Daniel Sperling, Ph.D.

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Position Title
Founding Director, ITS


Dan Sperling is the Blue Planet Prize Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, and Environmental Science and Policy, and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS–Davis) at the University of California, Davis. He has held the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board since 2007 (appointed by Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown) and served as Chair of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies in 2015-16. Dr. Sperling’s forthcoming book, Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future, will be released February 2018.