DAY 1 - Thursday February 16, 2017
8:00 Registration-Garbarini Lounge, Lobby of Bechtel Engineering Center
8:45 Introduction – Moderator: Tom West, PATH Co-Director, sibley Auditorium
Welcome Remarks by U.C. Berkeley Officials:
Shankar Sastry - Dean, College of Engineering, U.C. Berkeley Alexandre Bayen - Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, U.C. Berkeley Trevor Darrell - Co-Director, PATH; Director Berkeley Deep Drive, U.C. Berkeley
9:00 Session 1: ITS In the Making - A Thirty Year Retrospective
Moderator, Pat Conroy, California PATH Program Manager (retired)
Caltrans and pioneers of the PATH and national ITS program will review the motivation for the founding of PATH, and how PATH has catalyzed and influenced the development of ITS around the world and helped to shape the nature and future of transportation.
Adib Kanafani - Professor of the Graduate School, Civil and Environmental Eng., U.C. Berkeley Robert Skinner - Former Executive Director, Transportation Research Board Masayoshi Tomizuka - Professor, Mechanical Eng.; Associate Dean, College of Engineering Jean- Luc Ygnace - Senior Scientist, IFSTTAR, France
10:15 Session 2: California Leadership in ITS – What does the past tell us about the future? – Moderator: Wei-Bin Zhang
California leaders will discuss their views on ways in which the future transportation enterprise will evolve, the role of ITS, and how California can position itself to lead the nation and world in ITS research and development.
Coco Briseno - Deputy Director, Planning and Modal Programs, Caltrans Steve Heminger - Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission Randell Iwasaki - Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority Dragos Maciuca - Technical Director, Ford Research and Innovation Center, Palo Alto
11:30 Session 3: Current State of Transportation Innovation – Moderator: Tom West
National and California leaders will discuss the current state of transportation innovation and the role of public agencies and academic institutions during this transformative period.
Jim Appleton - Chief, Caltrans Division of Research, Innovation and System Information Jeff Lindley - Associate Executive Director and CTO, Institute of Transportation Engineers Mark Norman - Director, Development & Strategic Initiatives, Transportation Research Board Jane MacFarlane - Executive Director, Sustainable Transportation Initiative, LBNL
12:30 Lunch – Garbarini Lounge, Lobby of Bechtel Engineering Center
1:45 Session 4: Innovative Transportation Solutions for the Next Thirty Years – Moderator: Ben McKeever
panelists will discuss technology innovations that will drive the future of transportation and the evolution of personal and goods mobility.
Alexandre Bayen – Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, U.C. Berkeley Steven Shladover – Program Manager, California PATH, U.C. Berkeley Dirk Smits, VP, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, Samsung Trevor Darrell – Co-Director, PATH; Director Berkeley Deep Drive
2:45 Session 5: Industry's Perspective: Technology Advancements and Transformational Changes in Transportation – Moderator: Ching-Yao Chan
industry has made tremendous investments in many fronts in vehicular technologies and in the transportation field. Impactful innovations have been spearheaded by the private sector to leverage the latest advancements in communication, data science, sensing, and computing technologies. These trends have the potential to profoundly alter the landscape of the transportation space. In this session, the panelists will share with us their perspectives on how they see the safety, mobility, and environmental benefits can be realized.
Behzad Dariush, Principal Scientist, Honda Research Institute, Honda Ian Kendall, Principal Engineer, Electronics Research Lab, VW of America Jim Misener, Director, Qualcomm Robert Seidl, Managing Partner, Motus Ventures Peter Sweatman, Principal, CAVita
4:15 Session 6: Positioning California, PATH, and our Partners for Success in the Coming Decades – Moderator, Joe Butler
Panelists, with the participation of the all attendees, will discuss how California, PATH, and our partners can be well positioned to lead the nation and world in ITS research and development.
Greg Larson - Division of Research, Innovation and System Information, Caltrans Wei-Bin Zhang – Program Leader, California PATH, U.C. Berkeley Nick Compin - Division of Traffic Operations, Caltrans Dan Lukasik - Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) & Tolling Sector Vice President, Parsons
5:15 Adjourn to Reception
5:30 Reception – U.C. Berkeley Alumni House
6:30 Dinner – U.C. Berkeley Alumni House
DAY 2 - Friday February 17, 2017
8:00 Breakfast – Garbarini Lounge, Lobby of Bechtel Engineering Center
8:45 Session 7: Lessons from the Trenches: How our PATH experience prepared us for going out into the wider world to solve problems - Moderator: Steve Shladover; Sibley Auditorium
- Former PATH researchers, students and visitors who have gone on to become leaders in industry, academia and government discuss their PATH experiences and the exciting work that they are doing now to improve transportation systems.
Mark Miller, Datta Godbole, Alan Arai, Satyajit Patwardhan, Aleks Gollu, Aviv Cohen, Geoffrey Gosling, Jacob Tsao, Jean-Luc Ygnace, Huadong Meng, Kun Zhou, Xiaoyun Lu, plus others.
9:30 Session 8: Research Exchange and Collaboration Alliance
Sibley Auditorium, Moderator; Ching-Yao Chan,
- This information exchange will interest all participants! Past, current, and future partners and friends will discuss their involvement in the development of ITS, their current focus as well as suggestions for future collaboration.
Prof. Nan Zhou, Director for Sino-US technology Innovation Center, Shandong University Prof. Tao Tang, Director, State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University (invited) Rajiv Singhal, Director, LiLee Systems Ravi Puvvala, CEO, Savari Network Brian Burkhard, ITS Group Leader, Jacobs Engineering Jinqing Zhu, Data Scientist, Didi-Chuxing Junyong Lee, Global R&D Expert, Hyundai Motors Ali Mortazavi, Manager, Nissan R&D Silicon Valley Jeff Spencer, Executive Director, Sacramento Transportation Authority
11:00 Session 9: Defining the PATH for the Future of Transportation - Tom West and Trevor Darrell moderators
In this concluding session, a panel of past PATH Directors and distinguished visitors will take a broad view, based on the past 30 years of experience, on the roles that universities, the public and the private sector need to fulfill to achieve the needed improvements to our transportation system over the next thirty years.
Pravin Varaiya, Professor Emeritus, Professor in the Graduate School, EECS UC Berkeley Randolph Hall, Vice President for Research, University of Southern California Alex Skabardonis, Professor-in-Residence, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley C. Michael Walton - Professor of civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin Roberto Horowitz, Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
12:00 Closing Remarks
12:15 Luncheon-Garbarini Lounge, Lobby of Bechtel Engineering Center