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Professor, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at NC State University.

Dr. List is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (BSEE, 1971), the University of Delaware (MEE, 1976), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., CE, 1984). Dr. List is a systems engineer with more than 40 years experience in the control and design of transportation systems. His interests are diverse from the ethics of AI-based control to the coupling between infrastructure investment and economic growth. His recent projects focus on travel time reliability, system performance enhancement using connected and autonomous vehicles, guidelines for simulation-based transportation system modeling, prediction of performance for mixed traffic on freeways, and rural highway network investment strategies. He has served as both a department head and a center director. In 2007 he was a co-recipient of the ITS-America “Best of ITS” award in Research and Innovation; he was a recipient of the project of the year award from ITS-New York three times; and in 1999 he was a Finalist in the Edelman Prize Competition (INFORMS). He is a past chair of the TRB Joint Traffic Simulation Subcommittee (SimSub and the TRB Traffic Flow Theory Committee, a former member of the Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee, and a former member and chair of the Intermodal Freight Transportation Committee. Dr. List is a Fellow of ASCE and a member of ITE, TRB, IEEE, and INFORMS.