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September 14, 2017

ITS Announces Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s ITS Awards. With a number of stellar nominations, and it was an invigorating experience to see all the great work ITS and its Centers are doing. Thank you to everyone who contributes to making ITS Berkeley so strong. 
September 14, 2017

Coming Together to Advance the Science of Transportation Demand Modeling

Institute of Transportation Studies faculty and students were recently invited to participate in a National Science Foundation workshop Advancing The Science Of Transportation Demand Modeling April 20-21, 2017 at UC Berkeley.
April 25, 2017

A Sure Bet: Megaprojects - Not on Time and Not on Budget

Co-Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) and Assistant Director of the University of California Transportation Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT) Karen Trapenberg Frick blogs about recent history of major infrastructure — often called
April 24, 2017

Borrelli, Moura and Horrowitz Win ARPA-E Grant on Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

ITS affiliates Professor Francesco Borrelli (lead PI), Professor Scott Moura and Professor Robert Horowitz won an ARPA-E grant on "Predictive Data-Driven Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Control." The 3-year project is also in collaboration with Hyundai American Technical Center and Sensys Network
April 24, 2017

Kenichi Soga Delivers Two Prestigious Lectures

Kenichi Soga, Chancellor's Professor, recently delivered the 15th Jennings Memorial Lecture hosted by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Division, at the University of Pretoria, Cape Town, South Africa.  
April 24, 2017

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Metering

Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley Dolf May and the pioneer of ramp meters and HOV lanes recently made the news as LA celebrates getting its first freeway onramp meter 50 years ago. See how they changed traffic. 
September 14, 2017

UAVs @ Berkeley Take Second Overall at First Collegiate Drone Race

Congratulations to the UAV @ Berkeley team who came in second in the University Team competition at the first collegiate drone competition held at Purdue University, fully sanctioned by MultiGP, the largest professional drone racing league in the world, and The Academy of Model Aeronautics.
September 14, 2017

Bayen, Macfarlane Meet With Congressmembers

Congressmember Mark DeSaulnier and Congressmember Kathy Castor visited the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory April 17, 2017 and met with ITS Director Alexandre Bayen and Executive Director, Sustainable Transportation Initiative Jane Macfarlane.
September 14, 2017

TE Students Shine at Dean's Society

 UC Berkeley Transportation Engineering graduate students Teddy Forscher, Stephen Wong, Hassan Obeid and Amine Bouzaghrane presented posters at the College of Engineering's Dean's Society event on April 12, 2017 on "Rejuvenating America's Infrastructure."
September 14, 2017

Big Data, Smart Cities: How the Confluence of the IoT, Networks, and Big Data Can Change Everything

Leaders at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) Berkeley took center stage on Tuesday, April 4 at the University of California (UC) Center Sacramento, discussing how technological advancements and social changes will impact traffic, focusing specifically on how research at the UC ITS Cen
September 14, 2017

Forscher Selected to Participate in Eno Leadership Conference

Congratulations to Transportation Engineering doctoral student Edward Forscher, who has been selected to participate in the 25th annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference in Washington, DC, June 4-8, 2017.  
March 29, 2017

New Transportation Team Submits Final Design to ASCE Mid-Pac Competition

 A group of 9 undergraduates have restarted the CEE Transportation Team. Their inaugural competition will be the ASCE Mid-Pacific Regional Competition in Chico, CA on April 22.  
September 14, 2017

UAVs @ Berkeley Take Flight

In just a few short years, the UAVs @ Berkeley club has gone from an idea to a thriving club with a workspace at the NEXTOR offices at ITS Berkeley. Now, five pilots will be comoeting in the first ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship at Purdue University April 15. 
September 14, 2017

Scott Moura Wins Graduate Student Mentoring Award

 The Graduate Division in collaboration with the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate has named UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Scott Moura as a 2017 Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award Winner.  
September 14, 2017

UC ITS Policy Forum Series in Sacramento

 In late March and April, Institutes of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley, Davis, Irvine and Los Angeles will be presenting a series of policy forums at the UC Center Sacramento. This series presents the latest thinking and scientific insights on a range of transportation challenges fac
March 13, 2017

Self-Driving Cars Could Get Their Own Super-Fast Lane By 2050

UC Berkeley graduate students Anthony Barrs and Baiyu Chen were awarded the top prize and $50,000 for their design at the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge, hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers in Las Vegas.
September 14, 2017

Transportation Engineering Open House Features ITS Roundtable Discussion

The TE Open House culminates with an ITS Seminar: “The Trump Administration on Transport: A New Era in Planning, Infrastructure, and Governance” in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 3:30 pm on April 3.
March 10, 2017

Port Of LA Hosts Live Platooning Demonstration with PATH

Private and public transportation partners, including PATH, conducted a partially automated truck platooning demonstration in California Wednesday at the Los Angeles Port complex and along the Interstate 110 freeway. 
March 6, 2017

Automating Us

UC Berkeley's Daniel Aranki, Roel Dobbe, Jaime F.
February 24, 2017

J. Karl Hedrick, Professor, Nonlinear Control Expert, 1944-2017

The Institute of Transportation Studies is deeply saddened to say that J. Karl Hedrick, James Marshall Wells Academic Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, passed away on Feb. 22, 2017 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 72 years old.