Sensing and Computing for Urban Logistics, Planning and Traffic Sculpt{Lab}

Transport Planning| Urban Freight| Smart and Sustainable Mobility| Data Science| Behavioral Models | Policy and Practice Interventions|

About the Lab

Our research focuses on improving the scientific understanding of smart cities through development and application of data-driven models and methods to better plan, manage and operate urban transport systems.

  • Research group is part of the Transportation Engineering section of the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India

  • Research group directed by Dr. Agnivesh Pani

IIT (BHU) Varanasi

PI: Dr. Agnivesh

Interested in Joining Our Research Group?

PhD Positions - We are continuously​ looking for talented and young students to join our research group to do a PhD in Transportation. The selected students will be funded and enrolled into the Ph.D. programme offered by IIT (BHU) Varanasi. Potential candidates with a strong analytical background and an outstanding M.Tech degree in Transportation Engineering or M.Plan degree in Planning or a related field are encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please email us your resume. {1 Funded JRF Position is Currently Open}

Project Staff Positions - The available positions of project staff (Project Associates/Data Collection Assistants) will be posted in our social media sites. Please get in touch if you are looking for an opportunity.

Undergraduate Projects - The undergraduate students of Civil Engineering at IIT(BHU) are regularly given opportunities to be a part of SCULPT{Lab} through their UG Projects (3rd Year)/Exploratory Projects (2nd Year). Students from other departments (e.g., Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical, and Mechanical) are encouraged to get in touch with us, if they are interested in taking up challenging projects in the area of transportation engineering.

Internship Positions - Summer (June-July) or Winter Internship (December-January) programme is open for students from other institutions in India or Abroad. If you are interested, please email us your expression of interest in advance. B.Tech or B.Plan students are encouraged, in particular, to apply during their 2nd or 3rd year itself.

Recent Updates

Presentation during the DST-NSF Joint R&D Project Kick-off Meeting

DST-NSF Joint R&D Project Kick-off Meeting

Lab Timeline

  • In July 2022, PI received funding from the US-India Collaborative Research Programme Funded by I-DAPT Technology Innovation Hub of DST and National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • In August 2021, PI joined IIT (BHU) as an Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering

  • In May 2020, PI received the “Young Leader in Sustainable Transport” award from SLOCAT (Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport) and VREF (Volvo Research and Education Foundations)

  • In April 2020, PI defended his Ph.D. thesis on Freight Transportation Planning

  • In January 2020, PI received the best paper award from Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics (AT015) committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington.

  • In December 2019, PI started working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Memphis (UoM), USA

  • In May 2018, PI received Research Scholarship and Travel Grant from Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) for visiting Hiroshima University and partaking in a research program on autonomous vehicles.