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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

Developments in Connected and Automated Vehicles

2017 // Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems

External Publication

Impact of Drivers’ Attitudes, Decisions, and Behaviors on Traffic Safety

2017 // ITE Journal

External Publication

Cognition-based hierarchical en route planning for multi-agent traffic simulation

2017 // Expert Systems With Applications

External Publication

Impact of road environment on drivers’ behaviors in dilemma zone: Application of agent-based simulations

2016 // Accident Analysis and Prevention

External Publication

The Science and Art of Putting Drivers Under The Microscope

2015 // Public Roads