C. Tyler Dick, Ph.D., P.E.

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Lecturer and Principal Railway Research Engineer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1241 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: (217) 300-2166
Fax: (217) 333-9464

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 (Illinois). 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. (1999) in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba and a M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2019) in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. At Illinois, Dr. Dick lectures on railway design and operations topics, and supervises a team of graduate students engaged in railway systems research. His current research is focused on railway mainline and yard capacity and design; railway network operations and performance; operations potential of advanced railway traffic control systems with virtual and moving blocks; railway energy efficiency; and predictive analytics for operations and maintenance planning. Dr. Dick is a licensed Professional Engineer and is actively involved in several TRB, ASCE and AREMA committees, and the INFORMS Railway Application Section. He is Chair of the TRB Joint Subcommittee on Railway Capacity and Performance, and is on the board of the International Association of Railway Operations Research.

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