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Linda Ng Boyle

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Professor Emeritus
Industrial & Systems Engineering

Professor Emeritus
Civil & Environmental Engineering


Linda Ng Boyle is Professor and Chair of ISE and has a joint appointment with Civil & Environmental Engineering. Prior to joining the UW, she was an associate professor at the University of Iowa and a senior researcher at the U.S. Department of Transportation–Volpe Center. Dr. Boyle's research centers on driving behavior, crash countermeasures, crash and safety analysis, and statistical modeling. She is the recipient of an NSF Career Award. Her research has also been funded by the US DOT, NIH, and the National Academies–TRB.

Dr. Boyle is serves on the Transportation Research Board committee on Vehicle User Characteristics. She co-organizes the International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design. Dr. Boyle is the director of the Human Factors and Statistical Modeling Lab.


  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1998
  • M.S. in Inter-Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1994
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1986

Previous appointments

  • University of Iowa

Research Statement

Dr. Boyle's goal centers on enhancing operator safety and reducing injuries and fatalities; Data from various sources is used to quantify human performance and behavior.

Honors & awards

  • NSF Career Award, 2007-2013