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Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D.

Traffic planning & operations • Transportation safety • Pedestrian behavior & safety • Driver distraction • Intelligent transportation systems • Sustainable transportation systems • Evacuation methods

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Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D.

Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering


Areas of expertise:

  • Traffic Planning & Operations
  • Transportation Safety
  • Pedestrian Behavior & Safety
  • Driver Distraction
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Sustainable Transportation Systems
  • Evacuation Methods



Sisiopiku has more than 25 years of transportation experience. Her expertise focuses on traffic safety, intelligent transportation systems, congestion management, traffic operations, simulation and modeling, non-motorized transportation and transportation security.

Sisiopiku is available to comment on transportation needs under extreme weather events, including emergency evacuation plans, transportation infrastructure repair, search and rescue operations. She can also address extreme weather plans in relations to transportation disaster planning and risk management and the challenges for vulnerable populations, infrastructure failure and evacuation and return coordination.



Media coverage:

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