Akshay Vij


Dr. Akshay Vij is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Choice. He has previously worked as lecturer and post-doctoral scholar at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, with joint research appointments at the Institute of Transportation Studies and the Institute of Urban and Regional Development. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, also from UC, Berkeley. 

Vij’s research has made significant contributions to the development of statistical methods for the study of human behavior, and their application to transport contexts. Findings from his research have been published in some of the most prestigious academic journals in the discipline, such as Transportation Research Parts A, B and C; presented at multiple national and international academic and industry conferences, workshops and symposiums; and covered by popular media outlets, such as The Conversation, Channel Nine and ABC Far North. 

Vij has collaborated extensively with industry and government partners to conduct research that addresses major practical challenges facing the transport sector. These include the Department of Transport, Planning and Infrastructure (DPTI) South Australia; the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR); the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) of South Australia; and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia. 

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