IE Department welcomes Dr. David Neyens
- February 09, 2012Dr. David Neyens’ primary research interest focuses on human factors in transportation. He uses sophisticated analytical models to quantify operators’ behavior and performance in complex systems and situations. He is particularly interested in developing models that quantify crash and injury risk, quantifying the effects of in-vehicle systems, and evaluating public health and safety interventions. In addition to surface transportation, he is interested in evaluating and modeling decision making in complex health care systems with uncertain outcomes. More specifically, Dr. Neyens has worked on quantifying the effect of driver distraction for individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injuries, evaluated graduated drivers licensing programs, and estimated the effect of distractions on injury severity in traffic crashes. Dr. Neyens’ previous work has been completed under grants from NIH, NSF, and from federal and state DOTs. Dr. Neyens received a MPH (Masters in Public Health) in 2008 and his PhD in Industrial Engineering in 2010 from the University of Iowa. Prior to coming to Clemson, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Washington. While a graduate student, Dr. Neyens received the Betty Pearl Simon Memorial Scholarship from the University of Iowa and the Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship from the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Beyond his research interests, Dr. Neyens is looking forward to teaching at Clemson. He has experience teaching many industrial engineering courses including human factors, ergonomics, statistics, six sigma, and process engineering. He was awarded the Outstanding TA award from the University of Iowa Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers three times. He looks forward to teaching IE 210: Design and Analysis of Work Systems and IE 487/887: Occupational Safety.