Raj Bridgelall, PhD

Program Director of SMARTSe

Assistant Professor of Transportation

Intelligent Transportation Solutions

The future of transportation is the convergence of automated, connected, electrified, and shared vehicles. Analysts worldwide anticipate that these vehicles will bring us closer to zero fatalities, zero travel delays, and zero green-house-gas emissions. Nevertheless, there are tremendous uncertainties about the impacts on safety, accessibility, mobility, and the environment. Transportation professionals are seeking to understand the implications for planning, engineering, policy-making, and international standardization. Bridgelall’s research focuses on all aspects of intelligent transportation solutions, including the evolution of cyber-physical security, computing, and data science.

Bridgelall is presently conducting research in the areas of:

  • Sensor system design and optimization to enable Smart Cities.
  • Impacts and implications of evolving intelligent transportation systems.
  • Transportation cyber-physical security.
  • Applications of data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to problems in transportation and logistics.


  • Google Scholar ranked within the top 10 NDSU faculty cited in technical publications.
  • Holds more than 140 United States patents issued or pending in the areas of advanced sensing, wireless communications, mobile computing, decision support platforms, and their applications in transportation and logistics.
  • Appointed to several committees and panels of the Transportation Research Board, a division of the National Research Council of the United States.
  • Appointed to the advisory board of Questex Media Group, producer of the industry's largest conference dedicated to sensors, connectivity, and systems.
  • Served on the advisory boards of wireless alliances, academic departments, and high-tech startups.

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