Alumni- Ph.D. Students

California PATH employed Graduate students as researchers on many of their projects. From July 2006 until December 2018, 87 Ph.D. students were sponsored by California PATH research projects. Most projects have duration of a year, although many can be executed over two or three years. As a consequence, an individual studying for a Ph.D. could be involved in as many as 4 different projects. More than half of our Ph.D. students, in fact, had their dissertation supported by a sponsor.

THIS FIRST CATEGORY OF UC BERKELEY Ph.D. STUDENTS INCLUDE THOSE WHOSE DISSERTATION WAS SPONSORED BY A CALIFORNIA PATH PROJECT.

  1. Dr. PETER JIN earned a Ph. D. in Computer Science in 2018.  Professor Kurt Keutzer was the advisor for this PhD dissertation, which is entitled "Learning to Navigate in Visual Environments."   Dr. Jin’s research was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Profile

  2. Dr. CATHY WU earned a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in 2018.  Professor Alexandre Bayen was the advisor for this PhD dissertation, which is entitled "Learning and Optimization for Mixed Autonomy Systems – A Mobility Context."   Dr. Wu’s research was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Upon graduation, Dr. Wu joined Alphabet – Self Driving Cars.  Profile
  3. Dr. ZAHRA AMINI earned a Ph. D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2018.  Professor Alexander Skabardonis was the advisor for this PhD dissertation, which is entitled "Data-Driven Approaches for Robust Signal Plans in Urban Transportation Networks."   Dr. Amini’s research was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Upon graduation, Dr. Amini joined UC Berkeley’s California PATH program.  Profile
  4. Dr. JEROME THAI earned a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in 2017.  Professor Alex Bayen was the advisor for this PhD dissertation, which is entitled "On learning Game-Theoretical models with Application to Urban Mobility."   Dr. Thai’s research was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Upon graduation, Dr. Thai became a Research Scientist at Lyft.  Profile
  5. Dr. XINGAN (DAVID) KAN earned a Ph. D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2017.  Professor Alexander Skabardonis was the advisor for this PhD dissertation, which is entitled "Increasing Freeway Capacity by Efficiently Timing its Nearby Arterial Traffic Signals."   Dr. Kan’s research was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Upon graduation, Dr. Kan joined UC Berkeley’s California PATH program.  Profile
  6. Dr. KATHERINE DRIGGS CAMPBELL earned a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in 2017.  Professor Ruzena Bajcsy was the advisor for this PhD dissertation, which is entitled "Tools for Trustworthy Autonomy: Robust Predictions, Intuitive Control, and Optimized Interaction."   Dr. Driggs Campbell’s research was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Upon graduation, Dr. Driggs Campbell joined Stanford University.  Profile
  7. Dr. LEWIS LEHE earned a Ph. D. in Civil Engineering in 2016.  Professor Carlos Daganzo was the advisor for this PhD dissertation, which is entitled "Aspatial models of zone pricing and parking."   Dr. Lehe’s research was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Upon graduation, Dr. Lehe joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Profile
  8. Dr. JINWOO LEE earned a Ph. D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2015.  Professor Samer Madanat was the advisor for this PhD dissertation, which is entitled "Joint Optimization of Pavement Management and Reconstruction Policies for Segment and System Problems."   Dr. Lee’s research was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Upon graduation, Dr. Lee became a Postdoctoral Associate at New York University Abu Dhabi.  Profile
  9. Dr. LEAH ANDERSON earned a Ph. D. in Civil Systems Engineering in 2015.  Professor Alexandre Bayen was the advisor for this PhD dissertation, which is entitled "Data-Driven Methods for Improved Estimation and Control of an Urban Arterial Traffic Network."   Dr. Anderson’s research was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Upon graduation, Dr. Anderson joined Palantir Technologies.  Profile
  10. Dr. JUAN ARGOTE-CABANERO earned a Ph. D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2014.  Professor Carlos Daganzo was the advisor for this PhD dissertation, which is entitled "Improving Bus Service with Dynamic Holding Control: from Theory to Practice."   Dr. Argote-Cabanero’s research was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Upon graduation, Dr. Argote-Cabanero became a Transportation Research Lead – Strategy at Uber.  Profile
  11. Dr. DONGYAN SU earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2014. Professor Roberto Horowitz was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Modeling, Estimation and Control of Traffic." DONGYAN SU's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans, the US Department of Transportation and NSF. Upon graduation, Dr. Su joined Western Digital Company as a System Design Engineer.  Profile 
  12. Dr. JACK REILLY earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Systems Engineering), 2014. Professor Alexandre Bayen was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Security of Freeway Traffic Systems: A Distributed Optimal Control Approach." JACK REILLY's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Nokia, Navteq, Caltrans and the United States Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Reilly joined Google as a Software Engineer.  Profile 
  13. Dr. JOSHUA SEEHERMANN earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation), 2014. Professor Alexander Skabardonis was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Weather Influences on Freeway Bottlenecks." JOSHUA SEEHERMANN's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Profile 
  14. Dr. SAMITHA SAMARANAYAKE earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Systems Engineering), 2014. Professor Alexandre Bayen was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Routing Strategies for the Reliable and Efficient Utilization of Road Networks." SAMITHA SAMARANAYAKE's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Nokia, Navteq, Caltrans and the United States Department of Transportation. Upon graduation, Dr. Samaranayake became a Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT.  Profile 
  15. Dr. AUDE HOFLEITNER earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2013. Professor Alexandre Bayen was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "A Hybrid Approach of Physical Laws and Data-driven Modeling for Estimation: The example of queuing networks." AUDE HOFLEITNER's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Nokia, Navteq, Caltrans and the United States Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Hofleitner joined Facebook as a Data Scientist.  Profile
  16. Dr. JULIA BAIRD GRISWOLD earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation), 2013. Professor Samer Madanat was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Tradeoffs between Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Design of Urban Transit Systems." JULIA BAIRD GRISWOLD's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Griswold joined UC Berkeley - Safetrec as a Postdoctoral Researcher.  Profile
  17. Dr. RAVNEET BAJWA earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2013. Professor Pravin Varaiya was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Wireless Weigh-In-Motion: using road vibrations to estimate truck weights." RAVNEET BAJWA's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Bajwa joined Sensys Networks. Profile
  18. Dr. TIM HUNTER earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2013. Professor Alexandre Bayen was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Large-scale, low-latency state estimation of cyberphysical systems, with an application to traffic estimation." TIM HUNTER's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Nokia, Navteq, Caltrans and the United States Department of Transportation. Upon Graduation Dr. Hunter was employed by DataBricks, Inc. as a Software Engineer.  Profile 
  19. Dr. AJITH MURALIDHARAN earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, in 2012. Professor Roberto Horowitz was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Tools for modeling and control of freeway networks." AJITH MURALIDHARAN's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans, the US Department of Transportation and NSF. Upon graduation Dr. Muralidharan joined Sensys Networks, Inc as a Research Engineer.  Profile 
  20. Dr. ELENI CHRISTOFA earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation), 2012. Professor Alexander Skabardonis was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Traffic Signal Optimization with Transit Priority: A Person-based Approach." ELENI CHRISTOFA's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: US Department of Transportation Exploratory Advanced Research program. Upon graduation Dr. Christofa worked as a Post-Doc at UC Berkeley and then joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an Assistant Professor.  Profile
  21. Dr. GUNES DERVISOGLU earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2012. Professor Roberto Horowitz was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Automatic Calibration of Freeway Models with Model-Based Sensor Fault Detection." GUNES DERVISOGLU's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans, the US Department of Transportation and NSF. Upon graduation Dr. Dervisoglu joined UC Berkeley PATH as a Postdoctoral Researcher and then joined Apple as a Scientist.  Profile
  22. Dr. JERALD JARIYASUNANT earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012. Professor Raja Sangupta was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Improving Traveler Information and Collecting Behavior Data with Smartphones." JERALD JARIYASUNANT's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Jariyasunant founded Automatic, Inc. and serves is its CTO.  Profile
  23. Dr. RENE SANCHEZ earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2012. Professor Roberto Horowitz was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Wireless Magnetic Sensor Applications in Transportation Infrastructure." RENE SANCHEZ's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans, USDOT, NSF, Alfred P. Sloan Scholarship. Upon graduation Dr. Sanchez joined Genetech as a Systems Consultant.  Profile
  24. Dr. ROBERT CAMPBELL earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation), 2012. Professor Alexander Skabardonis was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Analysis Framework for traffic compliance measures." ROBERT CAMPBELL's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Campbell worked as a Post-Doc at UC Berkeley and then joined Cambridge Systematics. Profile
  25. Dr. SEBASTIEN BLANDIN earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Systems Engineering), 2012. Professor Alexandre Bayen was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Modeling, estimation and control of distributed parameter systems: Application to Transportation Networks." SEBASTIEN BLANDIN's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Nokia, Navteq, Caltrans and the United States Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Blandin joined IBM as a Research engineer.  Profile
  26. Dr. SUKRAN ILGIN GULER earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation), 2012. Professor Carlos Daganzo was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Strategies for Sharing Bottleneck Capacity among Buses and Cars." SUKRAN ILGIN GULER's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Guler joined ETH Zurich as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Profile
  27. Dr. CHING-LING HUANG earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Systems Engineering), 2011. Professor Raja Sangupta was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Analysis of Real-Time Tracking over a Multiple-Access Channel and its Application to Vehicular Safety Communications." CHING-LING HUANG's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Huang joined SolarCity as an Energy Systems Telemetry Engineer.  Profile
  28. Dr. KWANGHO KIM earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation), 2011. Professor Carlos Daganzo was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Queue Interactions on an Urban Freeway and Their Influence on Discharge Flow." KWANGHO KIM's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Kim joined UC Berkeley PATH as a Postdoctoral Researcher.  Profile
  29. Dr. SAURABH AMIN earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Systems Engineering), 2011. Professor Alexandre Bayen was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "On Cyber Security for Networked Control Systems." SAURABH AMIN's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Nokia, Navteq, Caltrans and the United States Department of Transportation. Upon Graduation Dr. Amin joined MIT as an Assistant Professor.  Profile
  30. Dr. CHRISTIAN CLAUDEL earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2010. Professor Alexandre Bayen was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Convex formulations of inverse modeling problems on systems modeled by Hamilton-Jacobi equations. Applications to traffic flow engineering." CHRISTIAN CLAUDEL's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Nokia, Navteq, Caltrans and the United States Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Claudel joined KAUST University, in Saudi Arabia, as an Assistant Professor.  Profile
  31. Dr. CHRISTIAN MANASSEH earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Systems Engineering), 2010. Professor Raja Sangupta was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Technologies for Mobile ITS Applications and Safer Driving." CHRISTIAN MANASSEH's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Manasseh joined the Human Intellect Lab as Partner.  Profile
  32. Dr. DAN WORK earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Systems Engineering), 2010. Professor Alexandre Bayen was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Real-time estimation of distributed parameters systems: Application to traffic monitoring." DAN WORK's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Nokia, Navteq, Caltrans and the United States Department of Transportation. Upon Graduation Dr. Work joined the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign as an Assistant Professor, CEE.  Profile
  33. Dr. GUOYUAN WU earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2010. Professor Masayoshi Tomizuka was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Development of Adaptive Signal Control (ASC) Based on Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) System and Its Applications." GUOYUAN WU's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation, Dr. Wu joined the Transportation Systems Research (TSR) group at CE-CERT as a Postdoctoral Researcher.  Profile
  34. Dr. MARK JOHNSON earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 2010. Professor Raja Sangupta was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Robust Communication in Vehicluar Ad Hoc Networks." MARK JOHNSON's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Johnson joined Tarana Wireless, Inc. as a DSP Software Engineer.  Profile
  35. Dr. RYAN HERRING earned a Ph.D. Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, 2010. Professor Alexandre Bayen was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Real-time Traffic Modeling and Estimation with Streaming Probe Data using Machine Learning." RYAN HERRING's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Nokia, Navteq, Caltrans and the United States Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Herring served as a Post-Doc Researcher at UC Berkley PATH and then joined Apple as a Software Engineer/Scientist.  Profile 
  36. Dr. JUAN-CARLOS HERRERA earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation), 2009. Professor Alexandre Bayen was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Assessment of GPS - enabled smartphone data and its use in traffic state estimation for highways." JUAN-CARLOS HERRERA's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Nokia, Navteq, Caltrans and the United States Department of Transportation. Upon Graduation Dr. Herrera joined La Catolica Pontifical University, Santiago, Chile, as an Assistant Professor Civil Engineering.
  37. Dr. KANG LI earned a Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - Control, Real-time Systems, Intelligent Vehicle, 2009. Professor Karl Hedrick was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Sensor Fusion and Non-linear Filtering Techniques in Automotive Active Safety Systems." KANG LI's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans, the US Department of Transportation and General Motors Corporation. Upon graduation Dr. Li joined UC Berkeley PATH as a Postdoctoral Researcher and then the National Taiwan University as an Assistant Professor.
  38. Dr. RAM RAJAGOPAL earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2009. Professor Pravin Varaiya was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Large Monitoring Systems: Data Analysis, Design and Deployment." RAM RAJAGOPAL's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Sensys and IBM. Upon graduation Dr. Rajagopal joined Stanford University as an Assistant Professor.  Profile
  39. Dr. HWASOO YEO earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation), 2008. Professor Alexander Skabardonis was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Asymmetric Microscopic Driving Behavior Theory." HWASOO YEO's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation, Dr. Yeo worked as a Post-Doc at UC Berkeley PATH. YEO then joined the Asian Development Bank and is now an Associate Professor at KAIST.  Profile
  40. Dr. MINGYU SHI earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2008. Professor Masayoshi Tomizuka was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Real time human driver identification for improved safety." MINGYU SHI's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.  Profile
  41. Dr. SHAHRAM REZAEI earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2008. Professor Raja Sangupta was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Cooperative vehicle safety." SHAHRAM REZAEI's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: General Motors, USDOT. Upon graduation Dr. Rezaei joined eRide Inc. as a Senior AGPS R&D engineer.  Profile
  42. Dr. ALEX A. KURZHANSKIY earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2007. Professor Pravin Varaiya was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Modeling and Software Tools for Freeway Operational Planning." ALEX A. KURZHANSKIY's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans, the US Department of Transportation and NSF. Upon graduation Dr. Kurzhanskiy joined UC Berkeley, California PATH, as a Postdoctoral Researcher.  Profile
  43. Dr. NIKOLAS GEROLIMINIS earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation), 2007. Professor Carlos Daganzo was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Increasing mobility in cities by controlling overcrowding." NIKOLAOS GEROLIMINIS's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans, the US Department of Transportation and NSF. Upon graduation Dr. Geroliminis joined the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor.  Profile
  44. Dr. SHIANG-LUNG KOO earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2007. Professor Masayoshi Tomizuka was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Vehicle Control Utilizing an Improved Model of Tire Contact Patch Kinematics." SHIANG-LUNG KOO's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation.
  45. Dr. SING YIU CHEUNG earned a PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Control / ITS Major 2006. Professor Roberto Horowitz was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Traffic Surveillance by Wireless Sensor Networks." SING YIU CHEUNG's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Cheung joined PINC Solutions as a Senior System Engineer.  Profile
  46. Dr. XIAOTIAN SUN earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2005. Professor Roberto Horowitz was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Modeling, Estimation, and Control of Freeway Traffic." XIAOTIAN SUN's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans and the US Department of Transportation. Upon graduation Dr. Sun joined Hatachi HGST. Profile
  47. Dr. GABRIEL GOMES earned a  Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2004. Professor Roberto Horowitz was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Optimization and Microsimulation of On-ramp Metering for Congested Freeways." GABRIEL GOMES's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans, the US Department of Transportation and NSF. Upon graduation Dr. Gomes joined UC Berkeley PATH as a Postdoctoral Researcher.  Profile
  48. Dr. LAURA MUNOZ earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2004. Professor Roberto Horowitz was the Advisor for this Ph.D. dissertation, which was entitled: "Macroscopic Modeling and Identification of Freeway Traffic Flow." LAURA MUNOZ's research, which led to this thesis, was sponsored through California PATH projects, by the following organizations: Caltrans, the US Department of Transportation and NSF. Upon graduation Dr. Munoz joined UC Berkeley PATH as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

THIS SECOND CATEGORY OF UC BERKELEY Ph.D. STUDENTS INCLUDE THOSE WHO SERVED AS A GSR ON PATH PROJECTS, BUT THE PROJECT DID NOT SPONSOR THEIR DISSERTATION.

  1. Dr. WARREN HE earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2018. Professor Dawn Song was Warren's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Adaptive and Diverse Techniques for Generating Adversarial Examples." Dr. He was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
  2. Dr. BRADLY STADIE earned a Ph.D. in Statistics, 2018. Professor Pieter Abbeel was Rocky's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Learning as a Sampling Problem." Dr. Stadie was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Bradly is currently a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto.
  3. Dr. TUOMAS HAARNOJA earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2018. Professor Sergey Levine was Tuomas’ advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Acquiring Diverse Robot Skills via Maximum Entropy Deep Reinforcement Learning." Dr. Haarnoja was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Tuomas is currently a Research Intern at Google Brain.  Profile
  4. Dr. ALEX ANDERSON earned a Ph.D. in Physics, 2018. Professor Bruno Olshausen was Alex’s advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Graphical model for separating form and motion." Dr. Anderson was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Alex is currently a Research Scientist at WaveOne.  Profile
  5. Dr. RICHARD ZHANG earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2018. Professor Alexei Efros was Richard’s advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Image Synthesis for Self-Supervised Visual Representation Learning." Dr. Zhang was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Richard is currently a Research Scientist at Adobe.  Profile
  6. Dr. JEFFREY MAHLER earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2018. Professor Kenneth Goldberg was Jeffrey’s advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Efficient Policy Learning for Robust Robot Grasping." Dr. Mahler was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Profile
  7. Dr. MICHAEL LASKEY earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2018. Professor Kenneth Goldberg was Michael’s advisor. The dissertation was entitled "On and Off-Policy Deep Imitation Learning for Robotics." Dr. Laskey was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Michael is currently a Mobile Manipulation Research Scientist at Toyota Research Institute.  Profile
  8. Dr. CHELSEA FINN earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2018. Professor Sergey Levine was Chelsea's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Learning to Learn with Gradients." Dr. Finn was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Chelsea is currently a Research Scientist at Google Brain.  Profile
  9. Dr. YI ZHOU earned a Ph.D. in Demography in 2017. Professor Ronald Lee was Kevin's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Three Essays on Chinese Population.” Dr. ZHOU was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Yi is currently an Assistant Professor at Peking University. Profile
  10. Dr. YAN (ROCKY) DUAN earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2017. Professor Pieter Abbeel was Rocky's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Meta Learning for Control." Dr. Duan was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Rocky is currently Co-founder and CTO at covariant.ai (formerly Embodied Intelligence).  Profile
  11. Dr. ZHEN SUN earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2016. Professor Brian Wright was Zhen’s advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Essays on Using the IP System to Promote Innovation and Economic Growth." Dr. Sun was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Profile
  12. Dr. JEFFREY DONAHUE earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2017. Professor Trevor Darrell was Jon's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Transferrable Representations for Visual Recognition." Dr. Donahue was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Jeff is currently a Researcher Scientist at DeepMind.  Profile
  13. Dr. JONATHAN LONG earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2016. Professor Trevor Darrell was Jon's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Understanding and Designing Convolutional Networks for Local Recognition Problems." Dr. LONG was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Jon is currently a Researcher/Engineer at Symbio Robotics.  Profile
  14. Dr. JUDITH HOFFMAN earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2016. Professor Trevor Darrell was Judy's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Adaptive Learning Algorithms for Transferable Visual Recognition." Dr. HOFFMAN was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Judy is currently a Visiting Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research.  Profile
  15. Dr. XIAOFEI HU earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2014. Professor Samer Madanat was XIAOFEI's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Reliability-Based Optimization for Maintenance Management in Bridge Networks." Dr. HU was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  XIAOFEI is currently the Quantitative Marketing and Pricing Manager at T-Mobile. Profile
  16. Dr. MICHAEL SEELHORST earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2014. Professor Mark Hansen was MICHAEL's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Flight Cancellation Behavior and Aviation System Performance." Dr. SEELHORST was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  MICHAEL is currently a Director, Operations Research at Revenue Analytics, Inc. Profile
  17. Dr. TIERRA BILLS earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013. Professor Joan Walker was TIERRA's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Quantitative methods for evaluating the distributional social impacts of transportation policies and projects." Dr. BILLS was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  TIERRA is currently a Research Scientist for IBM. Profile
  18. Dr. REBECCA SANDERS earned a Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning, 2013. Professor Elizabeth Deakin was REBECCA's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Examining the Cycle: How Perceived and Actual Bicycling Risk Influence Cycling Frequency, Roadway Design Preferences, and Support for Cycling Among Bay Area Residents." Dr. SANDERS was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  REBECCA is currently an Assistant Research Professor at Arizona State University. Profile
  19. Dr. RUI WANG earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013. Professor Kanafani was RUI's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "The Value of Time in Intercity Transportation." Dr. WANG was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  RUI is currently a Data Scientist at Twitter. Profile
  20. Dr. GURKARAN BUXI earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012. Professor Mark Hansen was GURKARAN's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Generating day-of-operation probabilistic capacity scenarios from weather forecasts." Dr. BUXI was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  GURKARAN is currently a Business Consultant at Applied Predictive Technologies. Profile
  21. Dr. WEIHUA GU earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012. Professor Cassidy, Michael J, Li, Yuwei was WEIHUA's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Models of Bus Queueing at Isolated Bus Stops." Dr. GU was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  WEIHUA is currently an Assistant Professor in Transportation Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Profile
  22. Dr. DYLAN SALONER earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012. Professor Carlos Daganzo was DYLAN's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "An Analysis of Personal Rapid Transit." Dr. SALONER was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  DYLAN is currently the CEO and co-founder of Via Analytics. Profile
  23. Dr. KARTHIKGEYAN SIVAKUMARAN earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012. Professor Michael Cassidy and Professor Samer Madanat, Co-Chair was KARTHIKGEYAN's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Access and the Choice of Transit Technology." Dr. SIVAKUMARAN was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  KARTHIKGEYAN is currently an Assistant Research Engineer UC Berkeley. Profile
  24. Dr. SEONGKYUN CHO earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2011. Professor Herman Glenn Ballard, Co-chair Professor Iris D. Tommelein was SEONGKYUN's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "The Relation between Lean Construction and Performance in the Korean Construction Industry." Dr. CHO was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  SEONGKYUN is currently the Deputy Director of the Ministry of Land, Transport, and Marine Affairs of South Korea. Profile
  25. Dr. KI TAE JANG earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2011. Professor Michael Cassidy was KI TAE's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Traffic Interactions in Freeways with Carpool Lanes." Dr. JANG was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  KI TAE is currently an Assistant Professor at KAIST. Korea.
  26. Dr. AMY KIM earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2011. Professor Mark Hansen was AMY's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Collaborative Resource Allocation Strategies for Air Traffic Flow Management." Dr. KIM was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  AMY is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. Profile
  27. Dr. JEFFREY LIDICKER earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2011. Professor Samer Madanat and Arpad Horvath were JEFFREY's advisors. The dissertation was entitled "Pavement Resurfacing Policy for Multi-criteria Minimization of Life-cycle Cost and Greenhouse Gas Emissions." Dr. LIDICKER was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  JEFFREY is currently an Assistant Professor at Michigan Technological University. Profile
  28. Dr. TASOS NIKOLERIS earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2011. Professor Mark Hansen was Tasos' advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Stochastic Queueing Models for Air Transportation Systems with Scheduled Arrivals." Dr. NIKOLERIS was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Tasos is currently a Senior Data Scientist at Credit Karma. Profile
  29. ROBERT SCHNEIDER earned a Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning, 2011. Professor Robert Cervero was Robert's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Understanding Sustainable Transportation Choices: Shifting Routine Automobile Travel to Walking and Bicycling." SCHNEIDER was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Robert is currently an Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Profile
  30. Dr. YIGUANG XUAN earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2011. Professor Carlos F. Daganzo and Professor Michael J. Cassidy, was YIGUANG's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Increasing the Flow Capacity of Signalized Intersections with Pre-signals: Theory and Case Study." Dr. XUAN was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  YIGUANG is currently a Software Engineer at Facebook. Profile
  31. Dr. SARAH FELIX earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2010. Professor Roberto Horowitz was SARAH's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Integration of Piezoelectric Sensing and Control for Nano-Scale Vibration Suppression in Hard Disk Drives." Dr. FELIX was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  SARAH is currently a Research Engineer at LLNL. Profile
  32. Dr. PULKIT GROVER earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2010. Professor Anant Sahai was PULKIT's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Actions can speak more clearly than words." Dr. GROVER was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  PULKIT is currently an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Profile
  33. Dr. JIN MURAKAMI earned a Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning, 2010. Professor Robert B. Cervero was JIN's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "The Transit-Oriented Global Centers for Competitiveness and Livability: State Strategies and Market Responses in Asia." Dr. MURAKAMI was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  JIN is currently an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong. Profile
  34. Dr. JING XIONG earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2010. Professor Mark Hansen was JING's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Revealed Preference of Airlines' Behavior under Air Traffic Management Initiatives." Dr. XIONG was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  JING is currently a Transport Specialist at The World Bank. Profile
  35. Dr. WEI SHEN earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2009. Professor H. Michael Zhang was WEI's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "System-wide Ramp Metering as a Policy Tool to Induce Efficient Travel in a Freeway Corridor." Dr. SHEN was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  WEI is currently Director of Engineering, Data Scientist team of Customer Retention Management at Walmart Labs. Profile
  36. Dr. MIKHAIL CHESTER earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2008. Professor Arpad Horvath was MIKHAIL's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Life-cycle Environmental Inventory of Passenger Transportation in the United States." Dr. CHESTER was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  MIKHAIL is currently an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. Profile
  37. Dr. KENNETH KUHN earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2006. Professor Samer Madanat was KENNETH's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Uncertainty in Infrastructure Deterioration Modeling and Robust Maintenance Policies for Markovian Management Systems." Dr. KUHN was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  KENNETH is currently an Associate Operations Research professor, RAND Corporation. Profile
  38. Dr. YUMI OUM earned a Ph.D. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, 2006. Professor Shmuel Oren was YUMI's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Managing Volumetric Risk in Electricity Procurement." Dr. OUM was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  YUMI is currently the Manager, Quantitative Analysis at PG&E. Profile
  39. Dr. KEVIN WEEKLY earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2014. Professor Alexandre Bayen was Kevin's advisor. The dissertation was entitled "Applied Estimation of Mobile Environments." Dr. WEEKLY was a GSR on California PATH projects, prior to conducting research for this dissertation. The PATH projects were funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Kevin is currently a Principal Software Engineer at iRobot. Profile