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Richard de Neufville Announced as Winner of Robert Horonjeff Award

Friday, February 22, 2019

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T&DI is pleased to announce Richard de Neufville, Ph.D., M.ASCE, professor of Engineering Systems, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, as the winner of the ASCE T&DI Robert Horonjeff Award. The award will be presented at the ASCE-T&DI International Conference on Transportation and Development in Alexandria, VA, on June 11, 2019. 

Dr. de Neufville is recognized in part for his outstanding and innovative contributions and achievements in education, research, technology transfer, and workforce development in the field of air transportation engineering.  He is internationally recognized for his work that applies advanced systems engineering concepts and techniques to the planning of airports and airport systems.  He is known for his advocacy of techniques that introduce greater flexibility in the design of complex engineering systems.

Prof. de Neufville is particularly known for innovations in engineering education. He was the founding chairman of the MIT Technology and Policy Program, and author of six major texts on systems analysis in engineering. His work has been recognized by Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, the NATO Systems Science Prize; the Sizer Award for the Most Significant Contribution to MIT Education, the Martore and MIT Effective Teaching Awards, and the US Federal Aviation Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Through professional short courses, academic research, publications, and consulting work with major airports, Dr. de Neufville has passed on his insights to students and practicing engineers throughout the world.

The ASCE T&DI Robert Horonjeff Award was established to recognize outstanding achievements in, and contributions to, the advancement of the field of air transportation engineering.