Director, Center for Environmental Research and Technology
University of California, Riverside
Matthew Barth is the Yeager Families Professor at the College of Engineering, University of California-Riverside. He is part of the intelligent systems faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is also the Director for the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), UCR’s largest multi-disciplinary research center. Professor Barth is also serving as UC Riverside’s Faculty Director of Sustainability, where he manages a variety of academic sustainability programs on campus. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from the University of Colorado (1984), and M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Barth joined the University of California-Riverside in 1991, conducting research in Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Dr. Barth’s research focuses on applying engineering system concepts and automation technology to Transportation Systems, and in particular how it relates to energy and air quality issues. His current research interests include ITS and the Environment, Transportation/Emissions Modeling, Vehicle Activity Analysis, Advanced Navigation Techniques, Electric Vehicle Technology, and Advanced Sensing and Control.
Dr. Barth is active with the U.S. Transportation Research Board serving in a variety of roles in several committees, including the Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems and the Committee on Transportation Air Quality. 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 (RITA). He has also served on a number of National Research Council (NRC) Committees. Dr. Barth has also been active in IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society for many years, participating in conferences as a presenter, invited session organizer, session moderator, reviewer, associate editor of the Transactions of ITS, and member of the IEEE ITSS Board of Governors. He was the IEEE ITSS Vice President for Conferences from 2011-2012, President-Elect for 2013, President for 2014-2015, and Past-President for 2016. In 2017, he received the IEEE ITSS Outstanding Research Award for his pioneering research in eco-friendly intelligent transportation system techniques.