ITS News

  • Humphries at the White House

    Dr. Sheila Humphries, University of California Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Director Emerita of Diversity, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). President Barack Obama presented the awards to recipients at the White House.

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     A new study from Li Yiu and Mark Hansen published in the Articles in Advance section of Transportation Science improves how air traffic managers cope with unexpected delays and provides them with more predictable ways to manage arrival traffic at airports with adverse weather.

  • Tim Lipman

    Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Tim Lipman was asked to testify for Chairman Bill Quirk’s select committee of the Assembly in Sacramento June 18, 2015 regarding The Future of Transportation Fuel in California.


  • Shaheen presents

     Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen is taking an international perspective when it comes to the sharing economy this June. She was recently a keynote speaker at two gatherings in Utrecht: the First 2015 Car-Sharing Symposium in the Netherlands on June 3, 2015 and the First International Workshop on the Sharing Economy June 4-5, 2015.

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    The Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) was recently named one of four teams eligible to study the Impacts of Connected Vehicles (CVs) and Automated Vehicles (AVs) on State and Local Transportation Agencies (Project 20-102) by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) through the Transportation Research Board (TRB).


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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.” 


  • GorripatyandLeshner

    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.