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Barth Named President-Elect of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society


Barth Named President-Elect of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society

October 18, 2012

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Matt BarthMatthew J. Barth, professor of electrical engineering and Yeager Families Chair and director of the College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology, has been named president-elect of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), it was announced recently.

Barth's election by the IEEE's board of governors took place at the ITSS Executive Committee and board of governors meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, September 15, 2012.

Barth has been a member of IEEE since 1985 and a member of the ITS Society since 2000. During 2011-12, Barth has served as ITS vice president-conferences and will serve as president-elect in 2013, president in 2014-2015, and as past-president in 2016.

Barth also serves the ITS Society as associated editor of the Transactions of ITS, and has served as a member of the ITS Society Board of Governors (2008-10), and Program Chair for the ITS society's ITSC-08, ITSC-09, and FISTS 2011 conferences.

Barth's research focuses on transportation systems, in particular how it relates to energy and air quality issues. His current research interests include intelligent transportation system technology, transportation/emissions modeling, vehicle activity analysis, and vehicle navigation.

Professor Barth received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering/computer science from the University of Colorado in 1984, and M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Before coming to UC Riverside in 1991, Barth was a member of the technical staff in the Advanced Technologies Division of General Research Corporation, Santa Barbara, from 1985 to 1986. From 1986 to 1987 he conducted research at the University of Tokyo as a visiting research student. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Professor Barth was a visiting researcher at Osaka University, Japan, conducting research in systems engineering from 1989 to 1991.

Barth is also active with the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB), currently serving on the Transportation and Air Quality Committee and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Committee. He was awarded the TRB Pyke Johnson Award for TRB outstanding paper in 2007. In 2011, he was one of the winners of the Connected Vehicle Technology Challenge sponsored by U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration. He has also served on a number of National Research Council committees.

Barth has over 230 peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters, and has written over 100 technical reports for various agencies. He holds 8 U.S. patents, 6 international patents, and has given a variety of invited talks, presentations and keynote speeches during the past 5 years.

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