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Acting Director
Joan Walker

It is my pleasure to serve as Acting Director of ITS this year while Director Alexandre Bayen is on sabbatical. Alex has delivered a strong and healthy ITS, and I look forward to seeing what we can all accomplish in the next year together.

As we celebrate our 70th anniversary this year, I reflect on our storied legacy at ITS, I see our present, and I look to the future.I am humbled to see how our research and innovations have made ITS a world-class leader in traffic theory and operations, pavements, air operations, transportation safety, new transport technologies, smart cities, transportation safety, sustainable transportation, shared mobility, and transportation planning and policy. Our research impacts people every day as we strive to relieve congestion, increase safety, bring economic vitality to urban centers, and sustainably enhance mobility.

We are truly in an exciting time for transportation innovation as we create interdisciplinary opportunities and collaborate with new partners. I look forward to an exciting year.

Joan Walker
Acting Director
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering