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

Alejandro Blei

ablei2@uic.edu

Department of Urban Planning and Policy
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Personal webpage

M.U.P. New York University, 2008
B.A. University of Michigan, 2004
Areas of interest:
Research Interests: travel behavior, GPS data, travel surveys, accessibility, GIS, transportation policy, urban dynamics and urban expansion.
 
Alejandro is a PhD student in the Department of Urban Planning and Policy specializing in urban transportation. Most recently, he formed part of a team that used satellite imagery and historical maps to document global urban expansion over a 200 year period. Their findings were published as the Atlas of Urban Expansion. As an IGERT fellow he is shifting his focus from the macro to the micro level. Using GPS travel survey data, he seeks to understand how spatio-temporal analyses of travel behavior can inform individual decision making as well as planning and policy decisions. He has also worked as a transit planner in New York and Chicago.
 
Publications

Blei, A.M. 2012a. Local and global variation in commute behavior: evidence of scale effects and lessons for theory and practice. Accepted conference paper, TRB 2013 Annual Meeting.

Angel, S., J. Parent, D.L. Civco, and A.M. Blei. 2012b. Atlas of urban expansion. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Angel, S., J. Parent, D.L. Civco, and A.M. Blei. 2011a. Making room for a planet of cities. Policy Focus Report. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.