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2012 SWUTC William Harris Award for Outstanding PhD Student

Daniel J. Fagnant Selected to Receive 2012 William Harris Award

2012 William Harris Award Winner Daniel Fagnant

Daniel Fagnant

Daniel Fagnant is a Ph.D. candidate in Transportation Engineering at UT Austin.  He obtained a B.S degree in Computer Engineering at Gonzaga University and his MS in Civil Engineering from UT.  After his undergraduate studies, Mr. Fagnant spent 5 years at the Alaska DOT’s Southeast Regional Traffic & Safety section where he helped run the Highway Safety Improvement Program, proposing, evaluating and designing numerous projects.  In addition to being the youngest team member to develop Alaska’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, he has also received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, and is an Eno Transportation Leadership Fellow. Mr. Fagnant’s research experience includes traffic and safety analysis and design, transportation project evaluation, autonomous vehicles, motorcycles, transportation policy and economics, and transportation networks and modeling.  The title of his dissertation is Anticipating Impacts of and Preparing Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles.

Mr. Fagnant was selected to represent the SWUTC at the annual UTC Outstanding Student of the Year awards ceremony during TRB’s Annual Meeting in January, 2013.

This award is presented annually by the SWUTC and comes with a $1,000 cash award.