Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Dr. Samuel Labi joins Purdue University as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering in the transportation group. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, with a bachelors degree in 1987, and completed both his masters and doctrine programs at Purdue University's School of Civil Engineering in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He has over seven years experience in the consulting industry where he was involved in geotechnical investigations and foundation design, transportation economic evaluation, highway geometric and pavement design, traffic studies, contract administration, and construction supervision. In 2002, Dr. Labi was awarded the Milton Pikarsky Award for Best National Ph.D. Dissertation in Transportation Engineering (Science and Technology category) by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). He is a member of Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society) and Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society). His research and teaching interests include management and evaluation of highway infrastructure systems, system operations (traffic monitoring, safety, and congestion, and intelligent transportation systems), transportation economics and financing, and application of statistical and operations research tools in infrastructure systems management. Since 2001, Dr. Labi has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate level courses at Purdue University and has also served as a principal investigator for several infrastructure systems research projects sponsored by the National Research Council, Federal Highway Administration and Indiana Department of Transportation.