Associate Dean

Dr. Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan

Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Civil Engineering & Computer Science Engineering

Interests

  1. Smart Transportation Infrastructure
  2. Data Science and Machine Learning Applications
  3. Sustainability

Education

1997

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS)
India
Bachelors

1999

Louisiana State University
USA
Masters

2004

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
USA
Ph.D.

Experience

  • January 2019 - Present, Associate Dean for Research | SRM University-AP, Amaravati, India
  • January 2019 - Present, Professor | SRM University-AP, Amaravati, India
  • January 2019 - Present, Affiliate Faculty | Iowa State University, Ames, USA
  • May 2017 - Present, Senior Data Science Consultant | InfraLytiks, LLC, USA
  • August 2013 - January 2017, January 2018-December 2018, Research Associate Professor | Iowa State University, Ames, USA
  • August 2013 - January 2017, January 2018-December 2018, Associate Director, Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research (PROSPER), Institute for Transportation (InTrans) | Iowa State University, Ames, USA
  • February 2017 - January 2018, Senior Research Scientist | Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
  • August 2009 - August 2013, Associate | Ames Lab, US Department of Energy (US DOE), Iowa State University, USA
  • January 2008 - July 2013, Research Assistant Professor | Iowa State University, Ames, USA
  • June 2005 - December 2007, Research Associate | Iowa State University, Ames, USA

Research Interest

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) enabled highway infrastructure; nano-structured smart (superhydrophopic and icephobic) pavement surface coatings; photocatalytic (self-cleaning) roadways; electrically conductive cement and bituminous concrete; structural and functional health monitoring and asset management of road systems using wireless MEMS, LiDAR, UAVs/drones, RFIDs, infrared thermography, 2D- and 3D-imaging, etc.; rapid 3D finite-element based airport pavement analysis and design
  • Deep learning in vision-based data-driven infrastructure distress detection; natural language processing (NLP) based text representation and mining; materials informatics; non-linear parameter identification of layered systems using inverse analysis; engineering applications of nature-inspired metaheuristic algorithms for global optimization; multiple-criteria decision analysis (MCDA)
  • Climate change, energy, sustainability and pavements; environmental life-cycle assessment of roadways; green materials and construction technologies; sustainability rating systems

Awards & Fellowships

  • 1999 – Dwight D. Eisenhower Grant for Transportation Research Fellowship – National Highway Institute (NHI), U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT), USA
  • 1999 – ITE Scholarship Award – LSU Student Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), USA

Memberships

Memberships in professional associations
  • 2004-2009, Member, Sub-Committee on Applications of Nontraditional Computing Tools Including Neural Nets, AFS50(1), Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • 2005-Present, Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA
  • 2005-Present, Member, ASCE Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI), USA
  • 2008-Present, Member, ASCE T&DI Committee on Sustainability & Environment, USA
Editorial Service for Journals
  • 2014-2015, Guest Editor, Special Issue on Smart and Sustainable Transport, Transport (SCI Journal)
  • 2013-Present, Associate Editor (Highway), Transport (SCI Journal)
  • 2011-2013, Editor, Transport (SCI Journal)
  • 2011-Present, Editorial Board Member, International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering (IJTTE)
Grant/Book Review Panels
  • 2012-2013, Expert Review Panel, The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Ministry of Education in Sciences, Lisboa, Portugal
  • 2014-2016, Expert Review Panel, The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Doha, Qatar
  • 2015, Expert Review Panel, Deanship of Scientific Research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia
  • 2017, Expert Review Panel, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2015-Present, Book Proposal Reviewer for ICE Publishing (Thomas Telford, UK) and Elsevier
Other Professional Activities
  • 2019, Chairman, Scientific Committee, Transbaltica 2019: Transportation Science and Technology – 11th International Scientific Conference, May 9-10, 2019, Lithuania
  • 2017, Scientific Committee Member, Transbaltica 2017: Transportation Science and Technology - 10th International Scientific Conference, May 4-5, 2017, Lithuania
  • 2014, External PhD Examiner, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • 2014, Scientific Committee Member, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE), November 27-28, 2014, Serbia
  • 2012, Scientific Committee Member, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE), November 29-30, 2012, Serbia
  • 2011, Technical Committee Member, First International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM), Fifth International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis (ISUMA), April 11-13, 2011, Maryland, USA.

Publications

Authored Books/Monographs
Books Edited/Co-Edited
  • Goplakrishnan, K., Steyn, W., and Harvey, J. Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Pavements. Green Energy and Technology Series, Springer, Inc., Germany, 2014 (ISBN: 978-3-662-44718-5).
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., van Leeuwen, J. (Hans)., and Brown, R. C. Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts: Value Added Engineering Applications. Green Energy and Technology Series, Springer, Inc., London, 2011 (ISBN: 978-1-4471-2323-1).
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Khaitan, S., and Kalogirou, S. Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems. Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing Series, Vol. 269, Springer, Inc., Germany, 2011 (ISBN: 978-3-642-22175-0).
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Birgisson, B., Taylor, P., and Attoh-Okine, N. Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure: A Apradigm Shift. Springer, Inc., Germany, 2011 (ISBN: 978-3-642-16656-3).
  • Gopalakrishnan, K.  and Peeta, S. Sustainable and Resilient Critical Infrastructure Systems: Simulation, Modeling, and Intelligent Engineering. Springer, Inc., Germany, 2010 (ISBN: 978-3-642-11404-5).
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Ceylan, H., and Attoh-Okine, N. Intelligent and Soft Computing in Infrastructure Systems Engineering: Recent Advances. Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI) Series, Springer, Inc., Germany, 2010 (ISBN: 978-3-642-04585-1).
  • Ceylan, H., Gopalakrishnan, K., Huang, L., and Liu, X. Performance Modeling and Evaluation of Pavement Systems and Materials. Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 195, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 174 pages, 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-784-41047-9).
Selected Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
  • Sassani, A., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Arabzadeh, A., Sadati, S., Gopalakrishnan, K., and Taylor, P. C. “Carbon fiber-based Electrically Conductive Concrete for Salt-free Deicing of Pavements,” Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 203, pp. 799-809, 2018.
  • Arabzadeh, A., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Sassani, A., Gopalakrishnan, K., and Mani Mina. “Electrically-conductive Asphalt Mastic: Temperature Dependence and Heating efficiency,” Materials & Design, Vol. 157, pp. 303-313, 2018.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K. “Deep Learning in Data-Driven Pavement Image Analysis and Automated Distress Detection: A Review,” Data, Vol. 3(3), 28, 2018.
  • Abdualla, H., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Mina, M., Cetin, K. S., Taylor, P. C., Gopalakrishnan, K., Cetin, B., Yang, S., Sassani, A., and Vidyadharan, A. (2018). “Design and Construction of The First Full-Scale Electrically Conductive Concrete Heated Airport Pavement System at A US Airport.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, DOI: 10.1177/0361198118791624.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Gholami, H., Vidyadharan, A., Choudhary, A., and Agrawal, A. “Crack Damage Detection in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Images of Civil Infrastructure Using Pre-trained Deep Learning Model.” International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1-14, 2018.
  • Sassani, A., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Arabzadeh, A., Taylor, P. C., and Gopalakrishnan, K.. “Development of Carbon Fiber-modified Electrically Conductive Concrete for Implementation in Des Moines International Airport.” Case Studies in Construction Materials, Vol. 8, pp. 277-291, 2018.
  • Kaya, O., Rezaei-Tarahomi, A., Ceylan, H., Gopalakrishnan, K., Kim, S., and Brill, D. R. “Neural-Network Based Multiple-slab Response Models for Top-Down Cracking Mode in Airfield Pavement Design.” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements, Vol. 144, No. 2, 2018.
  • Wang, T., Gopalakrishnan, K., Smadi, O., and Somani, A. “Automated Shape-based Pavement Crack Detection Approach.” Transport, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 598-608, 2018.
  • Yang, S., Ceylan, H., Gopalakrishnan, K., Kim, S., Taylor, P. C., and Alhasan, A. “Characterization of Environmental Loads Related Concrete Pavement Deflection Behavior Using Light Detection and Ranging Technology (LiDAR).” International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 11, Issue 5, pp. 470-480, 2017.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Khaitan, S. K., Choudhary, A., and Agrawal, A. “Deep Convolutional Neural Networks with Transfer Learning for Computer Vision-based Data-driven Pavement Distress Detection." Construction & Building Materials, Vol. 157, pp. 322-330, 2017.
  • Sassani, A., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Gopalakrishnan, K., Arabzadeh, A., and Taylor, P. C. “Influence of Mix Design Variables on Engineering Properties of Electrically Conductive Concrete Self-Heating Pavement Material.” Construction & Building Materials, Vol. 152, pp. 168-181, 2017.
  • Arabzadeh, A., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Gopalakrishnan, K., Sassani, A., Sundararajan, S., and Taylor, P. C. “Superhydrophobic Coatings on Portland Cement Concrete Surfaces,” Construction & Building Materials, 141, pp. 393-401, 2017.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K. and Khaitan, S. K. “Text Mining Transportation Research Grant Big Data: Knowledge Extraction and Predictive Modeling Using Fast Neural Nets.” International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 354-367, 2017.
  • Jiao, Y., Young, C., Yang, S., Oren, S., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Gopalakrishnan, K., Taylor, P., and Dong, L. “Wearable Graphene Sensors with Microfluidic Liquid Metal Wiring for Structural Health Monitoring and Human Body Motion Sensing”. IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 16, No. 22, pp. 7870-7875, 2016.
  • Shen, W., Ceylan, H., Gopalakrishnan, K., Kim, S., Taylor C. P., and Rehmann R. “Life Cycle Assessment of Heated Apron Pavement System Operations”. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol. 48, pp. 316-331, 2016.
  • Abdualla, H., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Gopalakrishnan, K., Taylor P., Turkan, Y. “System Requirements for Electrically Conductive Concrete Heated Pavements”. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2569, pp. 70-79, 2016.
  • Arabzadeh, A., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Gopalakrishnan, K., and Sassani, A. “Superhydrophobic Coatings on Asphalt Concrete Surfaces: Towards Smart Solutions for Winter Pavement Maintenance.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2551, pp. 10-17, 2016.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Yang, S., and Abdualla, H. “Electrically Conductive Mortar Characterization for Self-Heating Airfield Concrete Pavement Mix Design”. International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 315-324, 2015.
  • Ceylan, H. and Gopalakrishnan, K. “Finite Element based Hybrid Evolutionary Optimization Approach to Solving Rigid Pavement Inversion Problem”. Engineering with Computers, Vol. 30, pp. 1-13, 2014.
  • Ceylan, H., Gopalakrishnan, K., Kim, S., Taylor, P. C., Prokudin, M., and Buss, A. F. “Highway Infrastructure Health Monitoring Using Micro-Electromechanical Sensors and Systems (MEMS)”. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Vol 19, Sup1, pp. 188-201, 2013.
Peer-reviewed Book Chapters
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Ceylan, H., Kim, S., and Yang, S. “Wireless MEMS Applications for Transportation Infrastructure Health Monitoring and Management.” In Wireless MEMS Networks and Applications, Ed: Deepak Uttamchandani, Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier Ltd., London, 2016. - Invited Book Chapter
  • Sikkema, J.K., Alleman, J.E., Cackler, T.E., Taylor, P., Bai, B., Ong, S.K., and Gopalakrishnan, K. “Photocatalytic Pavement: Fundamental and Pragmatic Technology Overview”. In Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability, and Pavements, Eds: Gopalakrishnan, K., Steyn, W., and Harvey, J., Springer, Inc., 2014.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K. “Particle Swarm Optimization in Civil Infrastructure Systems: State-of-the-art Review”. In Metaheuristics and Applications in Structures and Infrastructures. Ed.: A. H. Gandomi, X-S. Yang, S. Talatahari, and A. H. Alavi, Elsevier, 2012. – Invited Book Chapter
  • Ceylan, H., Kim, S., and Gopalakrishnan, K. “Sustainable Utilization of Biofuel Co-Product in Roadbed Stabilization”. In Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts: Value Added Engineering Applications. Ed: K. Gopalakrishnan, J. van Leeuwen, and R. C. Brown, Springer, Inc., Germany, 2011.
  • Kim, S. and Gopalakrishnan, K. “Sustainable Rehabilitation of Deteriorated Concrete Highways: Condition Assessment Using Shuffled Complex Evolution (SCE) Global Optimization Approach”, In Sustainable and Resilient Critical Infrastructure Systems: Simulation, Modeling, and Intelligent Engineering. Eds.: K. Gopalakrishnan and S. Peeta, Springer, Inc., Germany, 2010 (ISBN: 978-3-642-11404-5).
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Ceylan, H., and Kim, S. “Lignin Utilization and Recovery”. In Biofuel and Bioenergy from Biowastes and Lignocellulosic Biomass. Ed: S. Khanal, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Press, 2010. – Invited Book Chapter
  • Kim, S., Gopalakrishnan, K., and Ceylan, H. “Neural Networks Application in Pavement Infrastructure Materials”. In Intelligent and Soft Computing in Infrastructure Systems Engineering: Recent Advances. Eds.: K. Gopalakrishnan, H. Ceylan, and N. O. Attoh-Okine, Springer Inc., Germany, pp. 47-66, 2009 (ISBN: 978-3-642-04585-1).
  • Gopalakrishnan, K. “Hybrid Stochastic Global Optimization Scheme for Rapid Pavement Backcalculation”. In Intelligent and Soft Computing in Infrastructure Systems Engineering: Recent Advances. Eds.: K. Gopalakrishnan, H. Ceylan, and N. O. Attoh-Okine, Springer Inc., Germany, pp. 255-267, 2010 (ISBN: 978-3-642-04585-1).

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