Aditi Misra

Degree Program:
PhD in Civil Engineering
Kolkata, India

Aditi is currently an assistant research scienetist in University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute's Center for the Management of Information for Safe and Sustainable Transportation. 

Aditi received her PhD in civil engineering from Georgia Tech in 2016 with a concentraiton in transportation systems engineering and a minor in computational econometrics. She received her MS in Civil Engineering from University of Connecticut and her bachelor's from Jadavpur University in India. Aditi worked as a structural design engineer at the beginning of her career and recently worked as a civil servant in India, concentrating on policy and developmental issues when she took a break to come back for graduate studies.  

Aditi’s doctoral research focused mainly on nonmotorized transportation and travel-behavior modelling using crowdsourced, innovative data-collection methods. Through her research, she gained extensive experience in nonstandardized data handling and management, GIS and transportation-data analytics, and discrete choice modelling. She has also worked on projects related to toll-lane usage and equity aspects of smartphone-based information sharing. Aditi’s research interests include bicycle and pedestrian safety, citizen science, smart and connected cities, and data-driven learning. She is also deeply motivated by fundamental research in travel-behavior-model development and methodological improvements.


Aditi has been a fellow of the Data Science for Social Good, Atlanta, program sponsored by Georgia Tech Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Oracle Academy, and other industry partners, and she received an Airsage Pass Scholarship for her transportation-data-related research. She is also a Foley Scholar finalist and a recipient of the Wang Fellowship at Georgia Tech. Aditi served in multiple organizations including the board of American Society of Engineering Education (Georgia Tech Chapter), Graduate Student Advisory Council for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech and is in the Development Committee of Georgia Tech Women Alumni Network. She is also a nominated member of the Transportation Research Board’s Women’s Issues in Transportation Committee and is actively involved in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee.