Professor, Center for Transportation Studies
- Science and Technology
Shashi Shekhar, Ph.D., is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and a Distinguished University Teaching Professor in the College of Science and Engineerting at the University of Minnesota.
For contributions to geographic information systems (GIS), spatial databases and spatial data mining, Shekhar was elected an IEEE Fellow as well as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow.
In early 1990s, Shekhar’s research led to core technologies behind in-vehicle navigation devices and web-based routing services, which revolutionized outdoor navigation in urban environments.
His recent research has played a critical role in evacuation route planning for homeland security and received multiple recognitions.
Distinguished McKnight University Professor