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+91-79-6632 4949

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sandipc@iima.ac.in

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faculty.iima.ac.in/~sandipc

Prof. Sandip Chakrabarti

Public Systems Group

Expertise

  • Transportation planning, economics and policy

  • Urban development; Urban economics

  • Public policy; Public economics

 

Educational Qualifications

 

Ph.D. (2015), Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

 

 

Academic Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor, Public Systems Group, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (2017-)

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Planning and Urban Studies, UNO Transportation Institute, University of New Orleans (2016-17)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate, METRANS Transportation Center, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California (2015-16)

  • Doctoral Research Fellow, METRANS Transportation Center, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California (2010-15)

  • Researcher, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (summer 2013)

  • Research Associate, Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2007-08)

 

Teaching

 

At the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

  • Innovations in Managing Urban Transport (PGP Elective)

  • Urban Economy and Business Environment (PGP Elective)

  • Business, Environment and Sustainability (PGP Compulsory)

  • Research Communication (FPM Compulsory)

  • Methods in Policy Analysis and Research (FPM Compulsory)

  • GIS and Spatial Analysis (FDP)

  • Smart Cities - Planning and Policy Issues (FDP)

 

At the University of Southern California and the University of New Orleans

  • Institutional and Policy Issues in Transportation

  • Land Use - Transportation Interactions

  • Environmental Justice in Cities

  • Urban Social Policy

 

 

 

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

 

Work under review in refereed journals

  1. A new approach for analyzing intra-metropolitan variation in highway traffic performance (with Genevieve Giuliano)
  2. Analysis of how inter-urban migration of recent immigrants affects urban transit demand in the U.S. (with Gary Painter) - Revised and resubmitted
  3. Effect of parenthood on travel behavior (with Kenneth Joh) - Revise and resubmit decision
  4. Time-use and activity patterns of the elderly (with Sylvia He)
  5. Mobility implications of relocating vs. aging in place (with Manish Shirgaokar)
  6. Exploration of the geography of medical travel in India (with Aruna Divya T.)

 

Refereed journal articles

  1. Chakrabarti, S. (2018). Can Highway Development Promote Employment Growth in India? Transport Policy, 69, 1-9.
  2. Chakrabarti, S. (2018). Does Telecommuting Promote Sustainable Travel and Physical Activity? Journal of Transport and Health, 9, 19-33.
  3. Chakrabarti, S., & Shin, E. J. (2017). Automobile dependence and physical inactivity: Insights from the California Household Travel Survey. Journal of Transport and Health, 6, 262-271.
  4. Chakrabarti, S. (2017). How can public transit get people out of their cars? An analysis of transit mode choice for commute trips in Los Angeles. Transport Policy54, 80-89.
  5. Giuliano, G., Chakrabarti, S., & Rhoads, M. (2016). Using Regional Archived Multimodal Transportation System Data for Policy Analysis A Case Study of the LA Metro Expo Line. Journal of Planning Education and Research36(2), 195-209 [Chester Rapkin Best Paper Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Denver, 2017].
  6. Chakrabarti, S. (2015). The demand for reliable transit service: New evidence using stop level data from the Los Angeles Metro bus system. Journal of Transport Geography, 48, 154-164.
  7. Chakrabarti, S., & Giuliano, G. (2015). Does service reliability determine transit patronage? Insights from the Los Angeles Metro bus system. Transport Policy, 42, 12-20.
  8. Joh, K., Chakrabarti, S., Boarnet, M. G., & Woo, A. (2015). The Walking Renaissance: A Longitudinal Analysis of Walking Travel in the Greater Los Angeles Area, USA. Sustainability, 7(7), 8985-9011.
  9. Chakrabarti, S. (2011). The Influence of Urban Spatial Structure on Travel Behavior – A Literature Review. Journal of the School of Planning and Architecture, India: New Dimensions in Research of Environments for Living, 2, 87-95.
  10. Chakrabarti, S. & Mazumder, T. (2010). Behavioral Characteristics of Car Parking Demand: A Case Study of Kolkata. Journal of the Institute of Town Planners, India, 7:4, 1-11.
  11. Nigam, N. S., Mazumder, T. & Chakrabarti, S. (2008). Planning for Fast Emerging Rural Growth Nodes in Transition – A Case Study of Panagarh. Journal of the Institute of Town Planners, India, 5:2, 6-18.
  12. Mazumder, T. & Chakrabarti, S. (2008). Rising Car Ownership and Parking Infrastructure in Indian Cities – Problems and Prospects. ABACUS (Internationally refereed journal of the Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, India), 3:2, 35-42.
  13. Chakrabarti, S. & Mazumder, T. (2008). The Economics of Off-Street Parking. Spatio-Economic Development Record, 15:2.

 

Book chapters, refereed conference proceedings, book reviews, and other refereed publications

  1. Giuliano, G., & Chakrabarti, S. (2018). Big Data and Policy Analysis: The Case of the LA Metro Expo Line, Transfers, Issue 2, Fall 2018, Forthcoming.
  2. He, S., Chakrabarti, S., Cheung, Y., & Ngai, W. (2018). A time-use perspective on the out-of-home activities of older people in Hong-Kong, Transportation Research Procedia, Forthcoming.
  3. Giuliano, G., Chakrabarti, S., & Rhoads, M. (2015). Transport Geography. In J. D. Wright (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Elsevier (pp. 607-615).
  4. Giuliano, G., Rhoads, M. & Chakrabarti, S. (2014). New data, new applications: using transportation system data for regional monitoring. Proceedings of the 2014 Transport Research Arena, Paris.
  5. Chakrabarti, S. (2014). A Review of "An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions". Journal of the American Planning Association, 80:2, 189-190.

 

Papers at conferences/symposia (selected)

  1. Chakrabarti, S. (2018). The rise of ride-hailing, and its impact on urban mobility: New evidence from India. Paper presented by Sandip Chakrabarti at the Association of European Schools of Planning Annual Congress 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  2. Hong, A., Chakrabarti, S., & Zou, Z. (2018) Transit Desirability: A novel market segmentation approach for predicting customer retention. Paper to be presented by Z. Zou at the 2018 ACSP Annual Conference, Buffalo, NY.
  3. He, S., Chakrabarti, S., Cheung, Y., & Ngai, W. (2018). A time-use perspective on the out-of-home activities of older people in Hong Kong. Paper presented by S. He at the International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport, Munich, Germany.
  4. Chakrabarti, S., & Painter, G. D. (2018). Does Inter-Urban Migration of Immigrants Affect Public Transit Demand?. Paper presented by Sandip Chakrabarti at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Washington, D.C.
  5. Chakrabarti, S., Painter, G. D., & Valdez, A. (2016). The Decline of Inter-Urban Migration and Its Impact on Public Transit Ridership. Paper presented by Sandip Chakrabarti at the 56th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Portland.
  6. Giuliano, G., & Chakrabarti, S. (2016, 2018). Application of the Los Angeles Archived Data Management System (ADMS) to analyze intra-metropolitan variation in highway and arterial system performance. Paper presented by Genevieve Giuliano at the 56th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Portland, and at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Pasadena, California.
  7. Chakrabarti, S. (2015). The Demand for Reliable Transit Service: New Evidence Using Stop Level Data from the Los Angeles Metro Bus System. Paper presented by Sandip Chakrabarti at the 55th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Houston.
  8. Chakrabarti, S. (2014). The Demand for Reliable Travel: Analyzing the Influence of Service Reliability on Transit Mode Choice. Paper presented by Sandip Chakrabarti at the 54th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Philadelphia.
  9. Giuliano, G., Rhoads, M. & Chakrabarti, S. (2014). New Data, New Applications: A Method for Transportation System Performance Monitoring. Paper presented by Genevieve Giuliano at the 54th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Philadelphia. (This paper was also presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association in San Diego, 2014, and at the 62nd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International in Washington, D.C., 2014.)
  10. Chakrabarti, S. (2013). The Demand for Reliable Travel: Theory, Evidence, and a Research Agenda. Paper presented by Sandip Chakrabarti at the Joint AESOP-ACSP Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
  11. Giuliano, G. & Chakrabarti, S. (2013). New Applications for Real-Time Transportation System Data: Analyzing Impacts of Rail Transit Investments. Paper presented by Sandip Chakrabarti at the 54th Transportation Research Forum, Annapolis MD.
  12. Schweitzer, L. & Chakrabarti, S. (2012). Too Much Democracy, or Too Little? California's High Speed Rail and Environmental Review. Paper presented by Sandip Chakrabarti at the Symposium on High-Speed Rail & Sustainability, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA.
  13. Chakrabarti, S. (2009). Behavioral Characteristics of Automobile Parking Demand and Planning for Off-street Parking Facilities. Paper presented by Sandip Chakrabarti at the 57th National Town and Country Planners' Congress, Goa, India.

 

Research reports and white papers (selected, peer-reviewed)

  1. Giuliano, G. & Chakrabarti, S. (2017). Application of a Regional Multi-Modal Transportation System Performance Monitoring Framework. U.S. Department of Transportation (METRANS Tier-1 UTC project).
  2. Painter, G. D., & Chakrabarti, S. (2017). The Decline in Inter- and Intra-Urban Mobility and its Impact on Passenger Travel. California Department of Transportation (METRANS Tier-1 UTC project).
  3. Boarnet, M. G., Chakrabarti, S., Bostic, R., Rodnyansky, S., Morrison-Hawkins, B., Santiago-Bartolomei, R., & Wang, X. (2015). Housing Affordability and Transit-Oriented Development in Los Angeles: A Challenge and an Opportunity. California Community Foundation.
  4. Giuliano, G., Chakrabarti, S., & Rhoads, M. (2015). Integrated Corridor Management Application: Case study of LA Metro Expo Line Phase 1. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  5. Giuliano, G., Chakrabarti, S., Demiryurek, U., Showalter, C., Rhoads, M., & Hou, Y. (2015). Archived Data Management System: White Paper on Long-Term Research, Development, and Technology Transfer. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  6. Giuliano, G., Chakrabarti, S., Demiryurek, U., Rhoads, M., & Hou, Y. (2015). Archived Data Management System: Web Application Graphical User Interface for Regional Multimodal Transportation System Monitoring. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  7. Giuliano, G., Chakrabarti, S., Rhoads, M., & Hou, Y. (2015). Regional Multimodal Transportation System Monitoring: A New Approach. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  8. Giuliano, G., Chakrabarti, S., & Rhoads, M. (2015). Integrated Corridor Monitoring Application: Case Study of the LA Metro Expo Line. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  9. Chakrabarti, S. & Giuliano, G. (2014). Does service reliability influence transit patronage? Evidence from Los Angeles, and implications for transit policy. USC Lusk Center for Real Estate Working Paper.
  10. Giuliano, G., Schweitzer, L., Chakrabarti, S., Rhoads, M. & Huang, Y. (2012). Application of the Archived Data Management System for Corridor Monitoring, Regional Monitoring, and Incident Management. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  11. Giuliano, G., Schweitzer, L., Chakrabarti, S., Rhoads, M. & Huang, Y. (2012). Study of Existing and Planned RIITS (Regional Integration of ITS) Network Data Sources. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Research

 

Research interests:

  • Transport policy analysis

  • Transportation demand analysis and modeling

  • Land use-transportation interactions

  • Travel behavior/choice analysis

  • Public transit planning and policy

  • Active travel

  • Parking

  • Multi-modal system performance measurement and monitoring

  • Impact analysis of new transportation investments

  • Applications of big data in transportation

 

Major ongoing research projects (selected):

  • Analysis of regional and gender differences in commute travel in India
  • Analysis of public transit desirability (with Andy Hong)
  • National Capital Region Travel Survey (with Aruna Divya T.)
  • Changing mobility patterns of Millennials and Baby-Boomers (with Manish Shirgaokar)

 

Recent funded research projects (selected):

  • National Capital Region Travel Survey, PI, IIM Ahmedabad (INR 2,00,000).
  • Application of a Regional Multi-Modal Transportation System Performance Monitoring Framework, Research Associate/co-PI, University of Southern California. Funded by: U.S. Department of Transportation (US$100,000). PI: Genevieve Giuliano. 2015-16.
  • The Decline in Inter- and Intra-Urban Mobility and its Impact on Passenger Travel, Research Associate/co-PI, University of Southern California. Funded by: California Department of Transportation (US$99,945). PI: Gary Painter. 2015-16.
  • Archived Data Management System Maintenance, Research Associate, University of Southern California. Funded by: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (US$480,000). PI: Genevieve Giuliano. 2015-16.
  • Archived Data Management System (ADMS) for the Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems (RIITS) project in Los Angeles, Research Assistant, University of Southern California. Funded by: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ($ 912,468). PI: Genevieve Giuliano and Cyrus Shahabi. 2010-15.
  • Housing Affordability and Transit-Oriented Development in Los Angeles: A Challenge and an Opportunity, Research Assistant, University of Southern California. Funded by: California Community Foundation. PI: Marlon Boarnet. 2015.
  • Does Service Reliability Promote Transit Use? PI, University of Southern California. Funded by: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (US$10,000). 2014-15.
  • The Demand for Reliable Travel: Evidence from Los Angeles, and Implications for Policy, PI, University of Southern California. Funded by: Lusk Center for Real Estate, University of Southern California (US$20,000). 2013-14.
  • The Los Angeles Expo Light Rail Line: A Study of Travel and Physical Activity Change Associated with a New Light Rail Line, Research Assistant, University of Southern California. Funded by: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, SCAG, Haynes Foundation. PI: Marlon Boarnet and Douglas Houston. 2013.

 

Referee: Urban Studies (SAGE), Transportation Research Part A (Elsevier), Journal of Transport Geography (Elsevier), International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (Taylor and Francis), Transport Policy (Elsevier), Travel Behavior and Society (Elsevier), Public Transport (Springer), Journal of Urban Technology (Taylor and Francis), Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Record Journal.

 

Expert panels: Member, Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Panel on Electric Battery Buses - State of the Practice, Transportation Research Board, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2016-17); Friend member of several standing committees of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, USA; Planning committee member, 2017 GIS in Transit Conference, Washington, DC.

Awards & Honors

 

Awards

Chester Rapkin Award for Best Paper in the Journal of Planning Education and Research, U.S. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2017

Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California, 2013

V.N. Prasad National Best Thesis Award (Gold Medal), Institute of Town Planners, India, 2009

Mott MacDonald Professional Excellence (Best Paper) Award, 2009

S.N. Haldar (Regional) Best Thesis Award (Gold Medal), Institute of Town Planners, India, 2008

 

Fellowships

C. Lowell Harriss (International) Dissertation Fellowship, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2014-15

Lusk Center for Real Estate Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2013-14

Sol Price School of Public Policy Doctoral Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2010-13

 

Scholarships

Conference Travel Scholarship, Volvo Education and Research Foundations, 2018

Conference Travel Scholarship, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2014

Hagman Scholarship, 27th Land Use Law and Planning Conference, UCLA, 2013

AESOP-ACSP Conference Travel Scholarship, University of Southern California, 2013

 

National committees

Member, Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Panel on Electric Battery Buses - State of the Practice, Transportation Research Board, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2016-17

Popular Press Accounts

 

Print and online news

Los Angeles Times:  

1) http://www.latimes.com/local/countygovernment/la-me-1117-expo-line-study-20151117-story.html

2) http://www.latimes.com/opinion/livable-city/la-ol-public-transit-freeway-traffic-20151117-story.html

Govtech.com:             

1) http://www.govtech.com/fs/Analytics-Poised-to-Take-Guesswork-Out-of-Transportation-Planning.html

2) http://www.govtech.com/Do-Universities-Research-Institutions-Hold-the-Key-to-Open-Datas-Next-Chapter.html

CityLab: http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2015/10/public-transit-does-not-have-to-reduce-traffic-to-succeed/409447/

KPCC-FM: http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/11/16/55687/usc-study-finds-no-lessening-of-traffic-with-expo/ (audio available)

USC News:                 

1) https://news.usc.edu/88955/big-data-offers-a-new-look-at-expo-line/

2) http://priceschool.usc.edu/expo-line-wont-reduce-la-traffic/

L.A. Weekly: http://www.laweekly.com/news/the-latest-1-billion-rail-project-will-not-reduce-la-traffic-usc-says-6286165

LAist: http://laist.com/2015/11/17/expo_line_shade.php

Curbed L.A.: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2015/11/expo_line_reduce_traffic.php

Urban Transportation Monitor (Volume 29, Number 10, December 31, 2015)

 

Radio

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM (live interview on November 23, 2015), KCRW-FM, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM

 

Invited Talks and Visits (Selected)

 

  1. Invited to the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF) 2018 Urban Freight Conference, October 17-19, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  2. Invited Speaker, Special Session on "National Household Travel Survey in India," RATE-2018 Conference, Surat, 2018.
  3. Distinguished Speaker, Plenary Session on "Technologies for Managing Smart Cities," Infocomm-India, Mumbai, 2017.
  4. Speaker, "How Big Data will change planning," ACSP Annual Meeting, Portland, 2016.
  5. Discussant, "Managing (Not Solving) Cities' Transportation Problems through Change in Policy and Investment," University of Southern California, 2014.
  6. Member, panel discussion on "Environment and Transportation," L.A. Policy Symposium, RAND Corporation, Los Angeles, 2013.
  7. Speaker, "Too Much Democracy, or Too Little? California's High Speed Rail and Environmental Review," Symposium on High-Speed Rail & Sustainability, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 2012.
 

 

 

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