Alexandre M. Bayen

Alexandre M. Bayen

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(510) 642-2468
(510) 643-8919
Research Expertise and Interest
transportation, modelling and control of distributed parameters systems, large scale infrastructure systems, water distribution

In the News

November 2, 2018

Turning cars into robot traffic managers

Self-driving cars may one day do more than just get us from point A to point B. By adjusting their speed and position while they merge they could also help reduce the bottlenecks and random slowdowns on busy thoroughfares like the Bay Bridge, getting us where we’re going faster and more efficiently than if we all drove ourselves.
May 9, 2012

Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow

A fleet of 100 floating robots took a trip down the Sacramento Riveron Wednesday in a field test organized by UC Berkeley engineers. The devices, equipped with GPS-enabled smartphones, demonstrated the next generation of water monitoring technology.

June 16, 2011

Eco-driving: Ready for prime time?

UC researchers are optimistic that improved driving techniques can cut fuel use by 10 to 20 percent. And the time may be right to sell the public on these methods, they say.

Featured in the Media

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of the campus.
December 20, 2018
Jennifer Olney
In a project anticipating the incorporation of self-driving cars on Bay Area roads, a team of scientists led by assistant civil and environmental engineering professor Alex Bayen, director of Berkeley's Institute of Transportation Studies, is using computer models to see how the artificial intelligence of self-driving cars might be leveraged to improve the overall efficiency of traffic. "In the coming years, we will see an increasing proportion of vehicles on the road with some level of automation, not fully automated, but some level of automation," he says. "That means within a few years we will have maybe five percent or ten percent of vehicles that could help control traffic." This could be accomplished, for example, by having the self-driving cars communicate with one another, perhaps helping to regulate the speed of traffic approaching toll plazas. Link to video. For more on this, see our story at Berkeley News.