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Dr David A Noyce, Ph.D.,P.E.,F.ASCE

University Of Wisconsin

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University Of Wisconsin

Dr David Noyce, Ph.D.,P.E.,F.ASCE

University Of Wisconsin


David A. Noyce, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE is the Arthur F. Hawnn Professor of Transportation Engineering and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison).  He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at UW-Madison and is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  Dr. Noyce received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UW-Madison in 1984 and 1995, respectively, and received his Ph.D. in Civil (Transportation) Engineering at Texas A&M University in 1999. 

Dr. Noyce has over 34 years of experience in transportation engineering including state government, private consulting, and academia.  He has held positions at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Texas A&M University, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and several U.S. civil engineering consulting firms. Dr. Noyce currently serves as Director of the Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory at UW-Madison. The TOPS Laboratory has over 40 research professionals conducting research in the areas of traffic safety, traffic operations, information technology, freight operations, ITS, CV/AV and product development. Dr. Noyce also leads the Wisconsin Driving Simulator Laboratory and directs the UW-Madison partnership in the SAFER-SIM University Transportation Center (UTC) and the Wisconsin Connect and Autonomous Vehicle Proving Grounds.

Dr. Noyce has authored more than 200 refereed technical papers, conference proceedings, research reports, and book chapters.  He is a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is active in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), where he previously served as chair of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Council. Dr. Noyce is also active in the National Academy of Sciences and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) where he has chaired several NCHRP project panels and has conducted NCHRP research.  He is the past chair of TRB’s AHB50 Traffic Control Devices Committee.  Dr. Noyce was awarded the D. Grant Mickle Award from TRB in 2002 for the best paper in the areas of operations, safety, and maintenance and the 2014 Patricia F. Waller Award from TRB for the best paper in traffic safety and systems users.  Dr. Noyce is also associated with the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Eno Foundation.