Meet Praveen Edara

Meet Praveen Edara

Diverging diamond interchanges have been shown to reduce the number of car crashes by more than half and save states millions of dollars in construction costs. But before the first one debuted in 2009, researchers across the country spent years testing them in simulated environments. Meet Praveen Edara, who was among the first to study [...]
Training the next generation transportation workforce

Training the next generation transportation workforce

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) employees will receive more realistic work zone inspection training using virtual reality (VR) thanks to a Mizzou Engineering team. Praveen Edara, chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is leading the project, which received funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Market Readiness Program earlier this year. This two-year $460,238 grant [...]
Accounting for sleep disorders in highway safety

Accounting for sleep disorders in highway safety

People with shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) are three times more likely to crash or be in a near-crash than people without that condition. That’s the take-away from a study on accident causes and sleep disorders conducted by civil and environmental engineering (CEE) professors Praveen Edara and Carlos Sun. In addition, they found that people […]

Edara Named Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Edara Named Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

A familiar name will become the permanent chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), effective September 1 – current interim chair Praveen Edara. “Nothing prepares you like when you are already in those shoes, so that’s helped me quite a bit,” Edara said, “Knowing all the different responsibilities going into the position helps […]

Using Big Data to Improve Traffic Flow

Using Big Data to Improve Traffic Flow

The digital sign flashes “Accident Ahead – Proceed With Caution” as drivers head along Interstate 70 in the St. Louis region. That usually means long delays for drivers as traffic builds up behind the accident. This also means a potentially serious accident that requires an immediate response from emergency personnel. However, those personnel may be […]

Accelerating Careers

Accelerating Careers

Students can now earn a master’s degree (MS) in civil and environmental engineering in less time than a traditional master’s program. The department recently developed an accelerated master’s program in which some undergraduate coursework can also count toward your MS degree. “The department faculty thought students could benefit in multiple ways,“ said Praveen Edara, interim […]

College’s first Research Day showcases strengths

College’s first Research Day showcases strengths

Posters covering a wide array research topics and more filled a large room near the College’s library in the late afternoon, followed by four brief TED-style talks on subjects related to each of Mizzou Engineering’s four Pillars of Pursuit.

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