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Alex Noble (VT) Recognized as the 2020 ISE Department Outstanding Doctoral Student

Alex Noble (VT) was recently recognized by the Virginia Tech Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering as the 2020 Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year!

Alexandria Noble is a Ph.D. candidate in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Alex has been a graduate researcher at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) for six years, working to solve problems related to human factors and transportation safety. She has authored or co-authored over a dozen publications, including scientific articles, technical reports, and a book chapter on driver training for driving automation systems. Alex earned her M.S. in Civil Engineering (2014) from Virginia Tech and B.S. in Civil Engineering (2013) from West Virginia University. Alex also recently received the 2019 Safe-D Student of the Year award as well as the Alphonse Chappanis Best Student Paper award at the 63rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting back in November 2019.

To qualify for the award, the student had to be in good standing with both the ISE department and the university and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.  Award winners were selected based on demonstrated contributions to service, leadership, teaching, and research.