Porus Olpadwala is professor emeritus of city and regional planning at Cornell and dean emeritus of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. He also served as the Dale R. Corson professor and dean of the Hans Bethe House and chair of Cornell's A. D. White Professors-at-Large program.
In the 1960s, Porus earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Calcutta, India. He worked in the private sector in India with Price Waterhouse and the Indian affiliate of Jardine Mathesen before coming to Cornell to earn graduate degrees in business and regional planning.
After retiring from Cornell, Porus moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he teaches occasionally and mentors students and young faculty in the School of Architecture and Planning.