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Dr. Sunanda Dissanayake

Associate Professor
Civil Engineering
Kansas State University
2118 Fiedler Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-1540
Fax: 785-532-7717
Email: sunanda@ksu.edu
Education
1999 Ph.D. University of South Florida
1993 M.Eng. Asian Institute of Technology
1990 B.Sc. University of Moratuwa


Selected Publications
2011 Comparison of Contributory Causes of Fatal Truck and Non-Truck Crashes Using Bayesian Statistical Analysis
published in Proceedings of the First Transportation and Development Institute Congress
2011 Evaluation of Criteria for Setting Speed Limits on Gravel Roads
published in Journal of Transportation Engineering
2010 Characteristics and Contributory Causes Related to Large Truck Crashes (Phase I) – Fatal Crashes
published in Mid-America Transportation Center Final Report
2010 Characteristics and Contributory Causes Related to Large Truck Crashes (Phase I) – Fatal Crashes
published in MATC Final Report
2010 Comparison of Characteristics and Contributory Causes of Fatal Truck and Non-Truck Crashes Using Bayesian Statistical Analysis
published in TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD
2010 Comparison of Older-Driver Safety Experience in Urban and Rural Highways in Kansas
published in TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD
2010 Contributing Factors to Older-Driver Injury Severity in Rural and Urban Areas
published in Journal of the Transportation Research Forum,
2010 Demographic, Socio-Economic, Policy, and Other Characteristics Affecting State Seat Belt Usage Rates in the United States
published in Advances in Transportation Studies
2010 Developing a Statewide Truck Trip Management System
published in KDOT Final Report
2010 Evaluation of Fatality Risk of Older Drivers Based on Per Vehicle Miles of Travel
published in TRB 89th Annual Meeting
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Projects
Evaluation of Low-Cost Intersection Countermeasures to Reduce Red Light Running Violations
Effects of Geometric Design Features on Truck Crashes on Limited Access Highways
Characteristics and Contributory Causes Related to Large Truck Crashes (Phase I)
Improving Safety of the Surface Transportation System by Addressing the Issues of Vulnerable Road Users: Case of the Motorcyclists
Characteristics and Contributory Causes Related to Large Truck Crashes-Phase II
Work Zone Crash Analysis and Modeling to Identify Factors Associated With Crash Severity and Frequency

Awards
2011 Fulbright Scholar to Sri Lanka, U.S. Department of State
2010 Meyers-Alford Memorial Teaching Award, KSU College of Engineering

Selected Presentations
2011 Comparison of Contributory Causes of Fatal Truck and Non-Truck Crashes Using Bayesian Statistical Analysis
2011 Comparison of Characteristics and Contributory Causes of Fatal Truck and Non-Truck Crashes Using Bayesian Statistical Analysis
2011 Comparison of Characteristics and Contributory Causes of Fatal Truck and Non-Truck Crashes Using Bayesian Statistical Analysis
2011 Analysis of Motorcycle Crashes in Kansas
2009 Examination of Factors Affecting Crash Severity on Gravel Roads
2009 Characteristics of Fatal Truck Crashes in USA
2009 Estimating Economic Benefits due to Increased Seat Belt Use: Case Study
2009 Criteria for Setting Speed Limits on Low-Volume Gravel Roads
2008 Speed Limit Related Issues on Gravel Roads
2008 Effect of Unmatched Longitudinal Construction Joints and Pavement Markings on Lateral Position of Vehicles
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