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TC Faculty Celebrate Berkeley Professor & Friend with Symposium

Professor Carlos Daganzo Honored

NUTC director Hani Mahmassani joined Professors Karen Smilowitz and Marco Nie in Berkeley, California, for a surprise 70th birthday party and Transportation Symposium on June 20 celebrating University of California-Berkeley Institute for Transportation Studies Professor Carlos Daganzo. In addition to the reception, dinner and keynote speaker held in his honor at Berkeley’s University Club Wednesday evening, Daganzo was also presented with the Enduring Academic Legacy Award from Berkeley ITS. The next day, Daganzo joined friends and fellow researchers—including Mahmassani, Smilowitz and Nie—at the David Brower Center for an all-day transportation research exchange.

Having pushed the boundaries of conventional analytics and methodologies across numerous areas of expertise, including discrete choice theory, logistics and supply chains, traffic flow theory and control, networks, public transportation and paratransit, Daganzo is widely recognized for his innovative approach to transportation research. During his 40-year career Daganzo published more than 100 papers and four books. His graduate-level textbooks, including “Fundamentals of Transportation and Traffic Operations,” are used both in the US and abroad to prepare and inform the next generation of transportation scholars.

The surprise transportation symposium recognizing Daganzo and his contributions was a three-day event, during which Mahmassani, Smilowitz and Nie each had the opportunity to present their research and address the honoree directly.

A belated happy birthday to Professor Daganzo from all of us at NUTC!
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