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Student improves bioinformatics software to better analyze human DNA

01/21/2020 - 09:40   Human beings have around 10 trillion cells in their bodies, resulting in about 10 billion miles of DNA. CSL student Zachary Stephens is changing the way medical experts examine and analyze this vast amount of DNA in the human body.
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SEARCCH: Improving cybersecurity through collaboration

01/16/2020 - 09:01   Scientific breakthroughs take many different minds and ideas coming together. To further the field of cybersecurity research, ITI’s Tim Yardley is establishing a Sharing Expertise and Artifacts for Reuse through Cybersecurity Community Hub (SEARCCH).
Rakesh Kumar receiving his award in Beijing on January 13.

Kumar receives Ten-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award

01/14/2020 - 11:19   In 2010, a CSL assistant professor formed a hypothesis based on one proposed by another CSL professor. The result is a paper now recognized as the most influential of the decade in design automation research.
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Varshney featured in "The Age of AI," a YouTube original series

01/13/2020 - 09:53   CSL Assistant Professor Lav R Varshney is featured in a new YouTube Originals series “The Age of A.I.”, hosted by Robert Downey Jr. Varshney shares his expertise in how AI can build a better human.
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CSL professor Tamer Başar awarded honorary doctorate from KTH Royal Institute of Technology

01/03/2020 - 08:45   Basar received an honorary doctorate for his contributions to KTH Royal Institute of Technology research collaborations.
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Top 5 CSL stories of 2019

12/29/2019 - 10:56   CSL had another great year in 2019. While there were many accomplishments to be proud of, new innovations and medical research were the two most popular topics for our readers. Here are the top five CSL news stories of 2019, based on how many clicks each got on the CSL website.
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CSL researchers launch a new institute to use data science to improve decision-making of dynamical systems

12/19/2019 - 11:35   iDS2 will bring together researchers from across campus to develop new foundational principles, which will allow for better decision-making within dynamical systems, such as smart cities or autonomous vehicles.
Project lead Natasha Mamaril, left, Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research director, joins co-project lead Jennifer Bernhard, Director of the Applied Research Institute and former Associate Dean for Research at Grainger Engineering.

Clare Boothe Luce grant to support women undergraduate researchers in science, math, and engineering

12/18/2019 - 11:03   The Henry Luce Foundation Clare Boothe Luce Program has awarded the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Grainger College of Engineering a $296,850 grant to support a total of 24 women undergraduate researchers.
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Illinois ECE tech start-up launches new app; simplifies decision making

12/18/2019 - 01:00   Illinois tech start-up Converge has launched a new application that helps groups make decisions, gets to know your preferences, and offers more personalized recommendations.
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CSL student leads research team to explore parallels between human brain and machine

12/17/2019 - 08:39   CSL student Noyan Sevuktekin, along with CSL's Andrew Singer, Lav Varshney, and Pavan K. Hanumolu, delve into encoding information in the timing, rather than the amplitude, of its information-bearing signals.
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CSL/ITI professor receives an additional $4M from NSF for cybersecurity scholarships

12/13/2019 - 14:00   There are nowhere near enough qualified cybersecurity professionals to meet the nation’s needs —the Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP) seeks to help fill the gap.
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Kamalabadi leads $4.4 million NSF award to develop distributed space telescope

12/10/2019 - 09:10   Kamalabadi leads a multi-university project, called a "transformative technological approach" by NSF, to develop a telescope that will provide unprecedented resolution for space imaging.
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CSL Director on team receiving $1.2M NSF grant to develop pioneering system for 360-degree video creation and delivery

12/03/2019 - 15:45   A team of researchers including CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt has been awarded a $1.2M grant from NSF to develop a revolutionary new system, called mi360World, for creating, delivering and navigating 360 videos.
Klara Nahrstedt, photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Director Nahrstedt, Professor Alleyne among eight 2019 AAAS Fellows from Illinois

11/26/2019 - 14:20   CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt and Professor Andrew Alleyne were among the eight University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professors elected to 2019 class of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Huang among eight Illinois researchers who rank among world’s most influential

11/25/2019 - 09:34   CSL Professor Thomas Huang is among eight Illinois researchers who have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list.
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Hwu extends GPU principles in general parallel computing applications

11/21/2019 - 09:47   The computations of modern hardware are so complex that it requires multiple processors to parallelize the task that is being performed. According to an article from Built In, Nvidia approached CSL Professor Wen-mei Hwu to help extend their designs with GPUs into general parallel computing applications.
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CSL postdoc receives best paper award for GPU work with 3D stencils

11/19/2019 - 10:19   CSL student Omer Anjum recently wrote a paper about his work on high-order stencils which outlines a method of reusing data inside a GPU to improve bandwidth. The paper received a “Best Paper Award” at the International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications.
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CSL researchers develop tools to aid in Alzheimer's diagnosis and prognosis

11/11/2019 - 14:49   Alzheimer’s Disease has long stumped the medical community. Even now, researchers aren’t sure how it evolves or who is at risk for developing it. A team of CSL researchers is working to create tools that could help improve the diagnosis of the illness and produce more accurate prognoses.
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CSL Alum Codes the Future of Autonomous Technology

11/07/2019 - 11:44   Catch up with CSL alumni Thiago Marinho, and learn about his position with Waymo.
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Amato participates in national security commission on artificial intelligence panel

10/31/2019 - 16:20   Nancy M. Amato, Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering, CSL professor and head of the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, participated in a panel discussion of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) in Washington, DC on September 26.