- Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1992
- M.S., University of California at Davis, 1990
- B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, 1988
Ram M. Pendyala is a Professor of Transportation Systems in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University.
His expertise lies in the study of human activity-travel behavior, sustainable mobility strategies, public transportation systems, and the land use, travel, energy, and air quality impacts of a wide range of transportation policies and technologies.
Dr. Pendyala has conducted more than $6 million in sponsored research and published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals including Transportation, Transport Reviews, Journal of Choice Modeling, and Transportation Letters.
He is the chair of the Travel Analysis Methods Section of the Transportation Research Board and the immediate past chair of its Committee on Traveler Behavior and Values. He is also the immediate past chair of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR).
Dr. Pendyala received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering with a specialization in transportation systems from the University of California at Davis. He obtained his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras in Chennai, India.