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December 11, 2014

Scott Moura and eCAL Win Samsung GRO Award

 Professor Scott Moura and the Energy, Controls, and Application Lab (eCAL) have been awarded a Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) award to study battery management systems for achieving long range in electric vehicles (EVs). 
December 10, 2014

Michael Cassidy Appointed to Robert Horonjeff Chair

Chancellor Dirks has approved the appointment of Professor Michael Cassidy as the Robert Horonjeff Professor in Civil Engineering, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2019. This is a well-deserved honor and recognition of Cassidy's outstanding record in teaching, research and service. 
September 14, 2017

PATH's Morris Earns Top Teacher Award

Sean Morris, PATH contractor and Albany Unified Schools computer science teacher, was nominated and selected to attend a workshop for 100 “superstar” teachers of the Exploring Computer Science (EC) and CS Principles courses, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Cent
September 14, 2017

SVIEP Celebrates Grads

Twenty seven students are ready for the next step after participating in the Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Certificate Award Ceremony Dec. 4, 2014 at the Residence de France in San Francisco, followed by a San Francisco dinner at a course professor's home.
September 14, 2017

PATH’s Zhang Appointed IEEE Fellow

Wei-Bin Zhang, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) Research Engineer and Program Manager, was recently elevated to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow.   
September 14, 2017

Pavement Research Center Builds on Strong Foundation

Geoengineering Professor Juan Pestana is tapped to lead the University of California Pavement Research Center-Berkeley. The 20-year UC Berkeley veteran is excited to delve into all aspects of pavement research to move the center and field forward.  
November 18, 2014

TRB Honors Mark Hansen with 2015 McKelvey Award

Professor Mark Hansen received Transportation Research Board's Francis X. McKelvey Award for his outstanding work in aviation-related research.  
September 14, 2017

Startup Success in a Snapshot

Startup@Berkeley alumni bring a new take on instant photos with their company Prynt, which makes a smartphone case that prints photos instantly.
October 17, 2014

ITS Intern's Work Aimed at Foiling Cyber Attacks on Freeway Systems Wins Research Award

 A visiting French student, Sebastien Martin, who interned with PATH has won an award from his school École Polytechnique for his work on understanding potential vulnerabilities of traffic management systems and to improve cyber security of freeway traffic control infrastructure. 
October 15, 2014

The Fall 2014 Issue of the Berkeley Transportation Letter is Online

This issue of the newsletter examines how ITS students and faculty have transformed good ideas into marketable products and how UC Berkeley's partnership with Hyundai has yielded positive results for the University and its students as well as the automaker.
October 8, 2014

A Clean Climate Must be a Consumer Commodity: Dan Kammen

TSRC Co-Director Dan Kammen recently attended the UN Climate Summit in New York City. In a National Geographic blog post he calls for a national movement by and for consumers to combat climate change.
October 8, 2014

The Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program: Startups at ITS!

A new UC Berkeley program designed to introduce students from around the world to Silicon Valley's unique success in innovation and entrepreneurship took another step forward with the signing of an agreement with the French engineering school, École Polytechnique.
September 9, 2014

Improving Mobility through Technology and Connectivity

ITS Director Alexandre Bayen describes technology advances that are changing mobility, and explains how these new tools will be used on a 20-mile stretch of freeway in southern California as part of a Connected Corridors pilot project.
October 8, 2014

TSRC Researchers Reveal How People Use Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar in San Francisco

In a UCTC working paper, Lisa Rayle and colleagues reveal for the first time how app-based ride services, Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar, affect taxi service, transit use, and traffic congestion in San Francisco.
August 27, 2014

Former ITS Director Samer Madanat Honored

Professor Samer Madanat, who led ITS for 10 years, first as acting director and then director, was honored on August 25 for creating new research centers, mentoring young faculty, and guiding the institute through a difficult period of financial cutbacks.
October 8, 2014

Three UC Berkeley Students Receive Eisenhower Fellowships

UC Berkeley graduate students, Jesus Barajas, Frank Proulx and Lisa Rayle, have won coveted 2014 Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships for their research in transportation planning. 
August 13, 2014

August 25: New Transportation Grad Student Orientation

Orientation for incoming transportation graduate students will take place August 25 at 1 p.m. in room 412 McLaughlin Hall as part of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering's all-day orientation program.
August 27, 2014

Stopping the UN's Agenda 21 Policy on Sustainable Development has Become a Tea Party Rallying Cry

In a blog published by the London School of Economics and Political Science, Karen Trapenberg Frick describes how opposition to a little-known, non-binding U.N.
August 5, 2014

Assistant Professor Scott Moura Awarded NSF Research Grant

Scott Moura, an ITS-affiliated faculty member, has been awarded a research grant through the National Science Foundation's Energy, Power, Controls, and Networks program.
August 5, 2014

Can the Tea Party, Property Rights Activists and Planners Find Common Ground?

Karen Trapenberg Frick, co-director of UCTC and assistant director of UCConnect, describes a possible way forward in the running battle between planners and their opponents in a blog published by the California Planni