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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

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

External Publication

Assessing Driver Reactions to Two Collision Warning Systems – Findings from a Simulation Experiment

2014 // ITE Journal

External Publication

Why Drivers Do What They Do

2013 // Public Roads

External Publication

Integrating GIS and Microscopic Traffic Simulation to Analyze Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure Construction

2012 // Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering