Tejsingh Rana

Tejsingh Rana

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Research Analyst

Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), USF

·Assessment of data availability and required resources to develop the transportation-land use model for Hillsborough County, FL using UrbanSim simulation system on a GIS framework (NCTR Project)

Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant

University of South Florida

Project on enhancement of Transit Boardings Estimation and Simulation Tool (TBEST) Funded by FDOT

·Developed parcel land use based trip rates from ITE Trip Generation Manual and performed trip generation and traffic impact study for Jacksonville area

·Prepared a technical memorandum on the treatment of special generators in travel/transit modeling

Traffic Engineering

·Performed simulation, capacity analysis, traffic signal timing analysis and optimization of a traffic network in Florida using HCS and TSIS-CORSIM

·Performed simulation and traffic signal time optimization (isolated intersection and coordination optimization) of a US 301 corridor in Florida using Synchro and TRANSYT-7F

Crash Analysis of Drivers involved in Two-Vehicle Collisions

·Analyzed the influence of various roadway, environmental, and driver characteristics on the injury severity of drivers involved in two-vehicle accidents using data from 2007 Generalized Estimates System

Data Collection Experience

·Organized and performed on-board transit survey on Hillsborough Area Transit Authority (HARTline) bus route in Florida

·Performed traffic counts study using an electronic count board at intersections of Nebraska Ave in Florida

Teaching and Mentoring Experience

·Teaching Assistant for “Design Graphics (AutoCAD and MicroStation)”, “Transportation Engineering II (Highway Design)”, “Travel Demand Modeling” and “Land-use and Transportation” course: conducted lab sessions, graded assignments and tests

·Guided two undergraduate students on a project to perform LOS, capacity and accident analysis for major highways in Hillsborough County, FL

Sep 2007 - Jul 2008

Transportation Engineer

XCC Engineers and Planners

·Performed highway design and developed the site preparation, roadway profile, alignment and traffic coordination plans for a 1.8 Km western express highway extension project in India using AutoCAD

·Developed the drainage plans and performed the design of cross drains and culverts for the highway project

·Developed signing and pavement marking plans for major highways in India for Commonwealth Youth Games Pune 2008

·Assist Quality Control Manager in achieving quality control requirements at construction site.

Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

Senior Executive

Godrej and Boyce Ltd
  • Supervised the reinforcement, formwork and concreting activities of a 21 storied tower
  • Monitored the project progress and quality control requirements as per contract specifications

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Masters

University of South Florida (USF)

    Traffic Flow Theory, Traffic Systems, Transportation Planning & Economics, Computer Application in Transportation, Transportation Network Analysis, Operation Research for Engineers, Data Management in Transportation Engineering, Land Use and Transportation, Discrete Choice Modeling, GIS in Transportation and Transportation Safety

Course Projects:

·Geographical information systems (ArcGIS) aided crash analysis to identify high-crash locations (segments and intersections) and study the need for an emergency response agency near the critical locations in Hillsborough County, FL

·Executed a bicycle planning study at USF by carrying out the survey of students, staff and faculty who bike to USF and studied the development of effective solutions to increase bicycling use at USF

·Performed gap study on two-way stop controlled intersection at USF by video recording traffic movements

Aug 2002 - May 2006

Bachelors

Mumbai University

Transportation Engineering I & II (Highway design), Project Management, Advance  Structural Analysis, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Design of Steel Structures, Pre-stressed Concrete, Foundation Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Management

Skills

Skills

Computer Skills II

Statistical Analysis Software - SPSS 18.0, NLOGIT and GAUSS econometric software and GIS Software - ArcGIS Computer Aided Designing – AutoCAD Data Analysis Software - MS Excel, MS Access

Computer Skills I

Civil Design Softwares - Microstation and Geopak Programming Languages - C, C++ Structural Designing and Project Planning Software - STAAD Pro, Microsoft Project and Primavera Transportation Engineering Software - HCS 2000, TRANSYT-7F, Synchro, TSIS-CORSIM, Passer II Transportation Planning Software - TransCAD and Cube Voyager (Tampa Bay Regional Planning Model)  

Objective

A certified EIT with wide range of experience in field of transportation design, planning and traffic engineering seeking entry level Transportation Engineer position. Nominee for the TRB Young Researcher Award and an active member of ITE activities at national, state and regional level. Excellent interpersonal skills and well versed with wide variety of computer skills, with ability to adapt and learn new skills quickly

Achievements and Memberships

  • Vice President, USF Institute of Transportation Engineers Year 2009-10
  • Recruitment Chair, USF American Society of Civil EngineersYear 2008-09
  • Treasurer, Civil Engineering Association (CEA)Year 2004-05
  • Nominee for the Young Researcher Award - TRB Committee on Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation (Selected based on the paper presented at the 2010 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting)
  • Conference Presentation Grant for 2009 ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit and 2010 TRB Annual Meeting
  • Member of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Florida State Institute of Transportation Engineers (FSITE), Tampa Bay Institute of Transportation Engineers (TBITE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Tau Beta Phi (Engineering Honor Society) and the Honor Society of PHI KAPPA PHI

Certifications

Certifications

Engineer-In-Training

California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors