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Student of the Year Award
2017-2018 Recipient

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Dilip Mistry

Mistry has a master's degree in computer science from NDSU and a bachelor's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He is a graduate research assistant with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU and has worked on research projects including development of a grain flow geographic information systems prototype model and a statewide travel demand passenger model. He is currently working on his dissertation proposal on applying machine-learning algorithms to assess the impact on transportation systems of keeping various assets in a state of good repair. He expects to receive his Ph.D. in December of 2018 and pursue a career in academia.

In 2017 in work with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's Small Urban and Rural Transit Center, Mistry developed a predictive model to assess issues related to keeping the transportation system in a state of good repair. The work will help transit agencies predict when transit assets need to be rehabilitated and replaced, and make decisions on investments and priorities to maintain state-of-good-repair needs.

In addition, in 2017 Mistry also led a fundraising event for the North Dakota chapter of Distressed Children and Infants International, an international non-profit working to protect the rights of children, stop child labor, and help families lift themselves out of poverty. The event raised funds for underprivileged children in Bangladesh.

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