Walter Okitsu, M.S.

Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

5731 Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593

Phone: 213-342-1208


B.S., (1994), California State Los Angeles – Civil Engineering
M.S., (1981), University of California Berkeley – Transportation Engineering
B.S., (1979), University of California Los Angeles – Computer Science


Walter Okitsu is the co-founder of KOA Corporation, a traffic engineering and transportation planning consulting firm. Founded in 1987, KOA Corporation is one of the leading traffic engineering and transportation planning and design firms in California. Okitsu was the inaugural awardee of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Western District Individual Achievement Award in 1998. At UCLA, Okitsu teaches Civil and Environmental Engineering 181: Traffic Engineering Systems where he aims to instill in students a full understanding of traffic and transportation engineering.