David Yang, Ph.D.
Adjunct faculty, Transportation Engineering
Dr. C. Y. David Yang joined AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in October 2016 as its Executive Director where he oversees the day-to-day operations of this organization. Previously, he was the Human Factors Team Leader with U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Safety Research and Development at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center. Dr. Yang led a multi-disciplinary team researching the relationship between roadway and other transportation infrastructure on driver behavior and performance for the purpose of making improvements to travel safety. He is the author and co-author of more than forty publications on transportation safety, operations, planning, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. He chairs the Transportation Research Board’s User Performance Section (AND00) and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology. Dr. Yang’s has also worked in private consulting firms and as a research engineer at U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. Dr. Yang brings both his private sector experience, and his applied transportation research into CEIE transportation engineering course offerings.