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).


September 29, 2009

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jie Lin, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, UIC, on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 11:00 - 12:00 noon, Room 1000 SEO.

Download: "Probe based Arterial Travel Time Estimation and Prediction - A Case Study of Using Chicago Transit Authority Bus Fleet as Probes"

Dr. Lin will present a seminar entitled "Probe based Arterial Travel Time Estimation and Prediction - A Case Study of Using Chicago Transit Authority Bus Fleet as Probes"

Abstract: In this talk, I will first give an overview of the recent development in travel time estimation and prediction especially with use of real-time traffic information in the transportation literature. Then I will proceed to focus on probe based travel time estimation and prediction methods and present a recent case study of utilizing CTA bus fleet as probes for arterial travel time estimation and prediction.

The feasibility of such an application largely depends on (a) that there exist quantifiable relationships between bus traffic and general vehicle traffic and (b) that infrequent bus travel observations (constrained by the scheduled bus headway and route configuration) are sufficiently sensitive to infer real-time general vehicle traffic conditions. In this talk a generic framework of real-time urban travel time estimation will be described first, followed by a field study in which real-time bus travel information is available and a simulation study which examines the impact of passenger demand on the performance of the proposed framework. The study findings provide insights to the feasibility of a real bus probe application in an urban traffic environment, which is distinctively different from highways. Future research directions will be discussed at the end of the talk.

Biography: Dr. Jie (Jane) Lin is an associate professor of transportation studies in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy (IESP) at UIC. Lin is a member of the editorial board of Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, and a member and paper review co-chair of the Transportation and Air Quality Committee (ADC20) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Linís research interests cover various aspects of transportation sustainability with a strong focus on data analysis and modeling. She was a recipient of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) Dissertation Award in 2001 and the UIC College of Engineering Faculty Research Award in 2006 and 2009. Dr. Lin received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from University of California, Davis, and B.S. in civil engineering (and dual degree in computer science) from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment before joining UIC in 2003.

To learn more about Dr. Lin, please see: https://www.uic.edu/depts/cme/people/faculty/janelin.html