<< April 2017 >>

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

View from the Top: Dan Rasky: Lessons Learned from Disrupting the Civilian Aerospace Industry

Lecture | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Dan Rasky, Senior Scientist, Founder & Chief, Space Portal Office, NASA

 College of Engineering, American Nuclear Society student chapter

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Commercial Development Site Design and Traffic Impact Analysis

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, Traffex Engineers Inc.

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online course is about examining the key components that result in effective internal circulation for commercial land development projects. The course will also focus on why earlier designs have failed to provide good circulation and the resulting impacts on the tenants of shopping centers and business parks. It will discuss the problem of designing commercial development projects for...   More >

 This course is intended for traffic engineers, transportation planners, architects, and representatives of developers who regularly have to interact with public agencies regarding the land use entitlement process.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Commercial Development Site Design and Traffic Impact Analysis

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, Traffex Engineers Inc.

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online course is about examining the key components that result in effective internal circulation for commercial land development projects. The course will also focus on why earlier designs have failed to provide good circulation and the resulting impacts on the tenants of shopping centers and business parks. It will discuss the problem of designing commercial development projects for...   More >

 This course is intended for traffic engineers, transportation planners, architects, and representatives of developers who regularly have to interact with public agencies regarding the land use entitlement process.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Elisa Giaccardi

Lecture | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Elisa Giaccardi

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Professor and designer Elisa Giaccardi will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Bruce E. Logan, Professor, Penn State CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Airport Capacity Prediction Using Machine Learning and its Applications

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Sreeta Gorripaty, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Air traffic managers and flight operators are faced with challenging decisions due to the uncertainty in capacity stemming from variability in weather, demand and human factors. Accurate airport capacity predictions are necessary to develop efficient decision-support tools for air traffic control and for planning effective traffic management initiatives. Capacity of an airport can be...   More >

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Resilience and Interdependencies Of Civil Infrastructures During Emergencies

Seminar | April 11 | 1-2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Politecnico di Torino

 Siebel Energy Institute

Resilience is a broad and multidisciplinary subject and measuring it is one of the most challenging tasks due to the complexity of the process. This talk analyzes fundamental concepts of “community resilience” and presents a common reference framework, including several applications of the framework to strategic facilities (e.g., hospitals and schools) and infrastructure networks (e.g., gas,...   More >

Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Associate Professor in Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Suites Ontario at Mills Mall

 4370 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

 Norma Ortega, California Department of Transportation; Andre Boutros, California Transportation Commission

 Technology Transfer Program

Funding state and local transportation projects in California is a complex process involving multiple inter-related federal, state, regional, and local planning and operating agencies, as well as an alphabet soup of documents and funding programs. Changing requirements and shifting political priorities can further complicate the process. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >

 This course is for transportation planners and project managers in state and local agencies or governments, regional planning agencies, and transit operators. It will also benefit board members, managers, and others involved with developing fundable plans

USAID Learning Lab

Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Ticora Jones, Chief, Global Development Lab, USAID

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Ticora Jones is the Chief of Higher Education Solutions Network, Global Development Lab - ‎USAID

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Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted...   More >

 Free

 Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Suites Ontario at Mills Mall

 4370 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

 Norma Ortega, California Department of Transportation; Andre Boutros, California Transportation Commission

 Technology Transfer Program

Funding state and local transportation projects in California is a complex process involving multiple inter-related federal, state, regional, and local planning and operating agencies, as well as an alphabet soup of documents and funding programs. Changing requirements and shifting political priorities can further complicate the process. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >

 This course is for transportation planners and project managers in state and local agencies or governments, regional planning agencies, and transit operators. It will also benefit board members, managers, and others involved with developing fundable plans

Friday, April 14, 2017

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 James Barazesh, PhD candidate, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Modeling the Impact of Major Technological and Infrastructural Changes on Travel Demand

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Feras El Zarwi, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Monday, April 17, 2017

Advanced Simulation Methodologies for Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment: SEMM Seminar

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Dr. Floriana Petrone, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Moderate-to-large magnitude earthquakes represent a significant risk around the world and a major issue for the safety of ordinary and critical infrastructures. Despite major advances in the seismic engineering field, much research is still needed to gain better understanding of the science and engineering behind earthquake phenomenon and develop risk assessment methodologies.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Traffic Signal Operations: Fundamental Concepts

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 19 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  National University

 6300 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

 Gordon Lum, Willdan Engineering; David Mahama, DKS Associates

 Technology Transfer Program

This course covers the basic concepts and practical applications and operations of traffic signal timing systems for isolated and coordinated intersections. The course engages students through hands-on exercises and real-world examples of signal timing and operations. Some class exercises and demonstrations are taught in a computer lab. A basic knowledge of EXCEL is needed to complete the...   More >

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cal Alumni Symposium

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 UCB Env. Eng. Alumni

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Pricing of Ride-Sourcing Services

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Yafeng Yin, University of Michigan

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Bio: Dr. Yafeng Yin is a Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan. He works in the area of transportation systems analysis and modeling, and has published over 90 refereed papers in leading academic journals.. Dr. Yin is the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies and serves on the editorial boards for another four...   More >

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Science Talk at Cal Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza (B100 and B110)

 David Sedlak, Professor / co-Director, CEE / Berkeley Water Center; Ryan Sabalow, Reporter, Sacramento Bee; Claire Kremen, Professor, ESPM / Kremen Lab Group; Nathanael Johnson, Food Writer and Author, Grist; Lauren Ornelas, Founder, Food Empowerment Project; John Chiang, Professor, Department of Geography

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Berkeley Water Group, Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Food Institute, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism, Michael Pollan

How can we better communicate science to the public?

Come to Science Talk at Cal, a student-organized conference featuring panel discussions with renowned speakers from the fields of water, food systems, and climate change, plus collaborative workshops to help bring your science communication ideas to the next level. The conference will focus on the challenges of communicating science to the...   More >

 

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Dimensional Reduction and Hyper Reduction of Parametric Nonlinear Structural Dynamics Models for Real-Time Computing: SEMM Seminar

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Charbel Farhat, Professor, Department of Aeronatics and Astronautics, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Model reduction is a tool in applied mathematics that is rapidly becoming indispensable for computational-based design and optimization, stochastic analysis for uncertainty quantification, embedded computing, and online optimal control. It is also essential for “what-if” engineering scenarios and other parametric studies where dramatically faster if not real-time simulation responses are desired.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

VMT Metrics Application and Analysis for SB 743 Compliance

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 25 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Suites

 4370 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

 Ronald Milam, Fehr & Peers

 Technology Transfer Program

OPR has selected vehicle-miles-of-travel (VMT) as the preferred metric to comply with Senate Bill 743 (SB 743). The recommended changes to the CEQA Guidelines include a Technical Advisory that provides recommendations about VMT screening, methodology, and thresholds. These recommendations require fundamental changes in current transportation impact analysis practices and have implications for...   More >

 This course is intended for planners, engineers, policy analysts, and CEQA practitioners, among others, in private or public practice who want to understand the technical details associated with SB 743 implementation and the fundamental changes in current

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Delivering Better Health Via Drone

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date

 Keenan Wyrobek, Head of Product and Engineering, Zipline International

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Keenan Wyrobek is Head of Product and Engineering at Zipline International, a start-up that focuses on delivering medical necessities by drone to remote and challenging locations.

 Free

 Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Friday, April 28, 2017

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Shilpa Khatri, Asst. Professor, UC Merced

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Control Design for Autonomous Vehicles in Uncertain Environments

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Ram Vasudevan, University of Michigan

 Institute of Transportation Studies