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).


May 14, 2008

Dr. Pravin Varaiya, "TOPL: Tools for Operations Planning"

Dr. Pravin Varaiya
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: 1000 SEO, 851 S. Morgan St.

TOPL is a suite of software tools for specifying freeway operational improvement strategies such as ramp metering, and demand and incident management; and for quickly estimating the benefits of such improvements. TOPL is based on the macroscopic cell transmission model. The talk begins with applications to 40-mile long California freeways: I-880N/S, I-210W/E, and a small arterial. This is followed by a description of the TOPL infrastructure: network extraction from GIS maps, model calibration, and imputation of missing ramp data.

Pravin Varaiya is Nortel Networks Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1975 to 1992 he was also Professor of Economics at Berkeley. From 1994 to 1997 he was Director of the California PATH program. His research concerns communication networks, transportation, and hybrid systems.

Varaiya has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Miller Research Professorship. He has received two Honorary Doctorates, and the Field Medal and Bode Prize of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science. He is an editor of Transportation Research--C. He has co-authored three books and 300 technical papers. The second edition of High-Performance Communication Networks (with Jean Walrand) was published by Morgan-Kaufmann in 2000; "Structure and Interpretation of Signals and Systems" (with Edward Lee) was published in 2003 by Addison-Wesley.