Nidhi Kalra is an information scientist at the RAND Corporation and a senior decision scientist at the World Bank. Her research addresses energy, environment, and science and technology policy. She is currently leading projects to ensure long-term water security in Lima, Peru and manage flood-risk in Colombo, Sri Lanka using robust decision making techniques. She recently co-led a study providing policy guidance on autonomous vehicle technologies. Her clients include the World Bank, the U.S. National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the Government of Qatar, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Department of Defense. Kalra has also worked on international development and education, and developed educational technology tools to promote literacy among blind children in India. Kalra received her Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.
James M. Anderson, Nidhi Kalra, Karlyn D. Stanley, Paul Sorensen, Constantine Samaras, Oluwatobi Oluwatola, Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers, RAND Corporation (RR-443-1), 2014
Robert J. Lempert, Nidhi Kalra, Suzanne Peyraud, Zhimin Mao, Sinh Bach Tan, Dean Cira, Alexander Lotsch, Ensuring Robust Flood Risk Management in Ho Chi Minh City, World Bank, 2013
Steven W. Popper, Nidhi Kalra, Richard Silberglitt, Edmundo Molina-Perez, Youngbok Ryu, Mike Scarpati, Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2013
Robert Lempert and Nidhi Kalra, Managing Climate Risks in Developing Countries with Robust Decision Making, World Resources Institute, 2011