PERSONAL BIO

Alexandre Bayen, Ph.D. [CV]

Liao-Cho Professor of Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Director, Institute for Transportation Studies

Faculty Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Alexandre Bayen is the Liao-Cho Professor of Engineering at UC Berkeley. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is currently the Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). He is also a Faculty Scientist in Mechanical Engineering, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He received the Engineering Degree in applied mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique, France, in 1998, the M.S. and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was a Visiting Researcher at NASA Ames Research Center from 2000 to 2003. Between January 2004 and December 2004, he worked as the Research Director of the Autonomous Navigation Laboratory at the Laboratoire de Recherches Balistiques et Aerodynamiques, (Ministere de la Defense, Vernon, France), where he holds the rank of Major. He has been on the faculty at UC Berkeley since 2005. Bayen has authored two books and over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He is the recipient of the Ballhaus Award from Stanford University, 2004, of the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, 2009 and he is a NASA Top 10 Innovators on Water Sustainability, 2010. His projects Mobile Century and Mobile Millennium received the 2008 Best of ITS Award for ‘Best Innovative Practice’, at the ITS World Congress and a TRANNY Award from the California Transportation Foundation, 2009. Mobile Millennium has been featured more than 200 times in the media, including TV channels and radio stations (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNET, NPR, KGO, the BBC), and in the popular press (Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times). Bayen is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award from the White House, 2010. He is also the recipient of the Okawa Research Grant Award, the Ruberti Prize from the IEEE, and the Huber Prize from the ASCE.


CV

Education

  • Stanford University, Stanford, California
    Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jan. 2004
    Dissertation title: Computational control of networks of dynamical systems: application to the National Airspace System - Advisor: Professor Claire Tomlin
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California
    M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, June 1999
    Project title: Stability analysis of a trailing vortex - Advisor: Professor Sanjiva Lele
  • Ecole Polytechnique, France
    Eng. Deg. in Applied Mathematics, July 1998

Awards

  • Liao-Cho Innovation endowed Chair,  2015
  • EECS Distinguished Teaching Award, EECS Department, UC Berkeley, 2015
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, ASCE, 2014
  • Chancellor's Professor, UC Berkeley, 2014
  • Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, IEEE, 2013
  • Okawa Foundation Research Award, 2013
  • Best Application Paper Award, 9th IEEE CASE Conference, 2013
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), The White House, 2010
  • NASA Top 10 Innovators on Water Sustainability (Launch 2010), 2010
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2009
  • TRANNY Award, California Transportation Foundation, 2009
  • Best of ITS Award, citation for "Best Innovating Practice", ITS World Congress, New York, 2008
  • Clean Technology Innovation Prize, Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, 2008
  • William F. Ballhaus Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Aeronautics, Stanford University, 2004

Honors

  • NAE EU-US Frontiers of Engineering speaker, 2013
  • IBM Shared University Award, 2012
  • Google Faculty Research Award, 2012
  • Finalist, Best Student Paper Award (as advisor), IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2010
  • NAE Frontiers of Engineering participant, 2008
  • Outstanding Automatica Reviewer, 2003
  • Graduate Fellow of the Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (1998-2002) from France
  • Medaille de la Defense Nationale as a Second Lieutenant, 6eme RMAT, Landau in der Pfalz, Germany, 1996
  • Three Letters of Commendation as a Second Lieutenant, Ministère de la Défense, France, 1996, 1997, 1998

Academic experience

  • Faculty Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Feb. 2015 - Onward
  • Director, Institute for Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley, July. 2014 - Onward
  • Professor, (50% appt.) Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley Jul. 2014 - Onward
  • Professor, (50% appt.) Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley Jul. 2014 - Onward. Teaching and performing research in the area of systems engineering
  • Associate Professor, (50% appt.) Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley Jul. 2011 - Onward
  • Associate Professor, (50% appt.) Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley Jul. 2011 - Onward. Teaching and performing research in the area of systems engineering
  • Associate Professor, (100% appt.) Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, Jul. 2010 - July 2011. Teaching and performing research in the area of systems engineering
  • Assistant Professor, (100% appt.) Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, Mar. 2005 - July 2010. Teaching and performing research in the area of systems engineering
  • Visiting Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Jan. 2001- Dec. 2003. Performing research in the area of traffic control
  • Research Assistant, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, Sep. 1998- Dec. 2003. Performing research in the area of control theory (Advisor: Claire Tomlin)

Visiting Professorships

  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Performing research in the area of intelligent buildings, Jan. 2012 - Onward

Major Projects

  • Principal Investigator, Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) project, Sep. 2011 - Onward.
    Budget to date: $15M (target budget: $25M).
    Team: 40 researchers, engineers and administrative staff (target size: 60). In charge of building and leading a team composed of faculty (co-investigators), post doctoral and staff researchers, Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. students, software engineers, policy analysts, and administrative staff. The ICM project will prototype, test and deploy a pilot architecture for control of a corridor in California, comprising highways, arterial streets and at least one public transit system. The team will build a backend system to control traffic flow through use of traffic lights, ramp metering lights and variable speed limits. The team will develop a smartphone app to incentivize the public to change their commute patterns (mode / route / time of departure) based on social networks and rewards for good behavior. Co-investigators include Profs. Horowitz (ME), Kanafani (CEE), Varaiya (EECS), Walker (CEE), Work (CEE) and Zhang (CEE).
  • Principal Investigator, Mobile Millennium project, Jan. 2008 - Sep. 2011
    Budget: >$5M.
    Team: 25 researchers, engineers and administrative staff.
    The Mobile Millennium project was the first traffic app and backend system deployed by Nokia (jointly with UC Berkeley) to gather traffic information from GPS enabled smartphones to reconstruct traffic information in real-time from streaming data. Nicknamed Mobile Century, a prototype system was tested on Feb. 8, 2008 on I80 for 10 hours, on 100 vehicles showcasing the first ever reconstruction of traffic from GPS data only. Subsequently, a field operational test, Mobile Millennium, led and operated by UC Berkeley, was launched to test the system at the scale of California, and has been running to this day, gathering more than 60 million GPS points a day, which are fused with loop, radar and blutooth data. The system is now used by the State of California for procurement, to assess the quality of probe data to be acquired by California.
  • Principal Investigator, Floating Sensor Network project, Jan. 2006 - Onward
    Budget: $2M.
    Team: 10 researchers and students.
    The Floating Sensor Network is the first semi-autonomous fleet of 100 robots based on Android smartphones built to broadcast parameters measured in rivers and estuarine environments to a backend system used for data fusion. The 100 robots have dual motors, diving capabilities, and sensor platforms capable of measuring depth, salinity, temperature and currents. The backend system fuses the streaming Lagrangian data into high fidelity hydrodynamic models for real-time nowcast and forecast of the currents, on 500 nodes of the NERSC computer cluster at LBNL.
  • Co-investigator, NextGen Air Traffic Management System Jan. 2005 - Feb. 2008
    Budget: $2M.
    Team: 3 students.
    This project focused on network optimization of the National Airspace System (NAS) in the US. Over three years, I developed a NAS-wide network routing model and optimization framework to mitigate congestion in the en-route airspace, and was implemented to work ETMS/ASDI datastreams jointly with NASA Ames. Co investigators include Profs. Hansen (CEE), Sastry (EECS) and Tomlin (EECS).

Government experience

  • Major, Research Director, Autonomous Navigation Laboratory, Jan. 2004- Mar. 2005. Delegation Generale pour l'Armement, Ministere de la Defense, Vernon, France
  • First Lieutenant, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, Sep. 1996- Sep. 1998. Engineering training
  • Second Lieutenant, 6th Maintenance Unit Regiment, Sep. 1995 - Sep. 1996. French Forces in Germany, Landau in der Pfalz, Germany

Industry experience

  • CEO and Co-founder, KarMode, September 2012 - 2014. Development of a MirrorLink certified tablet for integration of mobile devices in cars.
  • Consultant, Nokia, 2012 - 2013. Participation to the development of IP related to location based services.
  • Co-founder, StreetOwl, 2011 - 2013. StreetOwl is a start up which develops smartphone enabled driving scores for insurance premium pricing. I served initially as the Chief Scientist and Co-Founder. Currently Board Member.
  • Consultant, BAE Systems, October 2010 - December 2011. Participation to the development of a tracking system for UAV-based reconstruction of ground traffic.
  • Consultant, NAVTEQ, 2009. Development of traffic flow estimation tools for next generation probe-based monitoring systems.
  • Founder, Epigraph LLC, 2009. Epigraph LLC is a consulting company focused on mobile internet services, location based services, and mobile sensing.
  • Co-founder, member of the board, VIMADES Inc., 2007 - present. Viability, Markets, Automatics and Decision (VIMADES Inc.), is an engineering company focused on the development of optimal control and viability based software products.
  • Co-founder, member of the board, LASTRE, 2003 - present. Laboratoire des Systemes Tychastiques Regules (LASTRE), is a French nonprofit organization aimed at accelerating the deployment of optimal control and viability tools to industry.

Expert Witness experience

  • Expert Witness for Perkins Coie LLP, case confidential 2010 - 2012. Retained and hired through Perkins Coie LLP to defend a Silicon Valley company in a patent infringement case.

Other Teaching Experience

  • European Embedded Control Institute (EECI), Spring 2008, Spring 2009. HYCON graduate school on control, Supelec, France, Verification and control of nonlinear systems, class co-taught with Professor Ian Mitchell (UBC).
  • 6th Maintenance Unit Regiment, Sept. 1995 - Sept. 1996. Professor of military German language for officers, French Forces in Germany, Landau in der Pfalz, Germany.

Academic Service (UC Berkeley)

Service to the Campus

  • Interviewer, Regents and Chancellors Scholarship Program,2015
  • Director, Institute for Transportation Studies, 2014 - present
  • Reviewer, France Berkeley Fund, 2014
  • Reviewer, Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study, 2013
  • Founding Director, Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, 2013
  • E7 Course Articulation Faculty, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 2010 - present
  • Ad hoc Committee for recruitment of an Adjunct Professor [name confidential], 2011
  • Taskforce for USACE - UC Berkeley Research Center planning, 2010

  Service to the College of Engineering

  • CET Faculty Steering Committee, Fall 2013 - present
  • Chair, Committee on Computing and Computer Sciences Education, Spring 2010 - present
  • SUPERB committee, 2010 - present
  • Ad hoc Committee on E7, Spring 2008-Present
  • Advisory Committee on International Collaboration, Spring 2008-Present
  • Committee on Computing and Computer Sciences Education, Spring 2007-present
  • Taskforce on Control Courses in the College of Engineering, Fall 2007
  • CITRIS Building Cyber Cafe Space Committee, Fall 2005-Spring 2007

  Service to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

  • Group leader, Systems Program, 2014 - present
  • Search Committee for 2014-15 CEE Lecturer Pool in AP Recruit, 2014 - 2015
  • Conflict of Interest Oversight Committee for students of Professor [Name Confidential], 2013 - present
  • ASCE Faculty Advisor, 2009 - 2011
  • CEE Taskforce on Teaching Workload, Spring 2010
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Fall 2007-Present
  • Systems Engineering Committee, Fall 2005-present
  • Certificate Program in Intelligent Transportation Systems Taskforce, Fall 2005-Spring 2006

  Service to the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

  • Graduate Advising and Admissions Standing Committee, 2011 - 2013
  • Undergraduate student faculty advisor, 2010-2012

Professional Service

  National Research Council, The National Academies

  • Member of the committee on 21st Century Cyber Physical Systems Education 2014
  • Member of the committee on the future US workforce for geospatial intelligence 2011 - Role within committee: assessment of workforce exposure to participatory sensing and crowdsourcing.

  Conference Chair or Co-Chair

  • Conference General Chair 2015 - “International Conference on Cyber Physical Systems (ICCPS),” Seattle, WA
  • Conference Program Committee Co-Chair 2014 - “International Conference on Cyber Physical Systems (ICCPS),” Berlin, Germany

  Workshop or Conference Organizer, Member of the Program Committee

  • Member of the Program Committee - 2013, 2nd International Workshop on Urban Computing (UrbComp 2013)
  • Member of the Program Committee - 2012, 5th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (Redondo Beach, CA)
  • Workshop Chair and Host - 2011, "Traffic modeling and estimation at the age of smartphones: leveraging statistical modeling and optimal control" Part of the CDC-ECC 2011
  • Member of the Program Committee- 2010, Workshop on Secure Control Systems (SCS), Cyberphysical Week 2010 (Stockholm)
  • Member of the Program Committee- 2008-2010, International Workshop Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC)
  • Invited Session Organizer and Chair, ``Multi Agent System Analysis''- 2007, 2007 American Control Conference
  • Organizing Committee Member - 2002, 5th International Workshop Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC)

  Workshop Chair, Co-Chair or Host

  • Workshop co-Chair - 2015, "Set-valued Approaches to Control Problems with Applications in Traffic Flow modeling", 2015 SIAM Conferenc on Control and Its Applications (CT15), Paris, France
  • Workshop co-Chair - 2013, "Traffic Modeling and Management: Trends and Perspectives", INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Workshop member - 2012, "Analysis and Design of Cyber-Physical Transportation Systems: Challenges, Progress, and Future Directions", American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada [talk presented by Dan Work]
  • Workshop Chair - 2011, "Mathematics of Traffic Flow Modeling, Estimation and Control", Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Workshop Host - 2011, "Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) Workshop", Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Workshop Co-Chair and organizer - 2008, ``Irrigation channels and related problems'', Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy
  • Workshop Co-Chair and organizer - 2008, 2008 EU-US08: workshop on cyberphysical systems, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Workshop organizer and Co-Chair - 2007, Satellite workshop, ``Modeling and control of physical networks'', 10th International Workshop Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, (HSCC), Pisa, Italy
  • Tutorial session Co-Chair and organizer- 2006, ``Modeling, Optimization and Software in Air Traffic Management''
    45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA

  Panels

  • Panel moderator: The future of Smart Cities and urban mobility - 2015, CITRIS-INRIA Annual Workshop, UC Berkeley, CA
  • Panel moderator: The future of automated driving, a roundtable and panel - 2014, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley, CA
  • Panelist: Integrated Corridor Management - 2014, ITS California, Santa Clara, CA
  • Panelist: Urban Life and Mobility Service - 2014, EIT CT Labs, Rocket Space, San Francisco, CA
  • Panelist: Sensors and sensor networks - 2014, Measuring Development, Energy and Environment, World Bank and CEGA, Berkeley, CA
  • Panelist: Good Morning California: Integrated Corridor Management - 2014, TRB Mid-Year meeting, Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
  • Panelist: Challenges and opportunities in CPS education, Committee on 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems Education: Defining Needs and Identifying Challenges, National Academy of Sciences - 2014 Washington, DC
  • Panelist: Future directions for CPS in Europe, CPS20: CPS 20 years from now - visions and challenges, CyPhERS 2nd Experts Workshop, CPSWeek 2014, Berlin, Germany - April 14, 2014
  • Panelist: Connected Commuting, VERGE – Where tech meets sustainability - 2013, San Francisco, CA
  • Panelist: debate on entreprenneurship in honor of Fleur Pellerin, Ministre PME - Innovation, Economie Numérique - 2013, L'Atelier - Consulat de France, San Francisco, CA
  • Panelist: Digital technologies for making our cities a better place to live - 2013, Berkeley-Stanford-INRIA workshop, Stanford University
  • Panelist: Tau Beta Pi - 2013, Tau Beta Pi undergraduate research panel, UC Berkeley
  • Panelist: Visualizing the environment - 2013, "Streams, gardens & clouds, visualizing dynamic data for engagement, education and the environment", UC Berkeley
  • Panelist: Citizen participation - 2012, Urban Systems Collaborative, UC Berkeley
  • Panelist: Making the city more attractive with information and communication technology, California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies (CAFFEET), UC Berkeley
  • Panelist: Probe Data Analysis, Challenges, & Opportunities - 2012, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC) Conference, Anchorage, AK
  • Panelist: The Big Payoff in Big Data - 2012, UC Berkeley College of Engineering Dean's Society, Marvell corporate headquarters, Santa Clara, CA
  • Panel Chair: Student led Green initiatives (NTU/NUS) - Energy Carta, Earthlink, IET, and GSTS - 2011, SinBerBest Kick-Off Workshop, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
  • Panel Chair: Smart Transportation Panel - 2011, SVC Wireless Annual Conference, Mountain View, CA
  • Panel Chair: Research Perspectives on Ecodriving - 2011, 2011 Eco-Driving Workshop, UC Berkeley, CA
  • Panel Participant: Water, the 21st Century Strategic Resource - 2010
  • Panel participant: enhancing security and privacy of networked control systems - 2010, TRUST Workshop on Secure Control Systems, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Panel participant: Future Challenges in Embedded Reasoning: Intelligence in Embedded Systems - 2010, AAAI Spring Symposia Series, Stanford, CA
  • Panel Session Chair: Industry Applications, VOLVO Week - 2008, VOLVO Center for Future Urban Transport workshop, Berkeley, CA

  Other service to the profession

  • Participant, Microsoft Faculty Summit, Seattle, WA - 2013, Invited to participate to discussions with Microsoft Research Leadership and faculty colleagues about mobile and cloud computinga
  • Member, Connected Community Task Force, New Cities Foundation - 2012, My role in this task force is to lead research on social network data for traffic
  • Member, Technical Committee on Building Automation, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society 2012 - present, My role in this committee is to advise on the use of mobile sensing for smart buildings
  • Member, Advisory committee, META-CDM Air Trac Control center 2012 - Present, My role in this committee is to advise on the use of smartphone technologies to monitor pedestrians in aiports
  • Member, TRB Subcommittee on Computational Transportation and Society 2012 - Present, My role within this committee is to represent participatory sensing and crowdsourcing within the committee.
  • Member, IEEE-CSS technical committee on distributed parameter systems 2011 - Present, My role within this committee is to promote research on distributed parameter systems within the CSS (and IEEE)
  • Participant, Google Faculty Summit, Mountain View, CA - 2010, Invited to participate to discussions with Google Senior Leadership and faculty colleagues about mobile and cloud computing
  • Co-organizer of the CITRIS Distinguished Lectures on Intelligent Infrastructure Systems - Fall 2009, Created the event, programmed lecture series, hosted the speakers and organized the live broadcast and archival of videos, CITRIS, UC Berkeley
  • Organizer of the Nokia Distinguished Lectures on Cyber Physical Systems - Fall 2008, Created the event, programmed lecture series, hosted the speakers and organized the live broadcast and archival of videos, CITRIS, UC Berkeley
  • Invited Professor, HYCON graduate school on control - Jan. 12th-Jan. 16th, 2009, European Embedded Control Institute, Supelec, France, Verification and control of nonlinear systems
  • Invited Professor, HYCON graduate school on control - Mar. 25th - Mar. 28th, 2008, European Embedded Control Institute, Supelec, France, Verification and control of nonlinear systems
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Mini University high school outreach - Mar. 2009, Mar. 2010, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Mobile sensing: applications of cellular phone technology

Service as a reviewer

 Associate editor

  • Transportation Research - Part C, Associate editor, 2012 - Present
  • Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2013
  • Networks and Heterogeneous Media, Guest Associate editor 2008, 2009, 2012

 Proposal review

  • A*STAR, President Technology Award, Singapore 2015
  • UCCONNECT, Institute for Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley 2014
  • Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study, UC Berkeley 2013
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands 2010
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), panel number(s) and directorate(s) confidential 2007
  • Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica (INdAM), Italy 2005

 Ph.D. thesis committee member, reviewer, rapporteur (outside of my own Ph.D. students)

  • UC Berkeley, over 40 since 2005
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aude Marzuoli (PhD), 2015
  • Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France, Department of Mathematics, Sophie Martin (HDR), 2014
  • University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Departement of Mathematics, Sebastian Kuhn (PhD), 2014
  • Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, France, IFSTAR, Aude Hofleitner (PhD), 2013
  • Agro Paris Tech, France, Departement de Mecanique des Fluides, Simon Munier (PhD), 2009

Other

  • European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems, 2014
  • Outstanding Automatica Reviewer, 2003

 Journal referee

  • AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 2009
  • AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 2007
  • AIAA Journal on Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 2003, 2005
  • Air Traffic Control Quarterly, 2003
  • ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 2005
  • ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 2008-2010
  • Automatica 2002-2004, 2010
  • Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 2010, 2013
  • Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2013
  • Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, 2013
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2002, 2006-2007
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2009
  • IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2002-2004
  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2004, 2010
  • IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2008
  • IFAC Control Engineering Practice, 2003
  • International Game Theory Review, 2002
  • International Journal on Robust and Nonlinear Control, 2005-2006
  • Networks and Heterogeneous Media, 2007
  • Operations Research, 2009
  • Proceedings of the IEEE, 2008
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 2010
  • SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 2006, 2009 - 2010
  • Transportation Science 2006, 2006, 2008-2010
  • Transportation Research Part B, 2009-2012
  • Transportation Research Part C, 2011

  Conference referee

  • ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, 2012
  • AIAA Conference on Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 2004-2006
  • American Control Conference (ACC), 2002-2007, 2009, 2010
  • International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), 2010
  • International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT), 2010
  • IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2001-2007, 2009
  • IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (CITS), 2010
  • International Workshop Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, 2001-2005, 2008-2010
  • Mobile Systems and Applications (MOBISYS), 2010
  • Transportation Research Board 2009, 2010
  • World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR), 2007

Professional affiliations

Funding: the following sponsors (in alphabetical order) are gratefully acknowledged for their support

  • BAE Systems
  • California Bay Delta Authority
  • California Department of Transportation
  • California Department of Water Resources
  • Center for Information Technology and Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • Direction Generale de l'Aviation Civile, France
  • Dowling Associates Inc.
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • France Berkeley Fund
  • Google
  • INRIA
  • Microsoft
  • Ministere de l'Agriculture, France
  • Ministere des Transports, France, (now MEDDAAT)
  • National Aeronautics and Space and Agency (NASA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • NAVTEQ
  • Nokia
  • Portuguese Studies Program
  • Salinity Drainage Program, Prosser Trust
  • US Department of Transportation Eisenhover Fellowship program
  • US Geological Survey
  • US Navy
  • University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
  • SSCI Inc.
  • Tekes, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
  • Telenav Inc.
  • VIMADES
  • Volvo Foundation
  • VTT

Press releases, Interviews, Media Articles

 

Press conferences

  • Mobile Millennium, UC Berkeley, CA , November 10, 2008, Held jointly with Nokia, Navteq and the California DOT
  • Safe Trip 21, Bay Bridge, Oakland, CA , June, 26, 2008, Held jointly with US DOT and the California DOT
  • Mobile Century, Union Landing, CA , February 8, 2008, Held jointly with Nokia and the California DOT

Press releases

  • MIT, "Cellphone data helps pinpoint source of traffic tie-ups", Dec 20, 2012
  • University of California at Berkeley, "Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups", Dec 20, 2012
  • University of California at Berkeley, "Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow", May 9, 2012
  • University of California at Berkeley, ``Campus dedicates new state-of-the-arts CITRIS research headquarters,'' Mar 2, 2009
  • University of California at Berkeley, ``Dedication of new CITRIS headquarters marks new stage of innovation to help fuel economic growth,'' Feb. 27, 2009
  • Nokia, ``Nokia Research Center puts Mobile Millennium in gear to help reduce traffic congestion,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • University of California at Berkeley,``UC Berkeley and Nokia turn mobile phones into traffic probes with launch of pilot traffic-monitoring software,'Nov. 6, 2008
  • ITS America,``ITS America announces finalists for the 2008 Best of ITS Awards,'' Oct. 30, 2008
  • U.S. Department of Transportation,``U.S. DOT partners with Caltrans to move California drivers one step closer to instant travel information and safety technologies,'' Jun. 25, 2008
  • Nokia,``Nokia and UC Berkeley capture real-time traffic information using GPS enabled mobile devices,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • University of California at Berkeley,``Joint Nokia research project captures traffic data using GPS-enabled cell phones,'' Feb. 8, 2008

TV interviews (selected)

  • KQED/NPR, Forum, “Study: Bay Area Traffic Second-Worst in Nation,"
  • Sveriges Radio, “Big data kan f ̈orutse bilk ̈oer,” by Peter Johansson, June 4, 2014
  • KTVU / Fox News, Interview part of the 5 o’clock news, by John Fowler, May 9, 2014
  • KPIC / ABC News, “Nissan developing driverless cars in Sunnyvale,” Nov. 29, 2013
  • ABC News, "Commuting Costs on the Rise in America", by Diane Sawyer and Paula Faris, June 5, 2013
  • The Discovery Channel, Daily Planet Segment, "Traffic Jams", by Barb Ustina, April 8, 2013
  • NBC, "Live interview as part of the NBC Bay Area News", by Janelle Wang, May 25, 2012
  • KGO-TV, "Floating robots provide insight into Delta waters", May 9, by Laura Anthony, 2012
  • KCRA, "GPS Devices Tossed In Sacramento River For Study," May 10, 2012
  • FOXBusiness, "Move Over Watson: New IBM System Will Predict Traffic," April 13, 2011, by Jennifer Booton
  • ABC News, "IBM Training Computers to Predict Traffic," April 13, 2011, by Jordan Roberts
  • MSNBC, "Smartphones to ease traffic snarls," April 13, 2011, by John Roach
  • OETA News, "New Levee Bewaching Prevention Techniques," Nov. 11, 2009
  • CBS's Smart Planet, ``Alex Bayen, Professor, Systems Engineerng, UC Berkeley,'' May 29, 2009, by Jason Pepper
  • NBC News, ``Tech Future in Good Hands at Cal,'' May 6, 2009
  • Cnet,``Nokia shows off real-time traffic application,'' Nov. 18, 2008
  • BBC News,``Tech that trumps traffic tangles,'' Nov. 18, 2008, by Jason Palmer
  • Cnet,``Using your cell phone's GPS to map traffic,'' Nov. 11, 2008, by Kara Tsuboi
  • KTVU,``UC Berkeley To Offer Free Cell Phone GPS Download,'' Nov. 10, 2008.
  • CBS News,``Cal Program Uses Cell Phones to Unjam Traffic,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • ABC News,``UC Berkeley teams up with Nokia for traffic,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • NBC News,``Gridlock Gadget: New Cell Phone Software to Help Drivers Avoid Traffic,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • ABC News,``Real-time traffic information to your cell phone,'' Jun. 25, 2008
  • NBC News,``Bay Area traffic study kicks off,'' Jun. 25, 2008
  • Cnet,``Mobile Sensing-mini subs explore Sacramento,'' Jun. 20, 2008
  • Cnet,``Students get stuck in traffic for Nokia,'' Feb. 12, 2008
  • Cnet,``Nokia trials N95 as traffic monitor,'' Feb. 11, 2008
  • CBS News,``Cal, Nokia test GPS technology for traffic info,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • ABC News,``Cell phones used to test Easy Bay traffic,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • Cnet,``Nokia turns people into traffic sensors,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • NBC News,``Researchers test GPS-cell phone navigation in South Bay,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • Fox News,``Nokia and UC Berkeley capture real-time traffic information using GPS enabled mobile devices,'' Feb. 8, 2008

Radio interviews (selected)

  • France Inter, "Des octets dans ma ville," March 8, 2105, by Helene Chevallier
  • KALW, “Big Picture Science - Shutting Down Science,” Oct. 30, 2013, by Gary Niederhoff
  • Radio Caraibes, “Le Grand Angle (Le Journal de 13 Heures),” Sep. 10, 2013, by Beatrice Vandevoorde (interview given by PhD student Tim Hunter)
  • KQED/NPR, “The California Report/Magazine,” Sep. 2, 2013, by Dan Brekke
  • KQED/NPR, “Lessons from the Bay Bridge”, Aug. 30, 2013, by Dan Brekke
  • BBC World Service, "Route 66 of the future: signal failure", May 18, 2013, by Garett Mitchel
  • KCBS/CBS, Live interview, Dec. 20, 2012, by Anchor Melissa Culross
  • KQED/NPR, ``The California Report,'' Dec. 12, 2012, by Peter Jon Shuler
  • KQED/NPR, ``Do High-Tech Traffic Tools Work? Caltrans Hopes They'll Ease I-80 Traffic Mess,'' Oct. 22, 2012, by Lauren Sommer
  • SCPR and KPCC, "California water system monitored by UC Berkeley tweeting robots," May. 17, 2012 by Scott Sterling
  • Nature-podcast,``Phoning in Data,'' April 23, 2009, by Roberta Kwok
  • KQED/NPR, ``Dialing in on Traffic,'' Dec. 15, 2008, by David Gorn
  • National Public Radio,``Who's Calling? It's Your Traffic Report,'' Jan. 26, 2009, by David Gorn
  • KQED/NPR,``Reporter's Notes: Dialing in on Traffic,'' Dec. 12, 2008, by David Gorn
  • National Public Radio,``Cell Phones: a new commuter tool?,'' Feb. 11, 2008
  • KCBS,``Researchers road test GPS technology for traffic info,'' Feb. 8, 2008

Newspapers articles (selected)

  • Le Monde, “Dans la Silicon Valley, des “Frenchies” heureux”, Feb. 12, 2014, by Corine Lesnes
  • MIT Technology , "How Wireless Carriers Are Monetizing Your Movements," April 12, 2013, by Jessica Leber
  • L'Etudiant, "La reconnaissance francaise in the valley", April 8, 2013
  • San Jose Mercury News, "Key source of Bay Area trac headaches revealed by top researchers", Jan. 8, 2013
  • Contra Costa Times, "Key source of Bay Area trac headaches revealed by top researchers", Jan. 8, 2013
  • LA Weekly, "L.A. Trac Relief Possible If We Targeted Specic Neighborhoods, Says GPS Data", Dec. 24, 2012
  • Oregon Herald, "gridlock traced to just a few key commuters", Dec. 21, 2012
  • Wiener Zeitung, "Verkehrsstaus speisen sich aus uberraschend wenigen Quellen", Dec. 21, 2012
  • New Scientist, "Beating the trac before it even exists", Nov. 11, 2012
  • Wired, "Study: Connecting With Others Soothes the Savage Commuter,", Dec. 14, by Doug Newcomb
  • The New York Times,"Crowdsourcing Your Commute", Dec. 10, 2012, by Christopher Schuetze
  • The Economist, "Open-air computers Cities are turning into vast data factories," Oct. 27, 2012, by Patrick Lane
  • BurmaNews, "Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow," May. 17, 2012
  • Computer World, "UC Berkeley tests floating robot sensors to track environmental concerns," May. 9, 2012 by Kerry Davis
  • The Daily Californian, "UC Berkeley robot fleet takes over California waterways to gather data," May. 20, 2012 by Kelly Fang
  • PC World, "UC Berkeley Tests Floating Robot Sensors to Track Water Flow, Environmental Concerns," May. 9, 2012 by Kerry Davis
  • PC World Mikro, "Univerzitet Kalifornije testira plutajuce robotizovane senzore," May. 10, 2012 by Lorens Livermor
  • San Jose Mercury News, "Fleet of foot-long robots analyze Sacramento River," May. 10, 2012 by The Associated Press
  • San Francisco Chronicle," Robots measure flow of Sacramento River" May. 9, 2012 by David Perlman
  • Le Monde, Facebook, "GPS, smartphone : comment concilier collecte de données et vie privée," by Laure Belot, May 11,2012
  • Le Monde, "Mon smartphone est trop bavard," by Laure Belot, May 11, 2012
  • The Economic Times, "IBM commuter app predicts traffic jams before they happen," May 3, 2011
  • Wired, "IBM App Predicts How Your Commute Will Go," April 13, 2011, by Chuck Squatriglia
  • TIME, "IBM Wants to Improve Your Commute With Traffic Prediction," April 13, 2011, by Jared Newman
  • New Scientist, "Beating the traffic before it even exists," May 2, 2011, by Phil McKenna
  • The Wall Street Journal, "The Inconvenient Truth About Traffic Math: Progress Is Slow," Aug. 28, 2010, by Carl Bialik
  • California Alumni Magazine, "The Connected Commute," May/June 2009, by David Downs
  • The New York Times,``Smarter GPS to Let Cellphones Point the Way,'' May 3, 2009, by Roy Furchgott
  • Nature,``Phoning in Data,'' April 23, 2009, by Roberta Kwok
  • Die Welt,``Das Handy wird zum Navi der Zukunft,'' March 18, 2009
  • The Sacramento Bee,``Test program guides travelers by cell phone,'' Nov. 25, 2008, by Tony Bizjak
  • New Scientist,``Cellphone clusters give traffic jams away,'' Nov. 22, 2008
  • The New York Times,``Volunteers Sought for Real-Time Traffic Project,'' Nov. 18, 2008 by Roy Furchgott
  • The Earth Times,``Groundbreaking Debut of Traffic Probe Data at ITS World Congress,'' Nov. 17, 2008
  • Contra Costa Times,``Traffic study goes high tech,'' Nov. 13, 2008 by Erik Nelson
  • San Jose Mercury News,``UC Berkeley software turns cell phones into traffic trackers,'' Nov. 13, 2008, by Dennis Cuff
  • The Daily Californian,``Researchers' New GPS Software Could Get Drivers Out of a Jam,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • San Francisco Chronicle,``Cell phones part of traffic monitoring network,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Forbes,``Nokia Research Center Pults Mobile Millennium in Gear to Help Reduce Traffic Congestion,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • San Francisco Chronicle,``GPS Cell phones hooked up to monitor traffic,'' Nov. 9, 2008
  • San Francisco Chronicle,``Plan to avoid traffic jams using cell phones,'' Jun. 26, 2008
  • The Oakland Tribune,``Feds to help world's largest traffic tech test,'' Jun. 25, 2008
  • The Oakland Tribune,``Experiment uses phones to track I-880 traffic,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • San Jose Mercury News,``Researchers try tracking traffic using cell phone GPS,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • Los Angeles Times,``Using cell phones to beat traffic?,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • Tri Valley Herald,``New GPS phone system tested on Interstate 880,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • San Mateo County Times,``GPS-based system would track traffic with phones,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • San Francisco Chronicle,``Cell phone test to monitor I-880 traffic flow,'' Feb. 5, 2008

Other media outlets

  • SmartMeters, “Driverless Cars the New Must-Have Appliance,” By Kathleen Tracy, Jan. 22, 2014
  • Our Ocean, “Floating robots “go with the flow” to monitor water quality,” by Christina Johnson, Sep. 12, 2013
  • Our Ocean, “$1.2 million awarded to 10 new Delta Science Fellows,” by Christina Johnson, Sep. 12, 2013
  • Phys.org, "New algorithm nds best routes for one-way car sharing," by Jennifer Chu, June 24, 2013
  • MIT News, "New algorithm nds best routes for one-way car sharing," by Jennifer Chu, June 24, 2013
  • L'Usine Digitale, "Les objets connectes sont l'industrie de demain," by Wassinia Zirar, May 20, 2013
  • Mathworks Newsletter, "Motivating First-Year UC Berkeley Students to Learn Programming with a Virtual Robot Tournament," by Timmy Siauw, May 18, 2013
  • R&D Magazine, "Project aims to manage trac in California using data," by Gordy Slack, March 18, 2013
  • CITRIS newsletter, "Connected Corridors," by Gordy Slack, March 4, 2013
  • ArsTechnica, "Cell phone tracking system reveals how trac jams start,", by Jon Brodkin, Feb. 17, 2013
  • CarInsuranceQuotes.com, "UC Berkeley professor: Trac tie-ups are tied to your neighborhood,", by Allie Johnson, Feb. 4, 2013
  • Business Insider, "It Only Takes A Few People To Make A Trac Jam", Dec. 22, 2012
  • Yahoo, "Gridlock Traced to Just a Few Key Commuters", Dec. 21, 2012
  • Bight Surf, "Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating trac tie-ups", Dec. 21, 2012
  • MNews Track India, "Cellphone data may help pinpoint source of trac congestion", Dec. 21, 2012
  • Rocket News, "Gridlock Traced to Just a Few Key Commuters", Dec. 21, 2012
  • Real Clear Science, "An Easy Way to Reduce Trac Congestion?", Dec. 21, 2012
  • MNN, "Gridlock traced to just a few key commuters", Dec. 21, 2012
  • Science Business, "Cell Phone, GPS Data Identify Urban Trac Jam Sources", Dec.21, 2012
  • Kepea, "Gridlock traced to just a few key commuters", Dec. 21, 2012
  • World News, "Gridlock Traced to Just a Few Key Commuters", Dec. 21, 2012
  • Phys ORG, "Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating trac tie-ups", Dec. 20, 2012
  • Science Daily, "Trac Congestion Can Be Alleviated Throughout a Metropolitan Area by Altering Trips in Specic Neighborhoods, Model Shows", Dec. 20, 2012
  • Technews Daily, "Gridlock Traced to Just a Few Key Commuters", Dec. 20, 2012
  • MSNBC [website], "Gridlock Traced to Just a Few Key Commuters", Dec. 20, 2012
  • LiveScience, "Gridlock Traced to Just a Few Key Commuters", Dec. 20, 2012
  • TMCNet, "Study prompts rethink of trac tie-ups", Dec. 20, 2012
  • Cellular-News, "Cellphone, GPS Data Suggest New Strategy for Alleviating Trac Tie-ups", Dec. 20, 2012
  • EurekAlert, "Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating trac tie-ups", Dec. 20, 2012
  • UPI, "Study prompts rethink of trac tie-ups", Dec. 20, 2012
  • The Atlantic Cities, "More Cars on the Road Make You Late, But Some Cars Make You Much Later Than Others", Dec. 20, 2012
  • NBC News [website], "Stuck in trac? Get the right 1 percent of drivers to stay home, says study", Dec. 20, 2012
  • Red Orbit, "Mobile Phone Data Used To Pinpoint Source Of Trac Congestion", Dec. 20, 2012
  • LiveScience, "Gridlock Traced to Just a Few Key Commuters", Dec. 20, 2012
  • Science Blog, "Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating trac tie-ups", Dec. 20, 2012
  • Science CodEX, "Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating trac tie-ups", Dec. 20, 2012
  • The Atlantic Cities, "More Cars on the Road Make You Late, But Some Cars Make You Much Later Than Others", Dec. 20, 2012
  • R&D News, "Cell phone data helps pinpoint source of trac tie-ups", Dec. 20, 2012
  • e! Science News, "Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating trac tie-ups", Dec, 20, 2012
  • Science@ORF.at, "Wer verursacht Verkehrsstaus?", Dec. 20, 2012
  • Nature.com, "Understanding Road Usage Patterns in Urban Areas", Dec. 20, 2012
  • Krone.at, "Verkehrsstaus speisen sich aus wenigen Quellen", Dec. 20, 2012
  • Climatewire, "Trac in the U.S. eases as fewer Americans decide to drive", July 5, 2012
  • TheTransWire.com, "Study looks at value of crowd-sourced trac and transit information,", Dec. 11, 2012, by Susan
  • New Cities Foundation News, "New Cities Foundation Unveils Results of Landmark Study on Commuting and Social Networks," Dec. 10, 2012, by Lucie-Anne Radimsky
  • The Atlantic Cities, "Solo Drivers Say They Benet From App Communities," Dec. 10, 2012 by Emily Badger
  • MIT Media News, "Speeding Algorithms by Shrinking Data," Nov. 13, 2012, by Kimberly Allen
  • Science News, "Smart-Phone Robots Tweet Flow Dynamics Data in Real Time," July 25, 2012, by Laura Walker
  • Adafruit, "Floating Robots Use GPS-Enabled Smartphones to Transmit Data and Location," May. 10, 2012 by Tyler Cooper
  • Adafruit, "UC Berkeley's Floating Sensor Network," May. 17, 2012 by Tyler Cooper
  • Berkeley News Center, "Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow," May. 9, 2012 by Sarah Yang
  • CIO, "UC Berkeley tests floating robot sensors to track water flow, environmental concerns," May. 10, 2012 by Kerry Davies
  • Computer World, "UC Berkeley tests floating robot sensors to track environmental concerns," May. 9, 2012 by Kerry Davis
  • Corriere della Serra, "California, 100 robotmisurano inquinamento fiumi," May. 16, 2012
  • Discovery News, "GPS Robot Swarm Swims California Rivers," May. 13, 2012 by Jesse Emspak
  • Futurity, "Smartphones in tow, robots take a swim," May. 14, 2012 by Sarah Yang
  • Hack a day, "Floating sensor networks," May. 15, 2012 by Caleb Kraft
  • IDG, "UC Berkeley tests floating robot sensors to track water flow, environmental concerns," May. 10, 2012 by Kerry Davis
  • inovacao tecnologica, "Robos utuantes vao monitorar rios usando celular," May. 16, 2012 by Mais Temas
  • MeteoWeb, "Floating Sensor Network: cento robot per misurare l'inquinamento dei fiumi californiani," May. 15, 2012 by Renato Sansone
  • NERSC, "Floating Robots Track Water Flow, Stream Data via Smartphones," May. 9, 2012 by Jon Bashor
  • Our amazing Planet, "GPS Robot Swarm Swims California Rivers," May. 14, 2012 by Discovery News
  • Phy.org, "Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow," May. 10, 2012 by Sarah Yang
  • Product Design and Development, "Photos of the Day: Floating Robots Track Water Flow With Smartphones," May. 14, 2012
  • R&D Magazine, "Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow," May. 10, 2012 by University of California, Berkeley
  • redOrbit, Smartphones, "Floating Robots Used To Track Water Flow," May. 14, 2012
  • rinnovabili, "Inquinamento delle acque: parte il `Floating Sensor Network'," May. 15, 2012 by Rinnovabili.it
  • Robots.net, Berkley Sends 100 Robots Down River," May. 16, 2012 by Steve
  • San Jose Mercury News, "Fleet of foot-long robots analyze Sacramento River," May. 10, 2012 by The Associated Press
  • Science Blog, "Floating robots use gps-enabled smartphones to monitor water," May. 14, 2012
  • Sierra Club, "Follow Water Quality Robots on Twitter," May. 22, 2012 by Benita Hussain Smart Planet,\ Floating, smartphone-equipped robots track water flow," May. 10, 2012 by Charlie Osborne
  • SpaceDaily, "Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow," May. 16, 2012 by Sarah Yang
  • Tendancias21, "Robots flotantes con smartphones y GPS incorporados analizan los rios" May. 16, 2012 by Carlos Gomez Abajo
  • thanhnien online, "Binh doan ro bt boi dc song ti California," May. 14, 2012 by Ho Nhien
  • The Verge, "Smartphone-equipped floating robots transmit water data in real-time," May. 10, 2012 by Andrew Webster
  • TPM, "UC Berkeley Launches Swarm of 100 Floating Robots," May. 18, 2012 by Paul Werdel
  • Trehugger, "Tweeting Robots Monitor Water Quality in California Rivers," May. 14, 2012 by Alex Davies
  • twittermania," Twitterende robot meet waterkwaliteit," May. 19, 2012 by Herman Couwenbergh
  • Ubergizmo, "Smartphones used on floating robots to track water flow," May. 10, 2012 by Gene Ryan Briones
  • vivanews, "Robot Ini Jago Berenang dan Twitter-an," May. 15, 2012 by Karlina Octaviany, Amal Nur Ngazis
  • Central Valley Business Times," Avoiding traffic jams before they happen," April 13, 2011
  • Thinq, "IBM working on traffic prediction phone app," April 13, 2011
  • Tech Eye, "IBM wants to Kick Out The Jams with predictive software," April 13, 2011
  • Smart Planet, "IBM, Berkeley partner on real-time traffic modeling for Bay Area," April 13, 2011, by Andrew Nusca
  • TMCnet, "IBM Partners with Caltrans and UC Berkeley to Avoid Traffic Jams," April 14, 2011, by Raju Shanbhag
  • XINHUANEWS, "IBM plans transportation system to predict traffic jam," April 14, 2011, by Mu Xuequan
  • Government Technology,"California Aims to Improve Predictions for Traffic Jams," April 14, 2011, by News Staff
  • AFP, "IBM driver tool predicts traffic jams," April 12, 2011, by Glenn Chapman
  • eWeek Europe, "IBM Commuter App Could Unravel Travel Tangles," April 14, 2011, by Eric Doyle
  • Treehugger, "IBM Smart Phone App Predicts Traffic So You Avoid Jams," April 14, 2011, by Jaymi Heimbuch
  • Hot Hardware, "IBM Works To Make Traffic Smarter And Smoother," April 14, 2011, by Ray Willington
  • San Francisco Business Times, "IBM fighting Bay Area traffic jams," April 13, 2011, by San Francisco Business Times
  • Gizmodo, "IBM's Smarter Traveler Predicts Your Commute Automatically," April 14, 2011, by Kyle Wagner
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal, "IBM, Caltrans help drivers skirt jams," April 13, 2011, by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
  • Government Computer News, "Analytics tool predicts the traffic for Bay Area drivers," April 13, 2011, by Kathleen Hickey
  • Reuters,``CITRIS: An Incubator of Green Tech Innovation,'' May 6, 2009
  • Venture Beat,``UC Berkeley's CITRIS lab: a haven for startups trying to solve big problems'', May 6, 2009, by Dean Takahashi
  • Nokia Open Innovation Newsletter,``Open Threads,'' April 2009
  • IEEE,``Intelligent Transportation Systems, Cell Phone Enhancements Improve Mass Transit,'' Feb. 23, 2009
  • IEEE Spectrum,``Cell Phones for Science,'' February 2009, by Prachi Patel-Predd
  • The Industry Standard,``Researchers use your cellphone to provide real-time traffic information,'' Jan. 27, 2009, by Sindya Bhanoo
  • The Journal,``Comment: Information must be protected,'' Dec. 18, 2008, by Maitland Hyslop
  • Excelsior,``Ring, trafico al habla,'' Dec. 10, 2008, by Carlos Fernandez de Lara
  • CITRIS Report,``Taming Traffic with Your Phone: The Mobile Millennium Project'', Dec. 08, 2008, by Gordy Slack
  • NewsBITS,``Berkeley Researchers' High Profile at the 15th annual ITS World Congress in NYC,'' Winter 2008, by Ann Brody-Guy
  • Cal Neighbors,``Bay Area drivers can use cell phones to avoid traffic snarls,'' Fall 2008
  • CEE @ Berkeley Connections,``Mobile Millennium Poised to Expand Bay Area's Reputation as High-tech leader,'' Fall 2008,
  • ARS Technica,``Nokia collaboration may keep you out of traffic jams,'' Nov. 23, 2008, by David Chartier
  • Venture Beat,``Nokia researchers show off the mobile experiences of the future,'' Nov. 20, 2008, by Dean Takahashi
  • US News \& World Report,``Volunteer to Have Your Driving Habits Tracked, Help Reduce Traffic,'' Nov. 19, 2008
  • Daily News Online,``NAVTEQ dials into new traffic monitoring data,'' Nov. 18, 2008
  • Wi-Fi Cell Phones,``Mobile Millennium- GPS Traffic Mapping,'' Nov. 18, 2008
  • This Week in Consumer Electronics -TWICE,``Navteq/Nokia Offer Advanced Traffic Updates,'' Nov. 17, 2008, by Amy Gilroy
  • GNT,``Mobile Millennium: Nokia teste l'info trafic par mobile GPS,'' Nov. 14, 2008, by C. Bruno
  • SDA Asia,``Nokia Research Center puts Mobile Millennium to Curb Traffic Congestion,'' Nov. 13, 2008
  • ZD Net,``Nokia working to reduce traffic congestion,'' Nov. 12, 2008, by Matthew Miller
  • Newsfactor.com,``New Software Turns Cell Phones into Traffic Trackers,'' Nov. 12, 2008
  • MSNBC, ``GPS'li telefonar trafik bilgisi olusturacak,'' Nov. 12, 2008
  • Mobinaute,``Nokia utilisera ses mobiles GPS pour eviter les embouteillages,'' Nov. 12, 2008
  • The Independent,``Flu outbreaks and traffic jams,'' Nov. 12, 2008
  • Electricpig,``Nokia launches next-gen traffic studies,'' Nov. 12, 2008
  • American Public Media,``Software empowers cell phones to fight traffic congestion,'' Nov. 11, 2008
  • TMCnet,``Nokia Intro Mobile Millennium to Help Reduce Roadway Traffic Congestion,'' Nov. 11, 2008
  • MIT Technology Review,``Tracking Traffic with Cell Phones: A new project collects traffic data from GPS-enabled cell phones,'' Nov. 11, 2008
  • IT Pro,``Nokia studies traffic with GPS-enabled mobiles,'' Nov. 11, 2008
  • Computer Zeitung,``Pilotprojekt erprobt GPS-basierte Verkehrshcarichten in Echtzeit,'' Nov. 11, 2008
  • GPS Business News,``Nokia, NAVTEQ in large scale trial for traffic information generated by GPS-phones,'' Nov. 11, 2008
  • PressDemocrat.com,``Cell phones can help traffic flow,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • impre.com,``A olvidarse del caos vial,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • VOIP IP Technology,``Mobile Millennium Project, GPS and Mobile Phones To Ease Your Commute,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • BlogoWogo,``Free Traffic Info with Nokia's Mobile Millennium,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • L'Atelier,``Les mobiles GPS recreent le trafic routier de San Francisco,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Cellular-News,``Using Mobile Phones to Monitor Road Traffic Congestion,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Computer World,``Project turns GPS phones into traffic reporters,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Inside-handy.de,``Neue Software nutzt Handys mit GPS als Stau-Sensoren,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Media Post,``Mobile Program Sends Real-Time Traffic Info,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • New Mobile Tech,``Mobile Millennium Gives You Traffic Reports, For Free,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Pocket-lint,``Nokia Announces Mobile Millennium Project,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • SFist,``UC Berkeley releases cell phone program to help ease traffic,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Slash Gear,``Nokia Mobile Millennium GPS traffic monitoring project seeks volunteers,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Symbian Freak,``Large scale public pilot to gather and analyse traffic information using GPS-enabled mobile devices,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Symbian-guru.com,``Nokia launches public trial of Mobile Millennium,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • TechRadar.com,`` Nokia's Mobile Millennium gives free traffic info,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Telecom Paper,``Open-source-concurrentie in VS voor TomTom HD Traffic,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • PC Magazine,``Cell Phones Linked to Track Real-Time Traffic,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Mobile Messaging 2.0,``Nokia Launches Mobile Millennium for Traffic Updates,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • mocoNews.net,``Nokia's Big Traffic Plans,'' Nov. 10, 2008
  • Gizmodo,``Mobile Millennium Project is a Poor Man's Traffic Relaying GPS,'' Nov. 8, 2008
  • Dr. Dobb's Portal,``Turning Mobile Phones into Traffic Cops,'' Nov. 7, 2008
  • Engadget,``Mobile Millennium Project promises to track traffic with cellphones,'' Nov. 7, 2008
  • PC World,``Camera Phones and GPS Are for SMBs Too, Says Startup,'' Nov. 7, 2008
  • RoadFlares.org,``Mobile Millennium,'' Nov. 7, 2008
  • Slashdot,``Project Turns GPS Phones into Traffic Reporters,'' Nov. 7, 2008
  • TransID,``The Mobile Millennium project: GPS et informations trafic!,'' Nov. 7, 2008
  • Zimbio,``Mobile Millennium project promises to track traffic with cellphones,'' Nov. 7, 2008
  • GPS World,``NorCal GPS Cell Phone Traffic Probe Project Gets Underway,'' Nov. 7, 2008
  • CITRIS News,``UC Berkeley and Nokia turn mobile phones into traffic probes with launch of pilot traffic-monitoring software,'' Nov. 6, 2008
  • PhysOrg.com,``UC Berkeley, Nokia turn mobile phones into traffic probes,'' Nov. 6, 2008
  • UC Berkeley Newsroom,``UC Berkeley and Nokia turn mobile phones into traffic probes with launch of pilot traffic-monitoring software,'' Nov. 6, 2008
  • CITRIS News,``Intelligent Infrastructure: Public Service, Safety, and Security: Floating and Cellular Sensors,'' Jun. 2008
  • MIT Technology Review,``New GPS Software,'' May 16, 2008
  • PR Web,``Mobile Sensing- Lagrangian Sensor project receives Clean Tech Innovation prize,'' Apr. 22, 2008
  • GPS Daily,``Nokia and UC Berkeley capture real-time traffic information,'' Feb. 12, 2008
  • TechGadgets.in,``N95 phone gives real-time traffic info, thanks to Nokia and UC researchers,'' Feb. 12, 2008
  • Dr. Dobb's Portal,``Cars and cell phones: maybe they're not so bad after all,'' Feb. 11, 2008
  • Largest Companies,``Nokia \& UC Berkeley capture real-time traffic info using GPS-enabled cell phones,'' Feb. 11, 2008
  • Dvice,``Nokia phone will steer you around traffic better than your fancy GPS system,'' Feb. 11, 2008
  • CITRIS,``Joint research project to capture traffic data,'' Feb. 11, 2008
  • PhysOrg,``New research project captures traffic data using GPS-enable cell phones,'' Feb. 10, 2008
  • Machines Like Us,``Capturing traffic data using GPS-enabled cell phones,'' Feb. 10, 2008
  • TechShout.com,``Nokia and UC Berkeley experts build technology to offer real time traffic information,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • eFluxMedia,``Nokia and UC Berkeley tests GPS phones as traffic sensors,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • Engadget,``Nokia trial turns N95s into traffic sensing tools,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • Gizmodo,``Nokia GPS phones to fight the traffic plague,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • Symbian Web Blog,``Interesting GPS experiment by Nokia and UC Berkeley,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • eNews 2.0,``Nokia tests a traffic-tracking service,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • Inside Bay Area,``Area study tracks cell phones on highways to monitor traffic,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • Inside Bay Area,``GPS phone system tested by students,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • TradingMarkets.com,``Researchers test real-time traffic,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • Nokia Phone Blog,``Nokia conducts real time traffic test,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • MobileTor.com,``Nokia, UC researchers capture real-time traffic info using N95 handset,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • HardOCP,``The Next Traffic Sensor is Your Phone,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • CanadaNOW,``GPS Phones Used to Monitor Traffic,'' Feb. 9, 2008
  • Reuters,``Nokia and UC Berkeley capture real-time traffic information using GPS enabled mobile devices,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • The Tech Generation Daily,``Nokia tracks traffic info with gang of GPS feeds,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • My Digital Life,``Trend of having GPS enabled cell phones for traffic monitoring,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • IntoMobile,``Mobile Century uses Nokia N95 as mobile GPS sensor,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • Inside Bay Area,``Profs test tracking GPS phone to gauge traffic,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • Wireless and Mobile News,``UCB \& Nokia Test GPS for Traffic Flow and Monitoring,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • MobilEdia,``Nokia and UC Berkeley Monitors Highway Traffic,'' Feb. 8, 2008
  • MobiFrance,``Interview avec Alexandre Bayen, chercheur et Professeur Francais at l'universite de Berkeley en Californie,'' Feb. 4, 2008
  • Slashdot,``Cellphones to Monitor Highway Traffic,'' Feb. 3, 2008
  • ZD Net,``Cell phones to monitor highway traffic,'' Feb. 1, 2008

Talks

This section summarizes different activities at conferences, workshops, or other research related events. It also includes some entries from the media, where the research was featured. In addition, numerous of the newspaper articles, TV interviews, radio interviews or other media coverage items can be viewed from the following links on the Mobile Millennium website's news page.

Plenary or Keynote Speaker

  • CPS20: CPS 20 years from now - visions and challenges, CyPhERS 2nd Experts Workshop, CPSWeek 2014, Berlin, Germany, April 14 2014, Keynote lecture: “Games in transportation networks: leveraging the power of smartphones for traffic monitoring and management”.
  • 9th Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management, UC Berkeley, June 7th, 2013, Keynote lecture: "Trac information systems and trac management systems at the age of the mobile internet and social networks".
  • Workshop on Mathematical Foundations of Trac, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France, March 20, 2013, "Perspectives and trends in mathematical foundations for trac engineering".
  • Supercomputing 2011, Masterworks Presentation, Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA, Oct. 19, 2011, "Real-time estimation of distributed parameters systems: application to large scale infrastructure systems".
  • 13th Annual Inventor Recognition Banquet, NAVTEQ, The Rookery, Chicago, June 3, 2010, "Technology innovations at the age of web 2.0 and participatory sensing".
  • ARM TechCon3, Santa Clara Convention Center, October 21, 2009, "Mobile Millennium: using GPS to reconstruct traffic"
  • NAVTEQ Traffic Symposium, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. November 17th, 2008, "Mobile Millennium: using GPS to reconstruct traffic" The NAVTEQ Traffic Symposium coincides with the ITS World Congress and gathers about 200 academics and practitioners in the field of traffic monitoring and modeling.


Invited seminars

  • University of California, Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies, May 1, 2015, Host: Professor Dan Sperling, Nash-Stackelberg Games in Transportation Networks: Leveraging the Power of Smartphones for Traffic Monitoring and Management"
  • Boston University, Department of Systems Engineering, April 17, 2015, Host: Professor Mac Schwager, Nash-Stackelberg Games in Transportation Networks: Leveraging the Power of Smartphones for Traffic Monitoring and Management"
  • University of California, Berkeley, Urban Politics Seminar, September 25, 2013, Host: Professor Alison Post, “Nash- Stackelberg Games in Transportation Networks: Leveraging the Power of Smartphones for Traffic Monitoring and Management”
  • Georgia Tech, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, February 19, 2013, Host: Professor Kari Watkins, "Nash-Stackelberg Games in Transportation Networks: Leveraging the Power of Smartphones for Traffic Monitoring and Management"
  • King Abdulah University of Science and Technology, November 27, 2012, Host: Professor Christian Claudel, "Nash-Stackelberg Games in Transportation Networks: Leveraging the Power of Smartphones for Traffic Monitoring and Management"
  • University of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, October 12, 2012, Host: Professor Gabor Orosz,"Nash-Stackelberg Games in Transportation Networks: Leveraging the Power of Smartphones for Traffic Monitoring and Management"
  • UC Berkeley, Department of Mathematics, April 4, 2012, Host: Professor Alexandre Chorin, "Estimation of Traffic Using Hamilton-Jacobi Equations"
  • Intellisys { EEE Department, Nanyang Technical University (NTU), Singapore, January 10, 2012, Host: Dr. Hock Beng Lim, "Real-time estimation of distributed parameters systems: Application to large scale infrastructure systems".
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) seminar, February 4, 2011, Host: Professor Kathy Yelick, \Integration of Lagrangian sensor data into large scale hydrodynamic models".
  • University of California Office of the President, Board Meeting, Berkeley, CA, October 27, 2010, Host: Professor Mark Yudof, "Mobile sensing in large scale infrastructure systems".
  • AMP Lab retreat, Asilomar, CA, December 8, 2010, Host: Professor Michael Franklin, "Cloud based implementations of machine learning algorithms applied to traffic monitoring".
  • EECS Colloquium, UC Berkeley, CA, September 29, 2010, Host: Professor Costas Spanos, "Real-time estimation of distributed parameters systems: application to large scale infrastructure systems".
  • CEMAGREF, Montpellier, France, July 2, 2010, Host: Dr. Xavier Litrico, ``Mobile Floating Sensor Network for Environmental Monitoring and Emergency Response''.
  • Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (ENPC), INRETS, Marne la Vallee, France, July 1, 2010, Host: Professor Jean-Patrick Lebacque, ``Mobile millennium: using smartphones to monitor traffic in privacy aware environments''.
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Transportation and Logistics Division, Stockholm, Sweden, April 16, 2010, Host: Professor Haris Koutsopoulos, ``Mobile millennium: using smartphones to monitor traffic in privacy aware environments''.
  • Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC), UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, March 12, 2010, Host: Dr. Gary Kelson, ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic".
  • Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, NM, December 8th, 2009, Host: Dr. Scott Backhaus, ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic".
  • UC Berkeley, EECS Department, TRUST Center, September 10th, 2009, Host: Professor Shankar Sastry, ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic".
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cambridge, MA, July 31st, 2009, Host: Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva, ``Data assimilation for real time traffic flow reconstruction".
  • Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), PARC Symposium, Palo Alto, CA, July 9th, 2009, Host: Dr. Craig Eldershaw, ``Mobile Millennium, using cell phone to monitor traffic in privacy aware environments". [Watch video]
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Electrical Engineering, Center for Embedded Networked Sensing Seminar}, UCLA, CA, June 19th, 2009. Host: Professor Deborah Estrin. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • California Institute of Technology, Control and Dynamical Systems semina}, Pasadena, CA, June 18th, 2009. Host: Professor Jerry Marsden. ``Mobile Millennium" using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • Princeton University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Controls Seminar, Princeton, NJ, June 16th, 2009. Host: Professor Naomi Leonard. ``Mobile Millennium" using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • Stanford University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Controls Seminar, Stanford, CA, May 20th, 2009. Host: Professor Per Enge. ``Mobile Millennium" using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • Microsoft Research Symposium, Seattle, WA, May 14th, 2009. Host: Dr. Eric Horvitz. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • University of California, Davis, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Transportation Seminar}, Davis, CA, April 10th, 2009. Host: Professor Michael Zhang. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ), Electrical Engineering Department, Zurich, Switzerland, March 24th, 2009. Host: Professor Manfred Morari. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Electrical Engineering Department, Coordinated Science Laboratory}, Urbana-Champaign, IL, March 18th, 2009. Host: Professor Daniel Liberzon. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Decision and Control Laboratory, Atlanta, GA, March 13th, 2009. Host: Professor Eric Feron. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Electrical Engineering Department, Robotics Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, March 5th, 2009. Host: Professor George Pappas. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • UC Berkeley, Mathematics Department, Applied Mathematics Seminar, Berkeley, CA, February 20th, 2009. Host: Professor Jon Wilkening. ``Construction of lower semi continuous solutions to the Hamilton-Jacobi equation with internal boundary conditions: application to highway traffic monitoring''.
  • University of California San Diego (UCSD), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Control Seminar}, La Jolla, CA, February 13th, 2009. Host: Professor Miroslav Krstic. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • UC Berkeley, EECS-CEE-ME, Control Seminar, Berkeley, CA, February 27th, 2009. Host: Professor Ruzena Bajcsy. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • Northwestern University, Civil Engineering, Transportation Seminar, Evanston, IL, December 4th, 2008. Host: Professor Marco Nie. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • UC Berkeley, CITRIS Research Exchange, UC Berkeley, CA, April 16th, 2008. Host: Professor Paul Wright. ``Integrating Motion into Infrastructure using Cell Phones'' [Watch video]
  • UC Berkeley, CITRIS - ITS seminar, UC Berkeley, CA, February 8th, 2008. Host: Professor Paul Wright. ``Mobile century: using GPS mobile phones as traffic sensors''. [Watch video]
  • UC Berkeley, CEE Department, ITS seminar, UC Berkeley, CA, December 14th, 2007. Host: Professor Mark Hansen. ``Travel time estimation using probe vehicle data: the Nokia N95 experience''.
  • UC Berkeley, Mathematics Department, Applied Math Seminar, UC Berkeley, CA, November 29, 2006. Host: Professor John Willkening. ``Control, estimation and simulation of dynamical systems using viability theory''.
  • UC Berkeley, CEE Department, ITS Seminar. September 1,2006. Host: Professor Mark Hansen. ``Network-based TFM optimization algorithms for aggregate flow models of the NAS''.
  • NASA Ames Research Center, NASA AFC Air Traffic Management Seminar. NASA Ames, Moffett Field, CA, July 31, 2006. Host: Dr. Banavar Sridhar. ``Network-based TFM optimization algorithms for aggregate flow models of the NAS''.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champain, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Seminar}. February 6, 2006. Host: Professor Natasha Neogi. ``Approximation algorithms for arrivial sequencing in congested airspaces''.
  • UC Berkeley, IEOR Department, IEOR Seminar. September 26, 2005. Host: Professor Max Shen. ``Approximation Algorithms for Arrival Sequencing in Congested Airspaces''.
  • UC Berkeley, CEE Department, ITS Seminar. April 15, 2005. Host: Professor Mark Hansen. ``Control of PDE Networks Via Adjoint-based Optimization: application to highways and air traffic control''.
  • Ecole des Mines de Paris, France, Controls Seminar, Centre d'Automatique et des Systemes (CAS), Control Seminar.} Fontainebleau, France, March 8, 2004. Host: Professor Nicolas Petit. ``Adjoint-based constrained control of Eulerian models of transportation networks''.
  • Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, France, Viability Seminar. Paris, France, March 2, 2004. Host: Professor Jean-Pierre Aubin, Universite Paris Dauphine. ``Adjoint-based constrained control of Eulerian models of transportation networks''.
  • Stanford University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AA297 Seminar in Guidance and Control. Stanford, CA, October 1, 2003. Host: Professor Steven Rock. ``Computational control of networks of dynamical systems: application to the National Airspace System''.
  • UC Berkeley, EECS Department, CHESS Seminar. Berkeley, CA, October 7, 2003. Host: Professor Shankar Sastry. ``Computational control of networks of dynamical systems: application to the National Airspace System''.
  • UC Berkeley, EECS Department, CHESS Seminar. Berkeley, CA, April 29, 2003. Host: Professor Shankar Sastry. ``A short introduction to Viability Theory''.
  • Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering Department, Mechanical Engineering Seminar. Stanford, CA, April 22, 2003. Host: Professor Fritz Prinz. ``Computational control of networks of dynamical systems''.
  • NASA Ames Research Center, NASA AFC Air Traffic Management Seminar. NASA Ames, Moffett Field, CA, March 17, 2003. Host: Dr. Banavar Sridhar. ``Computational control of networks of dynamical systems''.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, ICAT Seminar. Cambridge, MA, April 9, 2003. Host: Professor Eric Feron. ``Computational control of networks of dynamical systems''.
  • Stanford University, CS Department, CS-theory lunch Seminar. Stanford, CA, April 3, 2003. Host: Professor Mihalis Yannakakis. ``Computational control of networks of dynamical systems''.
  • Stanford University, MS&E Department, SOL Seminar. Stanford, CA, April 2, 2003. Host: Professor Yinyu Ye. ``Computational control of networks of dynamical systems''.
  • NASA Ames Research Center, NASA AFC Air Traffic Management Seminar. NASA Ames, Moffett Field, October 21, 2002. Host: Dr. Banavar Sridhar. ``MILP solutions for partial automation of congested airspaces in arrival areas''.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, ICAT Seminar. Cambridge, MA, September 26, 2002. Host: Professor Eric Feron. ``Mathematical and computational tools for hierarchical control of hybrid systems: application to the NAS''.
  • NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Air Traffic Management Seminar. NASA Ames, Moffett Field, CA, July 29, 2002. Host: Dr. George Meyer. "Delay predictive models for sector-based air traffic flow''.
  • University of Pennsylvania, EE Department, GRASP Seminar. Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2002. Host: Professor George Pappas. ``Computational methods for hybrid systems, application to the National Airspace System''.

Industry and government talks

  • INRIX, Seattle, WA, May 30, 2013, "Integration of mobile data in traffic management".
  • California DOT, Division of operations, Sacramento, CA, June 14, 2011, "Integrated Corridor Management".
  • LA-Metro - California DOT CITRIS meeting, Berkeley, CA, June 11, 2011, "Integrated Corridor Management".
  • California DOT, Division of operations, Sacramento, CA, May 25, 2011, "Integrated Corridor Management".
  • NRC Committee on the future U.S. workforce for geospatial intelligence, National Research Council, Irvine, CA, May 23, 2011, "Crowdsourcing and participatory sensing"
  • California DOT, Division of operations, Sacramento, CA, May 16, 2011, "Integrated Corridor Management".
  • Delegation Paris Region Ile de France, Robert Lion, UC Berkeley, CA, March 29, "Mobile Millennium"
  • FWHA briefing, [Webinar] Washington, DC, March 15, 2011, "Mobile Millennium: using phones as sensors"
  • SIEMENS-Berkeley Meeting, UC Berkeley, CA, March 9, 2011, "Next generation water sensors"
  • SIEMENS-Berkeley Meeting, UC Berkeley, CA, March 8, 2011, "Mobile Millennium: using phones as traffic sensors"
  • Office for Naval Research, Arlington, VA, January 28, 2010, "BASS: Buoyant Autonomous Sensor System".
  • Banatao Board Meeting, Palo Alto, CA, November 23, 2010, "Mobile sensing in large scale infrastructure systems".
  • California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA, November 17, 2010, "Future of data procurement policies".
  • Orange Institute, San Francisco, CA, November 15, 2010, "Mobile sensing in large scale infrastructure systems".
  • INRIA-Berkeley meeting, UC Berkeley, CA, November 12, 2010, "Mobile sensing in large scale infrastructure systems".
  • California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA, November 17, 2010, "ClearSky: real-time air quality monitoring system".
  • Ericsson-CITRIS meeting, Berkeley, CA, October 15, 2010, "Mobile Millennium, using phones as traffic sensors".
  • The Bohemian Club, San Francisco, CA, October 13, 2010, "Mobile Millennium, using phones as traffic sensors".
  • Special forum of the UN General Assembly, the New York Academy of Sciences US Aid, New York, NY, September 22, 2010, "The Floating Sensor Network".
  • T-Mobile-Berkeley Meeting, UC Berkeley, September 16, 2010, "iShake: using smartphones to monitor earthquakes".
  • IBM-Caltrans Meeting, UC Berkeley, Setpember 16, 2010, "Data fusion for traffic monitoring".
  • Telenav, Santa Clara, CA, September 15, 2010, "Data fusion for traffic monitoring".
  • HP-CITRIS Meeting, UC Berkeley, CA, September 10, 2010, "Mobile Millennium, using phones as traffic sensors".
  • IBM-CITRIS Meeting, UC Berkeley, CA, August 27, 2010, "Mobile Millennium, using phones as traffic sensors".
  • Swedish DOT Meeting, UC Berkeley, CA, August 5, 2010, "Mobile Millennium Stockholm".
  • Department of Homeland Security, Moffett Field, CA, February 11, 2010, ``Mobile Sensing for traffic, environmental monitoring and emergency response''.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MI, January 11th, 2010, "Mobile Floatin sensor network for environmental monitoring and emergency response''.
  • Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, December 11th, 2009, ``Mobile Millennium, using phones as traffic sensors''.
  • Polaris, Santa Clara, CA, November 19th, 2009, ``Mobile Millennium, using phones as traffic sensors''.
  • VOLPE Center (US DOT), Boston, MA, November 13th, 2009, ``Mobile Millennium
  • TTI Vanguard, Jersey City, NJ, September 28th, 2009, ``More from less: Mobile Millennium, using phones as traffic sensors''.
  • NAVTEQ, Chicago, IL, September 28th, 2009, ``Mobile Millennium''.
  • T-Mobile labs, Mountain View, CA, September 18th, 2009. ``Mobile Millennium, using phones as traffic sensors''.
  • BMW, Palo Alto, CA, July 21th, 2009, "Mobile millennium: using smartphones to monitor traffic in privacy aware environments".
  • NAVTEQ - UC Berkeley traffic workshop, UC Berkeley, CA, July 10th, 2009, "Mobile millennium: using smartphones to monitor traffic in privacy aware environments".
  • NAVTEQ, Chicago, IL, July 23rd, 2009. ``Mobile Millennium''.
  • Energy Efficiency; Cyber-Physical Systems; Medical Devices & Systems, Siemens Corporate Headquarters, Munich, Germany, May 28th, 2009. ``Mobile Phones as Sensors for Improved Energy Efficiency''.
  • Siemens -- Berkeley Day, Siemens Corporate Headquarters, Munich, Germany, May 27th, 2009. ``Mobile Phones as Sensors for Improved Energy Efficiency''.
  • VOLVO Centers of Excellence Symposium, Gothenborg, Sweden, April 19th, 2009. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • South Bay Traffic Officials Association (SBTOA), San Jose, CA, March 10th, 2009. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • Ministere des Transports -- California DOT meeting, Richemond, CA, January 23, 2008. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • NAVTEQ Traffic Symposium, "Mobile Millennium: using GPS to reconstruct traffic", New York, NY. November 17th, 2008.
  • NAVTEQ, Chicago, IL, December 4th, 2008. ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • California DOT meeting, ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic'', Richmond Field Station, CA, August 12, 2008.
  • ITS Board of Directors meeting, ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic'', Richmond Field Station, CA, August 6, 2008.
  • California Department of Water Resources, ``Lagrangian drifter technology for monitoring the Sacramento Delta'', Sacramento, CA, July 25, 2008.
  • Boeing-Berkeley meeting, ``Aggregate traffic flow models for the en route airspace'', UC Berkeley, July 15th, 2008.
  • Federal DOT, California DOT (Caltrans), Sacramento, CA, June 16, 2007. ``Mobile Millennium kick off''.
  • Siemens confidential briefing, UC Berkeley, CA, April 9, 2008. ``Sensors for the aquatic environment''.
  • Federal DOT, California DOT (Caltrans), Richmond Field Station, CA, June 12, 2007. ``Mobile Century Results''.
  • Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto, CA, June 11, 2007. ``Mobile Millennium''.
  • Siemens strategic visit, UC Berkeley, CA, April 9, 2008. ``Mobility tracking in large scale physical systems''.
  • Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto, CA, November 15, 2007. ``Real time traffic monitoring from GPS phones''.
  • California DOT (Caltrans), Sacramento, CA February 2, 2007. ``Optimal sensor requirements for corridor instrumentation guidelines''.
  • NSF - NITRD Workshop, Alexandria, VA, October 5, 2006. ``NAS-wide traffic modeling software for traffic flow management High Confidence Software and Systems''.
  • Sensis corporation, Campbell, CA, May 15, 2006. ``Development of decision support tools for air traffic management''.
  • SAGEM, Le Ponant de Paris, France, December 9, 2004. ``Interactions between defense industry and academia''.
  • NASA Joint University Program Meeting, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, September 26, 2003. ``Adjoint-based constrained control of Eulerian network models of the National Airspace System''.
  • Boeing - DARPA SEC Meeting, Stanford University, CA, April 15, 2003. ``Conflict avoidance using differential games: application to high altitude traffic''.
  • Ambassade de France (French Embassy), Washington D.C., June 13, 2002. ``Computational methods for hybrid systems, application to multivehicle systems''.
  • 43th Aeronautics and Astronautics Industrial Affiliates Meeting, Stanford University, CA April 23, 2002. ``Delay predictive models of the National Airspace System''.
  • DARPA Meeting, Stanford University, CA, March 11, 2002. ``Design of network maneuvers and actuation policies for the National Airspace System''.
  • Dassault-Falconjet, Saint-Cloud France, May 16, 2001. ``Reachability computations for predictive models of dynamical systems and the National Airspace System''.

Talks at workshops, conferences, or meetings

  • NSF FORCES Meeting, “FORCES and the SmartAmerica Challenge,” June 17, 2014
  • NSF FORCES Meeting, “Resilience and robustness of networks: from games to security,” June 16, 2014
  • France Berkeley Fund 20th Anniversary, “Control and estimation of large scale infrastructure systems: water and traffic,” May 5, 2014
  • Ecole Polytechnique, “Studying in a US University, the example of UC Berkeley” Nov. 25, 2014
  • NAE - NATF Frontiers of Engineering, “Nash-Stackelberg Games in Transportation Networks: Leveraging the Power of Smartphones for Traffic Monitoring and Management, ” Chantilly, France, Nov. 28, 2013
  • PCARI IIID Symposium, "Mobile Millennium Manila," UC Berkeley, June 26, 2013
  • Transportation Research Board, Active Trac Management: Technology, Data, and Users Session, "The Connected Corridor Program," UC Berkeley, January 16, 2013
  • SinBerBEST Annual General Meeting on January 2013, National University of Singapore, "Sensing, Data Mining and Modeling," January 9, 2013
  • The 2012 Symposium on Emerging Topics in Control and Modeling: Networked Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, "Nash-Stackelberg Games in Transportation Networks: Leveraging the Power of Smartphones for Traffic Monitoring and Management," October 15, 2012
  • Transportation Research Board, special COTA session, Washington, DC, "The Mobile Millennium experience," January 22, 2012
  • Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, "Best Practices and Lessons Learned Through Private Industry Partnerships with Public Agencies and Academia to Implement Research Results," January 24, 2012
  • Future Urban Mobility Symposium, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, January 12, 2012, "The Mobile Millennium Project".
  • SinBerBest Kickoff Workshop, Nanyang Technical University (NTU), Singapore, January 11, 2012, "Sensing, Data Mining, and Modeling".
  • Paciffic Earthquake Engineering Research Center Annual Meeting, Berkeley, CA, October 15, 2011, "The floating sensor network".
  • Emerging Communications Conference (eComm), Millbrae, CA, June 28, 2011, "The phone to sense everything".
  • The 2011 Santa Barbara Control Workshop: Decision, Dynamics and Control in Multi-Agent Systems, Santa Barbara, June 24, 2011, "Real-Time Estimation of Distributed Parameters Systems -Application to Large Scale Infrastructure Systems".
  • O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference, San Jose, CA, April 21, 2011, "A Real-Time Transportation Dashboard for Cities".
  • Workshop on Pervasive Data for Transportation, Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, DC, January 23, 2010, "Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic".
  • Hyperbolic systems and control in networks, Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, France, October 20, 2010, "Optimization formulations for inverse modeling problems, with applications to Mobile Sensing".
  • CITRIS review, Berkeley, CA, October 25, 2010, "Mobile sensing in large scale infrastructure systems".
  • ICRA10 workshop on Robotics and Intelligent Transportation Systems, Anchorage, AK, May 7th, 2010, ``Mobile Sensing for traffic and environmental monitoring'' [Talk delivered by Andrew Tinka].d
  • PATH-Tsinghua workshop, PATH, Richmond Field Station, Richmond, CA, April 7th, 2010, ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • AAAI Spring Symposia Series, Embedded Reasoning: Intelligence in Embedded Systems, Stanford, CA, March 24th, 2010, ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic''.
  • 2009 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Special SIAM session, Shanghai, Chna, October 21rd, 2009, ``Dirichlet Problems for Some Hamilton-Jacobi Equations with Inequality Constraints".
  • Position and Time, 3rd Annual Symposium, Stanford University, Stanford Center for Navigation, Stanford, CA, October 21rd, 2009, ``Mobile Millennium: using cell phones to monitor traffic".
  • TTI - Vanguard "More from Less", Jersey City, NJ, October 1st, 2009, ``Mobile Millennium, using smartphones to monitor traffic''.
  • 2009 National Highway Data Workshop and Conference, California Department of Transportation, Oakland, CA, September 23rd, 2009. ``Mobile Millennium, using phones as traffic sensors
  • CalDay College of Engineering Speaker, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, April 18th, 2009. ``Mobile Millennium: using GPS to reconstruct traffic''.
  • 15th World Congress on ITS, Safe trip 21 session, New York, NY, November 18th, 2008, ``Mobile Millennium: using GPS to reconstruct traffic''.
  • SUPERB seminar, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, July 3rd, 2008. ``Mobile Millennium: using GPS to reconstruct traffic''.
  • CalDay College of Engineering, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, April 11th, 2008. ``Mobile Century Traffic Project: GPS in your cell phone''.
  • Vincent Lo & Shanghai -- CITRIS}, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, November 14th, 2007. ``Large scale infrastructure systems monitoring using cellular phones''.
  • Nokia delegation meeting -- CITRIS, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, November 7th, 2007. ``Large scale infrastructure systems monitoring using cellular phones''.
  • CITRIS - Tekes meeting, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, October 1, 2007 . ``Large scale infrastructure monitoring using mobile sensor networks''.
  • National Airspace System Performance Workshop. Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA, September 6, 2007. ``Network based optimization for TFM aggregate flow models''.
  • HSCC 2007 satellite Workshop on modeling and control of physical networks, Pisa, Italy, April 6, 2007. ``Modeling and analysis of single flagellum bacterial motion''.
  • CEE Advisory Council, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, CA, May 3, 2007. ``Control and optimization of large scale infrastructure systems''.
  • NASA NGATS ATM airspace project first technical interchange Meeting, NASA Ames, Moffett Field, CA, March 20, 2007. ``A unified approach to strategic traffic flow models and performance evaluation for traffic flow management''.
  • Transportation Research Board, Innovation in Air Traffic Management Workshop (TRB), Washington, DC, Jan. 21, 2007. ``Fundamental research in Traffic Flow Management''.
  • Optimization and Software in Air Traffic Management Tutorial Session, part of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control}, San Diego, CA, December 12, 2006. ``Linear Eulerian model of En-Route air traffic flow''; ``The Berkeley Eulerian Toolbox Modeling''.
  • CTS-HYCON Workshop on nonlinear and hybrid control, La Sorbonne University, Paris, France, July 12, 2006. Invited by the Conference Chair, Professor Francoise Lamnabhi-Larrigue. "Hybrid control of distributed parameter systems''.
  • National Airspace System Performance Workshop. Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA, Mar. 16, 2006. ``Towards a scientific basis for determining En Route capacity''.
  • 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and control and European Control Conference. Sevilla, Spain, December 14, 2005 ``A viability approach to Hamilton-Jacobi equations: application to concave highway traffic flux functions''.
  • NSF CDATM Meeting. University of Illinois at Urbana Champain, Urbana, IL, December 1, 2005. ``Distributed Air Traffic Management: Control and Optimization''.
  • FAA-NEXTOR Meeting. UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, July 20, 2005. ``Strategic traffic flow models based on data-mining and system-identification techniques''.
  • American Control Conference. Portland, OR, June 10, 2005. ``Computation and control of solutions to the Burgers Equation using viabililty theory''.
  • C3UV Seminar, CCIT, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, April 18, 2005. ``Reachability and viability analysis for navigation in the presence of stereo vision errors''.
  • 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas, December 16, 2004. ``An approximation algorithm for scheduling aircraft with holding time''.
  • AIAA Conference on Guidance Control and Dynamics.Providence, RI, August 18, 2004. ``Optimal arrival traffic spacing via dynamic programming''.
  • American Control Conference.Boston, MA, July 2, 2004. ``Eulerian network model of Air Traffic Flow in congested areas''.
  • American Control Conference.Boston, MA, July 2, 2004. ``Adjoint based constrained control of Eulerian transportation networks: application to Air Traffic Control''.
  • 7th International Workshop Hybrid Systems Computation and Control. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, March 25, 2004. ``Network congestion alleviation using adjoint hybrid control: applications to highways''.
  • Workshop on Abstractions and Robustness, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, March 29, 2004. Invited by the Workshop Organizer, Professor Eric Feron. "PDE control using viability and reachability analysis".
  • 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Maui, Hawaii, December 12, 2003. ``MILP formulation and polynomial time algorithm for an aircraft scheduling problem''.
  • 2003 ETHZ-UCB-Stanford Workshop, Stanford, CA, December 5, 2003. ``MILP formulation and polynomial time algorithm for an aircraft scheduling problem''.
  • AIAA Conference on Guidance Control and Dynamics, Austin TX, August. 11, 2003. ``A differential game formulation of alert levels in ETMS data''.
  • American Control Conference. Denver, CO, June 6, 2003. ``Real-time control law synthesis for hybrid systems using MILP: application to congested airspace''.
  • 41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Las Vegas, NV, December 13, 2002. ``Conditional viability for impulse differential games''.
  • 41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Las Vegas, NV, December 13, 2002. ``Viability Kernels and Capture Basins of Sets under Differential Inclusions''.
  • AIAA Conference on Guidance Navigation and Control. Monterey, CA, August 8, 2002. ``A control theoretic predictive model for sector-based traffic flow''.
  • Journees sur les systemes hybrides, Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, France, June 27, 2002. Invited by the Conference Chair, Professor Jean-Pierre Aubin, Universite Paris Dauphine. "Computational methods for hybrid systems, application to the National Airspace System".
  • American Control Conference. Anchorage, AK, May 8, 2002. ``Delay predictive models of the National Airspace System using hybrid control theory''.
  • 5th International Workshop Hybrid Systems Computation and Control. Stanford, CA, March 25, 2002. ``Guaranteed overapproximations of unsafe sets for continuous and hybrid systems''.
  • 40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Orlando, FL, December 5, 2001. ``A construction procedure using characteristics for viscosity solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation''.
  • 4th International Workshop Hybrid Systems Computation and Control. Rome, Italy, March 29, 2001. ``Validating a Hamilton-Jacobi approximation to hybrid system reachable sets''.

Alexandre M. Bayen

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley