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April 13, 2012

ITS Librarian To Receive Professional Achievement Award

Rita Evans, Director of the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library, will travel to Chicago in July to receive the 2012 Professional Achievement Award of the Transportation Division of the Special Libraries Association.
March 11, 2013

Professor Carlos Daganzo Honored in Barcelona

ITS Professor Carlos Daganzo has received an honorary doctorate in his native Barcelona for his contributions to transportation science, his mentorship of transportation students from Spain, and research that led to development of a plan for a bus rapid transit network in the Catalan city.
September 11, 2012

NSF Awards $10 Million to Harness Vast Quantities of Data

ITS faculty, Alexandre Bayen and Paul Waddell, are part of a UC Berkeley team that has won a multi-million dollar grant to develop powerful tools to extract vital information from Big Data--the fast-growing volumes of images, audio, video, tweets, texts, and other data--in order to solve a variet
September 11, 2012

A Study Co-authored by TSRC Researcher Richard Plevin Warns Climate Risks of Bioenergy are Underestimated

In a paper recently published in Nature Climate Change, TSRC's Richard Plevin and colleagues warn that large-scale cultivation of bioenergy crops, once thought a panacea for energy needs, could result in increased greenhouse-gas emissions under cer
September 11, 2012

SafeTREC Study Shows Ban on Hand-held Cell Phone While Driving Cuts Deaths

 The California Office of Traffic Safety has announced that deaths due to hand-held cell phone use by drivers has dropped since California enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving in July 2008.  
April 9, 2012

Tech Transfer Director Laura Melendy Receives National Award

The national organization representing 58 technical assistance programs that provide transportation expertise to communities and transportation agencies around the country presented ITS Assistant Director Laura Melendy with its annual award in Washington, D.C. in late January. 
January 26, 2012

TRB Presents Carey Award to Adib Kanafani

Former ITS Director Adib Kanafani received the W.N. Carey, Jr., Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service to both transportation research and the Transportation Research Board at a luncheon held in Washington, D.C. on January 25.
May 23, 2012

UCTC Receives Funding for New Transportation Research

The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) has received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S.
May 23, 2012

Vikash Gayah Wins UCTC Student of the Year Award

Vikash Gayah, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named 2011-2012 UCTC Outstanding Student of the Year. His dissertation work focuses on the dynamics of traffic networks and operations.
May 23, 2012

Long-time Director of Pavement Research Center Steps Down

Professor Carl Monismith, director of the Pavement Research Center at Berkeley for more than five decades, has stepped down and assumed the position of assistant director. Dr. James Signore, who has worked with Professor Monismith for six years, has been appointed to the directorship. 
January 19, 2012

Bay Bridge Toll Evaluation Reveals Suprises

A year-long study into the effects of increased tolls and congestion pricing on Bay Bridge traffic conditions has revealed a number of surprising changes in travel behavior. ITS-affiliated researchers presented their final report to the Bay Area Toll Authority oversight committee on Nov. 9.
January 17, 2012

ITS Alum Dan Work Wins Best Dissertation Award

Dan Work, who received his Ph.D.
April 9, 2012

Trip Tracking via Smartphone: A Cool Way to Engage High School Students

ITS faculty, Joan Walker and Raja Sengupta, teamed up with ITS grad students and undergrads to teach high school students from around the country how to track trips using smartphones.
February 22, 2012

New Carpool Rule Slows Traffic for All

Michael Cassidy, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and ITS doctoral student Kitae Jang present research showing that kicking single occupant hybrids out of California's carpool lanes has backfired, slowing traffic for drivers in all lanes.
January 17, 2012

Adib Kanafani Receives TRB's Carey Award

Former ITS Director Adib Kanafani will receive one of the Transportation Research Board's highest honors, the W.N. Carey, Jr., Distinguished Service Award, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in January. He has been actively involved in TRB for more than 35 years. 
January 17, 2012

Librarians Contribute to Engineering Reference Book

UC Berkeley's transportation librarians Rita Evans and Kendra Levine have contributed a chapter to a newly updated reference book on engineering research resources.
January 17, 2012

New ITS Students Arrive

ITS welcomed 23 incoming transportation graduate students Tuesday, who met faculty, staff, and continuing students during an all-day orientation held in the Transportation Library. The new group includes 10 international students, 13 domestic students and a visiting scholar from Chile.
April 9, 2012

Alexandre Bayen Pens New Book on Viability Theory

Alexandre Bayen, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, has co-authored Viability Theory: New Directions, the second edition of a seminal book first written in 1991. Viability theory designs and develops mat
September 14, 2017

Airport Design Class Team Wins FAA Competition

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded four undergraduates from Dr. Jasenka Rakas' airport design class a first prize for their proposal to improve airport efficiency.
September 14, 2017

A New Contract for NEXTOR

The aviation research consortium, NEXTOR, has recently been awarded a new seven-year contract that will provide up to $60 million for aviation research. On average, 10 ITS graduate students each year work on aviation projects provided through the NEXTOR program. 

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