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April 15, 2012
 
 
 
   
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The UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport was established in 2004 after the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations designated it as a Volvo Center of Excellence in a competition involving a large field of international candidates. It is housed at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The Center's mission is to study the mutual interdependence of urban transportation policy and technology and use the understanding of that concept to devise sustainable transportation strategies for the world's cities.

 
     
   
     
  The Center's research activities are led by the following four core members.  
     
 

Carlos F. Daganzo is the Robert Horonjeff professor of civil and environmental engineering. He is best known for his contributions to econometrics, network theory, logistics, port operations and traffic flow.
He is Director of the Center.

Email: daganzo@ce.berkeley.edu
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Michael Cassidy is professor of civil and environmental engineering and is an expert in transport operations. He has pioneered techniques for collecting vehicular traffic data from roadside operations, and has devised and tested real-time control strategies for reducing commuter delay and improving highway safety.
He is Co-Director of the Center.

Email: cassidy@ce.berkeley.edu
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Robert Cervero is professor of city and regional planning. He has authored more than 150 articles on the subject of transportation and land use policy and planning, suburban mobility, infrastructure finance, and comparative international development. He has worked as a consultant at the local, state and national levels on projects related to transportation and urban development. He is the Director of the University of California Transportation Center.

Email: robertc@berkeley.edu
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Weihua Gu is an assistant researcher in the Institute of Transportation Studies. He received his Ph.D. in transportation engineering from UC Berkeley in 2012. His recent research focuses on transit and traffic operations. In July 2011, he was named the Center's Deputy Director.

Email: weihuagu@berkeley.edu
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  Affiliated faculty members at the University of California, Berkeley are described below.  
     
 

Alexandre Bayen is associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and has research interests in modelling and control of distributed parameters systems and large scale infrastructure systems.

Email: bayen@ce.berkeley.edu
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Samer Madanat is professor of civil and environmental engineering and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies. His research has concentrated on the analysis of transportation infrastructure deterioration, maintenance and replacement.

Email: madanat@ce.berkeley.edu
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Arpad Horvath is professor of civil and environmental engineering. He is also Director of the Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing. His research focuses on life-cycle environmental and economic assessment of civil infrastructure systems.

Email: horvath@ce.berkeley.edu
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Raja Sengupta is associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. He pioneered the use of dynamic programming and discrete time optimal control in dynamic traffic assignment, and has shown that distributed adaptive traffic signal control based on rolling horizon dynamic programming could optimize traffic signals on arterials.

Email: sengupta@ce.berkeley.edu
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Alexander Skabardonis is professor-in-residence of civil and environmental engineering, research engineer at the Institute of Transportation Studies and Director of the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH). His areas of expertise include traffic flow theory, traffic management and control systems, transportation modeling and analysis, design and operation of transportation facilities, intelligent transportation systems, energy and the environment.

Email: skabardonis@ce.berkeley.edu
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Yuwei Li is professor in the College of Transport and Communications at Shanghai Maritime University, and the former Deputy Director of the Center. He received his Ph.D. in transportation engineering from UC Berkeley in 2004. His recent research concentrates on transit operations. He is the Center's China Coordinator.

Email: yuwei@path.berkeley.edu
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Meng Li is associate professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, and the former Manager of Parsons Traffic and Transit Laboratory. His areas of expertise include traffic management and control systems, transportation modeling and analysis, intelligent transportation systems, transit planning and operation, and development of sustainable transportation system. He is the Center's China Coordinator.

Email: limengall@gmail.com
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Inquiries should be directed to:
Weihua Gu, Deputy Director
Volvo Center for Future Urban Transport
416E McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-643-2930
Fax: 510-643-8919
Email: weihuagu@berkeley.edu