Greg Merritt


410-1 McLaughlin Hall, MC 1720
BerkeleyCA 94720
United States
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As a staff member at the UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation studies since 2001, Greg Merritt has contributed to transportation research projects by coding tools for data acquisition, analysis, and visualization, in addition to providing systems and network engineering support.  He has also used machine learning and sentiment analysis techniques to investigate new possibilities at the intersection of big data and social media.

Merritt currently serves as the PATH Connected Corridors technology transfer coordinator, and conducts system-level testing for the Connected Corridors software and systems.  

In previous positions in industry and research, he has coded a variety of data acquisition and processing software to support a range of applications, including charged particle detectors destined for spaceflight, novel microscopes for biological studies, and network provisioning systems.

Merritt earned his BA in Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and his Masters degree in Applied Physics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Greg Merritt, Nathaniel Bailey, Alexandre Bayen. Recommendations to the New Cities Foundation Task Force on Connected Commuting, 2012

Margulici, J D; Huang, Ching-Ling; Babiceanu, Simona; Merritt, Greg. Berkeley Highway Lab / ATMS Testbed Integration: Final Report. CCIT Working Paper, University of California, Berkeley; California Department of Transportation; California Department of Transportation, 2006

May, Adolf D; Cayford, Randall; LEIMAN, LANNON; Merritt, Greg. Berkeley Highway Laboratory project : final report. PATH research report ; UCB-ITS-PRR-2005-24, California Department of Transportation; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Berkeley, 2005, xviii, 252, [31]

May, Adolf D; Coifman, Benjamin; Cayford, Randall; Merritt, Greg. AUTOMATIC DIAGNOSTICS OF LOOP DETECTORS AND THE DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM IN THE BERKELEY HIGHWAY LAB. PATH research report ; UCB-ITS-PRR-2004-13, University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Berkeley; California Department of Transportation, 2004, 59 p.

May, Adolf D; Cayford, Randall; Coifman, Ben; Merritt, Greg. LOOP DETECTOR DATA COLLECTION AND TRAVEL TIME MEASUREMENT IN THE BERKELEY HIGHWAY LABORATORY. PATH research report ; UCB-ITS-PRR-2003-17, University of California, Berkeley; California Department of Transportation, 2003, 82 p.

Clark, Heather A., Merritt, Greg, Kopelman, Raoul.  Novel optical biosensors using a gold colloid monolayer substrate. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Volume 3922, 2000, Pages 138-146

G. Merritt, E. Monson, E. Betzig, R. Kopelman. A compact near-field scanning optical microscope. Ultramicroscopy, Volume 71, Issues 1–4, 1 March 1998, Pages 183–189

E. Monson, G. Merritt, S. Smith, J.P. Langmore, R. Kopelman. Implementation of an NSOM system for fluorescence microscopy. Ultramicroscopy, Volume 57, Issues 2–3, February 1995, Pages 257–262