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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Berkeley Innovators Product Show

Special Event | July 17 | 1:30-4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


University Relations


See cutting edge products from Berkeley start ups!

For the first time ever, Berkeley is hosting a forum for the hottest Cal-founded startups to connect directly with campus users and buyers in information technology, marketing and communications, business services, student support, research and more!

Stop by to discover new products that may help your units achieve strategic objectives,...   More >


Faculty, Staff

Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Please present UC Berkeley ID for admittance.

Registration appreciated but not required. Register online.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Lessons Learned from Spatiotemporal Studies of Freeway Carpool Lanes

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Michael Cassidy, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


The presentation explores how the segregation of distinct vehicle classes on a roadway can improve travel conditions for all of the classes. Insights come using freeway carpool lanes as case studies.


All Audiences

Friday, September 5, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Large-Network Travel Time Distribution Estimation for Ambulances

Seminar | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dawn Woodard, Associate Professor, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering; Department of Statistical Science, Cornell University

Institute of Transportation Studies


We present methods to predict the time required for an ambulance to drive to the scene of an emergency. This forecast is critical for deciding how many ambulances should be deployed at a given time, where they should be stationed, and which ambulance should be dispatched to an emergency.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Enabling Low Carbon Communities: The Roles of Smart Planning Tools and Place-Based Solutions

Colloquium | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Chris Jones, PhD Candidate, Energy & Resources Group & Berkeley Institute of the Environment, UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: A sensor-based and spatially-enabled system for next generation Intelligent and sustainable infrastructure management

Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Yi-Chang James Tsai, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


Roadway infrastructures, including pavements, bridges, and signs are deteriorating rapidly due to material aging, improper usage, harsh environments, and damages resulting from natural or man-made hazards.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Politics of Pipes: Water and the "Modern Infrastructural Ideal" in Manila and LA

Colloquium | September 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Debbie Cheng, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Webinar: Cleaning The Grid With “Second Life” Electric Vehicle Batteries

Conference/Symposium | September 19 | 10-11 a.m. |  https://www.fuzemeeting.com/webinar/register/1028578


Ethan Elkind, Berkeley Law, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Law, Boalt School of


Repurposed electric vehicle batteries could provide a major new source of inexpensive energy storage, but only if policy makers and businesses invest in that opportunity now. Please join representatives from the California Public Utilities Commission and the Governor's Office as they discuss Berkeley Law's new report "Reuse and Repower: How to Save Money and Clean the Grid with Second-Life...   More >



Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Victor Knoop, Assistant Professor, Transport & Planning, Delft University of Technology

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC

Monday, September 22, 2014

Big Data: A Data-driven Society?

Colloquium | September 22 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall


Roberto Zicari, Goethe University Frankfurt

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research


In the first part of this talk, I will review how Big Data is enabling a data-driven economy, look at what to do with Big Data, and look at the consequences of a society being reshaped by “systematically building on data analytics”. In the second part of the talk, I will outline some of the Big Data research challenges in three areas: Data, Processes, and Management. I will then conclude making a...   More >

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wireless Sensor Networks for Flash Flood and Traffic Monitoring in Urban Environments

Lecture | September 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Christian Claudel, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, KAUST

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


This talk describes a new architecture for distributed flash flood and traffic monitoring in cities using combined Eulerian and Lagrangian sensing. Unlike current traffic sensor networks, the architecture maintains user privacy by using a distributed computing approach.

In this system, probe vehicles broadcast speed data to local nodes, which estimate vehicles location. Fixed sensors also...   More >


registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.



Deadly Discipline: The Military Art and Corporate Science of Logistics

Colloquium | September 24 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Dr. Deborah Cowen, University of Toronto

Department of Geography


In the field of logistics, the work of militaries and markets has long been heavily entwined. But how did the ‘revolution in logistics’ – arguably the most understudied revolution of the 20th century - transform the nature of this intimate entanglement?



Economic analysis of climate change policy: what determines the social cost of carbon?

Colloquium | September 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


David Anthoff, Assistant Professor, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Exact solutions to robust traffic control problems using Mixed Integer Linear Programming

Seminar | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Christian Claudel, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


This talk presents a robust control framework applied to transportation problems in which the state is modeled by a first order scalar conservation law. Using an equivalent formulation based on a Hamilton-Jacobi equation, we pose the problem of controlling the state of the system on a network link, using boundary flow control, as a Linear Program.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Communicating Environmental Risks: Are Ex-Ante Predictions of Benefits and Costs Being Accurately Estimated?

Colloquium | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Matthew Potts, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Policy and Management - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar

Seminar | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Jason Henderson, Associate Professor, Geography & Environment, San Francisco State University

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC

Friday, October 24, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Forecasts, Uncertainty and Control: Theory and Practice

Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Francesco Borrelli, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


Forecasts will play an increasingly important role in the the next generation of autonomous and semi-autonomous systems. Applications include transportation, energy, manufacturing and healthcare systems. Predictions of systems dynamics, human behavior and environment conditions can improve safety and performance of the resulting system.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Precautionary or premature? The politics of indirect land use change (ILUC) policy

Colloquium | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Hanna Breetz, Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Scholar, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AC Transit Plan ACT Workshop

Workshop | October 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall


Physical & Environmental Planning, Real Estate


AC Transit will be conducting public workshops across the District in the month of October to collect feedback from the public about current service and recommendations for future investment. That input will be used to develop revised recommendations for discussion in Jan/Feb 2015. This meeting is being hosted by Real Estate's Physical & Environmental Planning Group to collect feedback from the...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Friday, October 31, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Are Adaptive Signal Control Systems a Solution to Urban Congestion

Seminar | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Zong Tian, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


Adaptive traffic signal control systems are an emerging technology for urban arterial operations. This presentation focuses on the current status of adaptive traffic signal control system applications in the U.S. An overview of adaptive signal system deployments is first presented. Some insights of the advantages and drawbacks will be given.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Transportation, Environment, and Energy Systems — Are We Doing the Right Thing, and Doing it Right?

Seminar | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


H. Olver Gao, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


Transportation-related air pollution, GHG emissions and energy problems are a significant issue in the U.S., China, and across the world. The World Health Organization estimates that urban air pollution causes 200,000 deaths per year worldwide and that it will be responsible for 8 million premature deaths from 2000 to 2020. Sacrificing transportation needs for environmental quality is simply...   More >

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar

Seminar | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


André Carrel, University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC

Friday, December 5, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar

Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Jack Reilly, University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC

Friday, December 12, 2014

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Valuing the Consumption Benefits of Urban Density

Seminar | December 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Victor Couture, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


Despite growing interest in urban consumption amenities, little is known about their origin and importance. This paper estimates the consumption value of urban density by combining travel microdata with Google’s local business data.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Clean Transportation as the path to a Clean Grid by Eliminating EV Range Anxiety and Enabling Vehicle-Grid Integration

Lecture | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Samveg Saxena, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


Vehicles account for nearly 23% of global energy consumption, and global GHG emissions from vehicles will increase significantly by 2050. Transportation electrification is needed soon and at significant scale to meet climate targets and through the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) a unique opportunity exists to transform two major energy sectors: transportation and the grid. If 25%...   More >

Friday, January 30, 2015

Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Safety in Numbers for Walkers and Bicyclists. Why?

Lecture | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Peter L. Jacobsen, Public Health Consultant

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


You are safer when walking or bicycling in areas or time periods where more people walk or bicycle. This surprising result deserves explanation. What changes? Does the motorist's behavior change around more people walking or bicycling? Does the walker's or bicyclist's behavior change? Or is the roadway environment safer where more people walk or bicycle? Or vice versa? We will explore the...   More >

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

TE-51: Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Course | February 4 – 25, 2015 every Wednesday | 2-5 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


This new online course offers summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents differences between adaptive and responsive traffic controls and introduces briefly three ATCS deployed in California (ACS Lite, QuicTrac, and SCOOT). The second session addresses InSync, a...   More >

Friday, February 6, 2015

City-Scale Networks of Connected Vehicles: from Dream to Reality: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


João Barros, Veniam & Universidade do Porto

Institute of Transportation Studies


Drawing from the extensive data delivered by the full-scale commercial deployment of more than 600 connected vehicles in Porto, Portugal, including the entire public bus fleet, this lecture will address how city-scale deployment can be achieved and what kind of connectivity, bandwidth, quality of service and application support can be provided as the density of Internet gateways and the density...   More >

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TE-51: Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Course | February 4 – 25, 2015 every Wednesday | 2-5 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


This new online course offers summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents differences between adaptive and responsive traffic controls and introduces briefly three ATCS deployed in California (ACS Lite, QuicTrac, and SCOOT). The second session addresses InSync, a...   More >

Friday, February 13, 2015

Life-Cycle Based Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies for On-Road Vehicles: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Alissa Kendall, UC Davis

Institute of Transportation Studies


Alissa Kendall from University of California Davis will speak on "Life-Cycle Based GreenhouseGas Mitigation Strategies for On-Road Vehicles" at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Feb. 6, 2015 in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 4 p.m. Coffee and cookies are at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TE-51: Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Course | February 4 – 25, 2015 every Wednesday | 2-5 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


This new online course offers summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents differences between adaptive and responsive traffic controls and introduces briefly three ATCS deployed in California (ACS Lite, QuicTrac, and SCOOT). The second session addresses InSync, a...   More >

Friday, February 20, 2015

SafeTREC Seminar Feb 20: Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans in Post-War Suburban Communities

Seminar | February 20 | 12-1 p.m. | SafeTREC, 2nd floor conference room


2614 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Jennifer Donlon Wyant, Alta Planning + Design

Safe Transportation Research & Education Center (SafeTREC)


Post-war suburban communities were designed for efficient vehicle travel with little consideration for walking and bicycling. Developing master plans for these communities requires a context-sensitive approach, a large toolbox, and broad outreach strategies. Jennifer Donlon Wyant will talk about recent master plan developments in California communities and the lessons learned.

Jennifer Donlon...   More >



Dynamic Dispatch Waves for Same-day Delivery: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | February 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Alan Erera, Georgia Tech

Institute of Transportation Studies


Georgie Tech's Alan Erera will present "Dynamic Dispatch Waves for Same-day Delivery" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us at 3:30 p.m. for coffee and cookies.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TE-13 Synchro and SimTraffic

Course | February 25 – 26, 2015 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  National University, Rancho Cordova #100


10901 Gold Center Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Institute of Transportation Studies


This two-day course provides beginning to intermediate computer lab training in SYNCHRO / SimTraffic 9.0 software and the recently published 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Working on a real-world project, students will use SYNCHRO to insert an aerial background, "draw" roadways, input intersection geometrics, multi-modal traffic volumes (cars,...   More >



TE-51: Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Course | February 4 – 25, 2015 every Wednesday | 2-5 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


This new online course offers summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents differences between adaptive and responsive traffic controls and introduces briefly three ATCS deployed in California (ACS Lite, QuicTrac, and SCOOT). The second session addresses InSync, a...   More >

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TE-13 Synchro and SimTraffic

Course | February 25 – 26, 2015 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  National University, Rancho Cordova #100


10901 Gold Center Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Institute of Transportation Studies


This two-day course provides beginning to intermediate computer lab training in SYNCHRO / SimTraffic 9.0 software and the recently published 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Working on a real-world project, students will use SYNCHRO to insert an aerial background, "draw" roadways, input intersection geometrics, multi-modal traffic volumes (cars,...   More >

Friday, February 27, 2015

UCCONNECT / UCTC Annual Student Conference

Conference/Symposium | February 27 – March 1, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. |  UC Santa Barbara Campus


Institute of Transportation Studies


This is a three-day event sponsored by UCCONNECT and hosted at UCSB that will feature a variety of podium and poster presentations, lectures in the field of transportation planning and engineering.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

UCCONNECT / UCTC Annual Student Conference

Conference/Symposium | February 27 – March 1, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. |  UC Santa Barbara Campus


Institute of Transportation Studies


This is a three-day event sponsored by UCCONNECT and hosted at UCSB that will feature a variety of podium and poster presentations, lectures in the field of transportation planning and engineering.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

UCCONNECT / UCTC Annual Student Conference

Conference/Symposium | February 27 – March 1, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. |  UC Santa Barbara Campus


Institute of Transportation Studies


This is a three-day event sponsored by UCCONNECT and hosted at UCSB that will feature a variety of podium and poster presentations, lectures in the field of transportation planning and engineering.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Smarter Cars, Homes, and Grids: Case Studies in Optimal Energy Management

Colloquium | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Scott Moura, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | March 5 – 19, 2015 every Thursday | 1:30-3:30 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California. Because crashes are typically complex events, a great diversity of mitigation measures have been tried with varying degrees of...   More >

Friday, March 6, 2015

Dude, where's my car?: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | March 6 | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Mark Frohnmayer, Arcimoto

Institute of Transportation Studies


Arcimoto's Mark Frohnmayer will present "Dude where's my car?" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, March 6 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.



Dude, where's my car?: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Mark Frohnmayer, Arcimoto

Institute of Transportation Studies


Mark Frohnmayer, from Arcimoto, will present "Dude, where's my car?" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, March 6 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

PD-02 Construction Inspection of Traffic Signals

Course | March 11 – 12, 2015 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  National University, Fresno


Institute of Transportation Studies


Traffic signal projects must comply with specifications as required by the Caltrans Standard Plans and Specifications Manual. Inferior work on signals or inadequate traffic management during project construction can create potentially dangerous conditions with liability impacts for local agencies. This two-day course provides training on best practices for the management and construction...   More >

Thursday, March 12, 2015

PD-02 Construction Inspection of Traffic Signals

Course | March 11 – 12, 2015 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  National University, Fresno


Institute of Transportation Studies


Traffic signal projects must comply with specifications as required by the Caltrans Standard Plans and Specifications Manual. Inferior work on signals or inadequate traffic management during project construction can create potentially dangerous conditions with liability impacts for local agencies. This two-day course provides training on best practices for the management and construction...   More >



TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | March 5 – 19, 2015 every Thursday | 1:30-3:30 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California. Because crashes are typically complex events, a great diversity of mitigation measures have been tried with varying degrees of...   More >

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cancelled: Non-recurrent Events in Traffic Prediction: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Francisco Camara Pereira, MIT/CEE/ITSLab

Institute of Transportation Studies


Francisco Camara Pereira, from MIT/CEE/ITSLab will present "Non-recurrent Events in Traffic Prediction" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, March 13 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | March 5 – 19, 2015 every Thursday | 1:30-3:30 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California. Because crashes are typically complex events, a great diversity of mitigation measures have been tried with varying degrees of...   More >

Friday, March 20, 2015

Economically and Environmentally Informed Policies for Road Resurfacing: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Darren Reger, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Darren Reger, from UC Berkeley, will present "Economically and Environmentally Informed Policies for Road Resurfacing" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, March 20 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TE-39 Roadway Lighting Design

Course | March 25 – 26, 2015 every day | 1-4:45 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


This course emphasizes how to design roadway lighting installations that are effective and that meet various standards and requirements. While instruction focuses on use of the illuminance ("foot candle") method, students will also learn about the luminance method. The course covers a wide range of relevant topics, from human factors, including the eye, vision, and perception, to lighting...   More >

Thursday, March 26, 2015

TE-39 Roadway Lighting Design

Course | March 25 – 26, 2015 every day | 1-4:45 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


This course emphasizes how to design roadway lighting installations that are effective and that meet various standards and requirements. While instruction focuses on use of the illuminance ("foot candle") method, students will also learn about the luminance method. The course covers a wide range of relevant topics, from human factors, including the eye, vision, and perception, to lighting...   More >

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

TE-06 California MUTCD Update Workshop

Course | April 1 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sacramento, Location TBA


Institute of Transportation Studies


Are you aware that California recently adopted a new CA MUTCD standard and it affects how you do your daily work in transportation?
Are you aware that California has adopted another updated version of the MUTCD in early 2012, which further updates or changes the State's traffic control requirements?
Are you aware of your company or public agency's requirements to follow this document related to...   More >

Friday, April 3, 2015

Joint Optimization of Pavement Management and Reconstruction Policies for Facilities and System Problems: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Jinwoo Lee, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Jinwoo Lee, from UC Berkeley, will present "Joint Optimization of Pavement Management and Reconstruction Policies for Facilities and System Problems" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, April 3 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Creating Space for Bikeways: Road Diets and Parking Removal

Presentation | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, 2nd floor conference room


2614 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

John Brazil, City of San Jose

Safe Transportation Research & Education Center (SafeTREC)


The City of San Jose's Active Transportation Program is in the midst of a ten-year plan to complete a 400-mile on-street bikeway network. With more than 250 miles implemented to date, most of the easier projects have been completed. Increasingly, remaining projects are faced with constrained right-of-way without enough space to accommodate a quality bicycle facility. To create space for new...   More >



Round Table and Panel on the Future of Automated Driving: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | April 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Francesco Borelli, UC Berkeley; Jerry Jariyasunant, Automatic, Inc; Megan Ryerson, University of Pennsylvania; Randell Iwasaki, Contra Costa Transportation Authority

Alexandre Bayen, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


ITS Director Alexandre Bayen will moderate "Round Table and Panel on the Future of Automated Driving" featuring Francesco Borelli, UC Berkeley, Jerry Jariyasunant, Automatic, Inc., Megan Ryerson, University of Pennsylvania, and Randell Iwasaki, Contra Costa Transportation Authority for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, April 10 at 3:30-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Maps and More: Transit Maps of California

Tour/Open House | April 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall


Library


"Maps and More" is a monthly pop-up exhibit drawn from the collections of the Earth Sciences and Map Library. This month's exhibit features California transit maps from the Institute of Transportation Studies Library and the Earth Sciences & Map Library collections. Highlights include a 1941 map of the Key System and East Bay Transit Co. and maps showcasing the evolution of LA public transit.



Semantics and the city: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Francisco C. Pereira, MIT/CEE ITSLab

Institute of Transportation Studies


Francisco C. Pereira, from MIT/CEE ITSLab, will present "Semantics and the city" at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, April 17 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Monitoring Traffic for Incidents and Extreme Congestion Events: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dan Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Institute of Transportation Studies


Dan Work, from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present "Monitoring Traffic for Incidents and Extreme Congestion Events " for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar and as part of the Resilience Seminar Series with CITRIS and TRUST Friday, April 24 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Modeling Network of Vehicles in a Heterogenous Non-urban Environment: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Ruzena Bajcsy, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Ruzena Bajcsy from UC Berkeley, will present "Modeling Network of Vehicles in a Heterogenous Non-urban Environment" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar, on Friday, May 1 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Improving Public Transit at Intersection, Corridor and City-wide Scales: ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Lecture | May 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Haoyu Chen, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Haoyu Chen from UC Berkeley, will present "Improving Public Transit at Intersection, Corridor and City-wide Scales" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar, on Friday, May 8 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Impressions of California's Current Passenger Rail Situation

Lecture | June 24 | 4 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall


Paul Dyson, RailPAC

Institute of Transportation Studies


Paul Dyson, President of RailPAC (http://www.railpac.org/), a statewide organization dedicated to improving California's passenger rail services, will give a presentation on his impressions of California's current passenger rail situation Wednesday June 24, 4p.m. in Wurster Hall, Room 106.

Mr. Dyson is very familiar with and knowledgeable about California's HSR program, as well as with the...   More >