LSU Research Professor Presents at USDOT Safety Data Forum

Cory Hutchinson behind podium at USDOT forum

Cory Hutchinson talks about improving transportation safety through the use of data during a USDOT gathering. 

July 5, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Cory Hutchinson, an associate professor for research in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business and director of the Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG), was one of six experts invited to present a lightning talk during the recent U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Data Forum.

Hutchinson’s presentation, “Analyzing Crash Data to Reduce Fatalities and Serious Injury Crashes,” focused on how the HSRG works closely with state and local agencies to supplement Louisiana's Strategic Highway Safety Plan using business intelligence tools allowing interactive analysis and report generation on various crash data elements to reduce fatalities and serious injury crashes.

Traffic safety professionals working in universities, safety groups and various levels of government were invited to present their work involving data visualization, integration and analytics. Through the exchange of insights and best practices, attendees from across the country had the opportunity to identify potential partnerships and to gather ideas that would further develop work in their state.

About the Highway Safety Research Group
The Highway Safety Research Group is a division of the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems within the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. HSRG collects, maintains, analyzes and distributes crash data to support public policy decisions in Louisiana. Through a grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the HSRG developed a software program, LACRASH, which has revolutionized the way traffic accidents are reported. For more, visit

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