Chandra Bhat awarded Humboldt Research Award

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For Immediate Release
April 30, 2013

Chandra Bhat awarded Humboldt Research Award

AUSTIN, Texas – Chandra Bhat, Director of the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.

This prestigious award is given in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date and specifically to “academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.”

As part of the Humboldt Award, Bhat plans to collaborate with Prof. Kai Nagel at Technische Universitat (TU) Berlin on research issues at the interface of transportation demand modeling and transportation supply modeling. He will also collaborate with Prof. Claudia Czado in the mathematical statistics field at TU München. Prof. Czado and Chandra share interests in the area of complex multi-dimensional dependency modeling, an important methodological issue in accommodating interactions between decision making agents in complex systems such as transport systems.

“I am tremendously honored to receive this international recognition from the Humboldt Foundation. Collaborative research initiatives at a global level expand the knowledge of all the researchers involved and benefit the fields that the researchers work in. I am particularly excited by the inter-disciplinary nature of my collaboration with leading German academics” said Bhat. “When you get right down to it, we serve the public and help society through our research and this gives us an opportunity to do so on an international stage.”

This award is the latest in a lengthy series of distinctions he has received. Dr. Bhat is a leading expert and professor in travel demand modeling and travel behavior analysis. His pioneering contributions in econometric choice modeling are now routinely used in the transportation field as well as several other fields.


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