Avinash Unnikrishnan


Dr. Avinash Unnikrishnan is a Wedge Vision Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science at Portland State University. Dr. Unnikrishnan's research focuses on enhancing system efficiency and resiliency via the development of novel mathematical models based on the application of large-scale optimization, machine learning, data mining, and simulation tools. His work's primary innovation is in the representation of network uncertainty, robustness, user behavior, and complex system interaction in civil infrastructure networks. Dr. Unnikrishnan is the chair of the Transit, Freight, and Logistics Subcommittee (AEP40(1)) of the Transportation Network Modeling Committee of the Transportation Research Board. He is also a member of the Freight and Logistics Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Research Interest and Expertise

  • Smart Urban Network Mobility Optimization 
  • Freight and Logistics
  • Resilient Network Infrastructure Systems
  • Human Health, Infrastructure Resilience and Extreme Events
  • Pedagogy

Courses Taught

Research Archives

TEXT: Specialty: Transportation
  • MS
    Vanderbilt University
  • BTech
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Ph.D
    The University of Texas at Austin