Gabriel Gomes

Assistant Research Engineer

410-4 McLaughlin Hall, MC 1720
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
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Dr. Gomes is a control systems engineer with expertise in the areas of traffic modeling, simulation, and control. He earned his doctorate degree in controls at U.C. Berkeley in 2004 where his research focused on developing ramp metering strategies for the I210 corridor. He then joined the California Center for Innovated Transportation (CCIT) where he participated in several projects spanning a variety of traffic related topics. Dr. Gomes joined PATH as an Assistant Research Engineer in 2008.

Recent publications

Q. Gan, G. Gomes, A. Bayen, “Estimation of performance metrics for signalized intersections through data fusion”. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transporation Systems.

S. Coogan, E. Kim, G. Gomes, M. Arcak, P. Varaiya, “Offset optimization in signalized traffic networks via semidefinite relaxation”. Transportation Research Part B.

B. Phegley, R. Horowitz, G. Gomes “Model-based fault detection among freeway loop sensors”, 2016 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.

G. De Nunzio, G. Gomes, C. Canudas de Wit, R. Horowitz, P. Moulin, “Speed Advisory and Signal Offsets Control for Arterial Bandwidth Maximization and Energy Consumption Reduction”. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

Z. Lu, Q. Meng, G. Gomes, “Estimating Link Travel Time Functions for Heterogeneous Traffic Flows on Freeways”. Journal of Advanced Transportation.

G. De Nunzio, G. Gomes, C. Canudas de Wit, R. Horowitz, P. Moulin “Arterial bandwidth maximization via signal offsets and variable speed limits control”, 2015 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.

G. Gomes. "Bandwidth maximization using vehicle arrival functions". IEEE Transactions on Intelligent TRansportation Systems. Volume 16.

L. Anderson, G. Gomes, A. Bayen. "Evaluation of horizontal and vertical queueing models in relation to observed trajectory data in a signalized urban traffic network". Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

G. Dervisoglu, A. Kurzhanskiy, G. Gomes, R. Horowitz. "Macroscopic freeway model calibration with partially observed data. A case study." Proceedings of the American Controls Conference, 2014.

C.J. Wu, T. Schreiter, R. Horowitz, and G. Gomes. "Traffic flow prediction using optimal autoregressive moving average with exogenous input-based predictors” Transportation Research Record, Volume 2421.

N. Wan, G. Gomes, A. Vahidi, and R. Horowitz. "Prediction of travel time distributions for freeways using an online expectation maximization algorithm". In Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2014.

B. Phegley, G. Gomes, R. Horowitz. "Fundamental Diagram Calibration: A stochastic approach to linear fitting". In Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2014.

A. Pascale, G. Gomes, and M. Nicoli. "Estimation of highway traffic from sparse sensors: Stochastic modeling and particle filtering". In Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2013.