View from the Top: Lisa Davis: Economic Decarbonization – Breaking up Old Energy Chains by Creating an Integrated System
Lecture | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG
College of Engineering, Society of Women Engineers student chapter
Never before have energy systems faced a greater transformation than today, and never before was energy primarily electricity so important. With a growing global population, rising economic output and, above all, ever more uses of electricity, the demand for electricity is expected to nearly double by mid-century. At the same time, the demand for greater system sustainability and affordable... More >
Conference/Symposium: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | October 2 | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
We are pleased to announce a Retirement Symposium and Celebration honoring the Career of Professor Anil K. Chopra. In 2015, Professor Chopra retired after 46 years of service on the faculty of UC Berkeley. Professor Chopra has an impressive list of contributions in earthquake engineering including fundamental technical knowledge, teaching and instruction, and consulting.
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Social Event: Civil and Environmental Engineering | October 5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club
The Academy of Distinguished Alumni will hold its banquet to honor the 2017 class. The banquet will be held at the University Club of the California Memorial Stadium on the Berkeley campus. The event begins with a reception at 5:30pm followed by a dinner.
Tickets go on sale August 21. Buy tickets by emailing Debbe Ali at DAli@geosyntec.com
RSVP by emailing DAli@geosyntec.com by September 30.
Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | October 6 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ratna Amin, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)
Regional transportation planning is an art and not a science. SPUR, the Bay Areas leading urban planning organization, has embarked on a Regional Strategy to answer the big planning questions facing the Bay Area through 2050. While transportation models and heuristics are commonly used to estimate future mobility needs, urban systems in the United States are actually shaped by a complex... More >
Information Session: Civil and Environmental Engineering | October 9 | 6-8 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Professor Arpad Horvath, Graduate Admissions Chair, will discuss the Department's admissions procedures. Faculty from each of CEE's 7 graduate programs will describe their program and possible research topics.
Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | October 13 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Chris Gerdes, Stanford University
Automated vehicles provide an unparalleled opportunity to reduce the approximately 35,000 fatalities that occur each year on US roads. With the ability to sense 360 degrees around the vehicle, avoid distraction, and react within milliseconds, automated vehicles possess some inherent advantages over human drivers when it comes to avoiding collisions. To realize this potential, however, the cars... More >
Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | October 20 | 4 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall
Dounan Tang, UC Berkeley
Most employers offer free or underpriced parking to employees even as they feel the pressure to reduce the number of employees driving alone to work. The FlexPass study is a parking incentive program that avoids employee discontent. We conducted a two-phase study during the year of 2015 and 2016, the FlexPass and FlexPass-Plus study.
The Search for a Sustainable Source of Federal and State Transportation Revenue: Gas taxes or mileage fees?
Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | October 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State University
This talk will examine the relative benefits of raising the gas tax versus adopting a new "mileage fee." After presenting a policy evaluation framework specific to transportation revenue sources, Professor Agrawal will present a quick sketch analysis of gas taxes and mileage fees.
Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 3 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ardalan Vahidi, Clemson University
Connectivity and autonomy of cars and roadside infrastructure is expected to transform urban transportation. For instance, cooperation between intelligent cars and intersection control units can harmonize traffic flow, increase energy efficiency, and enhance safety and passenger comfort.
This talk takes a closer look at some of these potentials. In one experimental case study, we demonstrate... More >
Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 17 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Kagure Wamunyu, OxfordUniversity
Transportation Futures: Integrating transportation, land use, and environmental planning for sustainable urban development
Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | December 1 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Elizabeth Deakin, UC Berkeley