Oak Ridge National Laboratory Division Director to Speak on Campus
Budhendra "Budhu' Bhaduri, director of the National Security Emerging Technologies Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will visit the Unviersity of Arkansas campus Wednesday, Oct. 16, to discuss landscape dynamics, geographic data and scalable computing.
Bhaduri's talk will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in room 504 of the Arkansas Union.
At Oak Ridge, Bhaduri is responsible for a research portfolio focusing on novel implementation of geospatial science and technology across energy, environment and national security missions at several government agencies, including the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.
Bhaduri is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and currently serves on the Geographical Sciences Committee of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a founding member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Geospatial Sciences Steering Committee and is a recipient of the Department's Outstanding Mentor Award for his dedicated service to the department for developing future workforce for the nation.
Bhaduri received his Ph.D. in earth and atmospheric sciences from Purdue University. He has a M.S. from Kent State University and an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in geology from University of Calcutta in India.
Hosted by Daniel Sui, vice chancellor for research and innovation, Bhaduri's presentation is part of the Fall 2019 Research and Innovation Speaker series, which is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Walton Family Foundation.
Julie Moody, administrative specialist
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