Awards Received by Dr. Bhat's Graduate Students:
National / International Awards
Ph.D. student, Sebastian Astroza, received the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Travel Analysis Methods Section Ryuichi Kitamura Award for the paper entitled "Transportation Planning to Accommodate Needs of Wind Energy Projects" (TRB 17-05309). This award is for the best paper, authored by a student(s)-mentor combination, submitted to the Travel Analysis Methods Section (ADB00) of TRB, which gets over 500 papers each year.
M.S. student, Alice Chu, selected as the 2015 Outstanding Student of the Year for the Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (D-STOP) Tier 1 University Transportation Center.
Ph.D. student, Rajesh Paleti, received the Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award for the best PhD dissertation in the Transportation Science and Technology area, awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers, 2013.
M.S. student, Sriram Narayanamoorthy, received the Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award for the best MS thesis in the Transportation Science and Technology area, awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers, 2013.
M.S. student, Christina Bernardo, received the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award for the best MS thesis in the Transportation Policy and Planning area, awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers, 2013.
M.S. student, Christina Bernardo, received an Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, awarded by the National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration, 9/1/12-8/31/13.
Ph.D. student, Nazneen Ferdous, received an Honorable Mention in the international 2011 Eric Pas Dissertation Prize for one of the top two dissertations in the travel behavior field (award presented at the 13th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Toronto, Canada, July 2012).
M.S. student, Carey Blackmar, received the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award for the best MS thesis in the Transportation Policy and Planning area, awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers, 2011.
Ph.D. student, Naveen Eluru, received an Honorable Mention in the Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Dissertation Prize (award presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, November 2010).
Ph.D. student, Nazneen Ferdous, received an Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, awarded by the National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration, 9/1/10-8/31/11.
Ph.D. student, Abdul Pinjari, received an Honorable Mention in the international 2008 Eric Pas Dissertation Prize for one of the top two dissertations in the travel behavior field (award presented at the 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Jaipur, India, December 2009).
M.S. student, Bharath Rajagopalan, received the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award for the best MS thesis in the Transportation Policy and Planning area, awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers, 2009.
Ph.D. student, Naveen Eluru, was selected as a finalist for the 2009 North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) Graduate Student Paper Award for the paper entitled "A Joint Flexible Econometric Model System of Household Residential Location and Vehicle Fleet Composition/Usage Choices" by N. Eluru, C.R. Bhat, R.M. Pendyala, and K.C. Konduri.
Ph.D. student, Jeffrey LaMondia, selected as an Eno Fellow to participate in the annual Leadership Development Conference, sponsored by ENO Transportation Foundation, 2009.
Ph.D. student, Naveen Eluru, selected to participate in the 2009 International Road Federation (IRF) Executive Leadership Program.
Ph.D. student, Abdul Pinjari, received the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award for the best dissertation in the Transportation Policy and Planning area, awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers, 2008.
Ph.D. student, Ipek Sener, selected to participate in the 2008 International Road Federation (IRF) Executive Leadership Program.
Ph.D. student, Jeffrey LaMondia, received an Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, awarded by the National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration, 9/1/07-8/31/09.
Ph.D. student, Rachel Copperman, received an Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, awarded by the National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration, 9/1/07-8/31/08.
Ph.D. student, Abdul Pinjari, selected to participate in the 2007 International Road Federation (IRF) Executive Leadership Program.
M.S. student, Rachel Copperman, selected as an Eno Fellow to participate in the annual Leadership Development Conference, sponsored by ENO Transportation Foundation, 2005.
M.S. student, Rachel Copperman, received an Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, awarded by the National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration, 9/1/05-8/31/07
Ph.D. student, Jessica Guo, received the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award for the best dissertation in the Transportation Policy and Planning area, awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers, 2004.
M.S. student, Allison Lockwood, selected as an Eno Fellow to participate in the annual Leadership Development Conference, sponsored by ENO Transportation Foundation, 2003.
M.S. student, Gozen Basar, selected as an Eno Fellow to participate in the annual Leadership Development Conference, sponsored by ENO Transportation Foundation, 2002.
M.S. student, Aruna Sivakumar, received the Milton Pikarsky North American Memorial Award for the best MS thesis in the Transportation Science andTechnology area, awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers, 2001.
M.S. student, Harikesh Nair, received the Milton Pikarsky North American Memorial Award for the best MS thesis in the Transportation Science and Technology area, awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers, 2000.
Regional Awards
M.S. student, Abhilash Singh, received a 2017 Texas District Student Fellowship, awarded by the Texas District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TexITE).
M.S. student, Megan Hoklas, received the 2015 SWUTC Dr. Naomi Lede Award to the Outstanding Masters Student, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in M.S. thesis.
Ph.D. student, Marisol Castro, received the 2012-2013 Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates, awarded by the Heart of Texas Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS).
M.S. student, Christina Bernardo, received the 2013 SWUTC Dr. Naomi Lede Award to the Outstanding Masters Student, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in M.S. thesis.
Ph.D. student, Rajesh Paleti, received the 2011 SWUTC Dr. Robert Herman Award to the Most Outstanding Student, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in Ph.D. dissertation.
Ph.D. student, Ipek Sener, received the 2010 SWUTC Dr. Robert Herman Award to the Most Outstanding Student, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in Ph.D. dissertation.
Ph.D. student, Jeffrey LaMondia, received the 2010 SWUTC Dr. William J. Harris Award to the Outstanding Doctoral Student, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in Ph.D. dissertation.
Ph.D. student, Ipek Sener, received the 2009 Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the Heart of Texas Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS).
Ph.D. student, Naveen Eluru, received the 2008 SWUTC Dr. Robert Herman Award to the Most Outstanding Student, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in Ph.D. dissertation.
Ph.D. student, Rachel Copperman, received the 2008 SWUTC Dr. William J. Harris Award to the Outstanding Doctoral Student, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in Ph.D. dissertation.
Ph.D. student, Rachel Copperman, received the 2007 Outstanding Student Award, awarded by the Texas Institute of Transportation Engineers to recognize the outstanding student member in each of the TexITE Student Chapters.
M.S. student, Rachel Copperman, received the 2006 SWUTC Outstanding Masters Student Award and selected as the SWUTC 2006 Outstanding Student of the Year, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in M.S. thesis.
M.S. student, Jeffrey LaMondia, received the 2006 Outstanding Student Award, awarded by the Texas Institute of Transportation Engineers to recognize the outstanding student member in each of the TexITE Student Chapters.
Ph.D. student, Aruna Sivakumar, received the 2005 SWUTC Dr. Robert Herman Award to the Most Outstanding Student, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in Ph.D. dissertation.
Ph.D. student, Jessica Guo, received the 2004 Wanda J. Schafer Graduate Scholarship, awarded by the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS).
M.S. student, Allison Lockwood, received the 2003 SWUTC Outstanding Masters Student Award, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in M.S. thesis.
M.S. student, Allison Lockwood, received the 2003 Outstanding Student Award, awarded by the Texas Institute of Transportation Engineers to recognize the outstanding student member in each of the TexITE Student Chapters.
M.S. student, Gozen Basar, received the 2002 SWUTC Outstanding Masters Student Award, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in M.S. thesis.
M.S. student, Teresa Frusti, received the 2001 SWUTC Outstanding Masters Student Award, awarded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, award is based in part on research work conducted in M.S. thesis.
University Awards
Ph.D. student, Nazneen Ferdous, received a David Bruton, Jr. Graduate School Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year, awarded by the Graduate School, UT Austin.
Ph.D. student, Rachel Copperman, received a University Continuing Fellowship for the 2007-2008 academic year, awarded by the Graduate School, UT Austin.
Ph.D. student, Aruna Sivakumar, received a University Continuing Fellowship for the 2004-2005 academic year, awarded by the Graduate School, UT Austin.
Ph.D. student, Siva Srinivasan, received a University Continuing Fellowship for the 2003-2004 academic year, awarded by the Graduate School, UT Austin.