TTI Senior Research EngineerConnected Infrastructure Program
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807-3135
- M.S.C.E., Transportation (Civil Engineering), Texas A&M University, 1992
- B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1988
Mr. Sunkari is a Research Engineer at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and has over 26 years of experience as a professional engineer and a researcher in the field of traffic signal operations, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, and Connected Vehicle Initiatives. Mr. Sunkari was a key researcher in development of the Concept of Operations (ConOps), User Needs, System Requirements, and a prototype system for the generation and broadcast of Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) and related messages to vehicles in a Connected Vehicle Environment. The SPaT prototype was tested and deployed at the FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC). He was also a key researcher in the Prototype Development and Small-Scale Demonstration of Dynamic Speed Harmonization (SPD-HARM) with Queue Warning (Q-WARN) in a Connected Vehicle Environment project for USDOT. He also led the development of a hardware-in-the-loop platform to evaluate Connected Vehicle Applications and Connected Vehicle Technologies. Mr. Sunkari was also the principal investigator in a project to identify and eliminate conflicts in the Connected Vehicle Messages from the infrastructure to the mobile devices. He was one of the contributing authors of the first version and the second version of the FHWA’s Traffic Signal Manual and was a key researcher that developed the Signal Timing Handbook for the Texas Department of Transportation.