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Subhro Mitra, Ph.D.
Affiliated Staff
Phone: (701)231-6448
Email: subhro.mitra@ndsu.edu

Subhro Mitra is Associate Research Fellow at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, and a faculty in the Transportation Logistics PhD program, he is instructor of the following graduate courses: Spatial transportation, Transportation System Modeling and Urban Transportation Systems Analysis.

He has fourteen years of diverse work experience in both operational and technical aspects of transportation and highway engineering. He is principal investigator of number of ongoing projects funded by MPC and NDDOT. He had been involved in a significant number of transportation projects in India. He is a registered Professional Engineer of the State of North Dakota.

Research Interests

  • Freight Travel Demand Modeling
  • Urban Travel Demand Modeling
  • Asset management and life-cycle cost study
  • Optimizing logistics network, Facility location study
  • Corridor improvement study
  • Economic appraisal of infrastructure improvement

Recent Research Activities/Major Programs of Activity

  • Development of GIS Multimodal Capacity Model for Northern Tier Freight Corridor
  • Forecasting Bridge Deterioration Rates and Improvement Costs for North Dakota
  • A GIS Model for Bridge Management and Routing
  • North Dakota Highway Study needs
  • Study to analyze highway needs for a Proposed Ethanol processing plant at Spiritwood
  • Study on Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on the Economy of North Dakota


  • 2010-present, Assistant Professor, Division of Urban and Professional Studies, University of North Texas at Dallas
  • 2006-2010, Associate Research Fellow, UGPTI, North Dakota State University
  • 2006-Present, Faculty, Transportation and Logistics PhD program, North Dakota State University
  • 2003-2006, Research Assistant, UGPTI, North Dakota State University
  • 1996–2003, Transportation Engineer/Planner, Department of Transportation, West Bengal, India
  • 1994-1996, Engineer/Planning, Trafalgar House Construction, Kolkata, India


  • PhD, Transportation and Logistics, North Dakota State University, ND, 2007
  • MBA, Marketing (Major), Finance, Production (Minor), Calcutta University, India, 1997
  • BS, Civil Engineering, North Bengal University, India, 1993
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