Mohan Venigalla

Mason CEIE professor Mohan Venigalla
Titles and Organizations

Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-1630
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 2232
Mail Stop: 6C1

Personal Websites


Mohan Venigalla specializes in transportation systems analysis and planning with an emphasis on sustainable transportation. His early career (for 12 years) was primarily in engineering consulting and research. He has been engaged in his present teaching and academic research career since 2000.

Venigalla’s expertise includes modeling of transportation systems encompassing travel behavior analysis, travel demand modeling, traffic simulation, network analysis, and intelligent transportation systems. His current and prior works covered a range of topics on transportation planning, air quality, transit-oriented developments, shared mobility, and urban freight planning. His skill set includes traditional quantitative and statistical methods, geographic information systems, data mining, and big data analytics. He has developed and applied numerous computer models for solving various transportation planning and traffic engineering problems. 
Venigalla’s research funding since 2000 topped $2.8 million. His publications include more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, two book chapters, and 38 significant technical reports. He developed or taught 16 different courses and graduated seven Ph.D. students under his supervision. He administered the undergraduate civil engineering program at George Mason University and was primarily responsible for increasing the enrollments four-fold (from 73 to 295) in an 8-year period. 

Venigalla’s research on air quality received national acclaim and was recognized by the National Academy of Sciences with the prestigious Pyke Johnson Award. He was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  


  • PhD, Transportation Engineering, University of Tennessee
  • MS, Transportation Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
  • MS, Transportation Engineering, University of Tennessee
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Sri Venkateswara University

Research Interests

  • Transportation systems analysis and planning with an emphasis on sustainable transportation
  • Air quality
  • Transit
  • Shared mobility
  • Urban freight planning


2013 - 2017: Transportation Informatics University Transportation Center (TransInfo UTC): Harnessing the Power of Big Data in Support of USDOT Strategic Goals. Funded by The Research Foundation of State Un.

2010 - 2012:  MSSFS (Multimodal Short Sea Freight Shipping). Funded by the US Department of Transportation.


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