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Saturday, September 12, 2015

California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 12 |  Online


Technology Transfer Program


This five-session online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineering License Exam to become Professional Engineers (PE). The course is being expanded to include a new set of 16 problems with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Access Management (TE-37)

Course | September 14 |  Online


Technology Transfer Program


This course focuses on good practices for effective access management. It provides a sound technical foundation for engineers and planners whose work involves designing or reviewing site access, driveway permitting, roadway safety, roadway design, intersection and driveway spacing and network and corridor planning.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

California MUTCD Update Workshop

Workshop | September 22 |  TBA


 , Los Angeles, CA

Technology Transfer Program


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 late 2014, 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...   More >

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Roadside Safety and Guardrail System

Workshop | October 6 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  TBA


 , Santa Rosa, CA

Technology Transfer Program


This one-day course offers students an opportunity to learn how to design more "forgiving" roadways-those that minimize hazardous installations. Instruction focuses on best practices in the design and evaluation of common roadside structures such as guardrails, concrete barriers, and work-zone devices.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Traffic Flow Principles for Practitioners

Workshop | October 13 |  Online


Technology Transfer Program


This online training course provides fundamental and practical knowledge on traffic flows, with emphasis on how to assess and improve these flows. Attendees will learn basic assessment methods and traffic flow theories particularly for evaluating the effects of bottlenecks, as well as the application of these concepts to improve traffic conditions on street and highway networks.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Dr. Lucy Jones: Imagine America without Los Angeles: Applying Science to Understand the Vulnerability of Modern Society to Natural Disasters

Lecture | October 14 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Dr. Lucy Jones, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction, SAFRR Project, USGS

Graduate Division


Dr. Lucy Jones will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 14 and October 15, 2015. The first lecture is titled "Imagine America without Los Angeles: Applying Science to Understand the Vulnerability of Modern Society to Natural Disasters" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Dr. Lucy Jones: The Challenges of Science Communication: What Does Storytelling Have to do with Climate Change?

Lecture | October 15 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Dr. Lucy Jones, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction, SAFRR Project, USGS

Graduate Division


Dr. Lucy Jones will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 14 and October 15, 2015. The second lecture is titled "The Challenges of Science Communication: What Does Storytelling Have to do with Climate Change?" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering

Workshop | October 20 |  TBA


 , San Francisco, CA

Technology Transfer Program


The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, to traffic safety and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

Friday, October 23, 2015

ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Carlos Canudas-de-Wit, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France

Institute of Transportation Studies


This lecture includes several aspects of modeling and control of traffic systems. We first review basic flow conservation models described by PDEs, and the discretized Cell Transmission model (CTM). In particular we underline fundamental properties like downstream/upstream controllability and observability. Then we study the problem of distributed optimal balancing of vehicle density in the...   More >

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fundamentals of Inspection Practice

Workshop | October 27 |  TBA


 , South Bay Area, CA

Technology Transfer Program


Inspectors are key members of the construction project team. Inspectors ensure that public agencies produce quality projects and help reduce potential liability caused by poor engineering performance. This course provides an introduction to all of the basic skills needed by the field inspector for most traditional highway construction projects.

Friday, October 30, 2015

ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar: Smart Cities as Cyber-Physical Systems

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Christos Cassandras, Professor, Boston University

Institute of Transportation Studies, CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society), TRUST


“Smart Cities” are an example of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) with direct impact to urban settings, where sensor and actuator networks are deployed to monitor the environment and civil infrastructure. Based on data collected, the goals include improvements in traffic control, energy distribution, emergency response, and location-
based commerce, to name a few. Exploiting the ubiquitous wireless...   More >

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts

Workshop | November 4 |  TBA


 , Sacramento, CA

Technology Transfer Program


This newly updated course covers basic concepts, standards, and practices related to the design and installation of traffic signals. The course includes lectures, sample problems, and exercise projects that will familiarize the course participant with the design process for a simple signal design plan, and to provide for a unit-price-based cost estimate.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar: Recent Advances in Traffic Flow

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Jorge A. Laval, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Institute of Transportation Studies


During the last few years important breakthroughs have taken place towards better understanding the causes and effects of congestion in urban areas, from capturing realistic stop-and-go waves in car-following models, to estimation methods of the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram of urban networks. This talk will also address the implications of a parameter-free representation of traffic flow in the...   More >

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methodology for Bridges

Workshop | November 18 |  TBA


 , Ontario, CA

Technology Transfer Program


This 2-day course provides practical training to bridge design engineers and technicians on the application of the AASHTO LRFD specifications plus the California Amendments to the design of concrete bridges that are common in California (cast-in place box girdle, slab, pre-cast, and box culvert bridges).

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Asphalt Pavement Maintenance for Local Agencies

Workshop | December 10 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  TBA


 , Riverside, CA

Technology Transfer Program


This course provides a solid working knowledge of the most common pavement maintenance and preservation practices. Basic principles, best field practices and safety issues are covered.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Building an Architecture for Machine Learning at Lyft

Seminar | January 29 | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Aneesh Kulkarni, Aneesh Kulkarni is a Data Scientist at Lyft.  He studied applied mathematics at Harvard, and was previously a Data Scientist at Microsoft., Lyft

Institute of Transportation Studies


At Lyft, data science is an important part of building the product, and making business decisions. Data science problems we solve include dynamic pricing, estimating travel times, efficiently matching passengers and drivers, and identifying fraud and abuse.  This talk will offer an overview of these problems, and technical tools we use to solve them.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal in STEM Fields

Workshop | February 3 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Justin Lopez, SURF STEM Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Friday, February 5, 2016

Drones: A Journey From Computing Machines to Transportation

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


Raja Sengupta, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


They started as machines of war and evolved into our favorite selfie accessory. America bought over half a million flying cameras last year. The Institute began its drone journey in 1998, four years after the first Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle flew in the Mojave desert. We were presciently charged by ONR with transforming this esoteric military artifact priced in the millions, into a small cheap...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fundamentals of Inspection Practice (PD-01)

Course | February 10 – 11, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Los Angeles, CA


Institute of Transportation Studies


Inspectors are key members of the construction project team. Inspectors ensure that public agencies produce quality projects and help reduce potential liability caused by poor engineering performance. The administrative and technical responsibilities of the inspector continue throughout project delivery and are critical for effectively maintaining a project's compliance with contract...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for public agency resident engineers and construction inspectors responsible for the physical observation and inspection of construction work on the job site.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ucconnect 2016

Conference/Symposium | February 11 – 13, 2016 every day |  UC Riverside Campus


Institute of Transportation Studies


The 2016 Annual UCCONNECT-UCTC Student Conference will take place at the University of California Riverside Campus on February 11th, 12th and 13th, 2016 (Thursday-Saturday). The main conference day will be Friday, February 12th, and it will include the Mel Webber lecture, keynote speeches, and podium presentations/research posters by students throughout the consortium.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Fundamentals of Inspection Practice (PD-01)

Course | February 10 – 11, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Los Angeles, CA


Institute of Transportation Studies


Inspectors are key members of the construction project team. Inspectors ensure that public agencies produce quality projects and help reduce potential liability caused by poor engineering performance. The administrative and technical responsibilities of the inspector continue throughout project delivery and are critical for effectively maintaining a project's compliance with contract...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for public agency resident engineers and construction inspectors responsible for the physical observation and inspection of construction work on the job site.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Ucconnect 2016

Conference/Symposium | February 11 – 13, 2016 every day |  UC Riverside Campus


Institute of Transportation Studies


The 2016 Annual UCCONNECT-UCTC Student Conference will take place at the University of California Riverside Campus on February 11th, 12th and 13th, 2016 (Thursday-Saturday). The main conference day will be Friday, February 12th, and it will include the Mel Webber lecture, keynote speeches, and podium presentations/research posters by students throughout the consortium.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Ucconnect 2016

Conference/Symposium | February 11 – 13, 2016 every day |  UC Riverside Campus


Institute of Transportation Studies


The 2016 Annual UCCONNECT-UCTC Student Conference will take place at the University of California Riverside Campus on February 11th, 12th and 13th, 2016 (Thursday-Saturday). The main conference day will be Friday, February 12th, and it will include the Mel Webber lecture, keynote speeches, and podium presentations/research posters by students throughout the consortium.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Construction Inspection of Traffic Signals (PD-02)

Course | February 16 – 17, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn


 , Rancho Cordova, CA

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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This class is intended for inspectors, designers, maintenance supervisors, electricians, and other public agency personnel with responsibilities related to construction or installation of traffic signals.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Construction Inspection of Traffic Signals (PD-02)

Course | February 16 – 17, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn


 , Rancho Cordova, CA

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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This class is intended for inspectors, designers, maintenance supervisors, electricians, and other public agency personnel with responsibilities related to construction or installation of traffic signals.



Decentralized Optimal Control for Online Coordination of Connected and Automated Vehicles

Seminar | February 17 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center


Andreas A. Malikopoulos, Deputy Director, Urban Dynamics Institute - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Institute of Transportation Studies


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 can provide faster response while improving road...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, February 19, 2016

Models, Algorithms, and Evaluation for Autonomous Mobility-On-Demand Systems

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


Marco Pavone, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: In this talk I will discuss the operational and economic aspects of autonomous mobility-on-demand (AMoD) systems, a rapidly emerging mode of personal transportation wherein robotic, self-driving vehicles transport customers in a given environment. Specifically, I will discuss AMoD systems along three dimensions: (1) modeling -- analytical models capable of capturing the salient dynamic...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Climate, Air Quality and Health Implications of China’s Energy Future

Colloquium | February 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Dr. Denise Mauzerall, Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs, Princeton University

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies (IDM-28)

Course | March 2 – 3, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Hotel & Suites


 , Costa Mesa, CA

Institute of Transportation Studies


Pavement networks are often the most valuable asset that an agency owns. This asset is not only expensive to replace, but it is an essential component to the traveling public's safety. Agencies are looking for more cost-effective ways to perform engineering, maintenance, management, and rehabilitation of roadways more than ever before to stretch funding allocations. A pavement management system...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is designed for engineers or maintenance superintendents responsible for: Collecting data and updating a pavement management system, Determining the types of repairs for streets, Preparing cost-effective multi-year work plans e.g. resurfa

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies (IDM-28)

Course | March 2 – 3, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Hotel & Suites


 , Costa Mesa, CA

Institute of Transportation Studies


Pavement networks are often the most valuable asset that an agency owns. This asset is not only expensive to replace, but it is an essential component to the traveling public's safety. Agencies are looking for more cost-effective ways to perform engineering, maintenance, management, and rehabilitation of roadways more than ever before to stretch funding allocations. A pavement management system...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is designed for engineers or maintenance superintendents responsible for: Collecting data and updating a pavement management system, Determining the types of repairs for streets, Preparing cost-effective multi-year work plans e.g. resurfa

Friday, March 4, 2016

High Performance Transportation System Simulations

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


Vadim Sokolov, Computational Engineer at the Argonne National Laboratory

Institute of Transportation Studies


Vadim will present an agent-based modeling framework that integrates dynamic simulation of travel demand, network supply and network operations. The software relies on a parallel discrete event engine, and memory allocator, as well as a number of ancillary utilities: visualization library, database IO library. The overall framework emphasizes the design goals of: generality, code agility, and...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

California MUTCD Update Workshop (TE-06)

Course | March 8 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Courtyard Marriot Oakland/Emeryville


 , Emeryville, CA

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 late 2014, 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...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This 1-day workshop will benefit traffic engineers, planners, and technicians who work in the various facets of traffic engineering. The workshop will also benefit other individuals who wish to learn about practical applications of the MUTCD to traffic en



Multimodal Transportation Planning and Engineering (TE-40)

Course | March 8 – 10, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown


 , Los Angeles, CA

Institute of Transportation Studies


Multimodal transportation networks and systems are planned, designed, built, operated, and maintained to provide safe, comfortable, and environmentally sustainable travel for all users of all ages and differing levels of mobility. Ideally these systems should provide for all modes, including walking, bicycling, taking transit, and driving. Transportation facilities must always be functional to...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for urban planners, transportation planners, and traffic/transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation and land use consultants. Both new and experienced planners and eng

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Transportation Engineering Exam Info Session

Information Session | March 9 | 412 McLaughlin Hall


Graduate Assembly


Info session about masters exit exam and PhD prelim exams



Multimodal Transportation Planning and Engineering (TE-40)

Course | March 8 – 10, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown


 , Los Angeles, CA

Institute of Transportation Studies


Multimodal transportation networks and systems are planned, designed, built, operated, and maintained to provide safe, comfortable, and environmentally sustainable travel for all users of all ages and differing levels of mobility. Ideally these systems should provide for all modes, including walking, bicycling, taking transit, and driving. Transportation facilities must always be functional to...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for urban planners, transportation planners, and traffic/transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation and land use consultants. Both new and experienced planners and eng

Thursday, March 10, 2016

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | March 10 – 24, 2016 every Thursday |  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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for planners, engineers, and public safety personnel in municipal, county, and state agencies with responsibility for reducing traffic collisions.



Multimodal Transportation Planning and Engineering (TE-40)

Course | March 8 – 10, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown


 , Los Angeles, CA

Institute of Transportation Studies


Multimodal transportation networks and systems are planned, designed, built, operated, and maintained to provide safe, comfortable, and environmentally sustainable travel for all users of all ages and differing levels of mobility. Ideally these systems should provide for all modes, including walking, bicycling, taking transit, and driving. Transportation facilities must always be functional to...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for urban planners, transportation planners, and traffic/transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation and land use consultants. Both new and experienced planners and eng

Friday, March 11, 2016

Real-time Transit Information: Enablers, Impacts, and Implications

Seminar | March 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Kari Watkins, Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology

Institute of Transportation Studies


In order to attract more choice riders, transit service must not only have a high level of service in terms of frequency and travel time but also must be reliable. Although transit agencies continuously work to improve on-time performance, such efforts often come at a substantial cost. One inexpensive way to combat the perception of unreliability from the user perspective is real-time transit...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Horizon for Signal Processing - Beyond the Shannon Paradigm

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 242 Sutardja Dai Hall


Yutaka Yamamoto

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: There has been remarkable progress in sampled-data control theory in the last two decades. The main achievement here is that there exists a digital (discrete-time) control law that takes the intersample behavior into account and makes the overall analog (continuous-time) performance optimal, in the sense of H-infinity norm. This naturally suggests its application to digital signal...   More >

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Power System Simulation for Policymaking and Making Policymakers

Colloquium | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Michael Cohen, ERG PhD candidate, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | March 10 – 24, 2016 every Thursday |  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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for planners, engineers, and public safety personnel in municipal, county, and state agencies with responsibility for reducing traffic collisions.



DCRP Lecture Series: 9th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture by Catherine Ross

Lecture | March 17 | 5:30-6:45 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall


College of Environmental Design


THURSDAY, MAR 17, 5:00pm. Catherine Ross is an internationally recognized expert on transportation and urban planning. This talk will address tools and frameworks to help meet the challenges of development in the modern urban environment.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Land Use Patterns, Logistics, and Emissions

Seminar | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Anne Goodchild, Allan and Inger Osberg Endowed Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

Institute of Transportation Studies


As internet-based commerce become more common, delivery vehicles play a larger role in transportation of goods to homes. This talk will describe our research, which has showed that while delivery vehicles have lower VMT than passenger cars, trucks using diesel engines produce greenhouse gas emissions and air toxics at a higher rate than passenger vehicles. We explore the implications of this...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 24, 2016

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | March 10 – 24, 2016 every Thursday |  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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for planners, engineers, and public safety personnel in municipal, county, and state agencies with responsibility for reducing traffic collisions.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Interdependence of Structure and Function in the Failure of Complex Transportation Networks

Seminar | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Satish Ukkusurri, Professor of the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University

Institute of Transportation Studies


Resilience Engineering in coupled networks represents a new way of thinking about design, operations and planning of systems. Resilience Engineering requires that systems to fail gracefully with minimum impacts on the surrounding social and environmental systems when failure happens. This presentation will discuss new notions of resilience based on research in the last five years. The...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Communicating Science to the Public: The Vaccine-Autism Controversy

Presentation | April 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall


Paul A. Offit, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Health, School of, Graduate School of Journalism, Kaiser Permanente


Paul A. Offit, MD is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition, Dr. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Registered attendees will be seated first. RSVP by April 4 online.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Human-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles (HHEV): overview, trends, challenges

Lecture | April 6 | 2-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Mechanical Engineering


Speaker: Prof. Sergio Matteo Savaresi
MOVE research group
Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Bioengineering (DEIB, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria)
Politecnico di Milano

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Room: Banatao Auditorium

Title: Human-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles (HHEV): overview, trends, challenges

Abstract: The...   More >



Making the clean available: thinking beyond carbon and out of the box to reduce the health burden of household pollution

Colloquium | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Kirk R. Smith, Professor of Global Environmental Health and Director of the Global Health and Environment Program, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley.

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Smart Cities: The Future of Big Data and Mobile Access

Seminar | April 8 | 3-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium


Institute of Transportation Studies


ABSTRACT: Half the world’s population lives in cities today and even more will inhabit them in the future. Smart cities seek to harness digital technologies and design to enable the development of cities that are connected and sustainable ensuring livability, prosperity, and accessibility for its residents and visitors. This panel brings together a range of perspectives on smart cities including...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TE-32 Pedestrian Facility Design

Course | April 12 – 14, 2016 every day | 12-2:30 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


State and federal policies assert that pedestrian facilities are important parts of a multi-modal transportation system. Communities across California are asking for more emphasis on walkability, with facilities that are safe and comfortable for all pedestrians, including those who are disabled. This new course covers principles and good practices, including how to plan, design, and operate a...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is designed for engineers, planners, and consultants with responsibility for planning, designing or constructing pedestrian facilities along streets and highways.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

TE-04 Traffic Signal Operations: Fundamental Concepts

Course | April 13 – 14, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 28 University Hall


Institute of Transportation Studies


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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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.



TE-32 Pedestrian Facility Design

Course | April 12 – 14, 2016 every day | 12-2:30 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


State and federal policies assert that pedestrian facilities are important parts of a multi-modal transportation system. Communities across California are asking for more emphasis on walkability, with facilities that are safe and comfortable for all pedestrians, including those who are disabled. This new course covers principles and good practices, including how to plan, design, and operate a...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is designed for engineers, planners, and consultants with responsibility for planning, designing or constructing pedestrian facilities along streets and highways.



Transformative Governance – speeding up change in global energy systems

Colloquium | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy, Energy Policy Group, University of Exeter

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

TE-04 Traffic Signal Operations: Fundamental Concepts

Course | April 13 – 14, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 28 University Hall


Institute of Transportation Studies


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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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.



TE-32 Pedestrian Facility Design

Course | April 12 – 14, 2016 every day | 12-2:30 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


State and federal policies assert that pedestrian facilities are important parts of a multi-modal transportation system. Communities across California are asking for more emphasis on walkability, with facilities that are safe and comfortable for all pedestrians, including those who are disabled. This new course covers principles and good practices, including how to plan, design, and operate a...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is designed for engineers, planners, and consultants with responsibility for planning, designing or constructing pedestrian facilities along streets and highways.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Adaptive Routing and Traffic Control under the Connected Vehicle Environment

Seminar | April 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Michael Zhang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

Institute of Transportation Studies


In real life traffic networks, travelers’ experiences of delays at intersections affect their route choices, and their choices of routes affect intersection traffic operations through changes in traffic demand and therefore travel delays. In this talk, we present a joint routing-traffic control framework under the connected vehicle environment, where travelers can have access to real-time traffic...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

TE-08 Type 170 Traffic Signal Controller

Course | April 20 – 21, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  San Diego, CA


Institute of Transportation Studies


The Type 170 traffic signal controller is widely used in California. This hands-on course covers all key topics needed to understand the capabilities and uses of the 170 controller, including hardware and software, communication protocols, how to program signal timing plans into the controller, and how to maintain the equipment and trouble-shoot problems. Students will engage in numerous hands-on...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for traffic engineers, technicians, and others wanting to learn about the operation and maintenance of the Type 170 controller. Experienced engineers and consultants wanting a refresher course in the current state of the practice w

Thursday, April 21, 2016

TE-08 Type 170 Traffic Signal Controller

Course | April 20 – 21, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  San Diego, CA


Institute of Transportation Studies


The Type 170 traffic signal controller is widely used in California. This hands-on course covers all key topics needed to understand the capabilities and uses of the 170 controller, including hardware and software, communication protocols, how to program signal timing plans into the controller, and how to maintain the equipment and trouble-shoot problems. Students will engage in numerous hands-on...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for traffic engineers, technicians, and others wanting to learn about the operation and maintenance of the Type 170 controller. Experienced engineers and consultants wanting a refresher course in the current state of the practice w

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Conversation with Lisa Jackson, Apple Senior VP for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives

Presentation | May 3 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room


Lisa Jackson, Vice President, Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple

Stefano Bertozzi, Dean, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

Public Health, School of, CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


Lisa Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Lisa oversees Apple's efforts to minimize its impact on the environment by addressing climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency, using greener materials, and inventing new ways to conserve precious resources.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Pre-registration is required to attend. Register by May 2 online.



PL-58 Managing Transportation and Land Use Interactions

Course | May 3 – 6, 2016 every day | 1:30-4 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


Transportation networks are one of the most powerful influences of local land use patterns. Local land use decisions shape the demand for transportation services and improvements. Managing this interaction to achieve multiple goals is one of the more difficult problems for planners and engineers. This new online course covers how to create successful plans and projects, how to address land use...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Both new and experienced planners will benefit. Transportation engineers, project and agency managers, transit planners, community planners, decision

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

PL-58 Managing Transportation and Land Use Interactions

Course | May 3 – 6, 2016 every day | 1:30-4 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


Transportation networks are one of the most powerful influences of local land use patterns. Local land use decisions shape the demand for transportation services and improvements. Managing this interaction to achieve multiple goals is one of the more difficult problems for planners and engineers. This new online course covers how to create successful plans and projects, how to address land use...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Both new and experienced planners will benefit. Transportation engineers, project and agency managers, transit planners, community planners, decision

Thursday, May 5, 2016

PL-58 Managing Transportation and Land Use Interactions

Course | May 3 – 6, 2016 every day | 1:30-4 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


Transportation networks are one of the most powerful influences of local land use patterns. Local land use decisions shape the demand for transportation services and improvements. Managing this interaction to achieve multiple goals is one of the more difficult problems for planners and engineers. This new online course covers how to create successful plans and projects, how to address land use...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Both new and experienced planners will benefit. Transportation engineers, project and agency managers, transit planners, community planners, decision

Friday, May 6, 2016

PL-58 Managing Transportation and Land Use Interactions

Course | May 3 – 6, 2016 every day | 1:30-4 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


Transportation networks are one of the most powerful influences of local land use patterns. Local land use decisions shape the demand for transportation services and improvements. Managing this interaction to achieve multiple goals is one of the more difficult problems for planners and engineers. This new online course covers how to create successful plans and projects, how to address land use...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Both new and experienced planners will benefit. Transportation engineers, project and agency managers, transit planners, community planners, decision

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

TE-10 Traffic Signal Operations: Advanced Applications

Course | May 11 – 12, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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 12, 2016

TE-10 Traffic Signal Operations: Advanced Applications

Course | May 11 – 12, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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 13, 2016

Hierarchical Urban Transit System Design for Optimizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Costs

Seminar | May 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Han Cheng, PhD

Institute of Transportation Studies


In recent decades, public transportation’s role in mitigating climate change has received more attention. However, many current transit systems are not designed to reduce environmental impacts. In the U.S., the average energy intensity of transit buses is even higher than passenger cars due to the current low ridership rate of transit buses. This motivates our study of the benefits of design and...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 17 | 1-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Institute of Transportation Studies


A Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Student Symposium for California graduate students is being held as part of the annual meeting of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE). Dignitaries from around the world will gather to
discuss the latest advances in fuel cell and hydrogen (FCH) technologies, commercialization initiatives, and opportunities for international...   More >

Thursday, May 19, 2016

PL-02 Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Course | May 19 – 20, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Express and Suites


 , Oakland, CA

Institute of Transportation Studies


Funding state and local highway projects in California has become 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. The process is further complicated by changing requirements and shifting political priorities. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is for transportation planners and project managers in state and local agencies, regional planning agencies, and transit operators. Managers, board members, and others involved with developing fundable plans and projects and understanding wher

Friday, May 20, 2016

PL-02 Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Course | May 19 – 20, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Express and Suites


 , Oakland, CA

Institute of Transportation Studies


Funding state and local highway projects in California has become 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. The process is further complicated by changing requirements and shifting political priorities. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is for transportation planners and project managers in state and local agencies, regional planning agencies, and transit operators. Managers, board members, and others involved with developing fundable plans and projects and understanding wher

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

IDM-27 Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Course | May 24 – 26, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Who should attend: 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 c

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

IDM-27 Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Course | May 24 – 26, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Who should attend: 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 c

Thursday, May 26, 2016

IDM-27 Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Course | May 24 – 26, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Online


Institute of Transportation Studies


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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Who should attend: 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 c

Monday, June 6, 2016

TE-41 Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Course | June 6 – 7, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  SoCal/LA Area


Institute of Transportation Studies


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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

TE-41 Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Course | June 6 – 7, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  SoCal/LA Area


Institute of Transportation Studies


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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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

Monday, June 13, 2016

AV-12 Airport Systems Planning and Design (45th Annual Short Course)

Course | June 13 – 16, 2016 every day | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Institute of Transportation Studies


The course is being offered in association with the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research. This four-day course covers the broad spectrum of airport planning and design issues within the evolving context of the air transportation industry. It provides an introduction to issues that arise in planning airport systems and the development of new and existing airports, as well...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Registration Fee The Earlybird Course Fee (registrations received and paid by March 11, 2016) is $2,000. The Standard Course Fee (March 12 - May 13, 2016) is $2,100. Late Course fee (After May 13, 2016) is $2,300. The Course Fee includes course notes, con

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

AV-12 Airport Systems Planning and Design (45th Annual Short Course)

Course | June 13 – 16, 2016 every day | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Institute of Transportation Studies


The course is being offered in association with the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research. This four-day course covers the broad spectrum of airport planning and design issues within the evolving context of the air transportation industry. It provides an introduction to issues that arise in planning airport systems and the development of new and existing airports, as well...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Registration Fee The Earlybird Course Fee (registrations received and paid by March 11, 2016) is $2,000. The Standard Course Fee (March 12 - May 13, 2016) is $2,100. Late Course fee (After May 13, 2016) is $2,300. The Course Fee includes course notes, con

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

PL-11 Complete Streets Planning and Design

Course | June 15 – 16, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Los Angeles, CA


Institute of Transportation Studies


Complete Streets are planned, designed, operated, and maintained to provide safe and comfortable travel for all users of all ages. Complete Streets provide for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit vehicles, and motorists, as well as allow for emergency response, road maintenance, and goods movement. This course covers the planning and design of Complete Streets,...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for urban planners and transportation engineers at local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit. The course is primarily appropriate for urban perspectives



AV-12 Airport Systems Planning and Design (45th Annual Short Course)

Course | June 13 – 16, 2016 every day | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Institute of Transportation Studies


The course is being offered in association with the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research. This four-day course covers the broad spectrum of airport planning and design issues within the evolving context of the air transportation industry. It provides an introduction to issues that arise in planning airport systems and the development of new and existing airports, as well...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Registration Fee The Earlybird Course Fee (registrations received and paid by March 11, 2016) is $2,000. The Standard Course Fee (March 12 - May 13, 2016) is $2,100. Late Course fee (After May 13, 2016) is $2,300. The Course Fee includes course notes, con

Thursday, June 16, 2016

PL-11 Complete Streets Planning and Design

Course | June 15 – 16, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Los Angeles, CA


Institute of Transportation Studies


Complete Streets are planned, designed, operated, and maintained to provide safe and comfortable travel for all users of all ages. Complete Streets provide for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit vehicles, and motorists, as well as allow for emergency response, road maintenance, and goods movement. This course covers the planning and design of Complete Streets,...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

This course is intended for urban planners and transportation engineers at local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit. The course is primarily appropriate for urban perspectives



AV-12 Airport Systems Planning and Design (45th Annual Short Course)

Course | June 13 – 16, 2016 every day | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Institute of Transportation Studies


The course is being offered in association with the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research. This four-day course covers the broad spectrum of airport planning and design issues within the evolving context of the air transportation industry. It provides an introduction to issues that arise in planning airport systems and the development of new and existing airports, as well...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Registration Fee The Earlybird Course Fee (registrations received and paid by March 11, 2016) is $2,000. The Standard Course Fee (March 12 - May 13, 2016) is $2,100. Late Course fee (After May 13, 2016) is $2,300. The Course Fee includes course notes, con