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October 8, 2014

Francesco Borrelli joins ITS Affiliated Faculty

Francesco Borrelli, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is the newest faculty member to join the roster of ITS affiliated faculty.
October 8, 2014

Planning professor-turned-entrepreneur to help SF tackle urban problems with Big Data

Paul Waddell, a UC Berkeley city planning professor with a penchant for conducting research with what he calls his “big urban data,” is putting his work to a real-world test in San Francisco via his high-tech startup “Synthicity.”  
October 8, 2014

Caltrans Director Dougherty Discusses Future of Transportation in California

Malcolm Dougherty, the director of Caltrans, told transportation faculty, researchers, and students that Caltrans must embrace new technologies and new options for mobility including transit, user-based fees, bicycling and walking to meet the needs of the state's growing population.  
October 8, 2014

Integrated Corridor Management: A Game-Changer for Congestion

Transportation faculty, staff and research engineers at UC Berkeley hosted an historic workshop last month that included federal and state transportation experts to tackle congestion on the state's most congested urban corridors. 
October 8, 2014

Alex Bayen Receives ASCE Huber Prize

Alexandre Bayen, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as well as the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize.
April 24, 2014

Karen Trapenberg Frick Examines Effects of Tea Party on Regional Transportation Planning

The Journal of the American Planning Association has just published an award-winning article by UCTC Assistant Director Karen Trapenberg Frick on the effects of the
April 24, 2014

TSRC to Lead New Northern California Consortium to Promote Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles

The new organization, North CAT, will provide information and assistance to vehicle fleet managers, city planners, policymakers, and first-responders so they may understand costs, benefits, and implementation issues for the newest vehicle technologies.
April 24, 2014

New Study on Bikesharing Published in TRR

A data-rich study on bikesharing programs in the U.S. and Canada prepared by TSRC Co-Director Susan Shaheen and colleagues has recently been published by the Transportation Research Record, the Journal of the Transportation Research Board.  
April 24, 2014

Two ITS Affiliated Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Carlos Daganzo, Chancellor Professor of the Graduate School and retired Robert Horonjeff Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Karl Hedrick, James Marshall Wells Academic Chair and Mechanical E
February 14, 2014

ITS Students and Professor Win TRB's Cunard Award

The Transportation Research Board has presented the Cunard Award for best paper across its Operations Section for a first author under the age of 35 to ITS Ph.D. student Jean Doig, ITS alum Vikash Gayah, now an assistant professor at Penn State University, and their professor, Michael Cassidy.
February 14, 2014

A new edition of 'The Transportation Experience' is published

An updated and revised second edition of The Transportation Experience by former ITS director and Professor Emeritus William Garrison and ITS alum David Levinson, now a professor at the University of Minnesota, has been published by Oxford University Press.
June 6, 2014

Suburban Sprawl Cancels Carbon Footprint Savings of Dense Urban Cores

 Based on research soon to be published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, TSRC Co-Director Dan Kammen and doctoral student Christopher Jones, suggest "an entirely new approach of highly tailored, community-scale carbon management is urgently needed."  
February 14, 2014

Alexandre Bayen Wins Antonio Ruberti Research Prize

ITS Professor Alexandre Bayen received the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize in Florence, Italy on December 12 for his work with Mobile Millennium and the Floating Sensor Network.
September 14, 2017

UC Berkeley Grad Students Win WTS Awards

Two UC Berkeley transportation students, Maggie Witt and Yi Liu, have won awards from the San Francisco chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar Foundation.  
January 8, 2014

A Simple Solution to Subway Platform Congestion in Santiago, Chile

Sometimes the best solutions to a transportation problem are the simplest and least expensive. Former ITS Ph.D. student, Juan Carlos Muñoz, now a professor of engineering in Santiago, explains in this four-minute video how to solve platform gridlock.  
June 6, 2014

Driving Down Diesel Emissions

In the fall issue of ACCESS magazine, CEE Professor Robert Harley describes the importance of reducing diesel emissions for human health, and how stringent emission-control programs for trucks have dramatically improved air quality near the Port of Oakland in recent years.   
January 8, 2014

Bill Ibbs Testifies about Construction Cost Growth in Megaprojects (Video)

 Professor William Ibbs, faculty member in the CEE Engineering and Project Management program, testified before the California State Senate recently about construction cost growth on state megaprojects such as the eastern span of the Bay Bridge and the California high-speed rail project.
September 14, 2017

ITS Ph.D. Student Yi Liu Receives INFORMS Award

Yi Liu has received an honorable mention from INFORMS, the society for professionals in the field of operations research, management science and analytics, for her presentation on how to increase efficienty in airport ground delay programs.
January 8, 2014

UCTC's Robert Cervero and Donald Shoup Named Top City Innovators Worldwide

Two of the 11 people named in the Transportation sector for UBM's Future Cities top 100 innovators worldwide for 2013 are affiliated with UCTC: Robert Cervero, Director, and Donald Shoup, Editor of ACCESS. 
October 22, 2013

Alexander Skabardonis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor-in-Residence Alex Skabardonis will receive the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers for his contributions in the field of transportation engineering this week in Greece. 

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