Jane Macfarlane

Member, Board of Directors
Jane MacFarlane


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)