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T.R. Lakshmanan came to the US from India to work on his Ph.D. After his doctorate degree and a few years as a research consultant, he went on to teach first at The Johns Hopkins University and later at Boston University. He is the author of over a dozen books, and more than 140 articles in refereed Journals and book chapters, reflecting his interests in Modeling and Policy Analyses in Energy and Environment, Economic development, and Urban and Transportation issues. In 1993, he was nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate as the Founding Director of The U. S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U. S. Department of Transportation, and served for over 4 years. He has been elected as a Life Fellow at Clare Hall College, Cambridge University, a Fellow of The International Regional Science Association, and at The Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. He was awarded the Anderson Medal by The Association of American Geographers, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree by The Ohio State University.
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