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Dr. Waheed Uddin is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Mississippi, USA. Previously an expert for the United Nations, he is the Founder and Director of Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology (CAIT). He has been conducting research and geospatial applications in infrastructure asset management and disaster mitigation areas for over a decade, such as Hurricane Katrina damage assessment on Mississippi Gulf Coast, tsunami simulation for a coastal city, and great floods of Indus River in Pakistan and Mississippi River in the U.S. He completed a USAID funded transportation management project for the National Academies involving satellite imagery based traffic map and video surveillance technology for Karachi. Dr. Uddin conducted airborne LIDAR survey technology projects for NASA Stennis Space Center and the National Academies/FAA. He developed many applications of remote sensing technologies and geospatial mapping, which can expedite nonintrusive landuse/infrastructure mapping and in-service monitoring.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Revival: NCITEC Project Background

USDOT UTC Funded Research Projects, 2012-2015:

Mississippi Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Revival study is one of several research projects directed by Professor W. Uddin as a part of the National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC) projects.



There have been 9,910 views in the last 12 months since the  passenger rail study background  was shared on the above SlideShare post.

2014 Inductee of The University of Texas CAEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni

On Oct 24, 2014 I attended the Academy banquet and 2014 induction award ceremony of 10 inductees in UT Alumni Center, Austin, Texas. My wife and oldest son were present too.
This award has been the highest honor of my professional/academic life when I was elected a distinguished alum and recognized by one of the top ranked universities in the U.S. and the world.
The University of Texas at Austin is ranked 30 in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report ranking.
The CAEE department ranks 3rd for graduate program and 6th for UG in 2014 U.S. News report ranking.
The CAEE department ranks 6th in the QS world ranking of universities worldwide.
The detailed news of the 2014 award is available on the following link:

UDDIN’s featured profile is the last item.

The above link has a group photo and I am attaching a few other photos.
The award cites “In recognition of a distinguished professional career and lifelong dedication to the support and advancement of engineering education”.
2014 Academy Banquet - Academic career of Dr. Uddin at the University of Mississippi
2014 Academy Banquet – Academic career of Dr. Uddin at the University of Mississippi
The introduction slide of UDDIN at the inductee award ceremony read:
2014 Academy Banquet Intro of Dr. W. Uddin
2014 Academy Banquet Intro of Dr. W. Uddin
Tweet from The University Texas Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department:

@ut_caee: Proud of Dr. Waheed Uddin (PhD 84) @drwaheeduddin, 2014 Distinguished Alum @ut_caee! pic.twitter.com/PcqxonlyvA

The Academy has inducted less than 125 members from its 10,000 plus living alumni.
More info is available in Uddin’s profile on the University of Texas at Austin CAEE Academy web page.
2014 Academy Banquet - One Word by Dr. Uddin
2014 Academy Banquet – One Word by Dr. Uddin

More photos from Austin, Texas.

2014 University of Texas CAEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni Award
2014 University of Texas CAEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni Award
State Capitol, Austin, 25 Oct 2014
State Capitol, Austin, 25 Oct 2014
All Distinguished Alumni (center - Dr. Ronald Hudson)
All Distinguished Alumni (center – Dr. Ronald Hudson)
University of Texas at Austin, 25 Oct 2014
University of Texas at Austin, 25 Oct 2014

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Public Infrastructure Asset Management: W. Uddin, W. Ronald Hudson, Ralph Haas. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2013

Public Infrastructure Asset Management: 2013 McGraw-Hill Book Provides The Latest Tools and Techniques for Managing Infrastructure Assets. Continue reading Public Infrastructure Asset Management: W. Uddin, W. Ronald Hudson, Ralph Haas. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2013