ITS News

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    The Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley is taking another step forward to forge new relationships around the world after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Catalan Ministry of Territory and Sustainability May 18, 2015.  

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    ITS Berkeley doctoral student Andre Carrel and Goldman School of Public Policy and the Energy and Resources Group doctoral student Rachel Golden shared their insights and lent their expertise about transportation legislation and policy to staff members from the Assembly and Senate on the 6th annual Graduate Research Advocacy Day.


  • Mark Coopersmith

    Failure. It’s not something people like to talk about, but University of California, Berkeley Entrepreneurship Professors Mark Coopersmith and John Danner are putting failure to good use in their new book, “The Other ‘F’ Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work.” 


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    Two transportation graduate students are garnering notice for their contributions to the field of transportation. ITS Berkeley master’s student Eleanor Leshner and doctoral student Sreeta Gorripaty received awards from the San Francisco chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Foundation.


  • Paul Waddell

    Urban Canvas, a powerful software-based simulator for planning and analyzing urban development — created by Synthicity, a Berkeley startup founded by Paul Waddell, a UC Berkeley professor and the chair of city and regional planning — goes into wide release after being acquired by 3D software giant Autodesk. 


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     Bridging two continents and universities, 95 visiting students from the leading business school in France, Hautes Etudes Commercial de Paris (HEC), teamed up with 30 University of California, Berkeley Engineering students on April 18, 2015 for a travel idea hackathon, sponsored by Berkeley’s Institute of Transportation Studies, Technology Transfer Program.


  • Samer Madanat

     Built on a firm University of California Berkeley foundation, former Institute of Transportation Studies Director Samer Madanat is taking his career to the next level. He was recently named Dean of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi. He will be moving to the Middle East for his new post in July 2015.


  • Sheila Humphreys

    University of California Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Director Emerita of Diversity Sheila Humphreys has been named a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).



  • Dan Work

     Highlighting the cross-disciplinary aspects of resilience, The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) and The Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) have come together to offer a new series of lectures connecting transportation, water and cybersecurity to resilience.

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    ITS Berkeley doctoral students Nathalie Saade and Jesus Barajas are amongst the top 20 transportation graduate students across the country who will come together at the Eno Future Leaders Development Conference May 31 to June 4, 2015 in Washington DC.