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).


August 16, 2010

Tomas Gerlich, CTS IGERT Fellow, will present a seminar entitled "Localization Methods in Challenging Environments" at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1000 SEO

Articles sited:
1) Hightower, J. and Borriello G. Location Systems for Ubiquitous Computing. Computer, vol. 34 (8), August 2001, pp. 57-66. (This paper is a survey paper of existing technologies and an electronic version of this paper is attached.)

2) Lee Y., Suh Y., and Shibasaki R. A simulation system for GNSS multipath mitigation using spatial statistical methods. Computers & Geosciences, vol. 34, 2008. pp. 1579-1609.

3) Mezentsev O., Lu Y., Lachapelle G., Klukas R. Vehicular Navigation in Urban Canyons Using a High Sensitivity GPS Receiver Augmented with a Low Cost Rate Gyro. Proceedings of GPS2002 (Session E1, Portland, OR, 24-27 September), The Institute of Navigation, 363-369.

4) LaMarca Anthony et al., Place Lab: Device Positioning Using Radio Beacons in the Wild. In Proceedings of Pervasive 2005, Munich, Germany.

As navigation and location-based services are becoming the new standard way of using computing devices for many people around the world it is important that they work correctly in the areas where they are needed the most. These areas are typically situated in very challenging environments such as in so called Urban Canyons with tall buildings where GPS works poorly or indoors where localization accuracy is typically very limited.

This talk will focus on methods for improving GPS accuracy in Urban Canyons and current localization technologies will be discussed.

Tomas joined the PhD program at UIC in the Fall of 2009. He is an IGERT Fellow and a student in the Department of Computer Science. He is a member of the BITS Networked Systems Laboratory where he works under the guidance of his advisor Dr. Jakob Eriksson and co-advisor Dr. Peter Nelson. His research interests include GPS Localization, Wireless Networking, and Artificial Intelligence.