Vice President of Conferences, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society;
Program Manager, California PATH Program, University of California at Berkeley
WEI-BIN ZHANG is a Research Engineer and a Program Manager at the California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies of University of California at Berkeley (UCB). Between 1980 and 1986, Wei-Bin was a Lecturer at Northern Jiaotong University. In 1987, Wei-Bin joined Institute of Transportation Studies and participated in the early founding of the California PATH Program. Wei-Bin has become a national leader in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) research. Between 1987 and 1994, his primary research is in the area of Advanced Vehicle Control and Safety Systems (AVCSS) technologies, among which he developed magnetic guidance system concept that was later adopted for various applications worldwide. Between 1994 and 1995, he was the Technical Director of National Automated Highway Systems Consortium (NAHSC), led by the U.S. Department of Transportation and General Motors. He was responsible for overseeing the technical activities of the overall program. Wei-Bin later managed the preparation of the ‘platoon’ demonstration for a U.S. Congress-mandated national technical feasibility demonstration of Automated Highway Systems in 1997. Since 1997, Wei-Bin worked with California Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT and local agencies to establish various research and deployment programs at PATH and led the efforts to transform PATH from a Caltrans-focused research program to an entrepreneurial multi-faceted applied research and development organization, obtaining and delivering many internationally-renowned ITS research projects. Wei-Bin has published over two hundred papers and reports. He served on various Technical and program committees for TRB, ITS America and APTA. Wei-Bin is a senior member of IEEE and is currently a member of Board of Governor and the Vice President for Conference of IEEE ITS Society.