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October 18, 2019

Kenichi Soga appointed to the Donald H. McLaughlin Chair of Mineral Engineering

Congratulations to Professor Kenichi Soga on his appointment to the Donald H. McLaughlin Chair of Mineral Engineering.This is a major honor and a well-deserved recognition of Professor Soga's eminence in the field of GeoSystems Engineering.
October 17, 2019

Tomizuka Awarded Honda Medal

Congratulations to Cheryl and John Neerhout, Jr.
October 16, 2019

Wachs Lecture: Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction: Finding a Way that Works

Join Professor Emerita Elizabeth Deakin, UC Berkeley for the 12th Annual Martin Wachs lecture Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning  for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction:  Finding a Way that Works Thursday, November 14, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
October 14, 2019

Swappable Flying Batteries Keep Drones Aloft Almost Forever

Mid-air docking of flying batteries can massively extend the flight time of a droneBy Evan AckermanThis article originally appeard at IEEE Spectrum
October 8, 2019

Shaheen Appointed as VP of TRB's Executive Committee

Congratulations to Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co- Director Susan Shaheen, who has been named Vice Chair of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee.
October 1, 2019

Can cellphones help cities be more energy efficient?

This article originally appeared at Berkeley Engineeringby Linda Vu
October 1, 2019

The Future of Mixed-Autonomy Traffic with Alexandre Bayen

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September 26, 2019

GMS Lecture Series

The Global Metropolitan Studies (GMS) is pleased to announce their lecture series for this year. The talks span a diverse set of fields, including transportation and engineering, and have been organized in collaboration with a wide set of units on campus, including the Institute of Transportation
September 24, 2019

McMillan, Davis Inducted to CEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni recently announced the Class of 2019, which features two illustrious Institute of Transportation Studies alumni: Therese McMillan (MS/MCP ’84), Executi
September 24, 2019

Sustainable Aviation Symposium Lands in Berkeley Oct. 7-8. 2019

As startups and aviation giants alike are working on new innovations in aviation, ITS Berkeley and the Sustainable Aviation Foundation are leading the conversation with the Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) Oct. 7-8, 2019.
September 30, 2019

Your Navigation App Is Making Traffic Unmanageable

The proliferation of apps like Waze, Apple Maps, and Google Maps is causing chaos

This article originally appeared at IEEE Spectrum
September 24, 2019

Assemblymember Wicks Visits ITS

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, who represents the 15th Assembly District encompassing the cities of Berkeley, Emeryville, Richmond, and parts of the City of Oakland in the East Bay, met with several UC Berkeley groups on Aug.
September 19, 2019

Multi-City Study Finds Traffic Congestion, Lack of Transit Access Associated with Depressive Symptoms

Showing how traffic impacts the mental health of urban commuters, researchers from the National University of Singapore, UC Berkeley, and Universidad de los Andes recently published a new study in the latest issue of the Journal of Transport
September 19, 2019

California Bill Makes App-Based Companies Treat Workers as Employees

With the recent approval of SB 5 on Sept.
September 12, 2019

Can the Sharing Economy be Leveraged in Disaster Relief?

Lessons from CaliforniaThis article originally appeared at Move Forward
September 10, 2019

Soga Named Bakar Fellow

ITS affiliate Kenichi Soga is one of seven UC Berkeley faculty scientists with novel ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit who have been named to the 2019-20 cohort of Bakar Fellows, an honor that gives the fellows the money and time to translate their laboratory breakthroughs into technologies rea
September 10, 2019

Center for Cities + Schools: Y-PLAN Wins at First Ever Bay Area Metro Award

 This story originally appeared at College of Environmental Design 
August 27, 2019

Argote to Give Fall CEE Distinguished Lecture

Juan Argote (CEE MS '10; PhD '14) will give the fall CEE Distinguished Lecture on Monday, Oct. 21. Argote is the Transportation Research Lead within the Uber Advanced Technologies Group.He will speak on "The Pathway towards the Deployment of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology."
August 27, 2019

Fall ITS Transportation Seminar

ITS Berkeley hosts Transporation Seminars most Fridays during the academic year. The seminars are usually held in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 4 p.m. Cookies and beverages start at 3:30 p.m. See the schedule.
August 22, 2019

TechTransfer Open House

Thank you to everyone who came out the TechTransfer Open House Aug. 21, 2019 in the Learn2Launch classroom, 240 Bechtel.