Mott appointed Director of Purdue’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology

Leading international aviation program research succeeds at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus

John H. Mott, associate professor of aviation and transportation technology, has been appointed the new director of the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University, where he has been a faculty member since 2006.

In addition to this new position and his current role as Professor, Mott is Director of the Advanced Aviation Analytics Center of Research Excellence and was the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Aviation Technology & Engineering. He has worked as a flight instructor, charter pilot, chief pilot, director of training for a FAR 135 operator, airline pilot flying the SA-226TC Metroliner, and corporate pilot in many different aircraft models.

“With experienced faculty and staff, state-of-the-art flight simulators, our own fleet of aircraft and the upcoming Purdue National Aviation Symposium, it’s an exciting time to be a part of the School of Aviation and Transportation. Technology, “says Mott. “I appreciate the opportunity to have an ongoing impact on the future of this school and on the academic aviation education community. ”

Mott’s interdisciplinary research focuses primarily on the use of data and decision science to improve the quality and safety of services provided in the transportation industry. His work focuses on the aggregation of distributed data related to various operational aspects of transport systems, the analysis of this data using deterministic and stochastic mathematical modeling, and the development of related tools to facilitate the improving the safety and efficiency of these systems.

“John Mott brings a wealth of real-world and faculty experience to this crucial leadership role,” said Carrie Berger, Interim Dean of Purdue Polytechnic Institute. “We were delighted to see that the best candidate for the job was already part of the Polytechnic family. ”

Mott received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama and completed his doctorate in civil engineering at Purdue. Prior to joining Purdue, Mott worked as a Director of Engineering and operated an electronic component design and manufacturing business. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, of the Board of Directors of the University Aviation Association, of the Standing Committee on Aerodrome Capacity and Delays of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Mott also chairs the IEEE Central Indiana Section of the Signal Processing / Communications Society.

About the Purdue Polytechnic Institute

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute, one of Purdue University’s 10 academic colleges, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in aviation, computer science, construction management, engineering technology, technology leadership, and technology education. In addition to Purdue University’s main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue Polytechnic offers degree programs in nine communities across Indiana.

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