Engineering Research Associate
Meghna Chakraborty is an Engineering Research Associate at the Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her primary research interests lie in the realm of traffic safety and operations, broadly including data-driven analysis and predictive modeling pertaining to human factors, road user behavior, intelligent transportation systems, and connected and autonomous vehicles. Meghna joined the HSRC team as a postdoctoral research associate before she transitioned to the current role.
Over the course of her graduate studies and the employment with HSRC, Meghna has been involved in several transportation safety- and operations-related research projects funded by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), among others. Prior to joining HSRC, Meghna earned a Ph.D. and an M.S. in civil engineering (transportation) from Michigan State University, and an M.S. in community and regional planning from Iowa State University. Meghna’s research has led to the publication of more than 18 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles, and technical reports. Her professional experiences also include teaching assistantship for graduate and undergraduate level courses at Iowa State University, referee service for journal and conference manuscripts, and affiliations with technical committees.