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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 >


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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.


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 and the Banatao Institute


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.


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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

Thursday, September 8, 2016

View from the Top: Renu Thomas: Breaking Barriers and Leading Change

Lecture | September 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


Renu Thomas, EVP, Media Operations, Engineering & IT, Disney|ABC Televison Group

College of Engineering


Renu will discuss how she has fostered innovation and led change throughout her career and within Disney|ABC Television by finding opportunity in people and technology. She will show that for an organization to thrive, it must continue to break barriers and embrace and deploy cutting edge technology.


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Friday, September 9, 2016

Resilient Transportation Networks: Strategic routing and value of information

Seminar | September 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Saurabh Amin, MIT

Institute of Transportation Studies


In recent years, commuters are increasingly relying on traffic navigation applications (e.g., Waze, Google maps) to decide their routes and departure times. This talk focuses on the question of estimating the social value of such navigation systems.


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

Friday, September 16, 2016

Data Science for Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance

Seminar | September 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


George Mohler, Director of Data Science, Metromile

Institute of Transportation Studies


In this talk, we will provide an overview of pay-per-mile car insurance, a type of usage-based insurance policy where a driver's rate variably changes with mileage.


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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Conservative Views, Strange Bedfellow Coalitions and MegaPlanning in a Digital Era: ISSI’s Center for Right-Wing Studies Presents

Lecture | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Karen Trapenberg Frick, Co-Director, University of California Transportation Center and Assistant Director, UC Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation

Institute of Transportation Studies, Center for Right-Wing Studies


ISSI’s Center for Right-Wing Studies Presents:Conservative Views, Strange Bedfellow Coalitions and MegaPlanning in a Digital Era

Tuesday, September 20, 4:00-5:30 pm, Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way

Co-sponsored by the College of Environmental Design, Institute of Transportation Studies and University of California Transportation Center

Karen Trapenberg Frick...   More >

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Maggi Kelly-Spatial Data Science and the 21st Century Mapping Toolkit

Colloquium | September 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Maggi Kelly, Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist-UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


The past decade has been one of astonishing innovation in the world of spatial data, analysis and visualization. I’m going to talk about all the amazing and fun technology that you can work with. My group focuses on mapping for a changing California, and we use blends of very modern tools with historical and contemporary data to help answer applied ecological questions. Basically this is a look...   More >

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Timing of Land Redevelopment Around BRT

Seminar | September 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center


Daniel Rodriguez, Chancellor’s Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Although there is increasing evidence about the effects of bus rapid transit on land development, little is known about when that development occurs. In this presentation I will focus on a joint study that examines the timing of land market changes give the introduction of a BRT line in Bogotá, Colombia.


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

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Green Initiative Fund Mini-Grants Info Session

Information Session | September 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 54 Barrows Hall


Sharon Daraphonhdeth

Student Environmental Resource Center


The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) will be hosting an info session on their 2016 Fall Mini-Grants. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend the info session to learn more about TGIF and how to apply for a mini-grant.

For more information on mini-grants, please visit: http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/apply/fall-grants

About TGIF:
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides...   More >

Thursday, September 29, 2016

School of Public Health's State of the School

Information Session | September 29 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall


Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD, Dean School of Public Health, Dean, School of Public Health

Public Health, School of


Dean Bertozzi invites all SPH affiliates to join him for a presentation of topics relevant to the School.


All Audiences

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Friday, September 30, 2016

Low Car(bon) Communities: Inspiring car-free and car-lite urban futures

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


Nicole Foletta, Principal Planner, BART

Institute of Transportation Studies


In Low Car(bon) Communities, authors Nicole Foletta and Jason Henderson examine seven case studies in Europe and the United States that aim explicitly to reduce dependency on cars. Innovative and inspirational, these communities provide a rich array of data and metrics for comparison and analysis.


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

Friday, October 7, 2016

Accounting for Vehicular Emissions in Network Models of Traffic and Transit: ITS Seminar

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


Eric Gonzales, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Institute of Transportation Studies


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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Data Visualization

Workshop | October 12 | 1-2:15 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Room 356: D-Lab Convening Room


Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian; Becky Miller, Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Librarian; Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies Librarian; Susan Powell, GIS and Map Librarian

Library


A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data.


Register online.



Rail~Volution: Bigger and Bolder: Preparing California Cities for High-Speed Rail

Presentation | October 12 | 2-5 p.m. |  Hyatt Regency San Francisco


5 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

Kate White

Rail-volution


Rail~Volution will be holding a special session on Wednesday, October 12, 2pm to 5pm in San Francisco with Cal alumni Therese McMillan of Los Angeles Metro, Ratna Amin and Egon Terplan of SPUR, and Jessica Zenk of City of San Jose, and Professor Robert Cervero participating on High Speed rail in California.

Kate White, Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination,...   More >

Friday, October 14, 2016

Big data, the fundamental relationship, and loop detectors: Achieving precision out of a blunt instrument by asking the right questions of the data: Big data, the fundamental relationship, and loop detectors: Achieving precision out of a blunt instrument by asking the right questions of the data

Seminar | October 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 242 Sutardja Dai Hall


Benjamin Coifman, The Ohio State University

Institute of Transportation Studies


On the surface, this talk will discuss subtle empirical nuances of the fundamental relationship of traffic flow and how these nuances were discovered via an unexpected source. In the broader context, this talk will present the challenge of questioning universally held assumptions to find far-reaching answers hiding in plain sight.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Developing Large Simulation Models for Real-Time Applications: Developing Large Simulation Models for Real-Time Applications

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


Francois Dion, UC Berkeley PATH

Institute of Transportation Studies


This seminar will present various issues that had to be addressed regarding the development of a large-scale traffic simulation model.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Specification and Synthesis of Networked Control Systems with Application to Autonomous Vehicles

Lecture | October 28 | 4 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall


Richard Murray, California Institute of Technology

Institute of Transportation Studies, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Richard Murray, from the California Institute of Technology, will present "Specification and Synthesis of Networked Control Systems with Application to Autonomous Vehicles" October 28 in the Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai, at 4 p.m. Join us for beverages and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

This talk is part of the Resilience Seminar Series, which is co-presented by CITRIS and the Banatao...   More >

Friday, November 4, 2016

Economics of Carpooling: Economics of Carpooling

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


Michael Schwarz, Google

Institute of Transportation Studies


Empty car seats are the largest unharvested resource. Why is carpooling not ubiquitous? I will discuss the economics of carpool in the context of market design theory.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CAISO Regionalization Panel

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


ERG Alumni

Ana Mileva, Former Senior Consultant at E3

Jimmy Nelson, Consultant, E3

Donald Furman, Director, Fix the Grid Campaign

Carl Zichella, Director of Western Transmission, NRDC

Brian Thomas Turner, Project Director, Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative 2.0, California Natural Resources Agency

Energy and Resources Group


To discuss the proposed CAISO led, WECC-wide regional energy market. The western regional energy market would coordinate electricity systems across the West, utilizing the CAISO’s infrastructure to develop one western grid with the intent of increasing renewable energy supply, while creating disincentives to send coal-generated energy to California.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Are Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles for Real?: ITS Seminar

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


Tim Lipman, Co-Director, UC Berkeley, TSRC

Institute of Transportation Studies


This talk will examine the current status of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) commercialization.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Green Initiative Fund 2017 Spring Grants Info Session

Information Session | November 30 | 6-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 85 (waiting for approval)


The Green Initiative Fund, The Green Initiative Fund

Student Environmental Resource Center


Join TGIF for an info session on the 2017 Spring Grants! Learn about TGIF's mission and goals, application materials, and important deadlines.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Smarter Transportation: The cyberphysical systems perspective: Smarter Transportation: The cyberphysical systems perspective

Seminar | December 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Nick Freris, NYU Abu Dhabi

Institute of Transportation Studies


In this talk, I will present implications of CPS design to Smarter Transportation Systems, namely: a) Distributed algorithms for collaborative localization and clock synchronization, b) Software-defined architecture for Transportation, and c) data mining from inexact big data.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Airport of the Future - Design and Operations

Presentation | December 7 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall


CE153 Airport Design Class, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept.

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


Eleven groups of students from the highly popular CE153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects. Project themes cover an interesting spectrum of real-world and real-time aviation problems.


Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents



Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Special Event | December 7 – 8, 2016 every day | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


The Jacobs Winter Design Showcase, an end-of-semester open house, offers an opportunity to meet student makers, explore new creations, and take part in Jacobs Hall's richly interdisciplinary community.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Special Event | December 7 – 8, 2016 every day | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


The Jacobs Winter Design Showcase, an end-of-semester open house, offers an opportunity to meet student makers, explore new creations, and take part in Jacobs Hall's richly interdisciplinary community.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Special Event | December 8 | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


The Jacobs Winter Design Showcase, an end-of-semester open house, offers an opportunity to meet student makers, explore new creations, and take part in Jacobs Hall's richly interdisciplinary community.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, February 3, 2017

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

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


Dan Work, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Institute of Transportation Studies


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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

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


700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

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

Technology Transfer Program


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


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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

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


700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

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

Technology Transfer Program


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


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

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

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


700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

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

Technology Transfer Program


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


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

Friday, February 10, 2017

Coordinated Decentralized Optimal Control for Connected and Automated Vehicles

Lecture | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Andreas Malikopoulos, University of Delaware

Institute of Transportation Studies


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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Traffic Signal Diagnostics and Maintenance

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


11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

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

Technology Transfer Program


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


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

Friday, February 17, 2017

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

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


Costa Samaras, Carnegie Mellon

Institute of Transportation Studies


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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Workshop | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. |  Online


Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

Technology Transfer Program


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


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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Workshop | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. |  Online


Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

Technology Transfer Program


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


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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NSF CAREER Workshop

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


Berkeley Research Development Office


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


Faculty

Faculty

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



Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Workshop | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. |  Online


Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

Technology Transfer Program


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


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

Friday, February 24, 2017

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

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


Mark Mueller, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ERG Colloquium: Andrew McAllister: ZNet Energy Buildings and the Art of Energy Policy

Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Energy and Resources Group


DESCRIPTION:
In the mid-2000's, California began to establish policy goals for Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings. Commissioner McAllister will discuss progress toward these goals in terms of energy-related building codes, trends in buildings-related technologies and markets, local government authority and overall energy systems planning. ZNE buildings serve as a jumping-off point for a broader...   More >

Friday, March 3, 2017

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott


2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

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.



Saturday, March 4, 2017

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott


2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

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.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott


2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

View from the Top: Martin Anstice: Innovation-Driven Leadership Sustaining a High- Performance Organization

Lecture | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor


Martin Anstice, President and CEO, Lam Research

College of Engineering, College of Chemistry


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, March 10, 2017

Transportation as a Language: Mobility management of China’s urban billion

Lecture | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Jinhua Zhao, MIT

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: The rapid urbanization and economic growth in China uniquely characterize her transportation challenges and corresponding solutions. Extraordinary growth calls for extraordinary measures. Boldness in both infrastructure development and policy design seems commonplace in China’s transportation arena. This talk, however, will present the subtleties in these bold designs through three...   More >

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Geometric Design for California

Workshop | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn


11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

Technology Transfer Program


This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >


This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Geometric Design for California

Workshop | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn


11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

Technology Transfer Program


This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >


This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.



Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies

Workshop | March 15 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn


11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Margot Yapp, New Civil Engineer

Technology Transfer Program


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 >


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. resurfacing



ERG Colloquium: Carla Peterman: Pass-Through of Solar PV Incentives to Consumers: The Early Years of California’s Solar PV Incentives

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Energy and Resources Group


This study examines the early years of California’s most recent wave of distributed solar PV incentives (2000-2008) to determine the pass-through of incentives to consumers. Examination of this period is important due to the high level of incentives provided and subsequent high cost to ratepayers; policymakers’ expectations that price declines accrue to consumers; and market structure...   More >

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Geometric Design for California

Workshop | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn


11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

Technology Transfer Program


This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >


This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.



Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies

Workshop | March 15 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn


11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Margot Yapp, New Civil Engineer

Technology Transfer Program


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 >


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. resurfacing

Friday, March 17, 2017

Bayesian Optimization and Self Driving Cars

Lecture | March 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center


Jeff Schneider, Carnegie Mellon, Uber

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: An important property of embedded learning systems is the ever-changing environment they create for all algorithms operating in the system. Optimizing the performance of those algorithms becomes a perpetual online activity rather than a one-off task. I will review some of these challenges in autonomous vehicles. I will discuss active optimization methods and their application in...   More >

Monday, March 20, 2017

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

Technology Transfer Program


Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >


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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

Technology Transfer Program


Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >


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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inside NSF

Workshop | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Changing Fuel Loading Behavior to Improve Airline Fuel Efficiency

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


Lei Kang, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: Airlines rely on flight dispatchers to perform the duty of fuel planning. The required trip fuel is calculated by airlines’ Flight Planning Systems (FPS). However, the FPS trip fuel predictions are not always accurate. If planned trip fuel is higher than actual trip fuel, then a flight will waste fuel by carrying excess fuel weight. On the other hand, if trip fuel is under-estimated,...   More >

Monday, March 27, 2017

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

Technology Transfer Program


Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >


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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts

Workshop | March 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | DoubleTree Anaheim, The Lassen Room


100 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868

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

Technology Transfer Program


This newly updated course covers basic concepts, standards, and practices related to the design and installation of traffic signals. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and Chapter 9 on Highway Lighting from Caltrans Traffic Manual, this course will explore the relationship among various engineering disciplines as...   More >


This is an introductory course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with little or no experience in how to plan for and install traffic signals.



Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

Technology Transfer Program


Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >


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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts

Workshop | March 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | DoubleTree Anaheim, The Lassen Room


100 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868

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

Technology Transfer Program


This newly updated course covers basic concepts, standards, and practices related to the design and installation of traffic signals. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and Chapter 9 on Highway Lighting from Caltrans Traffic Manual, this course will explore the relationship among various engineering disciplines as...   More >


This is an introductory course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with little or no experience in how to plan for and install traffic signals.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

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


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

College of Engineering, American Nuclear Society student chapter


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Commercial Development Site Design and Traffic Impact Analysis

Workshop | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Nazir Lalani, Traffex Engineers Inc.

Technology Transfer Program


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


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

Friday, April 7, 2017

Commercial Development Site Design and Traffic Impact Analysis

Workshop | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Nazir Lalani, Traffex Engineers Inc.

Technology Transfer Program


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


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



Airport Capacity Prediction Using Machine Learning and its Applications

Lecture | April 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Sreeta Gorripaty, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Workshop | April 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Suites Ontario at Mills Mall


4370 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

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

Technology Transfer Program


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


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