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Chandra Bhat - CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award

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Jan. 10, 2017

Professor Chandra Bhat recently received the academic Lifetime Achievement in Transportation Research and Education Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). 

This award is given to individuals who have had a long history of significant and outstanding contribution to university transportation education and research resulting in a lasting contribution to transportation.

CUTC was established in 1979 by major transportation research centers and institutes in the U.S., and provides a forum for the Universities and Centers to interact collectively with government and industry. The council's annual awards competition recognizes individuals who have been nominated by educators from across the country who have emerged as some of the best and brightest minds in the transportation industry.

Bhat is the Director of the Center for Transportation and teaches courses in transportation systems analysis and transportation planning. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading expert in the area of travel demand modeling and travel behavior analysis. His computer modeling of human behavior has fundamentally changed the ability to build realistic models of behavior in a broad number of disciplines. 

Bhat received the award at the CUTC Banquet in Washington DC on Jan. 7, 2017.