traffic codes and manuals

Visiting Scholar, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Sep 2011 – May 2012)

  • Calibration of VISSIM to mixed traffic conditions

Teaching Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology (July 2010 – July 2011)

  • CE 434: Traffic Analysis and Design (Lab Instructor)
  • CE 740: Traffic Engineering (Teaching Assistant)