Civil and Environmental Eningeering Professor and California PATH Program Manager Alexander Skabardonis has been awarded the Traffic Simulation Lifetime Achievement Award by the Transportation Research Board.
Skabardonis is an internationally recognized expert in traffic flow theory and models, traffic management and control systems, design, operation and analysis of transportation facilities, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), energy and environmental impacts of transportation. He is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and Leader in the Traffic Management Program of California PATH, a statewide ITS research center.
He has worked extensively in the development and application of models and techniques for traffic control, performance analysis of highway facilities and applications of advanced technologies to transportation. He has served as Principal Researcher for 75 extramurally funded contracts and grants totaling over $20M, and has published over 300 papers and technical reports. He is the co-developer of the California Freeway Performance Measurement System (PeMS) and the Berkeley Highway Laboratory.
Skabardonis has also developed and taught several workshops on traffic management, control systems and traffic modeling and analysis attended by about 500 transportation professionals. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Freeway Operations, Traffic Flow Theory and Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committees. He serves on the editorial board of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Journal, and as a reviewer for several archival journals in transportation.