CURA Division > Scientific Board > RICH HANOWSKI, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Dr. Hanowski is a Research Scientist at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) and serves as the Director of the Center for Truck and Bus Safety. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2000 and has formal training in human factors engineering, systems design, safety, research methods, experimental design, statistics, training and human-computer interaction. His experience includes transportation human factors with both heavy and light vehicles, laboratory and field testing, real-time automobile and heavy vehicle simulation, advanced system development and testing, design guideline development and human performance evaluation. Hanowski is skilled in all phases of research including conceptual framing, research design, data collection/synthesis/analysis, assessment of results and presentation of findings.

Dr. Hanowski is the Director for VTTI's Center for Truck and Bus Safety and is the author of more than 200 publications including journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and technical reports. His research, which has had an impact on national transportation policy (e.g., Hours-of-Service for truck drivers, driver distraction/texting, speed limiters for commercial vehicles), has been featured in the media including the NY Times and Washington Post, and in television segments on CNN, the Discovery Channel and the Weather Channel. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the ITS America, Safety Forum Committee and is a member of the ITS America Coordinating Council (2010-present). From 2000-2002, he served as Chairman of the ITS America, Safety & Human Factors Committee.

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