Carnegie Mellon University
April 05, 2012

Professional Development Seminar: Tunde Balvanyos

Professional Development Seminar: Tunde Balvanyos

On Friday, April 6th at 4:30pm, Tunde BalvanyosSupervising Planner with Parson Brinckerhoff, will be giving a department wide professional development seminar in Porter Hall 100. This seminar is open to all CEE undergraduate and graduate students. 

Dr. Tunde Balvanyos is a Supervising Planner in the San Diego office of Parson Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization. She has more than a decade of experience in project management, transportation planning and programming, long range transit service planning, and interagency coordination.  Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, she worked in the public transit sector where she managed the development and planning of bus rapid transit programs. She started her career at The California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways, University of California, Berkeley, California.

Ms. Balvanyos came to the United States in 1993. She earned a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in civil engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.  She is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and Programs Chair for the Women’s Transportation Seminar San Diego Chapter.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with 14,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia-Pacific regions. The firm offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management, and operations for all modes of infrastructure, including transportation, power, mining, water/wastewater, and community development. Parsons Brinckerhoff is the professional services division of Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure services business.

Current and recent projects undertaken by the firm include the Medupi Power Station in South Africa; light rail systems in Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix; a tunnel across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul; the modernization of airports in New Delhi, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.; the expansion of Manchester  Metrolink, London Overground and Network Rail in the UK; the development of a mineral sands mine in South Australia; and the expansion of the mass transit systems of Singapore, Los Angeles and New York City. 

CEE Department Seminar Series