Dr. Lakshay

Assistant Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Phone No(s): +915427165598
Email: lakshay.mec@iitbhu.ac.in
Area of Interest: Operations Research, Stochastic Modelling, Public Transportation modelling

I have a keen research interest in the area of applied mathematical modelling and simulation. In particular, I have been focusing on transportation and disaster management problems. Here is the list of my research interests: 

  • Sustainability 
  • Public Transportation modelling: Electric buses
  • Humanitarian Logistics 
  • Decision Support system


Research Scientist, Robert Bosch (South East Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore 

(Oct 2018-Oct 2020):

Worked on developing city-wide traffic simulation models to implement control strategies for reducing traffic congestion in cities. The aim is to find solutions to enable new mobility models based on shared assets and traffic flow optimization. The work involved analyzing large datasets and feeding processed data into the simulation for better decision-making. 


  • Prajapati, D., Pratap, S., Zhang, M., Lakshay, & Huang, G. Q. (2022). Sustainable forward-reverse logistics for multi-product delivery and pickup in B2C E-commerce towards the circular economy. International Journal of Production Economics, 108606.
  • Prajapati, D., Zhou, F., Dwivedi, A., Singh, T., Lakshay, & Pratap, S. (2022). Sustainable agro-food supply chain in e-commerce: Towards the circular economy. Sustainability14(14), 8698.
  • Prajapati, D., Chan, F. T., Chelladurai, H., Lakshay, & Pratap, S. (2022). An Internet of Things Embedded Sustainable Supply Chain Management of B2B E-Commerce. Sustainability14(9), 5066.
  • Lakshay, Bolia, N. B. (2022). Efficient evacuation strategies for emergency response management. Journal of Emergency Management (Weston, Mass.)20(2), 175-196.
  • Lakshay, Bolia N. B. (2020). "Robust Scheduling for Bus Based Evacuation Planning.” Socioeconomic planning journal,71,100756, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2019.100756
  • Lakshay, Bolia N. B. (2019). "Operating Strategies of Buses for Mass Evacuation” Safety Sciences. 111, 167-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.07.007
  • Lakshay, Bolia N. B. (2018). "Network redesign for efficient crowd flow and evacuation during mass gatherings" Applied Mathematical Modelling. 53, 251-266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2017.08.030
  • Lakshay, Bolia N. B. (2018). "Pedestrian Control Measures for Efficient Emergency Response Management
    in Mass Gatherings" International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. 9(3):18. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-07-2017-0045
  • Lakshay, Agarwal A., & Bolia N. B. (2016). “Route Guidance Map for Emergency Evacuation” Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (JRACR). 6(3), 135-144. https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2016.6.3.3


  • International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management (2021): Paper presented 
  • World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (2019): Congress theme, “Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities”
  • Thredbo 16 (2019): International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport Singapore, September 2019 (as a Delegate).
  • 15th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR, 2019) Mumbai, India May 2019 (as a Delegate).
  • Lakshay, Bolia N. B. (2017). “Operating Strategies for Bus-Based Evacuation Planning” IFORS 2017 held in Quebec, Canada July 2017 (Abstract accepted)
  • Lakshay, Bolia N. B. (2015). “Risk management strategies to avoid stampede at Mass gatherings” Presented in Second World Congress on Disaster Management (2nd WCDM), held in Visakhapatnam, India, 19-22th November 2015

Reviewed manuscripts from:

  • OPSEARCH The journal of Operational Research Society of India (ORSI)
  • Life Cycle Reliability and Safety Engineering (LRSE)
  • Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • Computers & Industrial Engineering
  • Operations Management Research

Courses at IIT(BHU) Varanasi: 

  • Network Flows and Graphs (ME-DSE 526)
  • Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms (ME-DSE 513)
  • Introduction to Industrial Management (MIM 478)
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision making (MIM 572)
  • Stochastic Decision Modeling (DSE 521)
  • Engineering Drawing (ME 104)
  • Syncing Education with Industrial Demands,  FDP sponsored by Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow. September 2-7, 2021.  
  • Data Analytics and Predictive Techniques for Urban Freight Transportation System, IIT BHU IDAPT under National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical System (IM-ICPS) November 11-14, 2021.
  • Operating Strategies of buses for Mass Evacuation, at Institute of Engineers for Prof B.B. Bansal Memorial Lectures, April 19, 2022.
  • Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making, at TIT&S Bhiwani, Haryana    Value Addition Program of the institute, June 6, 2022.


  • Mr Gopi R. (Ongoing, PhD), Supervisor 
  • Ms. Suneet Singh (Ongoing, PhD), Co-supervisor


  • Mr. Sanjeeb (completed, 2022), Co-supervisor
  • Mr. Eshwar (ongoing), Supervisor 
  • Mr. Pradeep (completed, 2022), IIT Delhi, Co-supervisor
  • Mr. Dev Vrat Pathak (ongoing), IDD