CURA Fall Speaker: Budhendra Bhaduri, PhD

April 26, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
1080 Derby Hall, 154 N. Oval Mall, Columbus OH
Budhendra Bhaduri

Budhendra Bhaduri

Corporate Research Fellow and Group Leader 
2010 Homeland Security Christopher Columbus Scholar
Geographic Information Science and Technology
Computational Sciences & Engineering Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory





High-res Cities: An Overview of Urban Dynamics Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

This presentation will highlight the Urban Dynamics Institute's activities to model, analyze, and simulate urban environments at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolutions. This provides and unparalleled opportunity for scenario-driven analysis, where the consequences of future technologies, policies, demographic and socioeconomic changes can be studied. RSVP here.


Research Experience and Interests

Dr. Budhendra Bhaduri is a Corporate Research Fellow and leads the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He is the founding director of the Urban Dynamics Institute at ORNL. His research interests and experience include novel implementation of geospatial science and technology in sustainable development research, including population dynamics, urbanization and watershed impacts, energy resource assessment, and disaster management.

He is a principal member of the LandScan population modeling programs at ORNL. He received the 2010 Homeland Security award for emergency preparedness and response from Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. In 2009, he was appointed to the Mapping Science Committee of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council. He has also served on the Geographic Information Science and Applications and on a Strategic Highway Research Program, Expert Task Group of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies.

Dr. Bhaduri holds professorial appointments with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He routinely serves on national and international expert panels and has published extensively in leading scientific journals. He is actively involved with academic institutions for scientific collaborations and student engagement for research in geospatial science. He received the2017 Caryn Merry Outstanding Mentor Award from the University Consortium of Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). Dr. Bhaduri is a founding member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Geospatial Sciences Steering Committee and is also a recipient of the Department’s Outstanding Mentor Award for his dedicated service to the department for developing future workforce for the nation. 



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).