The University of California, Berkeley, is the premier university in the world for transportation research, education and scholarship. Our large, diverse and evolving community is interested in all aspects of transportation, including intelligent transportation systems, data science and demand forecasting, autonomous and connected vehicles, aviation and airport design and operation, traffic safety, transportation finance, transportation economics, infrastructure design and maintenance, traffic theory, public policy, logistics, and energy and environmental systems analysis. Our interdisciplinary Transportation Engineering Degrees are based in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and draw on faculty from City and Regional Planning, Economics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Business Administration, Political Science, Energy Resources Group, Global Metropolitan Studies and other departments.
Many research projects are housed at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), a research institute funded in 1947, that includes seven research centers, startup-incubators and accelerators, a tech transfer program and one of the leading transportation libraries in the world. The research funding averages $40 million/year and involves 300 faculty, staff and graduate student researchers, who make use of our unique facilities including self-driving vehicles, UAV, the first hydrogen vehicle fueling station in the Bay Area, traffic simulators, and battery and drone testbeds.
Areas of emphasis:
Transportation Systems Analysis
Energy and environmental
Infrastructure engineering and management
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Logistics and supply chain management
Planning and policy
Traffic analysis and control
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The Transportation Graduate Students Organizing Committee (TRANSOC) is a very active graduate student transportation group enriching graduate life at UC Berkeley.