Friday, January 8, 2010

Council of University Transportation Centers Awards Banquet in Washington DC

The CUTC (Council of University Transportation Centers) awards banquet will take place tomorrow evening at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC. My former doctoral student, Dr. Patrick Qiang, will be receiving the Charles V. Wootan award at this banquet for his dissertation, Network Efficiency / Performance Measurement with Vulnerability and Robustness Analysis with Application to Critical Infrastructure. At this banquet, others will also be honored.

It is thrilling to have one's doctoral student receive a national dissertation award and to have hard work recognized in this significant way. The Charles V. Wootan Award is for the best doctoral dissertation, based on a national competition, in the transportation planning and policy category. More information about the CUTC, the banquet, and associated awards can be found here.

This awards banquet precedes the Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington DC, to which thousands will be traveling (using all sorts of transportation modes). I wish everyone safe travels and very rewarding festivities and conference!

Some of the preceding press coverage of Dr. Qiang's award can be found here.

More information on Dr. Patrick Qiang is available on his website.