Jane Macfarlane, PhD holds a joint appointment at the University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where she is the Director of the Smart Cities and Sustainable Mobility Center.
Dr. Macfarlane has over 30 years of experience in high performance computing, data analytics and geospatial mapping. Macfarlane has been responsible for directing industry research groups including: Head of Research for HERE – a leader in geospatial mapping, Vice President of Process Engineering at Imara – a lithium ion battery company, and Director of Advanced Technology Planning for OnStar at General Motors – the first at-scale, telematics solution. Her research focus is on semantic analytics, big data analytics and visualization, contextualization of data streams and spatially distributed computing. She holds 8 granted patents and currently has 14 patent applications, primarily in the domain of geospatial data analytics. She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.