Patricia (Pat) S. Hu is the Director of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Prior to that appointment, she was the Director of the Center for Transportation Analysis at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As BTS Director, she is focusing on enhancing the quality, timeliness, accessibility, and availability of transportation statistics to inform transportation decisions.
For the past two decades, Ms. Hu has led numerous research projects in the areas of travel behavior, traffic operations, transportation safety and security, data models, and visualization. Pat Hu is an active member of the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board (TRB). She chaired TRB’s Standing Committee on National Data Requirements and Programs, and serves on many other committees and expert panels. She served on the editorial advisory board of the international journal Accident Analysis & Prevention from 1996 to 1999, and on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Transportation and Statistics from 1998 to 2005. Pat Hu received her B.S. in Statistics from the Chengchi University in Taiwan, and an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Guelph at Canada.