Based in Berkeley, Calif., Dr. Macfarlane is the Director of the Smart Cities and Sustainable Mobility Research Center in the Institute for Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley and an Affiliate Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has over 30 years of experience in high-performance computing, data analytics, and geospatial mapping.
Dr. Macfarlane has directed industry research groups, including Chief Scientist for HERE – a leader in geospatial mapping and was the Director of Advanced Technology Planning for OnStar at General Motors – the first at-scale, telematics solution. She holds over 25 patents, primarily in geospatial data analytics.
2021 – Present Member, Board of Directors – LYT
2016 – Present Director, Smart Cities and Sustainable Mobility at University of California, Berkeley
2016 – 2017 Executive Director, Sustainable Transportation Initiative – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2011 – 2016 Chief Scientist and Head of Research – HERE
2007 – 2011 Consultant, Business Process and Geospatial Technology – Various Organizations
2004 – 2007 CTO – Summit Life Systems
1998 – 2003 Director of Advanced Technology – OnStar (General Motors)