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September 14, 2017

Connected Corridors Earns Honorable Mention in Amazon Challenge

Congratulations to Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology’s (PATH) Connected Corridors and Caltrans who earned an Honorable Mention from Amazon Web Services (AWS) 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge! 
July 7, 2017

Ridesourcing’s Impact and Role in Urban Transportation

Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen and researchers Nelson Chan and Lisa Rayle talk about how data from San Francisco show ridesourcing may bring mobility to passengers quicker than traditional taxis in the latest ACCESS Magazine.
September 14, 2017

ITS Faculty, Alums at NAE Frontiers of Engineering

The Institute of Transportation Studies was well represented at the 2017 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (CAFOE) in Shanghai, China June 22-24, 2017 with two faculty members Alexandre Bayen and Scott Moura and the three alumni Daniel Work, Ram Rajagopal, and Christian Claudel in
September 14, 2017

Transforming Traffic Control

As a Masters (’07) and Doctoral (’10) student at UC Berkeley, Daniel Work created a firm foundation on scholarship and innovation, a network of top scholars and researchers and a spirit of forging ahead with large-scale projects.
September 14, 2017

Cal Future Forum: Our Changing World

 Responding to the global impacts of human activity, UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Lab have long been leaders in the research needed to understand and respond effectively to humanity's global environmental impact.
September 14, 2017

Designing Innovative Transportation Systems Solutions

Several ITS Berkeley faculty and researchers were recently involved in the “Designing Innovative Transportation Systems Solutions: Starting with the Data” workshop put on by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) May 9-10, 2017 at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Ber
September 14, 2017

Trapenberg Frick Paper Shortlisted by Planning Theory and Practice Journal

Co-Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) and Assistant Director of the University of California Transportation Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT) and City and Regional Planning Adjunct Assistant Professor Karen Trapenberg Frick's paper
May 17, 2017

Smart moves: California's next-gen infrastructure

Mention infrastructure and what comes to mind are the physical components that hold a society together, the roads, bridges and dams, power lines, railroad tracks, cell-phone towers and all the rest.
September 14, 2017

ITS Announces Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s ITS Awards. With a number of stellar nominations, and it was an invigorating experience to see all the great work ITS and its Centers are doing. Thank you to everyone who contributes to making ITS Berkeley so strong. 
September 14, 2017

Coming Together to Advance the Science of Transportation Demand Modeling

Institute of Transportation Studies faculty and students were recently invited to participate in a National Science Foundation workshop Advancing The Science Of Transportation Demand Modeling April 20-21, 2017 at UC Berkeley.
April 25, 2017

A Sure Bet: Megaprojects - Not on Time and Not on Budget

Co-Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) and Assistant Director of the University of California Transportation Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT) Karen Trapenberg Frick blogs about recent history of major infrastructure — often called
April 24, 2017

Borrelli, Moura and Horrowitz Win ARPA-E Grant on Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

ITS affiliates Professor Francesco Borrelli (lead PI), Professor Scott Moura and Professor Robert Horowitz won an ARPA-E grant on "Predictive Data-Driven Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Control." The 3-year project is also in collaboration with Hyundai American Technical Center and Sensys Network
April 24, 2017

Kenichi Soga Delivers Two Prestigious Lectures

Kenichi Soga, Chancellor's Professor, recently delivered the 15th Jennings Memorial Lecture hosted by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Division, at the University of Pretoria, Cape Town, South Africa.  
April 24, 2017

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Metering

Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley Dolf May and the pioneer of ramp meters and HOV lanes recently made the news as LA celebrates getting its first freeway onramp meter 50 years ago. See how they changed traffic. 
September 14, 2017

UAVs @ Berkeley Take Second Overall at First Collegiate Drone Race

Congratulations to the UAV @ Berkeley team who came in second in the University Team competition at the first collegiate drone competition held at Purdue University, fully sanctioned by MultiGP, the largest professional drone racing league in the world, and The Academy of Model Aeronautics.
September 14, 2017

Bayen, Macfarlane Meet With Congressmembers

Congressmember Mark DeSaulnier and Congressmember Kathy Castor visited the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory April 17, 2017 and met with ITS Director Alexandre Bayen and Executive Director, Sustainable Transportation Initiative Jane Macfarlane.
September 14, 2017

TE Students Shine at Dean's Society

 UC Berkeley Transportation Engineering graduate students Teddy Forscher, Stephen Wong, Hassan Obeid and Amine Bouzaghrane presented posters at the College of Engineering's Dean's Society event on April 12, 2017 on "Rejuvenating America's Infrastructure."
September 14, 2017

Big Data, Smart Cities: How the Confluence of the IoT, Networks, and Big Data Can Change Everything

Leaders at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) Berkeley took center stage on Tuesday, April 4 at the University of California (UC) Center Sacramento, discussing how technological advancements and social changes will impact traffic, focusing specifically on how research at the UC ITS Cen