David Whitchurch

David E. Whitchurch

Computer Analyst, Technical Specialist, Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety
Adjunct Faculty, Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems
PhD Student, Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems
Campus Federal Credit Union Building
179 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-0367
Fax: 225-578-0240

Biographical Summary

David's background includes roles in transportation safety, operations management, human resources, and information technology. Specializations include data visualization, supervised machine learning methods, and generalized linear models.

Education

  • MS Analytics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2017
  • BS General Business, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2015

Courses Taught

  • ISDS 4180 - BUSINESS ANALYSIS: Contemporary problems encountered by the business analysis professional; emphasis on case analysis and use of business analysis skills and computer technology to solve business problems.

Interests

  • Teaching Interests: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization
  • Research Interests: Transportation Safety, Predictive Analytics, Data Visualization, Causal Inference, Data Governance

Presentations

  • Whitchurch, D. E. (2020, January). Evolution of a Self-Service Dashboard for SHSP Support in Louisiana. Presented at 2020 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting sponsored by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, D.C..
  • Whitchurch, D. E. and Hutchinson, C. J (2019, November). Student Workers use Tableau to Solve Real World Problems with Louisiana Crash Data. Presented at 2019 Decision Science Institute Annual Conference sponsored by Decision Science Institute (DSI), New Orleans, LA.
  • Whitchurch, D. E. (2019, November). 2018 Crash Data Report - SHSP Emphasis. Presented at 2019 Louisiana Highway Safety Summit sponsored by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Whitchurch, D. E. and Deville, J. (2019, November). 2019 Non-Motorized User Crash Assessment Overview & Update. Presented at 2019 Louisiana Highway Safety Summit sponsored by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Whitchurch, D. E. (2019, October). Building a Neural Network Scoring Model with JMP and Microsoft SQL Server to Predict Aggregate Motor Vehicle Driver Alcohol Impairment. Presented at 2019 South Central SAS Users Group Educational Forum sponsored by SAS Software, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Whitchurch, D., Campbell, B., and Childers, J. (2019, August). A Data-Driven Approach to HSIP Performance Measure Target Planning for MPO's. Presented at Traffic Records Forum sponsored by Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals, Austin, TX.
  • Whitchurch, D., Childers, J., and Hutchinson, N. (2019, August). Creating Interactive Infographics for Highway Safety. Presented at Traffic Records Forum sponsored by Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals, Austin, TX.
  • Whitchurch, D., Campbell, B., and Childers, J. (2019, July). A Data-Driven Approach to HSIP Performance Measure Target Planning for MPO's. Presented at Traffic Records Coordinating Committee User Conference sponsored by Louisiana Traffic Records Coordinating Committee, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Whitchurch, D., Childers, J., and Hutchinson, N. (2019, July). Creating Interactive Infographics for Highway Safety. Presented at Traffic Records Coordinating Committee User Conference sponsored by Louisiana Traffic Records Coordinating Committee, Baton Rouge, LA.

Professional and Service Activities

  • Louisiana State Epidemiology Workgroup, Member (January 1, 2019)
  • Louisiana Traffic Records Coordinating Committee, Committee Member (July 1, 2018)

Employed by LSU since

August 27, 2015