Director of the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation Research
David Hurwitz, Ph.D. - Curriculum Vitae
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004
Professor David Hurwitz conducts research in the areas of transportation human factors, transportation safety, traffic control devices, and engineering education. In particular, Hurwitz is interested in the consideration of user behavior in the design, evaluation, and innovation of surface transportation systems. Additionally, his program contributes to advancing the state of the practice in transportation engineering education through the development of research based curricula, assessment tools, and learning theories. Hurwitz leverages the Oregon State University Driving and Bicycling Simulator Laboratory and a significant array of traffic data collection tools to provide a more detailed understanding of how and why transportation systems perform the way they do.
Professor Hurwitz provides students with active and interactive classroom experiences that are authentically situated in engineering practice. This focus contributes to students who are better prepared to be effective transportation professionals upon entering the workforce or graduate studies. Hurwitz teaches transportation engineering classes at the undergraduate and graduate level on topics including; highway and traffic engineering, signalized intersections, and driving simulation.