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).
October 12, 2011
Dr. Marco Nie, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University will present a seminar entitled "Markets for Tradable Mobility Rights" at 4:00 p.m. in Rm 1047 ERF.
In this research, I will describe artificial markets for tradable mobility rights, which were recently proposed as a new travel demand management instrument. Similar markets have been used in the area of environmental protection for years, e.g. tradable pollution permits and cap-and-trade scheme for greenhouse gas emission. In a market for mobility rights, travelers need to pay a certain amount of mobility credits in order to access part (or all) of the transportation network. They would initially receive certain amount of mobility credits and trade with each other through negotiation to fulfill their mobility needs. The talk will explain, based on simple economic models, (1) how the market-based solution works under the ideal conditions; (2) the role of government; (3) the impacts of imperfect conditions such as market frictions; (4) why the same market mechanism might work differently for congestion management and for environment protection.
Yu (Marco) Nie is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. Dr. Nie received his B. S. in Structural Engineering from Tsinghua University and his PhD from UC Davis. Dr. Nie's research covers a variety of topics in the areas of transportation systems analysis, traffic simulation and traffic flow theory. He is a member of the TRB committee on Transportation Network Modeling (ADB30), TRB committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (AHB45) and the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal of Transportation Research Part B. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, US-DOT and Illinois DOT.