FORENSIC ENGINEERING AND VISUALIZATION

William Neale

Director of Visualization

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William Neale is the Director of Visualization at Kineticorp, a firm he co-founded in 2005. Mr. Neale holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture and he is an accredited traffic accident reconstructionist. He specializes in accident reconstruction, computer visualization and simulation, lighting and visibility, and photogrammetry. During his undergraduate and graduate programs, Mr. Neale specialized in lighting and visualization, including photography, videography, and computer modeling and animation and has received awards, grants, and other funding in recognition of his work in the field. Mr. Neale has developed technology and methodologies in these areas. He has performed visibility studies for numerous accidents involving tractor-trailers, motorcycles, and passenger cars.

Mr. Neale studied accident reconstruction at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, taking their courses in Traffic Crash Reconstruction, Vehicle Dynamics, and Motorcycle Crash Reconstruction. Mr. Neale has also published numerous peer-reviewed, technical papers on photogrammetry, video analysis, motion tracking, acoustics, lighting, and visibility. He has also lectured on these topics at several institutions including: Wayne State University, the University of Colorado, and California State University. He has been invited to present his work at the Society of Automotive Engineers’ World Congress and at the Acoustic Society of America’s Annual Conference.

Mr. Neale is also a certified Motorcycle Safety Instructor by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Mr. Neale is certified to train and license riders in the State of Colorado in the Basic Riders Course and the Advanced Riders Course. In 2013, Mr. Neale was elected to the Motorcycle Operational Safety Advisory Board (MOSAB) in the State of Colorado.

Mr. Neale has been qualified and admitted as an expert in federal and state courts in the areas of motion tracking, video analysis, computer modeling and animation, computer lighting, visibility, accident reconstruction and photogrammetry.

  • “Video Analysis of Concussion Causing Events in Professional Football.” Sponsored by the National Football League (NFL), Fall 2015 – present
  • “Texting and Distracted Driving” Wisconsin State National Campaign Against Distracted Driving, 2015
  •  “Speak up to Slow Down” Funding through Score One Production, 2013-2014
  • “Analysis of the vehicle accelerometer data of the DriveCam Event Triggered Video System” The Driver Science CompanyTM
  • “A Method to Quantify Vehicle Dynamics and Deformation for Vehicle Rollover Tests Using Camera-Matching Video Analysis,” Ford Motor Company
  • “Image Analysis of Rollover Crash Test Using Photogrammetry,” funded in part by Ford Motor Company, 2005-2006

Featured Publications:
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE),
Illinois Association of Traffic Accident Investigators (IATAI)
National Academy of Forensic Engineering (NAFE)
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (TJTASOA)
Acoustical Society of America (ASOA)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
The American Bar Association (ABA)

  • Excellence in Oral Presentation Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 2013
  • Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 2006
  • Newman Award for Acoustic Excellence (First Place Award), 2000
  • Pratt Institute Competition “Artificial Islands,” design exhibited in gallery, 1999
  • Graduate Scholarship, Washington University, 1999
  • Graduate Scholarship, Rice University, 1998
  • Van Allen Institute Competition “Pier 54,” Top 50 Design, exhibited in gallery, 1997
  • Olin Cup Finalist, Washington University, 1993

 

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