ITS Research Roundtable

May 9, 2023

On May 5, 2023, ITS Berkeley gathered researchers together from its research centers to give center and research updates and join in research discussions to explore topics, collaboration, and future research projects.

5-minute research updates included:

Ipsita Banarjee (SafeTREC): Incorporating Equity into Safety Monitoring Tools

Marta Gonzalez (HuMNet):  Modeling and Planning Urban Systems with Novel Data Sources

Julia Griswold (SafeTREC): Understanding Bike Suitability

Kendra Levine (Transportation Library): How to Find and be Found

 Hao Liu & Peggy Wang (PATH): Toward Field Development of Connected Vehicle (CAV) Applications

Elliot Martin (TSRC): Research in Shared Micromobility 

Angel Mateos Pavement Research Center): The Challenges of 21st Century Pavement Research

Laura Melendy (TechTransfer Program): Making Broader Impact

Anthony Patire (PATH): Digital Transportation Infrastructure

Jasenka Rakas (NEXTOR): Aviation Futures- Pathways

Raja Sengupta (Air Mobility): Fast Sustainable Air Transportation Technology (FAST: Urban Air Transit

Kenichi Soga (Center for Resilient and Smart Infrastructure): Berkeley Center for Smart Infrastructure – Overview

Sarah White (UC ITS): High Road Jobs

Roundtable discussion included:

Session 1 

  • Vehicular automation (Hao Liu, Peggy Wang - PATH)

  • Resilience (Kenichi Soga - Infrastructure Center)

  • Safety research (Julia Griswold - SafeTREC)

  • Engagement and broader impacts (Laura Melendy - Tech Transfer)

  • Clean Fuels (Tim Lipman/Matt Elke - TSRC)

  • Urban and regional air mobility(Raja Sengupta - Civil and Environemntal Engineering) 

 Session 2

  • High-road jobs:Transportation & economic development (Sarah White - UC ITS)

  • Electrification, fleets, networks and prices(Scott Moura - PATH)

  • Safety tools(SangHyouk Oum - SafeTREC)

  • Shared and micromobility, policy (Elliot Martin - TSRC)

  • Regional air transportation and optimization(Mark Hansen - NEXTOR)

  • Pavements and infrastructure (Angel Mateos - PRC) 

Followed by a reception.