Bhavani Shankar Balla is a PhD student working in Freight Transportation Planning at Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (BITS Pilani), Hyderabad Campus. Balla's freight research can be summarised as 3Ms: "measurement" of establishment-level freight data, "modelling" freight demand and "model transferability" with respect to space. In short, Balla is developing cost-efficient freight demand models with data collected from Indian cities using the practice of spatial transferability. 



Balla, B. S., Sahu, P. K., Pani, A., Sharma, S., & Majumdar, B. B. (2023). Comparison of Parametric and Non-Parametric Methods for Modeling Establishment-Level Freight Generation. Transportation Research Record, 2677(2), 154–172.

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