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Dr. Chandra Bhat to Join T&DI’s FY18 Board as ASCE President’s Appointee

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Dr. Chandra Bhat

Dr. Chandra R. Bhat, the Director of the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) and the Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, will join T&DI's FY18 Board as ASCE President's Appointee. His term will commence on October 1, 2017.

Dr. Bhat has a joint appointment between the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) and the Department of Economics at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a world-renowned expert in the area of transportation and urban policy design, with far reaching implications for public health, energy dependence, greenhouse gas emissions, and societal quality of life. Methodologically, he has been a pioneer in the formulation and use of statistical and econometric methods to analyze human choice behavior. His current research includes the social and environmental aspects of transportation, safety and planning implications of connected and automated smart transportation systems (CASTS), and data science and predictive analytics.  Dr. Bhat currently serves on ASCE-T&DI's CAV Impacts Committee.

Further information on his contribution and achievement is available on his university profile page.