Anurag Pande is an associate professor of Civil Engineering at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, and has been an engineering educator for more than 10 years.
As a faculty liaison for service learning at Cal Poly, Dr. Pande facilitates faculty community partnerships to integrate community-based projects into the Cal Poly curriculum.
His research interests include traffic safety and crash data, driver behavior, observational data applications in traffic safety, emergency evacuation, service learning, and scholarship of teaching. He serves on two Transportation Research Board Committees as a member: Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation (ANB 20) and Emergency Evacuation (ABR 30).
Dr. Pande is an associate director for C-TEDD (Center for Transportation Equity Decisions and Dollars), a University Transportation Center funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation; and is the editor of the 7th edition of Traffic Engineering Handbook recently published by the Institute of Transportation Engineers, a widely recognized reference among traffic engineering practitioners.
He has co-authored close to 30 manuscripts that have been published or are forthcoming in peer reviewed journals. He has worked on several sponsored projects including a study on driver behavior funded by the National Science Foundation. He was also one of the invited speakers on “Changes in Traffic Safety Policies and Regulations in 7 Countries (1950-2010)” at the 2012 International Workshop organized by the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences at the United Nations University in Tokyo.
He received his B.Tech in civil engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai, India; and holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from UCF.