Dan Levitt originally joined the University of North Carolina (UNC) Highway Safety Research Center in April 2010 as a research assistant with a wide-ranging array of responsibilities in the research data management realm.
In his new role as applications analyst, he creates and maintains various web applications and works in the development and maintenance of HSRC’s databases. He also does vehicle hardware installation, data retrieval and analysis file preparation for naturalistic driving studies. He devises and manages data collection systems for anything from coding video clips to geocoding crashes for localized studies using SAS, Google Earth and ArcGIS. Dan is also involved with the Highway Safety Information System, a multistate database that contains crash, roadway inventory and traffic volume data for a select group of states. He is responsible for processing the raw data that was collected from the different states using SAS.