Budhendra Bhaduri

  • Education

    PhD, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University (1998).
    MS, Geology, Kent State University (1995).
    MSc, Geology, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India (1992).
    BSc, (Honors), Geology, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India (1989).

    Research Experience and Interests

    Dr. Budhendra Bhaduri is a Corporate Research Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and leads the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) group within the Computing and Computational Sciences directorate. He is a founding member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Geospatial Sciences Steering Committee. His primary responsibilities include conceiving, designing, and implementing innovative geocomputational methods and algorithms to solve a wide variety of national and global problems involving population dynamics modeling, natural resource studies, transportation modeling, critical infrastructure protection, and disaster management.

    Dr. Bhaduri is a principal member of the LandScan Global and LandScan USA population modeling programs at ORNL, which, in 2006, won a prestigious R&D 100 award as one of the top 100 global technologies serving society. In addition to his contributions in human settlement studies, he has extensive experience in novel implementation of geospatial science and technology in other areas: sustainable development research, including human dimensions of critical infrastructure, urbanization and watershed impacts, and energy resource analysis. He has served on numerous national and international forums. He is currently a member of Science Dean’s Leadership Council at Purdue University, the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Geographic Information Science & Applications, and Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Expert Task Group on Acquisition of Roadway Information.

    He has published extensively in a number of leading scientific journals. Recently he served as a guest editor for two special issues of Springer’s GeoJournal dedicated towards “The Geography of Global Population Dynamics”. Dr. Bhaduri is actively involved with academic institutions for scientific collaborations and student engagement for research in geospatial science. He is a recipient of the Department of Energy’s Outstanding Mentor Award for his dedicated service to the department for developing future workforce for the nation.


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