101D Kearney Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
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. Professor David Hurwitz conducts research in the areas of transportation safety, transportation human factors, traffic control devices, bicycles and pedestrians, and commercial motor vehicles. In particular, Hurwitz is interested in the consideration of user behavior in the design, evaluation, and innovation of surface transportation systems. 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.