Alexandre Bayen



Alexandre Bayen is the Liao-Cho Professor of Engineering at UC Berkeley. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science(link is external), and Civil and Environmental Engineering(link is external). He is currently the Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies(link is external) (ITS). He is also a Faculty Scientist in Mechanical Engineering, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory(link is external) (LBNL). He received the Engineering Degree in applied mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique, France, in 1998, the M.S. and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He was a Visiting Researcher at NASA Ames Research Center from 2000 to 2003. Between January 2004 and December 2004, he worked as the Research Director of the Autonomous Navigation Laboratory at the Laboratoire de Recherches Balistiques et Aerodynamiques, (Ministere de la Defense, Vernon, France), where he holds the rank of Major. He has been on the faculty at UC Berkeley since 2005. Bayen has authored two books and over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He is the recipient of the Ballhaus Award from Stanford University, 2004, of the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, 2009 and he is a NASA Top 10 Innovators on Water Sustainability, 2010. His projects Mobile Century and Mobile Millennium received the 2008 Best of ITS Award for ‘Best Innovative Practice’, at the ITS World Congress and a TRANNY Award from the California Transportation Foundation, 2009. Mobile Millennium has been featured more than 200 times in the media, including TV channels and radio stations (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNET, NPR, KGO, the BBC), and in the popular press (Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times). Bayen is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award from the White House, 2010. He is also the recipient of the Okawa Research Grant Award, the Ruberti Prize from the IEEE, and the Huber Prize from the ASCE.


  • 2003, Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
  • 1999, M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
  • 1998, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Selected Publications

  • T. Cabannes, M. Lauriere, J. Perolat, R. Marinier, S. Girgin, S. Perrin, O. Pietquin, A. Bayen, E. Goubault, and R. Elie, "Solving N-player dynamic routing games with congestion: a mean field approach," in International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 2022, 2022.
  • T. Cabannes, J. Li, F. F. Wu, H. Dong, and A. Bayen, "Learning optimal traffic routing behaviors using Markovian framework in microscopic simulation," in Transportation Review Board Annual Meeting 2020, 2020.
  • T. Cabannes, E. Glista, K. Dwarakanath, X. Rao, T. Veeravalli, and A. Bayen, "Sensitivity analysis and relaxation of the Static Traffic Assignment Problem with Capacity Constraints," in 2019 IEEE 58th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2019, pp. 2214--2219.
  • T. Cabannes, M. Sangiovanni, A. Keimer, and A. Bayen, "Regrets in routing networks: Measuring the impact of routing apps in traffic," ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS), vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1--19, July 2019.
  • T. Cabannes, F. Shyu, E. Porter, S. Yao, Y. Wang, M. A. S. Vincentelli, S. Hinardi, M. Zhao, A. Bayen, T. Cabannes, and T. Cabannes, "Measuring regret in routing: assessing the impact of increased app usage," in 2018 21st International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2018, pp. 2589--2594.
  • M. S.Vincentelli, A. Sundt, H. Signargout, E. Porter, V. Fighiera, J. Ugirumurera, A. Bayen, T. Cabannes, and T. Cabannes, "The impact of GPS-enabled shortest path routing on mobility: a game theoretic approach.," in Transportation Research Board 2018 Annual Meeting, 2018.

Awards, Memberships and Fellowships