CTS Events
November 14, 2012

Dr. Nebiyou Tilahun, UPP, presents a seminar entitled "An agent based model of origin destination estimation (ADOBE)" Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00 pm in Rm 1127 SEO


November 7, 2012

Mr. Thomas Murtha, CMAP, will address the CTS-IGERT community at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1127 SEO.


October 24, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bo Zou, CME, on Wednesday, October 24th, Room 1127 SEO, 4:00 p.m.


CTS Happenings
September 25, 2012

Award Received by Joshua Auld, CTS-IGERT alumnus.


April 20, 2012

Congratulations to James Biagioni, CTS Fellow and CS PhD candidate, winner of the Dean's Scholar award.


January 2, 2012

James Biagioni, CTS Fellow, receives "Best Presentation Award" at SenSys2011


July 30, 2010

Dr. Ouri Wolfson, Dr. Phillip Yu, and Leon Stenneth, CS student and CTS Associate, recently had a paper accepted to the 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2010).


How to Apply

[Also see the Resources section of our website for more information.]

Click here to download the CTS application and instructions
(.pdf format, Adobe Reader required)

Due to NSF restrictions, US citizenship or permanent residency is required for all IGERT Fellows. International students interested in the CTS program should contact the IGERT Program Coordinator to inquire about IGERT Associate positions.

IGERT fellows must also concurrently apply to (or already be accepted into) a participating UIC Ph.D. program in one of the following departments:

  • Computer Science
  • Urban Planning and Policy
  • Civil and Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Information and Decision Sciences (or Business Administration)

Please be advised that CTS IGERT applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, deadlines for the traditional Ph.D. programs vary:

For business programs (including Management Information Systems, Business Administration): January 1

For engineering programs (including Civil & Materials Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering): May 15 (though January 1 recommended for full financial aid consideration in Computer Science)

For urban planning: January 1

If the deadline for your desired department has passed, please contact the CTS IGERT Program Coordinator.

For Students already enrolled in a UIC Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Students currently enrolled in a doctoral program in one of the departments listed above should submit a resume, transcript, a brief summary of current research and research interests and the short IGERT application. Newly accepted Ph.D. candidates who are interested in a future fellowship with the IGERT program are encouraged to send their application materials as soon as possible.

For students not enrolled in UIC Ph.D. Program

Students looking to enroll in Ph.D. Programs in the departments listed above must apply normally according to the guidelines within their chosen department. Students should indicate in their departmental application letters that they are interested in joining the IGERT joint program. Alongside departmental applications, students must send a resume, most recent transcripts and 1 page proposal detailing interest in the IGERT interdisciplinary program. This proposal should include research interests and summary of previous research. Application deadlines fall within due dates of chosen department.


Please direct all materials and questions to the IGERT Program Coordinator.