Linda Ng Boyle

Linda Ng Boyle Professor & ISE Chair
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  • 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


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 work has also been funded by the US DOT, NIH, and the National Academies–TRB.

Dr. Boyle is an associate editor for the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention and serves on the Transportation Research Board committees on Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance and Statistical Methodology in Transportation Research. She also 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.


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 and awards

  • NSF Career Award, 2007-2013