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January 17, 2019

Spring Transportation Seminar Schedule

Join us for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Spring Seminar Series. Find us on Fridays in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building frm 4-5 p.m. Beverages and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m. 
January 17, 2019

Young robotics scholars to compete in FIRST LEGO League championship

WHAT: 2018-2019 Northern California FIRST LEGO League East Bay District Championship
January 11, 2019

Flow: Traffic simulation joins forces with deep reinforcement learning and cloud computing

UC Berkeley’s Institute of Transportation Studies and Aimsun recently created a new partnership to release Flow, a tool for managing large-scale traffic systems that feature a mix of human-driven and autonomous vehicles.
January 10, 2019

Max Shen named to succeed Ken Goldberg as chair of IEOR

Professor Zuo-Jun "Max" Shen has just been named to be the next chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR).
December 19, 2018

Five Questions With An Expert Studying NYC’s Car-Share Pilot

Berkeley-based researcher Susan Shaheen is conducting surveys on behalf of NYC DOT.
December 18, 2018

ITS Berkeley Awards Ceremony and Holiday Party

ITS Berkeley and its Centers came together for the annual Holiday Party and Awards Ceremony Dec. 14, 2018 at the International House. Congratulations to the ITS Berkeley award winners!
December 11, 2018

Airport Design Class Makes Final Presentations

On Dec. 4, 2018, 10 groups of students from the highly popular CE 153 Airport Design Class presented their final term projects in front of a panel of 12 judges from SFO, Airbus, and several airport design companies.
December 11, 2018

Lipman, Weber Co-Edit "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production"

TSRC Co-Director Timothy Lipman and LBNL Staff Scientist Adam Weber, have collaborated as Co-Editors of Volume 1 in the Springer Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
December 12, 2018

Wu Receives Pikarsky Award

Wu received the CUTC Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award, awarded annually for best Doctoral dissertation in the field of science and technology in transportation studies
December 10, 2018

ITS Berkeley Earns 8 Eisenhower Fellowships

ITS Berkeley is excited to announce eight UC Berkeley students have received Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) fellowships for the coming year.
December 10, 2018

Gonzalez Co-Authors Paper on Data Assessments of the Collapse of Urban Traffic in Six Cities

Worsening of traffic congestion in cities is an ongoing challenge in urban regions. Stories of mega-jams that last tens hours, or even days, appear not only in fiction but in reality.
January 11, 2019

TRB 2019 ITS Schedule

Jan. 13-17, 2019 Washington DCTransportation Research Board Annual Meeting TRB By the Numbers: 64 Sessions64 Faculty, students and researchers25 Posters20 Talks
November 14, 2018

Implications for Shared Urban Mobility for Latin American Countries

TSRC Co-DIrector Susan Shaheen reflects on the Implications for Shared Urban Mobility for Latin American Countries in her latest blog at Moviliblog.
November 14, 2018

ITS Berkeley Shines at IEEE ITS Conference

ITS faculty, staff, students and alumni were joined by top researchers in the academic and private sector at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems on ​Nov. 4-7, 2018 ​in Maui, Hawaii.
November 14, 2018

Chapple Earns ACSP John Friedmann Book Award

Karen Chapple is winner of the ACSP John Friedmann Book Award: Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development
October 31, 2018

Varaiya, Kurzhanskiy Meet with Sacramento Leadership

PATH Affiliated Faculty Pravin Varaiya and Associate Research Engineer Alex Kurzhanskiy visited government leadership in Sacramento on Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018.
October 30, 2018

ITS Berkeley Discusses Highly Automated Driving Challenges

ITS Berkeley was well represented at the Workshop/Symposium on Highly Automated Driving Challenges Oct. 30-31, 2018 in Washington DC.
October 30, 2018

Turning cars into robot traffic managers

Proposed AI-based standards leverage vehicle automation to manage traffic
October 29, 2018

Machine Learning to Help Optimize Traffic and Reduce Pollution

Berkeley Lab researchers use algorithms for smart and sustainable mobility solutions
October 23, 2018

An Interview with Susan Shaheen, the “Mother” of Shared Mobility

Lily Maxwell, smart cities content writer for, interviews Susan Shaheen Ph.D., a pioneer in future mobility strategies. She was among the first to observe, research, and write about changing dynamics in shared mobility and the likely scenarios through which automated vehicles will gain prominence. She is an internationally recognized expert in mobility and the sharing economy.