C. Tyler Dick, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). Prior to joining UT in 2022, Dr. Dick spent 10 years as a research engineer and lecturer with the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He previously spent 11 years as a railway design engineer with HDR Engineering where he attained the title of Professional Associate in recognition of his expertise in railway yard and terminal design. Dr. Dick holds a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba and a M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. His current research is focused on railway capacity, network design, yard & terminal operations, operations potential of advanced railway traffic control systems with virtual and moving blocks, and railway applications of alternative energy and automation. Dr. Dick is a licensed Professional Engineer and is actively involved in AREMA committees 16, 24 and 14, TRB Committees AR030 and AR040, the ASCE Rail Transportation Committee, and the INFORMS Railway Applications Section. He is also on the board of the International Association of Railway Operations Research.