Ms. Leslie Washburn, Vice President of WISE, was the Workforce Development Coordinator for the University of Florida Transportation Institute until February 2015. Ms. Washburn has 22 years of professional experience in project management, permit review, and transportation curriculum development.
Recent curriculum development includes a course for middle school students utilizing robotics and computer programming to introduce autonomous vehicle concepts. Ms. Washburn received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Montana State University. She is a registered professional engineer in the states of Washington and Florida.
Dr. Washburn, President of WISE, is an expert in traffic flow theory, traffic operations analysis, traffic simulation model development, development of traffic analysis and level of service computational methodologies and complementary software tools.
Dr. Washburn is also a Professor in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida, where he has served on the faculty since August of 1999. Dr. Washburn obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Washington and Florida.
Dr. Washburn has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and is co-author of the textbook “Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis”. Dr. Washburn is the developer of the Florida Department of Transportation LOSPLAN software package.
Dr. Washburn is a member of the Transportation Research Board's Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee (which develops the Highway Capacity Manual), and is chair of the User Liaison subcommittee, past chair of the Freeway/Multilane Highway subcommittee, and is also actively involved with the Two-Lane Highway, Simulation, and Performance Measures subcommittees. He is currently the principal investigator on a National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project on two-lane highway operations analysis that will result in a new chapter for the HCM.
Dr. Washburn’s teaching background includes courses on civil engineering systems, transportation engineering, traffic engineering, freeway operations, traffic simulation, geometric design, numeric/computational methods, and statistical and econometric methods.
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