Dr. David S. Hurwitz
David S. Hurwitz, Ph.D
Dr. David S. Hurwitz is an associate professor of transportation engineering and director of the driving and bicycling research laboratory in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU). David also serves as the associate director at OSU for the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans). David conducts research in the areas of transportation human factors, traffic control, transportation safety, driving & bicycling simulation, and engineering education. In particular Dr. Hurwitz is interested in the consideration of user behavior in the design and innovation of transportation systems. David teaches graduate and undergraduate classes covering topics such as: Highway Engineering, Traffic Operations, Isolated Signalized Intersections, and Driving Simulation. David has published over 40 peer reviewed articles and has been awarded over $1.9 million dollars in external funding. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), The Pacific NW Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), and the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium(OTREC). Additionally, Dr. Hurwitz serves as the vice-chair of the ITE Education Council, chair of the ASCE Committee on Faculty Development, and as the secretary of the Transportation Research Board's Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance committee (AND30), and Traffic Control Devices Committee (AHB50).