Alexandre Bayen

Liao-Cho Professor of Engineering, UC Berkeley
Visiting Scientist
Dates of Visit: Jan. 9May 11, 2018

Alexandre Bayen is the Liao-Cho Professor of Engineering at UC Berkeley. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is currently the Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). He is also a Faculty Scientist in Mechanical Engineering at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He received an Engineering Degree in applied mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique, France, in 1998; and an MS and PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1998 and 1999, respectively. He was a Visiting Researcher at NASA Ames Research Center from 2000 to 2003. Between January 2004 and December 2004, he worked as the Research Director of the Autonomous Navigation Laboratory at the Laboratoire de Recherches Balistiques et Aerodynamiques (Ministère de la Défense, Vernon, France), where he holds the rank of Major. He has been on the faculty at UC Berkeley since 2005. Bayen has authored two books and over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He is the recipient of the Ballhaus Award from Stanford University (2004), and the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (2009), and was named one of the NASA Top 10 Innovators on Water Sustainability (2010). His projects Mobile Century and Mobile Millennium received the 2008 Best of ITS Award for ‘Best Innovative Practice’, at the ITS World Congress; and a TRANNY Award from the California Transportation Foundation (2009). Mobile Millennium has been featured more than 200 times in the media, including television and radio networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNET, NPR, KGO, and the BBC), and in the popular press (Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times). Bayen is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House (2010). He is also the recipient of the Okawa Research Grant Award, the Ruberti Prize from the IEEE, and the Huber Prize from the ASCE.

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