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.
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).
February 22, 2010
CTS-IGERT welcomes Dr. Milos Zefran, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIC. Dr. Zefran presents a seminar entitled "Feedback Control and Autonomous Driving" on Monday, February 22nd at 4:00 pm, Room 1000 SEO.
Engine control, braking systems, and cruise control are all examples of applications of feedback control to automotive systems. After reviewing some basic concepts in feedback control I will discuss its role in autonomous and cooperative driving. Both continuous and discrete (symbolic) variables are needed to describe such systems. They can be thus modeled as hybrid systems, with the continuous dynamics governed by differential equations and the evolution of discrete variables by finite-state automata. Some open problems in design and control of hybrid systems will be reviewed followed by a discussion of our work on optimizing the performance of hybrid systems. In general, optimal control of hybrid systems results in a combinatorial optimization problem. I will show that for switched systems - an important subclass of hybrid systems - the combinatorial aspect of the optimal control problem can be eliminated. Numerical methods for computing optimal solutions will be briefly discussed, followed by an application to control of autonomous wheeled robots.
Dr. Milos Zefran completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he also received a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering. He received a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and 1996, respectively. From 1997 to 1999 he was a NSF Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, after which he joined the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Since 1999 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests are in robotics and control with applications to medical training, rehabilitation, and sensor networks. He received the NSF Career Award in 2000 and is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Feedback Control and Autonomous Driving