CCEE Professor Billy Williams named Director of ITRE

Dr. Billy Williams, recently appointed as Director of ITRE

CCEE professor Dr. Billy Williams was named as the Director of the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) effective August 6th.

Dr. Williams is a recognized expert in the areas of analytical and simulation modeling of traffic operations and transportation networks, intelligent transport systems, and the application of rigorous statistical methods to a broad range of transportation applications, including traffic condition forecasting and traffic flow modeling.

Williams joined N.C. State in 2002 as an assistant professor after three years on the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology. A North Carolina native, Dr. Williams earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from NC State and his doctoral degree from the University of Virginia.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Williams served four years active duty in the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps and over five years as a consulting engineer with the firm of Kimley-Horn and Associates. He has collaborated closely with ITRE researchers since joining the NC State faculty and looks forward to helping ITRE’s talented and visionary research family continue to build on its well-deserved reputation as a national and international leader in transportation innovation.

Congratulations Dr. Williams!