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New Faculty Award Presented to NEXTRANS Investigator

January 26, 2011

Satish V. Ukkusuri, associate professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, was awarded the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC)-American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) New Faculty Award.

Dr. Ukkusuri is the principal investigator on a NEXTRANS-funded project, “Estimating the Economic Impacts of Disruptions to Intermodal Freight Systems.”

Dr. Ukkusuri’s research interests include freight transportation and logistics; engineering for extreme events; complex network science; climate change and transportation land use; modeling uncertainty in transportation networks; simulation of large scale robust transportation networks; online network equilibrium problems; information and sensor technologies for transportation applications; and infrastructure uncertainty.

Before joining Purdue, Dr. Ukkusuri was an assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He received a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas.

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