Budhendra Lal Bhaduri
Dr. Budhendra (Budhu) Bhaduri is a Corporate Research Fellow and leads the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is the founding director of the Oak Ridge Urban Dynamics Institute and holds professorial appointments with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research interests and experience include novel implementation of geospatial science and technology in sustainable development research, including urbanization and population dynamics, energy resource assessment, and disaster management. He is a founding member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Geospatial Sciences Steering Committee and a recipient of the Department’s Outstanding Mentor Award for his dedicated service for developing future workforce for the nation. He enjoys sports, multicultural social networking, and remembering faces and (mostly useless) facts about people and places.