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    David Hein, P.E., M.ASCE, President

    David HeinMr. Hein is a Principal Engineer with Applied Research Associates, in Toronto Canada.  He has over 30 years of experience in the design, evaluation and management of transportation infrastructure.  He is a member of the ASCE T&DI Board of Governors and chairs two standards committees.  He is actively involved in technology transfer and has completed over 30 webinars for ASCE on a variety of topics.  He is actively involved in the World Road Association having chair the Pavements Committee and is a current member of their Asset Management Committee.  He has also chaired the Transportation Association of Canada Pavements Committee.

    Yinhai Wang, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Vice President

    Yinhai WangDr. Yinhai Wang is a professor in transportation engineering and the founding director of the Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) at the University of Washington (UW). He also serves as director for Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10 and visiting chair for the Traffic Information and Control Department at Harbin Institute of Technology. He has a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the University of Tokyo (1998), a master's degree in computer science from the University of Washington, and another master’s degree in construction management (1991) and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (1989) from Tsinghua University in China.

    Ernie Heymsfield, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Treasurer

    Ernie HeymsfieldDr. Heymsfield is an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas, where he has been teaching and conducting research as a faculty member for 20 years. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a Bridge Structural Engineer for the New York City-based Pavlo Engineering Company, where his expertise was in structural engineering and numerical modeling. Author or coauthor of over 30 refereed journal articles and 16 conference articles, Dr. Heymsfield's research includes numerical modeling, seismic response, bridge engineering, and airfield runway safety. His most research work is related to aircraft safety during overruns and anti-icing runway pavements.

    Kelvin C.P. Wang, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Past-President

    Kelvin Wang PortraitKelvin C.P. Wang is a professor from Oklahoma State University where he holds the Gilbert, Cooper, and W&W Steel Chair. His area of expertise is automated data systems for pavement engineering and he has developed hardware sensor and software solutions for pavement distress survey. He has been active with ASCE since the 1990s. He has degrees from China’s Jiaotong Universities and Arizona State University. He received the 2011 ASCE Masters medal for his contribution to transportation engineering. 

    Robert E. Skinner, Jr., M.ASCE, Appointed Member

    Robert E. Skinner, Jr.Robert Skinner retired as Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in 2015 after 20 years in that position. Prior to becoming the TRB executive director, Mr. Skinner directed TRB’s transportation policy study activities, and before joining TRB, he was a vice president of Alan M. Voorhees & Associates, a transportation consulting firm.  He currently serves on the advisory boards for three university transportation centers, the Cambridge Systematics Board of Directors, and the advisory board for NCE.  He holds civil engineering degrees from the University of Virginia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

    Murthy V.A. Bondada, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Appointed Member

    Murthy V.A. BondadaDr. Bondada has 40 years of consulting experience in Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, and Public Transportation Projects, and was visiting faculty member at several universities, a US Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, and member of the Florida State Board of Professional Engineers. He chaired ASCE's three national committees (Automated People Movers, High Speed Ground Transportation Systems, and Public Transport), organized several ASCE's international conferences, and is Life Fellow of ASCE. He has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, two Master degrees (in City Planning and in Transportation Systems Engineering), and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with specialization in transportation engineering and planning. 

    Chandra Bhat, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Appointed Member

    Chandra BhatDr. Bhat has a joint appointment between the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) and the Department of Economics at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a world-renowned expert in the area of transportation and urban policy design, with far reaching implications for public health, energy dependence, greenhouse gas emissions, and societal quality of life. Methodologically, he has been a pioneer in the formulation and use of statistical and econometric methods to analyze human choice behavior. His current research includes the social and environmental aspects of transportation, safety and planning implications of connected and automated smart transportation systems (CASTS), and data science and predictive analytics. 

    Sean Corcoran, P.E., M.ASCE, Appointed Member

    Sean CorcoranMr. Corcoran, a Project Engineer at Toole Design Group, is a licensed Civil Engineer with a broad range of experience in civil, site development, and infrastructure projects. He has served as a designer and a client-representative on construction sites for projects ranging from roadways to runways to bridge structures. Mr. Corcoran is an active member of Engineers Without Borders-USA and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Mr. Corcoran holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from University of North Florida.