Satish Ukkusuri

 Satish Ukkusuri


Reilly Professor of Civil Engineering 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) August 2005, The University of Texas at Austin
Master of Science (MS) December 2002, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Bachelor of Technology (BTech) July 2001, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, IndiaMajor: Civil Engineering, Minor: IE, Transportation 

Research Areas

Dr. Ukkusuri's lab focuses on developing innovative solutions for complex network problems in transportation systems coupled with other networks to improve their performance, resilience and sustainability. Dr Ukkusuri's research focus in the following areas: Cyber-transportation modeling, interdependent resilience analysis, network science and network games 

Notable Awards

Arab-American Frontiers Fellowship by the US National Academies of Science (NAS) "given to increase and strengthen science and technology cooperation between researchers and institutions in the US and countries in the Arab league", 2018

​Invited to attend the Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicene by the US National Academies of Science (NAS), 2017

University Faculty Scholar, In recognition of “outstanding faculty members who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction” , 2017-present

Excellence in Research Award, In recognition of world changing research and awards received given by the Office of Executive Vice President of Research and Partnerships at Purdue University (Received two times), 2015 and 2016

Selected as a Honorary Professor at Tsinghua University based on significant academic achievements and leadership, 2016-2019

Invited to attend the National Academies of Engineering Japan Academy of Frontiers of Engineering Conference, 2016

Selected to the High End Foreign Experts Program, People's Republic of China, 2015-2018

Fulbright Innovation and Technology Award, 2015-16

IMPACT Faculty Fellow, 2013

Discovery Park Faculty Scholar, 2013-2015

Roy E. and Myrna G. Wansik Civil Engineering Research Award, 2012

Emerging Scholars Grant, UTRC, 2007

CUTC-ARTBA New Faculty Award for contributions to transportation research and education, 2011

Emerging Scholars Grant, UTRC, 2007

CP-STIO Award, Govt. of India, 2007-2010

Howard A Blitman Career Development Chair, 2005-2009

Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC) Robert Herman Award for outstanding research and leadership, 2005

Five National Science Foundation (NSF) Awards, 2006 - Present 


Dr. Satish V. Ukkusuri is a Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University since July 2014 where he teaches courses in transportation systems and freight and logistics planning. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at Purdue University from 2009-2014 and on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from August 2005 - August 2009. 

Coming Up!

Our annual security symposium will be March 28th and 29th, 2023.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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