Dr. Bryan J. Katz

Editor of Transportation Engineering Collection

Dr. Bryan J. Katz serves as the Deputy Director for Transportation Operations and ITS for Leidos (formerly known as SAIC) and is also an Adjunct Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. He earned his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Civil Engineering with a focus in Transportation. Since joining SAIC in 2002, he has supported research for the Federal Highway Administration at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia and has been the Principal Investigator on numerous research projects in the areas of transportation operations, safety, and human factors.

At Virginia Tech, Dr. Katz teaches undergraduate transportation engineering courses, co-chairs and serves as a member on graduate student committees, and was selected as the Faculty Mentor for the College of Engineering to encourage best practices in teaching engineering courses online. In 2009, he was selected for the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in the Civil Engineering Department and in 2007, received a Certificate of Commendation from the Traffic Safety Division of the Fairfax County Police Department (Virginia) for his research on analyzing and recommending engineering and enforcement improvements to improve safety on the ten most dangerous intersections in the county. In 2001, he was the Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center Student of the Year, an award given by the US Department of Transportation.

Dr. Katz is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia, a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, and a certified Planning Commissioner in Virginia. He is a voting member on the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and serves as the Secretary of the Research Committee. In addition, he is an active member of the Transportation Research Board, serving on two technical committees, and is also an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He serves as a paper reviewer for Accident Analysis and Prevention, Traffic Injury Prevention, and for three volumes of the Transportation Research Record. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with his wife, Katie and children, Emily and Ethan.