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).


October 27, 2009

Please join CTS-IGERT in welcoming Dr. Rahim F. Benekohal who will present a seminar entitled, "Computational Intelligence in Optimizing oversaturated Traffic Signal Networks"

Download: "Computational Intelligence in Optimizing oversaturated Traffic Signal Networks"

on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 11:00 - 12:30, Room 1000 SEO.


Traffic signal coordination plays a significant role in reducing congestion and improving capacity utilization of street network systems. Real time traffic management has a great potential for optimal operation of intersection networks, yet its use is limited. It requires not only the infrastructure to gather the data, but more importantly the appropriate knowledge and techniques to utilize the information wisely. Computational intelligence has been used to develop such smart techniques as well as in understanding the consequences of control strategies. This presentation discusses the issues in signal optimization in networks of oversaturated intersections and computational issues in real-time traffic control. Then it presents the findings when genetic algorithms and evolution strategies are used in finding optimal solutions for oversaturated intersections. The decision space for even a small network becomes very large (in the order of 5.6x1050) for even a small network, and requires an intelligent search technique instead of exhaustive one. Effects of population size and selection pressure on fitness values were examined by incorporating ES or GAs with the micro-simulation package.


Dr. Benekohal is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Benekohalís area of expertise is in traffic operations, modeling, simulation, capacity analysis, and transportation systems evaluation. He has published over 200 articles and reports in these fields. He won the Arthur M. Wellington Prize for the best paper in Transportation from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 1993. He also received the Past Presidentís Award from Illinois Section of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) for exceptional service to the transportation profession in 1998. Dr. Benekohal is the director of the Annual Illinois Traffic Engineering and Safety Conference. He is also Director of the Traffic Operations Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Dr. Benekohal is Co-Director of NEXTRANS the Region 5 University Transportation Center. He is an Honorary Professor of civil engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Dr. Benekohal is active in professional organizations such as TRB, ASCE, ITE, and ITS.

To learn more about Dr. Benekohal's research, please see: http://cee.illinois.edu/node/94