Dr. Waheed Uddin, founder and director of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology at the University of Mississippi, has received the highest honor from his alma mater the University of Texas at Austin.
Waheed Uddin, UM professor of civil engineering, is among 11 new inductees into the University of Texas at Austin’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. The award cites “recognition of a distinguished professional career and lifelong dedication to the support and advancement of engineering education.” The UT Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering has inducted fewer than 125 members from its 10,000-plus living alumni, according to a report published on the university’s website.
Waheed Uddin has over 35 years of professional and research experience in highways, airports, air quality, traffic management, infrastructure, and environmental sustainability. He is a pioneer in evaluating laser remote sensing terrain scanning technology and geospatial analysis for infrastructure development and environmental applications. A Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi, he is also the founding director of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology.
Waheed’s innovative transportation and flood inundation mapping products were implemented for 2005 Hurricane Katrina impact assessment on Mississippi Gulf Coast, post 2010 floods in Pakistan, and 2011 floods in Thailand. He has also received grants over $16M as PI and collaborator including a $4.6 million software gift from the geospatial industry. He developed several new engineering labs at his university which focus on asphalt testing, remote sensing/geospatial data analysis, and modeling/visualization. He is currently conducting intermodal integration and infrastructure disaster protection research to assess disaster risk vulnerability and enhance global supply chain.