Director of the California Program for Advanced Transportation Technology
Thomas West currently serves as the Director of the California Program for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley. California PATH has been a leader in ITS research since its founding in 1986, focusing on technical solutions to a wide spectrum of transportation challenges including safety, mobility and environment.
Tom previously served as the Director of the California Center for Innovative Transportation and was charged with the implementation of new and emerging transportation technology including the facilitation of partnerships between university researchers, transportation agencies and private industry to reach full-scale deployment for the most promising new transportation innovations.
Prior to joining the University of California, Tom worked for over 20 years with the California Department of Transportation in a variety of capacities including serving as the Chief of Research and Innovation together with the statewide ITS liaison for all twelve Caltrans district offices.