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Jonathan Wood

TITLE

Faculty Affiliate, CTRE

PHONE

515-294-8103

EMAIL

jwood2@iastate.edu

ADDITIONAL ROLES

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

AFFILIATIONS

InTrans, CTRE

About Jonathan

Dr. Jonathan Wood is a Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Transportation Research and Education and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. His areas of research expertise include geometric design, transportation safety, crash testing and vehicle safety, real-world impacts of driver assistance technologies (DAT) and other vehicle technologies, connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle systems, statistical methods for improving the accuracy of estimates and reducing biases, public transportation, and human factors (e.g., driver, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior).

Before joining Iowa State University, he worked as a researcher/data scientist for Ford Motor Company from 2017-2020. He also worked as a part-time assistant professor at Wayne State University from 2019-2020, and as a full-time assistant professor at South Dakota State University from 2016-2017.

Education


  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2016
  • MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2012
  • BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011

Professional Experience


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, July 2020–present
  • Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, 2019–2020
  • Traffic Commissioner, City of Livonia, Michigan, 2019–2020
  • Safety and Sustainability Data Scientist, Global Data Insights & Analytics, Ford Motor Company, 2017–2020
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota State University, 2016–2017

Selected Research Projects


  • Designing and Implementing Maintainable Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures, MDOT
  • Feasibility of Implementing Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) Signals for Improving Safety and Mobility in Nevada, Nevada DOT
  • Evaluating Relationships Between Perception-Reaction Times, Emergency Deceleration Rates, and Crash Outcomes using Naturalistic Driving Data, Mountain Plains Consortium (MPC) and South Dakota State University (SDSU)

Selected Journal Publications


  • Wood, J. S., and Zhang, S. 2021. Evaluating Relationships between Perception-Reaction Times, Emergency Deceleration Rates, and Crash Outcomes using Naturalistic Driving Data. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2675, pp. 213
  • Wood, J. S., and Zhang, S. 2018. Identification and Calculation of Horizontal Curves for Low-Volume Roadways Using Smartphone Sensors. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2672, No. 39, pp. 1–10.
  • Butsick, A. J., Wood, J. S., and Jovanis, P. P. 2017. Using Network Screening Methods to Determine Locations with Specific Safety Issues: A Design Consistency Case Study. Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 106, pp. 223–233.
  • Wood, J. S., and Donnell, E. T. 2017. Causal Inference Framework for Generalizable Safety Effect Estimates. Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 104, pp. 74–87.
  • Shaaban, K., Wood, J. S., and Gayah, V. 2017. Investigating Driver Behavior at Two-Way Stop Sign Intersections in Qatar. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2663, pp. 109–116.
  • Wood, J. S., and Donnell, E. T. 2017. Stopping Sight Distance and Available Sight Distance: New Model and Comparison Using Reliability Theory. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2638, pp. 1–9.
  • Yu, Z., Wood, J. S., and Gayah, V. 2017. Using Survival Models to Estimate Bus Travel Times and Associated Uncertainties. Transportation Research Part C, 74, pp. 366–382.
  • Donnell, E. T., Wood, J. S., Himes, S., and Torbic, D. 2016. Use of Side Friction in Horizontal Curve Design: A Margin of Safety Assessment. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2588, pp. 61–70.
  • Wood, J. S., Donnell, E. T., and Farris, C. 2016. A Method to Account for and Model Underreporting in Crash Frequency Research. Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 95, pp. 57–66.
  • Wood, J. S., Donnell, E. T., and Porter, R. J. 2015. Comparison of Safety Effect Estimates Obtained from Empirical Bayes Before–After Study, Propensity Scores-Potential Outcomes Framework, and Regression Model with Cross-Sectional Data. Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 75, pp. 144–154.
  • Wood, J. S., and Porter, R. J. 2013. Safety Impacts of Design Exceptions on Non‐Freeway Segments. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2358, pp. 29–37.
  • Porter, R. J., and Wood, J. S. 2013. Exploring the Endogeneity of Macroscopic Speed Parameters: Empirical Study During Low Volume Conditions in Construction Work Zones. Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, Vol. 5, No. 1.

Patents


  • Systematically Analyze Roadway Safety Problems and Simulate Interventions using Connected Vehicle and Other Innovative Datasets. US, Germany, and China Patents. (Patent Pending).
  • Insurance Management System. US, Germany, and China Patents. (Patent Pending).

Selected Professional Affiliations and Service


  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Member, TRB Standing Committee on Statistical Methods (ABJ80)
  • Panel Member, NCHRP 22-49: The Effect of Vehicle Mix on Crash Frequency and Crash Severity
  • Panel Member, NCHRP 22-45: Informing the Selection of Countermeasures by Evaluating, Analyzing, and Diagnosing Contributing Factors that Lead to Crashes
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