Sai Chand


PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering

Contact Details

Office Location:
CE LG-09 Civil Engineering Building (H20)

Research Area

  • Transport Network Modelling
  • Dynamic Traffic Assignment
  • Traffic Safety and
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems


Development of Indian Highway Capacity Manual (Indo-HCM), funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI)

Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model for Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area, sponsored by Transport for New South Wales

Selected Publications


Chand, S., Dixit, V.V., 2018. Application of Fractal theory for crash rate prediction: Insights from Random parameters and Latent class Tobit models, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 112, pp 30-38. (pdf version)

Moylan, E., Chand, S., Waller, S. T., 2018.  A framework for estimating the impact of camera-based ITS technology on incident duration, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (Accepted). (pdf version)

Chand, S., Aouad, G., Dixit, V.V., 2017. Long-range dependence of traffic flow and speed of a motorway: Dynamics and correlation with historical incidents. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2616, pp 49-57. (pdf version)

Pande, A., Chand, S., Saxena, N., Dixit, V.V., Loy, J., Wolshon, B., Kent, J.D., 2017. A preliminary investigation of the relationships between historical crash and naturalistic driving. Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol.101, pp 107-116. (pdf version)

Chand, S., Chandra, S., 2017. Improper stopping of buses at curbside bus stops: Reasons and implications. Transportation in Developing Economies, Vol. 3 (5), doi:10.1007/s40890-017-0033-1. (pdf version)

Dixit, V.V., Chand, S., Nair, D.J., 2016. Autonomous vehicles: Disengagements, accidents and reaction times. PLOS ONE 11, e0168054. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168054. (Open access)

Chand, S., Dixit, V., Waller, S.T., 2016. Evaluation of fluctuating speed and lateral movement of vehicles: Comparison between mixed traffic and homogeneous traffic. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2581, 104–112. doi:10.3141/2581-13. (pdf version)

Duell, M., Saxena, N., Chand, S., Amini, N., Grzybowska, H., Waller, S.T., 2016. Deployment and calibration considerations for large-scale regional dynamic traffic assignment: Case study for Sydney, Australia. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2567, 78–86. doi:10.3141/2567-09. (pdf version)

Awards and Honours

David Willis Best Poster (Honourable Mention) Award for poster titled 'Regional Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model for Sydney: Lessons Learnt in Developing Input Data', presented at  37th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) 2015, Sydney, Australia. 30 September – 2 October 2015.