Banavar Sridhar

Job title: 
ITS Senior Fellow
Institute of Transportation Studies
Universities Space Research Association

Dr. Banavar Sridhar is Principal Engineer, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Moffett Field, CA. Banavar retired in 2016 as NASA Senior Scientist for Air Transportation Systems. His research interests are in the application of modeling and optimization techniques to aerospace systems. Dr. Sridhar successfully demonstrated vision sensor-based real-time obstacle detection and ranging system on a NASA/Army UH-60helicopter. He has authored more than 200 publications in the areas of Air Transportation, Optimization, Data Analytics, Neural Networks, Automated Helicopter Guidance and Control Systems. Dr. Sridhar received the 2004 IEEE Control System Technology Award for his contributions to the development of modeling and simulation techniques for multi-vehicle traffic networks and advanced air traffic system. He led the development of traffic flow management software, Future ATM Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET), which received the NASA Software of the Year Award in 2006, AIAA Engineering Software Award in 2009 and the 2009 NASA Invention-of-the-Year Award. Dr. Sridhar served as a member of the  International Science Group of the ICAO technical Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) during 2014-2016. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the AIAA.