Sai Chand


PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering

Contact Details

Office Location:
CE LG-09 Civil Engineering Building (H20)
Phone: +61 414953739

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., 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 (accepted).

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.