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. Dr. Yang has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, and government reports on subjects related to traffic safety, operations, planning, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology. Previously, Dr. Yang served as the chair of Transportation Research Board’s Users Performance Section. 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.