Dr. Nithin Agarwal

Director, UFTI-T2 Center

352.273.1674 — nithin.agarwal@ufl.edu

Dr. Agarwal is the Director of the Florida Technology Transfer (T2) Center. Dr. Agarwal also manages the Transportation Safety Center at the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI), where he also leads efforts to evaluate emerging technologies utilizing the UFTI’s I-STREET testbed. He serves as Principal Investigator for two Florida Department of Transportation grants that focus on improving safety throughout Florida: the occupant protection resource center and pedestrian bicycling safety resource center. As a member of the University of Florida Civil Engineering Department’s graduate faculty, Dr. Agarwal teaches several transportation courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Before joining the University of Florida, Dr. Agarwal was a research associate with the Kentucky Transportation Research Center for over six years, focusing on evaluation of adaptive traffic signal controls and implementation of the Highway Safety Manual in Kentucky.

Dr. Agarwal brings to all his roles over a decade of experience in the field of traffic operations, highway design and safety, technology transfer, and education, with contributions in numerous areas of the profession. He chairs the Transportation Research Board’s Subcommittee on Traffic Signal Timing and is a member of the Traffic Signal Systems committee. He is also a panel member for the National Academy of Sciences’ National Cooperative Highway Research Program (Project 17-92 and Project 03-133). Dr. Agarwal has presented at national conferences, including the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting, and has coauthored several research reports. Dr. Agarwal has developed online training and certification courses on signal timing and signal systems, which are utilized by local and state agencies. Dr. Agarwal has been consulted as a subject matter expert by state and national agencies and has also contributed to the development of several courses, including participation with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)’s Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council.