David Shinar received his BA in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Human Performance and Human Factors Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1973. He is currently a George Shrut Professor of Human Performance Management at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, where he founded the Driving Behavior Laboratory and created the graduate program and Highway Traffic Safety. Until the end of last year he was also the Chief Scientist of Israel's National Road Safety Authority. He is a member of the TRB Committee on Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance and is a member of the TRB coordinating committee of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and a recipient of their A.R. Lauer Award for his "outstanding Contributions to Human Factors Aspects of Highway Traffic Safety". He is also the recipient of the Israeli Ergonomics Society award for his "scientific contributions to ergonomics". Shinar has served on the editorial advisory board of various journals including Accident Analysis and Prevention, Journal of Safety Research, Human Factors, and Transportation Research F. His research has been sponsored by the U.S. government, the European Commission, the Israeli government, public foundations, and private industry. He has given over 30 invited talks in international conferences and has published over 150 articles and scientific reports including the book "Traffic Safety and Human Behavior".
Fred Mannering is currently the Charles Pankow Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. He received his BSCE from the University of Saskatchewan, MSCE from Purdue University and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Mannering’s expertise is in the application of statistical and econometric methods to study a variety of subject areas including highway safety, transportation economics, automobile demand, and travel behavior. His body of work has been highly influential and has been cited over 2,100 times in the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) databases. Dr. Mannering has published 105 refereed journal articles, 2 text books, 61 other publications (conference proceedings, project reports, book reviews and commentaries), and has given over 120 invited lectures and presentations at professional conferences. His undergraduate textbook, “Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis” is now in its fourth edition and has sold over 35,000 copies. He has been principal investigator on 38 funded research projects and has supervised 21 PhD students and 43 MS students. Dr. Mannering has been Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part B: Methodological since 2003. The Journal’s citation impact factor is currently first among transportation journals (Social Science Edition) and sixth highest among 106 Civil Engineering journals (Institute for Scientific Information, 2009). Dr. Mannering’s awards include: Arthur M. Wellington Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, for the best paper in the Journal of Transportation Engineering (2010); James Laurie Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers (2009) “For his outstanding contribution to the advancement of transportation engineering through his influential research and publication in the area of highway safety”; Wilbur S. Smith Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (2005) “For outstanding contributions to the enhancement of the role of the civil engineer in highway engineering through excellence in teaching and research”; National Highway Safety Award (2001) for “A new method for prioritizing intersection improvements”; Harold Munson Award for outstanding teaching, Purdue University (2007); CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Books Award (1991) for “Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis” first edition.
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