Faculty/Lead Researcher

Lisa Peterson

Communications and Outreach Lead
Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
ITS Morale Committee
Lead Researcher

Lisa is the Communications and Outreach Lead for SafeTREC and manages center communications for outreach, social media, and two traffic safety related websites. Prior to SafeTREC, Lisa worked at the Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership at Berkeley Public Health, where she lead center communications, was co- instructor for courses on health communications and professional development, and coordinated a new media training series. She has also conducted community based public health research, produced videos, led trainings, and coordinated health communication...

Alison Post

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Global Metropolitan Studies

Alison Post is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies, and Co-Director of the Global Metropolitan Studies Program. Her research lies at the intersection of comparative urban politics and comparative political economy, with regional emphases on Latin America and South Asia. It examines several related themes: the politics of regulating privatized infrastructure, the varying ability of subnational governments to provide infrastructure services effectively following the...

Carolina Reid

Associate Professor
City and Regional Planning
Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Carolina Reid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Faculty Research Advisor for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. Carolina specializes in housing and community development, with a specific focus on access to credit, homeownership and wealth inequality. She has most recently published research on the impact of the foreclosure crisis on low-income and minority communities, the role of the Community Reinvestment Act during the subprime crisis, and the importance of anti-predatory lending laws for consumer protection. Carolina is...

James Sallee

Associate Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics

Ph.D. Economics, University of Michigan (2008)
B.A. Economics and Political Science, Macalester College (2001)

James is a public economist specializing in environmental and energy economics, with a secondary expertise in the economics of taxation. Much of his research is focused on greenhouse gas emissions from the personal transportation sector. I study the policies affecting that domain (fuel economy regulations, subsidies for alternative technology vehicles, gasoline pricing, etc.), as well as consumer choice over automobiles, and the...

Raja Sengupta

Civil and Environmental Engineering
CalUnmanned Research Lab
Raja Sengupta is Professor in the Systems Engineering Program, Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He holds an EECS Phd from the Universithy of Michigan. His research has spanned automated cars, drones, connected cars, smartphone Apps for Economics & Transportation, wireless networking, and control theory. He likes to do research with industry and get it into the marketplace. He holds car-to-road networking patents with Toyota, a UAV patent with BAE Aerospace, and has car-to-car networking contributions standardized by the SAE into J2945. He created...

Zuo-Jun (Max) Shen

Chancellor's Professor
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Co-Director: Environmental Science and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua-Berkeley Institute

Max Shen is a Chancellor's Professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of Logistics Systems, Supply Chain Design and Management, Transportation Infrastructure Management, Public Transportation Systems, Transportation Systems Sustainability. He serves as an associate/senior editor for several leading journals. Several of his former students are faculty members at universities in the US and abroad.

Steven Shladover

Research Engineer
Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Lead Researcher

Dr. Shladover was one of the pioneers in the creation of the ITS program in the U.S., beginning with work on founding the California PATH Program in the mid 1980s. He received his bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, where he also satisfied all the course requirements for a doctorate in Transportation Systems. He began working on applications of information technology to improving surface transportation as a graduate student in 1973, and has worked since then on a wide variety of research projects. He combines hard-core engineering expertise in...

Alex Skabardonis

Professor In-Residence
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology

Alexander Skabardonis has the following research interests: Traffic engineering, traffic control systems, traffic management, transportation and the environment

Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering), University of Southampton, England, 1982
M.S., Civil Engineering (Transportation Planning & Engineering), University of Southampton, England, 1979
Diploma, Civil Engineering, National Technical University, Greece, 1977

Kenichi Soga

Chancellor’s Professor; Donald H. McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Kenichi Soga is the Donald H. McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering and a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He obtained his BEng and MEng from Kyoto University in Japan and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He was Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge before joining UC Berkeley in 2016. He has published more than 400 journal and conference papers and is the co-author of "Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, 3rd edition" with Professor James K...

Masayoshi Tomizuka

Cheryl and John Neerhout, Jr. Distinguished Professor
Berkeley DeepDrive
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Systems Control Lab

Masayoshi Tomizuka received his B.S. and M.S. from Keio University in 1968 and 1970, respectively. He received his Ph. D. from MIT in 1974, after which he joined the ME Department at UC Berkeley. Here, he served as the Vice Chair of Instruction from Dec. 1989 to Dec. 1991, and as the Vice Chair of graduate studies from Jul. 1995 to Dec. 1996. He is currently the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley.

From 2009 to 2011, he was the Executive Associate Dean for the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. He also served as Program...