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Past Seminars

We offer a seminar series that includes top academic and industry leaders.

January 14, 2020
- 11:00 am
Ambassador of France, Philippe Étienne, 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

His Excellency Philippe Étienne Ambassador of France in the US will present Tech for Good: A French vision for the 4th industrial revolution on January 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building for a Distinguished ITS Seminar. Hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies, sponsored by the FLOW Project: This lecture was also live streamed on the ITS Berkeley Facebook page: and posted to the ITS Berkeley YouTube page:

November 22, 2019
- 4:00 pm
Katherine Driggs-Campbell, 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

University of Illinois' Katherine Driggs-Campbell will present Trustworthy Autonomy: Behavior Prediction and Validation at 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

November 15, 2019
- 4:00 pm
Sen Li, 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Sen Li, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of California, Berkeley, will present Regulating TNCs: Should Uber and Lyft set their own rules? at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar on Nov. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for Beverages and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

November 14, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Deakin, Wurster Hall Auditorium, Room 112

Join Professor Emerita Elizabeth Deakin, UC Berkeley for the Annual Martin Wachs lecture Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning  for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction:  Finding a Way that Works Thursday, November 14, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Wurster Hall Auditorium, Room 112.

This lecture is funded by the Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation Fund.

November 1, 2019
- 4:00 pm
Fei Miao, 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

University of Connecticut's Fei Miao will present Learning for Robust Control and Optimization: Efficiency and Safety of Autonomous Transportation Systems at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

October 25, 2019
- 4:00 pm
Ruzena Bajcsy, 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

UC Berkeley's Ruzena Bajcsy will present Modeling Human Distraction in the Car Due to Acoustic Annoyances at 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

October 21, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Rebecca Saltzman, 134 Dwinelle Hall

Monday, October 21, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: 502 Davis Hall

This event is open to the public. Entry to the event will be open to ticketholders and, space-permitting, a limited number of walk-ins. Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive early to maximize their chances of getting in. Having a ticket does not guarantee access to the event but does give the ticketholder priority over walk-ins until 5:50 p.m., at which point walk-ins and ticketholders will have equal access to remaining seats. Our standard event policies apply. What follows is an overview of the admissions timeline. It may be subject to revisions as the event approaches. Seating in the venue is first-come, first served.

5:00 p.m. Event Admission Opens for Ticket Holders

5:50 p.m. Event Admission No Longer Guaranteed for Ticket Holders

5:50 p.m. Admission Opens for Walk-Ins (Limited Seating)

6:00 p.m. Event Begins

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Tickets are non-transferable. While you may purchase a ticket on someone's behalf, their name must be listed on the ticket. All attendees will be asked to present a Valid ID at the venue that matches the name on the ticket.

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October 21, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

Juan Argote (CEE MS '10; PhD '14) will give the fall CEE Distinguished Lecture on Monday, Oct. 21. Argote is the Transportation Research Lead within the Uber Advanced Technologies Group.

He will speak on "The Pathway towards the Deployment of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology."

The lecture will take place at 4-5pm (NEW TIME) in Sutardja Dai's Banatao Auditorium with a reception following in the adjoining atrium. 

The lecture is free and open to the public.

October 18, 2019
- 4:00 pm
Rob Leachman, 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

UC Berkeley's Rob Leachman will present Strategic Initiatives for Inland Movement of Containerized Imports at San Pedro Bay at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

October 18, 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Daniel Chatman, Webinar

This webinar is the first in a series being organized by the UC Institute of Transportation Studies (UC ITS) to highlight and discuss the results from research projects funded by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 1). Established in 1947 by the California Legislature, the UC ITS has four branches located at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and UCLA. There is no cost to register.