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Chandra Bhat Receives Humboldt Research Award

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For Immediate Release
May 2, 2014

Chandra Bhat awarded Humboldt Research Award

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

Photo: Helmut Schwarz, president of the Humbolt Foundation, presents the Humboldt Research Award to Dr. Chandra Bhat

Photo credit: Humboldt Foundation/Albrecht G.W. Barthel

This prestigious award is given to “recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date 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 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 Claudia Czado in the mathematical statistics field at TU München. Professors Czado and Bhat 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.

Dr. Bhat recently traveled to Germany in June to accept the award.

“I am tremendously honored to receive this award from the Humboldt Foundation. Collaborative research initiatives in the international community benefits the researchers, our work, and most importantly improve transportation efficiency in a broader context,” said Bhat. “When you get right down to it, we serve the public through our research and this gives us an opportunity to help people on a larger scale.”

This award is the latest in a lengthy series of distinctions he has received. As a leading expert and professor in travel demand modeling and travel behavior analysis, Dr. Bhat’s experience in research and education has made him an transformative figure in the industry and right here at the University of Texas.

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