Adjo Amekudzi’s research, teaching and professional activities focus on civil infrastructure decision making to promote sustainable development. She studies complex real-world systems to understand how we can make better decisions to improve societal quality of life.
Amekudzi earned her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering (Structures) from Stanford University in 1994, a Masters in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from Florida International University in 1996; a Masters in Civil Infrastructure Systems from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997, and her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Infrastructure Systems) from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. Dr. Amekudzi directs the Infrastructure Research Group (www.irg.ce.gatech.edu) at Georgia Tech, a research group whose vision is to develop thought leaders in civil infrastructure systems and sustainability – engineering and policy. Amekudzi has developed undergraduate and graduate courses in Systems Engineering, Transportation Asset Management and Infrastructure for Sustainable Development, published extensively on these subjects, and serves on various related professional boards and expert panels including the U.S. National Research Council’s Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) and the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC).
She is coauthor of the college textbook Systems Engineering with Economics, Probability and Statistics, J. Ross Publishing, 2012; and founding chair of the American Society of Civil Engineering’s (ASCE) Committee on Sustainability and Environment, of the Transportation and Development Institute. Amekudzi serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, and as Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Transportation. She is a member of the NSF-funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Megacities and Sustainability, and the RCN on Social Sustainability. In her leisure time, Amekudzi enjoys playing the piano, reading and painting.