Matthew Barth, Ph.D.

Portrait of Matthew Barth

Position Title
NCST Associate Director

  • University of California, Riverside
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Matthew Barth is Director of CE-CERT and also leads the Transportation Systems Research group, consisting of several full-time staff members as well as undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Barth is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and serves on the IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society’s Board of Governors. He is also a member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Transportation Research Board’s Transportation and Air Quality Committee, and New Technology Committee, and ITS America’s Sustainability Committee. He has also served on several National Research Council (NRC) committees.

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. The importance of this research area lies in the fact that transportation growth is becoming a critical issue worldwide, with potential large negative impacts on mobility, travel time, economics, and on the environment. By applying engineering principles and system techniques, Dr. Barth’s research focuses on making transportation more efficient, intelligent, and better for the environment. Current research interests include Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation/Emissions Modeling, Vehicle Activity Analysis, Electric Vehicle Technology, Robotics, Computer Vision, and Advanced Sensing and Control.

Professor Matthew Barth received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from the University of Colorado in 1984, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Dr. Barth was also a member of the technical staff in the Advanced Technologies Division of General Research Corporation, Santa Barbara from 1985 to 1986. From 1986 to 1987 he conducted research at the University of Tokyo as a visiting research student. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Barth was a visiting researcher at Osaka University, Japan, conducting research in systems engineering from 1989 to 1991. Dr. Barth joined the College of Engineering in 1991, conducting research in Electrical Engineering and at the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT). Dr. Barth was named the Yeager Families Professor of Engineering in 2007.