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C. Y. David Yang

Executive Director


Dr. C. Y. David Yang became the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s executive director in October 2016. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation and private consulting firms. Dr. Yang has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers and government reports on many transportation topics. 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, he served as the chair of Transportation Research Board’s Users Performance Section. Dr. Yang attended Purdue University and received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the field of civil engineering.


External Publication

Safety impacts and benefits of connected and automated vehicles: How real are they?

2021 // Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems

External Publication

Public Understanding, Comfort, and Trust of Automated Vehicles

2021 // ITE Journal

External Publication

A driving simulation study to examine the impact of available sight distance on driver behavior along rural highways

2019 // Accident Analysis & Prevention

External Publication

Reducing Crash Risk and Improving Traffic Safety: Research on Driver Behavior and Performance

2018 // ITE Journal

External Publication

Developments in Connected and Automated Vehicles (2018)

2018 // Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems