Dr. Anuj Sharma is the Co-Director of REACTOR lab at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) and Associate Professor at the Iowa State University. Sharma, in his role as a director of REACTOR lab at Iowa State University has, spearheaded the effort to ingest multiple data feeds on a hybrid platform, including Azure and on-premise servers, perform analytics such as fusion, quality assurance, signal denoising, and machine learning based incident detection, and finally provide a consumable data feed as an open data service. He uses high performance computation driven big data discoveries to assist in making better short term (operational automation) and long term (smart policy) decisions. His group He has been instrumental in developing state-wide mobility report card for Iowa DOT, design a performance dashboard and text alert system for intelligent workzone, and is currently leading a national science foundation funded research to use massive streams of data to improve traffic incident detection and response. He is also leading development in the area of connected autonomy. His team is designing and deploying 20 SPAT compatible signalized intersections throughout Iowa. His research has been recognized by numerous funding agencies, and he has been awarded more than $13 million to fund research projects in the area of smartly operating transportation systems.
Area of Expertise:
Big data analytics in transportation Data-driven decision making Traffic signal systems Safety and efficiency of traffic operations Smart rural transportation
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2008
M.S. Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2004
B.E. Civil Engineering, Regional Engineering College in Rourkela, India, 2001