Marta C. Gonzalez is an Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning and Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She also is Physics Research faculty at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has a PhD in Statistical Physics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. With support from several companies, cities and foundations from around the world, her research team develops computational models to analyze digital traces to estimate the demand on urban infrastructure in relation to energy and mobility. Examples include: traffic gridlocks and the integration of electric vehicles in the power grid, policy of solar energy adoption, and habits in spending behavior. Her research has been published in leading journals such as Science, PNAS, Nature and Physical Review Letters.