Matthew Volovski

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Matthew Volovski is an Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering. His teaching interests include transportation design, civil infrastructure system analysis, evaluation and management, sustainability for transportation infrastructure, and econometric and statistical methods for transportation data analysis.

Dr. Volovski’s research interests include transportation data visualization, spatial analysis and econometric modeling, innovative infrastructure finance, emerging transportation technologies, and asset management. He is active in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the America Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and he serves as a reviewer for several ASCE and Transportation Research Record (TRR) journals and committees.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, Purdue University
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Northeastern University

Courses Taught

  • CEEN 308 Reliability
  • CIVL 202 Introduction to Transportation Engineering
  • CIVL 412 Highway Design
  • CIVL 415 Special Topics
  • ENGS 206 Statics

 

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Refereed Journal Papers

    • Volovski, M., Murillo-Hoyos, J., Saeed, T., Labi, S. (2017) Estimation of Routine Maintenance Expenditures for Highway Pavement Segments - Accounting for Heterogeneity using Random-Effects Models. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems.
    • Volovski, M. Labi, S., Sommer, K., Noureldin, S., Walker, R., (2017). Developing Statistical Limits for Using the Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD) in Construction Quality Assurance. Road Materials and Pavement Design
    • Saeed, T., Moomen, M., Ahmed, A., Murillo-Hoyos, J., Volovski, M., Labi, S., (2017). Performance Evaluation and Life Prediction of Highway Concrete Bridge Superstructure across Design Types. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001051
    • Klatko TJ, Saeed TU, Volovski M, Labi S, Fricker JD, Sinha KC (2017) Addressing the Local Road VMT Estimation Conundrum using Spatial Interpolation Techniques. Journal of Transportation Engineering Part A: Systems
    • Murillo-Hoyos, J., Volovski, M., Labi, S. (2016). An Econometric Analysis of Purchase Cost for Public Transportation Rolling Stock. Transportmetrica (A) (acceoted for publication).
    • Agbelie, B., Volovski, M., Bardaka, E., Zhang, Z., Labi, S., Sinha, K.., (2016). Updating State and Local Highway Cost Allocation and Revenue Attribution: A Case Study for Indiana. Transportation Research Record No. 2597
    • Volovski, M., Liao, T., Dojutrek, M.S., Labi, S. (2014). Using Kriging Estimation to Enhance Geospatial Climate Data Integrity for Infrastructure Management. Transportation Research Record.
    • Dojutrek, M.S., Volovski, M., Labi, S. (2014). Elemental Decomposition and Multi-Criteria Method for Valuing Transportation Infrastructure. Transportation Research Record.
    • Anastasopoulos, P. Ch., Volovski, M., Labi, S. (2013). Preservation: Are "Public Private Partnerships" Cutting Costs? Pavement Preservation Journal, Fall 2013 Issue, 33-35.
    • Anastasopoulos, P. Ch., Islam, M., Volovski, M., Powell, J., Labi, S. (2011). Comparative Evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships in Roadway Preservation. Transportation Research Record No. 2235.
    • Ahmed, A., VanBoxel D., Volovski, M., Anastasopoulos, P., Labi, S., Sinha, K. (2011). Using Lagging Headways to Estimate Passenger Car Equivalents on Basic Freeway Sections. Journal of Transportation of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Issue (1), vol. (2).

    Editorial Committee Refereed Journal Paper

    • Volovski, M., (2015). Funding for Highway Asset Construction and Maintenance: Sustainable Alternatives to the Traditional Gas Tax. IRF Examiner.

    Selected Peer-Refereed Conference Proceedings and Invited Talks

    • Volovski, M., Labi, S., Brennan, T., Sinha, K., (2017) Spatial Analysis of VMT and Fuel Sales Attributable to Vehicles Registered Out-of-State. 96th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
    • Brennan, T., Day, C.., Volovski, M., (2017) Ranking Statistically Similar Highway Travel Corridors Using State Speed Datasets. 96th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. (Under Review Journal of Infrastructure Asset Management)
    • Volovski, M. Labi, S., Sommer, K., Noureldin, S., Walker, R., (2016). Developing Statistical Limits for Using the Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD) in Construction Quality Assurance, 95th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
    • Lavrenz, S., Murlllo-Hoyos, J., Saeed, T., Volovski, M., Labi, S., (2016) Service Life & Condition Rating Prediction of Steel Bridges: New Evidence using Three-Stage Least Squares Modeling, 95th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
    • Klatko, T., Saeed, T., Volovski, M., Labi, S., Fricker, J., Sinha, K., (2016). Estimating Local Road VMT A Comparative Analysis of Spatial Interpolation Techniques, 95th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
    • Agbelie, B., Volovski, M., Bardaka, E., Zhang, Z., Labi, S., Sinha, K.., (2016). Updating State and Local Highway Cost Allocation and Revenue Attribution: A Case Study for Indiana. , 95th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
    • Agbelie, B., Volovski, M., Labi, S., Sinha, K.., (2016). Evaluation of Highway Financing Options on the Basis of User Equities, 95th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
    • Volovski, M., Saeed, T., Labi, S., (2015). Econometric Analysis of Steel Bridge Construction Costs, 8th International Symposium on Steel Bridges, Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Volovski, M., (2015). Faculty Panel on Big Data, 8th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Summit on Applied Economics, Regional and Urban Studies (AERUS), West Lafayette, Indiana.
    • Labi, S., Saeed, T., Volovski, M., Alqadhi, S., (2015). An Exploratory Discussion on the Impacts of Driverless Vehicle Operations on the Man-Made Environment, 1st International Conference on Mechanical and Transportation Engineering (ICMTE '15) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Volovski, M., Labi, S., (2014). Prediction of Routine Highway Expenditures - Accounting for Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity using Random-Effects Panel-Data Modeling, 93rd Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
    • Volovski, M., Liao, T., Labi, S. (2014). Using Kriging Estimation to Enhance Climate Data for Transportation Asset Management, presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of Transp. Research Board, Washington, DC.
    • Volovski, M., Labi, S. (2013). Using Kriging Estimation Techniques to Enhance Climate Data for Transportation Asset Management, 9th Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM), Berkeley, CA.
    • Anastasopoulos, P.Ch., Islam, M., Volovski, M., Powell, J., Labi, S. (2011). Comparative Evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships in Roadway Preservation, 90th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
    • Volovski, M., (2011). Average Annual Maintenance Expenditure (AAMEX) Modeling for Indiana Highway Assets: A Statistical and Econometric Analysis of the Effect of an Asset's Age on Expected Maintenance Costs, Proceedings, Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium in Ames, IA.
    • Ahmed, A., Volovski M., Agbeli, B., Labi, S., (2011). Modeling Vehicle Class Lagging Headways for Estimation of Passenger Car Equivalent: A Comparative Analysis between 3SLS and SURE Modeling Approaches, Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, IA.
    • Ahmed, A., Volovski, M., Anastasopoulos, P., Labi, S., Sinha K., (2011). Passenger Car Equivalents for Basic Freeway Segments Based on Lagging Headways: Some New Evidence using a System of Equations Approach, 52nd Annual Transportation Research Forum, Long Beach, CA.
    • Anastasopoulos, P.Ch., Islam, M., Volovski, M., Powell, J., Labi, S. (2011). Comparative Evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships in Roadway Preservation, 97th Purdue Road School, West Lafayette, IN.

    Other Publications

    • Volovski, M., Spatial Analysis of Passenger Vehicle Use and Ownership and its Impact on the Sustainability of Highway Infrastructure Funding, Ph.D. Dissertation, Purdue University, 2015.
    • Volovski, M., Econometric Models for Pavement Routine Maintenance Expenditure, M.S. Thesis, Purdue University, 2011.

    Technical Reports

    • Volovski, M., Bardaka, E., Zhang, Z., Agbelie, B., Labi, S., Sinha, K.., Indiana State Highway Cost Allocation and Revenue Attribution Study and Estimation of Travel by Out-of-State Vehicles on Indiana Highways, Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana DOT and Purdue University, 2015.
    • Volovski, M., Arman, M., Labi, S., Developing Statistical Limits for Using the Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD) in Construction Quality Assurance, (FHWA/IN/JTRP-2014/10), Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana DOT and Purdue University, 2014.
    • Anastasopoulos, P., Volovski, M., Pradhan, S., Islam, M., Labi, S., Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Highway Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Operations Final Report, (Project No 045PY02), NEXTRANS, USDOT Region V Regional University Transportation Center, 2012.
    • Ahmed, A., Volovski, M., VanBoxel, D., Labi, S., Sinha, K., Truck Travel Characteristics as an Indicator of System Condition and Performance, (FHWA/IN/JTRP-2011/07), Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana DOT and Purdue University, 2011.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Professional Activities

    • Member of the ASCE Planning, Economics, and Financing (PEF) Committee
    • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Manhattan College Chapter Faculty Advisor
    • University Transportation Research Center Region 2, Member of the Board of Directors, Representing Manhattan College

    Professional Memberships

    • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), member since 2009
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), member since 2003
    • Order of the Engineer, inducted 2008
    • Chi Epsilon, inducted 2008
    Journal Article Reviewer
    • ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering
    • ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering
    • Land Use Policy Journal
    • Road Safety and Simulation RSS2013 International Conference
    • Transportation Research Record, Committee on Public-Private Partnerships (ABE10)
    • Transportation Research Record, Committee on Transportation and Economic Development (ADD10)
    • Transportation Research Record, Committee on Transportation Asset Management (ABC40)
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    Honors

    • Indiana ITE Edward J. Cox Memorial Scholarship               
    • International Road Federation (IRF) Student Essay Competition Winner
    • Purdue University Eldon J. Yoder Memorial Award
    • Purdue University Interdisciplinary Excellence Award
    • Purdue University Ross Fellow
    Grants
    • The Spatial Effect of Demographic and Economic Changes on Transit Ridership in New York City. Funded by Manhattan College Summer Grant Program

    • The Spatial Effect of Socio-Economic Demographics on Subway Ridership: a Case Study in New York. Funded by the University Transportation Research Center Region 2, UTRC2