Dr. David Brown

Computer Science

Dr. David Brown's recent research, sponsored by the U.S. Army BMD Command and NASA, has been in the design and development of software test environments. He was the principal investigator in the development of an environment for testing Ada source code. Brown's interests extend to large database processing systems, having designed and developed software systems… Read more about Dr. David Brown

In The News: Days leading up to Thanksgiving most dangerous, University of Alabama study finds

More than half of all vehicle crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year occurred in the three days before the holiday, according to the annual study of state traffic data by University of Alabama researchers. In 2017, 1,400 auto crashes, or 53 percent of the wrecks for the week… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Montgomery Advertiser , ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Thanksgiving traffic can be deadly

In 2016, there were 22 fatal crashes, which was a 40 percent increase from two years ago. The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety conducted the research to get this data in hopes that these numbers will help keep drivers on the road safer this year. Associate director with… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, Gadsden Times

In The News: Traffic changes draw critics, though experts urge caution

Sherry Smith stood in the parking lot Friday of the pediatrics office she manages in the Golden Springs Shopping Center and talked about the children who go there every day … David Brown, professor and research associate at the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety, in a message… Read more

Sources: Anniston Star

In The News: Officials searching for answers as accident-prone stretch of U.S. 431 claims another life

Janet Tyson Prosser said Friday morning that the black tire marks outside her Anniston shop on U.S. 431 are all the evidence she needs that more should be done to make the highway safer. “I’m the one who calls 911,” Prosser said. “I’ve called them several times after accidents here.”… Read more

Sources: Anniston Star

In The News: Researchers see sharp increase in Alabama traffic deaths

Twenty five percent more people died in car wrecks statewide in 2016 compared to the year before, according to traffic data released Tuesday by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety. The report pointed to four main causes for the rise in deaths: speed, seat belts, distracted driving… Read more

Sources: The Anniston Star, The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6, The Crimson White, WKRG CBS 5, WBRC Fox 6 (2), WSFA NBC 12, Yellowhammer News, WVTM NBC 13, WLOX 13, Florence Times Daily, WRCB TV 3, WBHM FM 90.3, WALA Fox 10, WKRG CBS 5, WNCF ABC 32, WSFA NBC 12 (2), Insurance Journal, Athens News-Courier, WTVY 4, WBBJ ABC 7, WPMI NBC, The Cullman Times, The New York Times

In The News: Restrictions on teen driving need strengthening

Despite Alabama having a Graduated Driver License law — which sets restrictions for teenagers who sit behind the wheel at age 16 — it is not strong enough and should be strengthened by postponing a teen’s license until the age of 17, said David Brown, a research associate with the… Read more

Sources: The Montgomery Advertiser

In The News: New research estimates 2,500 wrecks could occur during Thanksgiving week

If you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving, you need to buckle up. A new study from The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) estimates more than 2,500 wrecks could happen on Alabama highways this week. The Thanksgiving travel period is defined as the holiday on Thursday and… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, Montgomery Advertiser, Indy Star, USA Today, AL.com, WAAY ABC 31