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ITS Awards Ceremony

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome                                                        
Alexandre Bayen, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Director, ITS   
 
Recognition of Professor Carl Monismith
For his decades of service to the Institute of Transportation Studies, and to the University of California, Berkeley
Remarks by Shankar Sastry, Dean, College of Engineering
Presented by Robert Harley, Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
ITS Distinguished Legacy Award
John T. West, Former Director of New Technology and Research Program, California Department of Transportation
For extraordinary vision and leadership in the establishment of a strong and lasting partnership between the California Department of Transportation, the Institute of Transportation Studies, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Presented by Adib Kanafani,Professor of the Graduate School
 
ITS Faculty of the Year Award
Adib Kanafani, Professor of the Graduate School
For strategic planning, support and outstanding service to the Institute of Transportation studies through its decadal review.
Presented by Alexandre Bayen, Director, ITS   
  
ITS Distinguished Award for Advancement of Research and Innovation
Randell H. Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
For exceptional leadership and vision in the field of intelligent transportation systems, and sustained support of the Institute of Transportation Studies and the University of California, Berkeley.
Presented by Alexandre Bayen, Director, ITS   
 
Gordon F. Newell Award for Excellence in Transportation Science
Lewis Lehe, ITS Doctoral Candidate
For contributions to the fields of traffic flow theory and urban economics leading to better understanding of congestion effects and improved pricing schemes.
Presented by Michael Cassidy, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation
 
ITS Team Leadership Award
Anand Gopal, Deputy Director of Sustainable Transportation at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
For establishing the first large scale joint LBNL-ITS team working together on transportation and energy problems.
Presented by Amol Phadke, Group Leader - International Energy Studies, Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
 
ITS Culture of Excellence Award
Francois Dion, Senior Development Engineer, Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
For exceptional dedication in the development of a Concept of Operations for the I-210 corridor, and for continuously going beyond expectations in the delivery of results on behalf of the Connected Corridors coalition in Southern California.
Presented by Joe Butler, Project Manager, California Connected Corridor, California PATH 
 
ITS Culture of Excellence Award
Kun Zhou, Assistant Research Engineer, Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
For extraordinary dedication and sacrifice during the development of new technologies, demonstrations, and test facilities that has placed California PATH, the Institute of Transportation Studies, and the University of California Berkeley at the forefront of national transportation research.”
Presented by Thomas West, Co-Director, California PATH
 
ITS Distinguished Service Award
Michelle Barer Moskowitz, Director of Government Affairs Advocacy & Institutional Relations, UC Berkeley
For outstanding support of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the Campus, UC System and State of California level.
Presented by Esther Gulli, Executive Director, Government Community Relations, Office of the Chancellor 
 
ITS Service to Community Award
Jill Cooper, Co-Director Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
For outstanding dedication, support, and outreach to save lives by improving local road safety in the State of California.
Presented by David Ragland, Adjunct Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health; Co-Director Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
 
ITS Graduate Student Service Award
Nathalie Saade, ITS Graduate Student
For outstanding service to the Civil and Environmental Engineering's Transportation Engineering Program, to ITS, and to the transportation community at large.
Presented by Joan Walker, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
ITS Graduate Student Initiative Award
Madeleine Sheehan, ITS Graduate Student
For helping to develop alumni relations through organization of an event and bolstering the alumni database.
Presented by Laura Melendy, Assistant Director, ITS
  
ITS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Siyu Chen, Civil Engineering Undergraduate Student
For continuous involvement and outstanding performance in undergraduate transportation engineering research programs.
Presented by Alexei Pozdnukhov, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Co-Director, Smart Cities Research Center
 
ITS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Jessica Lazarus, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Undergraduate Student
For contributions to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center's research on shared mobility.
Presented by Susan Shaheen, Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center
 
ITS Seminar Organizer Heroes
Lei Kang, Lewis Lehe, Feras El Zarwi, Teddy Forscher; ITS Graduate Students
For sustained efforts to maintain a flagship seminar venue recognized on campus and in the field of transportation.
Presented by Michael Cassidy, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation
 
Closing Remarks

 

Alexandre Bayen, Director, ITS