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 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.
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