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).


July 12, 2010

Joel Booth, CTS Fellow, will present a seminar entitled "Transportation Databases: A Brief Survey" on Monday, July 12,2010 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1000 SEO.

One article sited:
Author: Ralf Hartmut Gting, Victor Teixeira de Almeida and Zhiming Ding. Title: "Modeling and querying moving objects in networks". Journal: The VLDB Journal, Volume 15, Number 2 / June, 2006. http://www.springerlink.com/content/731k56656384jx24/

In this presentation I will introduce the notion of a transportation database and present a brief historical survey of such systems. I begin by identifying the key attributes of the transportation system, which in turn defines the requirements of the database model. I will then show the progression from very simple graph-based models through more and more advanced spatial, temporal, and moving objects models. Each step in the evolution provides a richer and more powerful representation of the transportation system as a whole. Topics include the data types, functions, predicates, models, and query languages needed in the transportation domain.

Because this is a survey, I will stick to the "big picture". Detailed references will be made available for those looking for more further information.

Joel Booth is a Ph.D. candidate, CTS IGERT Fellow and student in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests lie between multiple interrelated fields: natural language processing, semantic web, and databases. His dissertation research focuses on developing database models for transportation systems as well as natural language interfaces that facilitate their access by lay-users. He completed his B.A. in Computer Science at Kalamazoo College in 2005, and joined UIC in the fall of 2005.