Following her mathematical modeling of traffic flow and mixed autonomy research, ITS Berkeley is excited to welcome Dr. Maria Laura Delle Monache! She begins her appointment as a Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor this fall semester.
“UC Berkeley is the epicenter of mixed autonomy research and technology; I am very excited for the opportunities that Berkeley offers and the people I will get to work with,” says Delle Monache.
While she is currently in Europe and hoping to come to campus this fall, it won’t be her first Cal experience. She was a UC Berkeley visiting scholar in 2012 and has been working with Cal alumni on introducing autonomous vehicles into a traffic circle research, and on the CIRCLES project with ITS Director Alexandre Bayen.
Delle Monache will be teaching CE 255 Highway Traffic Operations this fall and continuing her research on designing more sustainable communities using new models and control strategies that leverage the latest technologies to improve the energy footprint and resilience of transportation systems and exploring opportunities with ITS Berkeley.
Before joining UC Berkeley, Dr. Delle Monache was a research scientist in the team NeCS (Networked Controlled Systems) at Inria and in the GIPSA-Lab (Department of Control) in Grenoble. She has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (France), and a Joint Masters Degree in Mathematical modeling in engineering from the University of Hamburg (Germany), and the University of L'Aquila (Italy).