Dr. William H. Schneider IV.

Dr. William H. Schneider IV.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Civil Engineering
Office: Shrank Hall North 160
Phone: 330-972-2426
Fax: 330-972-6020
Email: whs4@uakron.edu
Website: http://www.ecgf.uakron.edu/~civil/people/schneider/


Biography

Education

  • PhD Civil Engineering, 2003, Purdue University
  • MS Civil Engineering, 2001, Purdue University
  • BS Civil Engineering, 1998, Purdue University

Professional Experience

Prior to joining the University of Akron, Dr. Schneider spent over two years at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) in College Station, Texas. While at TTI, he was a key researcher involved in the following projects:

  • developing predictive models for estimating speeds of vehicles traveling in urban right-turn lanes
  • incorporating safety in the highway design process
  • work zone speed compliance and safety
  • the development of ITS performance measures that are used by the state traffic management centers
  • and the environmental analysis of the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC).

In addition to these projects he also has extensive experience in developing datasets that incorporate Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Department of Transportation records. These datasets in association with data mining techniques, cluster, and Bayesian analysis helped provide valuable information that answered many TxDOT questions including "is it safer to have four-lane rural highways with no shoulders, or two-lane highways with wide shoulders."

Research Interests

  • Transportation air quality
  • ITS data management
  • The impacts of geometric design on safety and operations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Friend of the Transportation Research Board Highway Safety Manual Task Force


Education

PhD Civil Engineering, 2003, Purdue University; MS Civil Engineering, 2001, Purdue University; BS Civil Engineering, 1998, Purdue University