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Dr. Banavar Sridhar Elected to UConn's Academy of Distinguished Engineers
February 25, 2013

Dr. Banavar Sridhar, the Ames Senior Scientist for Air Transportation Systems, has been elected to the University of Connecticut School of Engineering's Academy of Distinguished Engineers for 2013. The award acknowledges Dr. Sridhar's career achievements and impact. Dr. Sridhar received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut, and joined NASA in 1986. He has served as the lead of modeling and optimization techniques in aerospace systems, and was one of the original developers of the award-winning Future Air traffic management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET). FACET received the NASA Software of the Year award in 2006, the AIAA Engineering Software Award in 2009, the NASA Government Invention of the Year Award in 2010, and the FAA Excellence in Aviation Research Award in 2010. Currently, Dr. Sridhar is applying learning automation techniques to improve air traffic operations, and developing methods to quantify and mitigate the harmful effects of aircraft emissions and contrails. Dr. Sridhar is also a Fellow of the IEEE and the AIAA.


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