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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IGERT FELLOW

Piotr Szczurek

sczcurpi ( @ )lewisu.edu

Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering
Personal webpage
  • B.S. Computer Science
Areas of interest:
Semantic location awareness
 

Piotr Szczurek has completed his PhD and has accepted a position as Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Lewis University. Please see his website:


http://www.cs.lewisu.edu/~szczurpi/

Congratulations, Piotr!


I am a PhD student at University of Illinois at Chicago in the Computer Science department. My current research focus is on semantic location awareness and its application to context-aware computing. Additionally, I am interested in developing techniques for automating travel surveys for use in travel demand models. I also have side interests in the areas of computer vision and artificial intelligence. I have received my B.S. degree in Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005. My advisor is Professor Ouri Wolfson. Prior to joining the IGERT program, I have worked as an engineer for the telecommunication company Tellabs.
 
Publications

Biagioni, J.P., Szczurek P. M, Nelson P.C., and Mohammadian A. (January 2009). Tour -Based Mode Choice Modeling: Using an Ensemble of Condintional and Unconditional Data Mining Classifiers, In Proceedings of the 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, (DVD), Washington, D.C.

Zhong T., Xu B., Szczurek P., and Wolfson O. (2008). TRAFFICINFO: An Algorithm for VANET Dissemination of Real-time Traffic information. In the Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems. New York, NY.

Szczurek P., Xu B., Lin J., Wolfson O. (2009). Machine Learning Approach to Report Prioritization with an Application to Travel Time Dissemination. In the Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS 2009) November 3. Seattle, Washington.

Presentations

Biagioni, J.P., Szczurek P. M, Nelson P.C., and Mohammadian A. (January 2009). Tour -Based Mode Choice Modeling: Using an Ensemble of Condintional and Unconditional Data Mining Classifiers, In Proceedings of the 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, (DVD), Washington, D.C.

Zhong T., Xu B., Szczurek P., and Wolfson O. (2008). TRAFFICINFO: An Algorithm for VANET Dissemination of Real-time Traffic information. In the Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems. New York, NY.

IGERT Colloquium - April 4, 2007; March 31, 2008; September 22, 2009; February 19, 2009

International Experience Highlights

At the end of April, 2008, Piotr Szczurek travelled to the Technische Universitšt Braunschweig in Germany. There, he met with Professor Lars Wolf at the Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks to discuss the Environmental Monitoring in Metropolitan Areas (EMMA) project. This project involved using public transportation vehicles as probes for real-time monitoring of pollution levels. Due to the use of peer-to-peer wireless communication protocols in the EMMA project, much of the involved work was related to Piotr's current research on travel time dissemination. Through conversations with the people involved in the project, Piotr's visit allowed for identification of common problems and opened the path for collaboration. This included exchanges of ideas on data aggregation and prioritization, tools that can be used for simulations, and city data for use in testing.