Dr. Carol Flannagan is a Research Associate Professor and Director of the data center at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. She earned an M.A. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Flannagan develops analytical methods for and analyzes a wide variety of transportation-related data, including travel, driving, crash, and injury outcome data. Her work has been implemented both in state planning processes and in in-vehicle algorithms for automatic crash and injury notification. In recent years, she has been thinking about applications of Bayesian statistics and cognitive psychology to improve computer image processing.