Alyssa Ryan Wins Second Place in Highway Safety Information Systems (HSIS) Excellence in Highway Safety Data Award Program


Austin, TX—Alyssa Ryan was awarded second place in the 2019 HSIS Excellence in Highway Safety Data Award competition for her paper, “Evaluating Crash Type Likelihood at Various Traffic Control Devices: A Multinomial Logistic Regression Approach Using HSIS Data.” 

The HSIS Excellence in Highway Safety Data Award is part of the Highway Data Analysis Excellence Awards Program. It was created to introduce future highway safety professionals to HSIS safety data, the process of applying the appropriate research methods to derive recommendations, and the practice of using that data to make decisions. The competition is jointly administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

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