Honors and Rewards

Awards and accreditations

1. Transportation Research Board 2017 Transportation Data Analytics Contest award. Sponsored by the ADB 20: Effects of Information and Communication Technologies on Travel Choices Committee. Topic: Capturing latent travel patterns with unknown number of activities.

2. Distinguished Researcher Award 2015. Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

3. Certificate of Appreciation 2012, Network Committee, Transportation Research Board.

4. Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship 2005. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. This award is given to outstanding
transportation engineering students across the nation.

5. Ross Fellowship, Purdue University 2002. The Ross Fellowship is intended to recruit outstanding students to graduate programs at Purdue University.

6. Eldon J. Yoder Memorial Award, Purdue University 2004. This award is given to an outstanding graduate student majoring in the transportation engineering area at Purdue University.

7. Graduate School Summer Research Grant, Purdue University 2005.

8. Scholastic Merit Award, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Presented by Xerox Corporation 2006, 2007.

Students Awards

1. Naveen Veeramisti, 2017 Outstanding Graduate. University of Nevada Las Vegas.

2. Daniel Emaasit, Transportation Research Board 2017 Transportation Data Analytics Contest award. Sponsored by the ADB 20: Effects of Information and Communication Technologies on Travel Choices Committee. Topic: Capturing latent travel patterns with unknown number of activities.

3. Naveen Veeramisti, 2017 College Second-Best Dissertation Award, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Topic: A Business Intelligence Framework for Network Level Traffic Safety Analyses.

4. Pankaj Maheshwari, 2014 College Second-Best Dissertation Award, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Topic: Framework for the Planning of Sustainable Transportation Systems.

5. Victor Molano, 2014 College Best Thesis Award, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Topic: Calibration of Microscopic Traffic Flow Models Considering all Parameters Simultaneously.

6. Indira Khanal, 2014 College Second-Best Thesis Award, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Topic: Development of a Visualization System for Highway Safety Management Using Safety Analyst.

7. Andrew Nordland, 2013 College Best Thesis Award, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Topic: Statistical Analysis of a Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee for Nevada.

8. Mukesh Khadka, 2012. Best Paper and Presentation. 21st Annual Nevada Fall Transportation Conference. Effects on compliance of a HAWK signal in Las Vegas.

9. Daniel Emaasit, 2014. Best Paper and Presentation. 23rd Annual Nevada Fall Transportation Conference. Development of Tools for the Management of Utility Infrastructure.

10. Senior Design Team, Second Place on the UNLV Senior Design Competition. Demand Responsive Rumble Strips. Las Vegas, Nevada, Spring 2017.
Senior Design Team, First Place on the UNLV Senior Design Competition. An Efficient UNLV Parking Solution. Las Vegas, Nevada, Fall 2016.

11. Senior Design Team, Second Place on the UNLV Senior Design Competition. Bus Rapid Transit System on Flamingo Road. Las Vegas, Nevada, Fall 2010.