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Taking Measure

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S. Shyam Sunder

Dr. Shyam Sunder

S. Shyam Sunder led the Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He is now the director of NIST’s Special Programs Office and its Chief Data Officer. Sunder is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive (2017), and the Gold Medal Award (2005) from the U.S. Department of Commerce, its highest honor, for distinguished leadership of the WTC investigation. Sunder was elected to the National Academy of Construction in 2012.