Newsmaker: Ramayya Krishnan, dean of the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University

Krishnan was recognized for his research and leadership in using data to make better decisions for designing transportation systems and smart cities. Krishnan, who also delivered the 21st Professor Yelavarthy Nayudamma Memorial Lecture during the awards ceremony, has been a faculty member at CMU since 1988 and was appointed dean when the Heinz College was created in 2008.