<< February 2017 >>

Friday, February 3, 2017

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Alexander Lawson, Principal Engineer, Bechtel, SF

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Traffic Estimation and Control in an Era of Mixed Human Piloted and Automated Vehicles

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dan Work, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: This talk will explore some new directions in estimation and control when the traffic stream is composed of a mix of human piloted and autonomous vehicles. The first part of the talk investigates the problem of modeling and estimating traffic streams in this mixed setting. A connection between the generalized Aw Rascle Zhang model and two-class traffic motivates the choice to model the...   More >

Monday, February 6, 2017

Innovative Thinking in the Development of Seismic Design Concepts: SEMM Seminar

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Steven Tipping, SE, President, Tipping Structural Engineers, Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The talk will explore the thinking process that went into the development of eight different seismic design concepts including propped shear walls, story isolation, friction dampers, corrugated metal wall sheathing, post-tensioned concrete shear walls, mast frames, isolation bearings, and corrugated metal wall sheathing (round two).

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

Workshop | February 7 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Courtyard Marriott Monrovia, Monterey Room

 700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Irwin Guada, UC Pavement Research Center; Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >

 This course is particularly designed for junior-level engineers in state and local agencies and those new to the pavement field who would benefit from a strong introduction to asphalt pavements. More senior level agency engineers, consultants, contractors

 

Design Field Notes: Per Selvaag

Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Per Selvaag, Montaag

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Per Selvaag, principal at Montaag design studio, will share insights at Jacobs Hall.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

Workshop | February 7 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Courtyard Marriott Monrovia, Monterey Room

 700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Irwin Guada, UC Pavement Research Center; Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >

 This course is particularly designed for junior-level engineers in state and local agencies and those new to the pavement field who would benefit from a strong introduction to asphalt pavements. More senior level agency engineers, consultants, contractors

 

She Started It: A documentary following five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys club of high tech startups.

Film - Documentary | February 8 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Student Technology Council, Berkeley Innovators, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

96% of venture capitalists are men (1). Women still account for less than 10% of founders for high growth firms (2) and earn only 12.9% of computer science degrees (3). She Started It gives a new face to the image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.

Join the CITRIS Foundry, Berkeley Innovators, Student Technology Council, and the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology for a...   More >

 

  RSVP online by February 7.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

Workshop | February 7 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Courtyard Marriott Monrovia, Monterey Room

 700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Irwin Guada, UC Pavement Research Center; Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >

 This course is particularly designed for junior-level engineers in state and local agencies and those new to the pavement field who would benefit from a strong introduction to asphalt pavements. More senior level agency engineers, consultants, contractors

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Jacobs Design Conversations: Kate Sofis

Lecture | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Kate Sofis

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

SFMade CEO Kate Sofis will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Lucas Bastien, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Coordinated Decentralized Optimal Control for Connected and Automated Vehicles

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Andreas Malikopoulos, University of Delaware

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Recognition of the necessity for connecting vehicles to their surroundings is gaining momentum. In this “new world” of massive amounts of data from vehicles and infrastructure, what we used to model as uncertainty (noise or disturbance) for traffic becomes extra state information in a much higher-dimensional vector. Connected and automated vehicles provide the most intriguing...   More >

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Traffic Signal Diagnostics and Maintenance

Workshop | February 16 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

 Rafat Raie, Technology Transfer Program; Leonard Gilliana, City of Walnut Creek

 Technology Transfer Program

This course covers the essential operational functions of traffic signals, starting with basic design principals and specifications writing techniques. Participants will see and touch each component inside a traffic signal cabinet, a thorough explanation of each component and how they work inside the cabinet. This critical knowledge of each component will provide the skillset necessary for proper...   More >

 The class is for traffic engineers, electrical contractors, and technicians who are new to traffic signal timing. Experienced practitioners who desire a "refresher" course also benefit.

Ernest S. Kuh Distinguished Lecture: From Geometry to Startups — Reinventing Engineering Education

Lecture | February 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Dr. Zexiang Li, Co-founder, DJI

 College of Engineering

Friday, February 17, 2017

Research Tools Fair

Tour/Open House | February 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Library

Join us at the Research Tools Fair to learn about several products that the Libraries are piloting to help you be more effective in your research, writing, and citation management. The Fair will consist of brief product demos in the morning followed by drop-in Q&A with vendors in the afternoon. The Fair is open to all but geared toward faculty and students in the physical sciences & engineering....   More >

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Harnessing Data Analytics and Computational Models in Structural Monitoring

Seminar: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | February 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Hao Sun

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Advances in informatics and data science have assisted engineers to tackle structural dynamics problems. For example, health monitoring of structure and infrastructure systems has become a valuable source of information for evaluating structural integrity and reliability throughout the lifecycle of structures as well as ensuring optimal maintenance planning and operation.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Steve Margulis, Professor, UCLA CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Bending the Energy, Environmental, and Safety Curves Through Transportation Automation and Electrification

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Costa Samaras, Carnegie Mellon

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The combination of vehicle automation and electrification has the potential to fundamentally change the transportation sector. Vehicle crashes, traffic congestion, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, and other negative externalities associated with driving could significantly diminish. However, travel may increase with these vehicles, pollution could be...   More >

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. |  Online

 Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

The SUPERPAVE mix design method is designed to replace the Hveem method. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) started implementing the national SUPERPAVE standard for designing, specifying, and accepting pavement projects for all state jobs. The new mix design accounts for traffic loading and environmental conditions and includes a new method of evaluating the asphalt mixture. This...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers, state local agencies, consultants, contractors, maintenance supervisors, and quality control/assurance supervisors responsible for designing asphalt mixtures, material specifications, and quality control/quality assu

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. |  Online

 Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

The SUPERPAVE mix design method is designed to replace the Hveem method. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) started implementing the national SUPERPAVE standard for designing, specifying, and accepting pavement projects for all state jobs. The new mix design accounts for traffic loading and environmental conditions and includes a new method of evaluating the asphalt mixture. This...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers, state local agencies, consultants, contractors, maintenance supervisors, and quality control/assurance supervisors responsible for designing asphalt mixtures, material specifications, and quality control/quality assu

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NSF CAREER Workshop

Workshop | February 23 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 808 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Research Development Office

The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The CAREER Award...   More >

 

  Make reservations online or or by emailing Erica Whitney at evwhitney@berkeley.edu by February 23.

Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. |  Online

 Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

The SUPERPAVE mix design method is designed to replace the Hveem method. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) started implementing the national SUPERPAVE standard for designing, specifying, and accepting pavement projects for all state jobs. The new mix design accounts for traffic loading and environmental conditions and includes a new method of evaluating the asphalt mixture. This...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers, state local agencies, consultants, contractors, maintenance supervisors, and quality control/assurance supervisors responsible for designing asphalt mixtures, material specifications, and quality control/quality assu

Friday, February 24, 2017

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Nonlinear Bayesian filtering for damage assessment and monitoring of structures

Seminar: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | February 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Audrey Olivier

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Recent years have seen a concurrent development of new sensor technologies and high‐fidelity modeling capabilities. At the junction of these two topics lies an opportunity for real‐time system monitoring and damage assessment of structures.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Haruko Wainwright, Research Scientist, Earth &Environ. Sciences Division, LBNL

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Multicopter Dynamics and Control: Surviving the complete loss of multiple actuators and quickly generating trajectories

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Mark Mueller, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Flying robots, such as multicopters, are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives, with current and future applications including personal transportation, delivery services, entertainment, and aerial sensing. These systems are expected to be safe and to have a high degree of autonomy. This talk will discuss the dynamics and control of multicopters, including some research...   More >

Monday, February 27, 2017

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Wind Effects on Flexible Structures: A New Perspective

Seminar: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | February 27 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Teng Wu

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Wind effects on flexible structures such as high-rise buildings and long-span bridges, governed by the Navier-Stokes equations, are not adequately represented by a conventional linear analysis framework.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Design Field Notes: Avery Trufelman

Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Avery Trufelman, 99% Invisible

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Avery Trufelman, a producer at 99% Invisible — the highly acclaimed podcast about "the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about: the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world"— will speak at Jacobs Hall.