Alex Skabardonis, PhD
Senior Principal Planner
Alex is an internationally recognized expert in traffic flow theory and model; traffic management and control systems; design, operation and analysis of transportation facilities; intelligent transportation systems (ITS); and energy and environmental impacts of transportation. He is a research engineer with Kittelson, and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also serves as the Director of California PATH, a statewide ITS research center. He has worked extensively in the development and application of models and techniques for traffic control, performance analysis of highway facilities and applications of advanced technologies to transportation. He has served as principal researcher for sixty extramurally funded contracts and grants totaling over $15M, and has published over 230 papers and technical reports. He is a co-developer of the California Freeway Performance Measurement System (PeMS) and the Berkeley Highway Laboratory. Alex has also developed and taught several workshops on traffic management, control systems, and traffic modeling and analysis attended by more than 500 transportation professionals. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Freeway Operations, Traffic Flow Theory and Highway Capacity and Quality of Service committees. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and as a reviewer for several archival journals in transportation.