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Tyler Tyler Dick, PhD, PE

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Tyler Dick, Ph.D., P.E. is a Lecturer and Principal Railway Research Engineer with the Railway Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Prior to joining RailTEC in 2012, Dr. Dick spent 11 years as a railway design engineer with HDR Engineering where he attained the title of Professional Associate in recognition of his expertise in railway yard and terminal design. Dr. Dick holds a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba and a M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.  His current research is focused on railway capacity, network design, yard & terminal operations, and operations potential of advanced railway traffic control systems with virtual and moving blocks.  Dr. Dick is a licensed Professional Engineer and is actively involved in AREMA committees 16, 24 and 14, TRB Committees AR030 and AR040, the ASCE Rail Transportation Committee, and the INFORMS Railway Applications Section.  He is also on the board of the International Association of Railway Operations Research.