Chandra Bhat, PhD


Dr. Chandra R. Bhat serves as the TBD’s Director. He is also the Joe J. King Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Bhat is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading expert in the area of travel demand modeling and travel behavior analysis. His substantive research interests include land-use and travel demand modeling, activity-based travel modeling, policy evaluation of the effect of transportation control and congestion pricing measures on traffic congestion and mobile-source emissions, marketing research of competitive positioning strategies for transportation services, use of non-motorized modes of travel, and physical health and transportation. His methodological research interests and expertise are in the areas of econometric and mathematical modeling of consumer behavior, including discrete choice analysis, discrete-continuous econometric systems, and hazard duration models. Dr. Bhat’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, State Departments of Transportation, including TxDOT, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1991
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1987
B.T., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 1985

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