TTI Research EngineerConnected Infrastructure
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807
(979) 317-2845 x42845
- M.S.C.E., Transportation (Civil Engineering), Texas A&M University, 1992
- B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1988
Srinivasa Sunkari is a Research Engineer in the Translink Research Center. Currently he is working on a project to provide advance warning for end of green at high speed signals and another project to develop cost effective methods to obtain advance detection at signalized intersections. He also recently finished working on a project that involved development of a fiber optic communication network to integrate TransLink with traffic signal controllers, video cameras, City of College Station traffic department, and the City of College Station fire department. The project provided TransLink's Rail Monitoring System information to the Fire department to allow better utilization of emergency vehicles. Mr. Sunkari has also been in the TRICOM project which involves conducting workshops in the field of arterial operations, diamond interchange operations, diamond interchange design, signal operations near railroad grade crossings, and video detection. These workshops are being conducted in various TxDOT districts. Mr. Sunkari has conducted workshops for diamond interchange operations, Arterial optimization and traffic signal operations near railroad grade crossings.
Prior to returning to TTI in 1998, Mr. Sunkari worked for ITT Industries, Colorado Springs, Colorado for three years. At ITT he was responsible for the field evaluation of the RT-TRACS program. The RT-TRACS project was implemented in Reston, VA. He also was responsible for the field data collection for populating a database to calibrate the CORSIM simulation model.
Prior to working in Colorado, Mr. Sunkari worked as an Assistant Research Scientist with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute for three years. At that time he worked on various projects and produced numerous publications in the field of signal operations. These included the Traffic Light Synchronization Program and the Traffic Management Program. He was also responsible for the field deployment of the equipment for the Smart Diamond Project in College Station, Texas. Prior to his full time appointment at TTI, he was employed as a research assistant at TTI while working on his masters program in Civil Engineering program at Texas A&M University. While working as a research assistant, Mr. Sunkari developed the operational requirements to implement dynamic lane assignment signs. Prior to that he graduated from the civil engineering program of Osmania University, India with distinction in 1988.
Mr. Sunkari is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and Colorado. He is also a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. His professional interests are in signalized intersections operations, diamond interchange operations, rail preemption, and traffic simulation.