USDOT Region V Regional University Transportation Center

NEXTRANS to host seminar series

October 20, 2010

All NEXTRANS-affiliated faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend two seminars given on Purdue University's West Lafayette campus the week of October 25, 2010.

Dr. Sankaran Mahadevan will travel from Vanderbilt University to Purdue to present his work and research in a seminar titled, "Quantitative Methods for Risk Assessment and Management."  Dr. Mahadevan has a joint appointment at Vanderbilt, as professor of civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering.  His research interests are in reliability and uncertainty analysis methods, material degradation, structural health monitoring, design optimization, and model uncertainty.  Dr. Mahadevan will be in the Civil Engineering Building (Room 1144) at Purdue University from 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26.  This seminar is sponsored by NEXTRANS and the Purdue Student Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Dr. Michael Florian will travel from the Universite de Montreal to Purdue to present his work and research in a seminar titled, "From Static to Dynamic Models: Some Successful Applications."  Dr. Florian is an elected member of the Royal Society of Canada and the recipient of the Robert D. Herman Lifetime Achievement Award from INFORMS.  In addition to numerous other awards and honors, Dr. Florian is the developer of the commonly-used EMME/2 transportation planning software, as well as that of STAN freight software.  Dr. Florian will be in Armstrong Hall (Room B071) at Purdue University from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, October 28.

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