<< May 2017 >>

Monday, May 1, 2017

Type 2070 Traffic Signal Controller

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 1 – 2, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  DoubleTree Hotel

 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, CA 93721

 Jeff McMullen, City of Fresno; Donald Shupp, Western Pacific Signal

 Technology Transfer Program

Many California cities have started using the Type 2070 Advanced Traffic Controller (2070 ATC), which is also used for advanced transportation system applications. This hands-on course provides working knowledge about the capabilities, uses, and operations of the Type 2070 controller, as well as how to program signal timing plans into the controller. The course covers all key topics ranging from...   More >

 All individuals interested in gaining knowledge and proficiency in the uses and operations of the 2070 ATC will benefit from this course. No prior background in traffic controllers is required, although basic knowledge of traffic signal timing is desirabl

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Type 2070 Traffic Signal Controller

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 1 – 2, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  DoubleTree Hotel

 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, CA 93721

 Jeff McMullen, City of Fresno; Donald Shupp, Western Pacific Signal

 Technology Transfer Program

Many California cities have started using the Type 2070 Advanced Traffic Controller (2070 ATC), which is also used for advanced transportation system applications. This hands-on course provides working knowledge about the capabilities, uses, and operations of the Type 2070 controller, as well as how to program signal timing plans into the controller. The course covers all key topics ranging from...   More >

 All individuals interested in gaining knowledge and proficiency in the uses and operations of the 2070 ATC will benefit from this course. No prior background in traffic controllers is required, although basic knowledge of traffic signal timing is desirabl

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Special Event | May 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to socially engaged art, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Policy Entrepreneurship

Lecture | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date

 Tom Kalil, UC Berkeley and the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Tom Kalil is an expert on technology and innovation policy, and served both the Clinton and Obama admistrations, most recently Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He also served as the Senior Advisor for Scienc

 Free

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Special Event | May 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to socially engaged art, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

35th Annual Geo-Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture: GeoEngineering | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Jonathan Stewart, PhD, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Robert Kayen, PhD, Research Civil Engineer, US Geological Survey and Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley and UCLA; Robb Moss, PhD, Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo; Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan; Onder Cetin, PhD, Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; C.Y. Ou, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Raymond Seed, PhD, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Join us for the 35th Distinguished Lecture Series THURSDAY MAY 4th, 2017 jointly sponsored by the San Francisco Geo-Institute (SFGI) and UC Berkeley. We are dedicating this year's program to honor the career of our esteemed colleague, Ray Seed, who is retiring from Berkeley at the end of the current semester.

Friday, May 5, 2017

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Chelsea Preble, PhD candidate, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Increasing Freeway Capacity by Efficiently Timing its Nearby Arterial Traffic Signals

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

 David Kan, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The objective of freeway on-ramp metering is to regulate the entry of vehicles to prevent capacity drop on the freeway mainline. However, the nearby arterial traffic signals facilitating freeway access fail to recognize that the metered on-ramps can be oversaturated due to the flow restriction and limited storage. Instead, the arterial traffic signals provide long cycles in order to...   More >

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman

 Technology Transfer Program

Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto...   More >

 Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman

 Technology Transfer Program

Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto...   More >

 Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i

Traffic Signal Operations: Advanced Applications

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 10 – 11, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  National University, Woodland Hills Campus

 6300 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

 Joy Bhattacharya, Stantec; David Mahama, DKS Associates

 Technology Transfer Program

This two-day course focusing on advanced signal operations topics, will enable you to develop and evaluate performance of two types of traffic signal coordination -- time of day and traffic responsive systems. This course also introduces the advanced traffic adaptive system. For time of day and traffic responsive systems, attendees learn how to determine good timing and coordinated solutions with...   More >

 This course is designed for traffic engineers from public agencies and consulting firms who already have some experience in signal coordination work, or who have completed preliminary courses equivalent to Traffic Signal Operations: Fundamental Concepts (

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Traffic Signal Operations: Advanced Applications

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 10 – 11, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  National University, Woodland Hills Campus

 6300 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

 Joy Bhattacharya, Stantec; David Mahama, DKS Associates

 Technology Transfer Program

This two-day course focusing on advanced signal operations topics, will enable you to develop and evaluate performance of two types of traffic signal coordination -- time of day and traffic responsive systems. This course also introduces the advanced traffic adaptive system. For time of day and traffic responsive systems, attendees learn how to determine good timing and coordinated solutions with...   More >

 This course is designed for traffic engineers from public agencies and consulting firms who already have some experience in signal coordination work, or who have completed preliminary courses equivalent to Traffic Signal Operations: Fundamental Concepts (

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Holy Trinity: Blending Statistics, Machine Learning, and Discrete Choice with Applications to Strategic Bicycle Planning

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Timothy Brathwaite, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract:
Across all levels of government in the United States (U.S.), transportation and planning agencies have prioritized encouraging bicycle use. However, despite such admirable goals, actually increasing bicycle usage has been a struggle. For instance, the City of San Francisco set a goal in 2010 to increase its 3.5% bicycle mode share to 20% by 2020 (SFMTA, 2012). Unfortunately, given the...   More >

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers

 Technology Transfer Program

This new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal...   More >

 This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Eng

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers

 Technology Transfer Program

This new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal...   More >

 This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Eng

Friday, May 19, 2017

PEER Seminar Series, May 19, 2017: Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Structures: Application to Aeronautic Nacelles

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Nazih Mechbal, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM

 Marc Rébillat, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM

 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

The ability to monitor autonomously the health of complex structures such as aeronautic or civil engineering structures in real-time is becoming increasingly important. This process, referred to as structural health monitoring (SHM), relies on onboard platforms comprising sensors, actuators, computational units, and communication resources. The SHM process is typically divided into four steps:...   More >

Monday, May 22, 2017

HST California: High Speed Rail Symposium

Conference/Symposium: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 22 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Alex Bayen, UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies; Rod Diridon, San José State University Mineta Transportation Institute; Tilly Chang, San Francisco County Transportation Authority; Christophe Keseljevic, UIC / International Railways Association; Peter Gertler, Former APTA High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Committee Chairman; Eduardo Romo Urroz, Fundación Caminos de Hierro (FCH); Antonio Arribas, Eurif (European Railway Interoperability Institute); Further speakers to be confirmed

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This one-day symposium explores the current status and challenges ahead for High Speed Rail in California. Leaders from the California High Speed Rail Authority, academic institutions, and industry provide updates and ample opportunity for discussion and networking.

The Symposium is free to student and faculty, if interested please email registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

 

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Workshop, May 23, 2017: Structural Health Monitoring

Workshop: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 23 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Marc Rébillat, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM.; Clement Barthes, Laboratory Manager, Richmond Field Station, Pacifice Earthquake Engineering Research Center

 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to become familiar with the algorithms commonly used in structural health monitoring. Each participant will be provided a data set and will learn how to perform damage assessment using Matlab. Please make sure that you bring a laptop with Matlab installed.

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >

 This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >

 This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >

 This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co