CTS Events
SEMINAR
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

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SEMINAR
November 7, 2012

Mr. Thomas Murtha, CMAP, will address the CTS-IGERT community at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1127 SEO.

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SEMINAR
October 24, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bo Zou, CME, on Wednesday, October 24th, Room 1127 SEO, 4:00 p.m.

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CTS Happenings
September 25, 2012

Award Received by Joshua Auld, CTS-IGERT alumnus.

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April 20, 2012

Congratulations to James Biagioni, CTS Fellow and CS PhD candidate, winner of the Dean's Scholar award.

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January 2, 2012

James Biagioni, CTS Fellow, receives "Best Presentation Award" at SenSys2011

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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).

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April 25, 2012

Dr. Eyal Amir
Co-Founding Executive Officer of FasPark
Professor of Computer Science, UIUC
4:00 p.m., Room 1127 SEO
"FasPark: Dynamic Street-Parking Availability"


Abstract:
Finding parking is a known and painful problem for city residents. Demand for street parking spots comes from residents looking for overnight parking and visitors looking for an evening or short-term parking. Presently, drivers looking for parking need to circle blocks and guess where there might be an open parking spot. FasPark is a mobile technology that predicts availability of parking per street segment and is deployed in Chicago (http://faspark.com). Unlike sensor-based technologies, it is deployed for both free, permit, and metered parking spots, saving users over 50% of their search time, thus reducing pollution, aggravation, and missed meetings. For local businesses’ perspective, FasPark’s technology improves the revenue of merchants and restaurateurs. In this talk I will describe FasPark and its development from early experiments to a reliable city-award-winner service. I will also describe the business environment for FasPark.

Biography
Eyal Amir is the co-founding CEO of FasPark, and a tenured Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His academic research focuses on AI, specifically computational reasoning, learning, and decision making with logical and probabilistic knowledge. Before joining UIUC in 2004 he was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, having received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mathematics and computer science from Bar-Ilan University, Israel in 1992 and 1994, respectively. From 1990 to 1995 Eyal was an officer at the Israeli Defense Forces. Eyal is a recipient of a number of awards for his academic research. Among those, he was chosen by IEEE as one of the "10 to watch in AI" (2006), and awarded the Arthur L. Samuel award for best Computer Science Ph.D. thesis (2001-2002) at Stanford University.