Dr. Stephen D. Boyles is an assistant professor in transportation engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and a recognized expert in transportation network modeling and the application of mathematical optimization techniques to transportation problems. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and the Transportation Research Board’s Fred Burggraf Award. His research has also been recognized by the Milton Pikarsky Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers and the Daniel Fambro Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
As a faculty member, Dr. Boyles has served as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on projects sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation, Wyoming Department of Transportation, National Science Foundation, and the Mountain-Plains Consortium. These research projects span a broad array of topics, including rural roadway pricing, operational analysis of low-volume rural freeways with high heavy-vehicle proportion, large-scale traffic simulation, real-time information provision, and electric vehicles.
Dr. Boyles earned B.S. degrees in mathematics and civil engineering from the University of Washington in 2004, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and 2009, respectively.