News Stories

Tandy Warnow

Linguistics paper co-authored by Warnow settled key questions, honored for its influence

06/25/2019 - 08:40   When Tandy Warnow and historical linguist Donald Ringe met in 1994 as faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania, the evolution of Indo-European languages was not well understood. Their research is now being rewarded.
Observing an understanding octopus behavior will be a key aspect of this research.

CSL Professors win MURI Award to build Cyberoctopus

06/24/2019 - 09:26   A “cyberoctopus” may sound like a superhero, but it is actually the focus of the recently announced MURI award led by CSL’s Girish Chowdhary. The multi-million dollar project is looking to advance the frontiers of AI, control, and robotics, by learning from the brain and body of octopuses and other cephalopods.
Campbell Research Group 2016

After 43 years, Roy Campbell retires, but legacy of innovation, leadership will remain

06/21/2019 - 09:21   For nearly half a century Roy Campbell has made an impact on students here at Illinois, and the computational world.
TE 401 students work on their prototypes

CSL students gain real research experience in class

06/20/2019 - 09:43   Students in TE 401: Develop Breakthrough Projects,work in teams to translate academic research into commercially viable technology listening technology to benefit the hearing impaired.
Yue Lu

Former CSL student takes lab experience to Harvard

06/12/2019 - 09:11   At Harvard University, crimson red dominates the campus. But when CSL alum Yue Lu, now the Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Applied Mathematics at Harvard, presents slides, he proudly flaunts Illini orange and blue instead.
Silicon wafer

CSL PhD student wins Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

06/06/2019 - 10:02   CSL PhD student Matthew J Tomei was recently awarded the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, a highly prestigious and competitive fellowship. This is the first Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2013.
Jean-Pierre Leburton

CSL professor receives Serendipity Award

06/06/2019 - 09:10   CSL professor Jean-Pierre Leburton was honored with the prestigious Collaborative Conference on Materials Research (CCMR) Serendipity Award this week at the group’s annual conference.
Chance Coats at the EuroSys Conference

CSL researchers add ‘time-travel’ feature to solid state drives to fight ransomware attacks

05/29/2019 - 10:15   One of the latest cyber threats involves hackers encrypting user files and then charging “ransom” to get them back. CSL students Chance Coats and Xiaohao Wang and Assistant Professor Jian Huang recently looked at how to use the commodity storage devices already in a computer, to save the files without having to pay the ransom.
Grace Gao

CSL professor receives Campus Distinguished Promotion Award

05/28/2019 - 14:45   Recently, more than 100 faculty received the exciting news that they would be promoted to either associate or full professor. For CSL’s Grace Gao, her promotion came with an additional achievement. Gao was one of seven new associate professors and three new professors recognized for a distinguished promotion.
Mannequin head with microphones.

CSL research team introduces unique wearable audio data set

05/13/2019 - 16:15   Researchers studying wearable listening technology now have a new data set to use, thanks to a CSL team. The new data is debuting at the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) this week.
Tara Mina

CSL student receives two national fellowships

05/08/2019 - 09:15   CSL graduate student Tara Mina was recently offered the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships for her research on GPS spoofing detection.
Klara Nahrstedt receiving her award.

CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt receives College of Engineering Faculty Award

04/30/2019 - 14:15   During the annual College of Engineering Faculty Awards Ceremony, CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt was honored with the Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award.
Kesh Kesadavas

CSL professor leads research to improve VR technology, train medical fields

04/26/2019 - 09:45   CSL Professor Kesh Kesadavas is working on improving virtual reality in a way that would cut development time in half and allow for realistic training of future medical professionals.
Chuchu Fan

CSL researchers work to guarantee system reliability

04/24/2019 - 09:45   It is said that the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. CSL graduate student Chuchu Fan and adviser Sayan Mitra are working to add power systems to that list in their Siebel Energy Institute-funded project, “A Formal Verification and Synthesis Tool for Safety Critical Power Grid Infrastructures and Cyber-physical Systems."

Illinois researchers sweeten “honeypot” to catch, blacklist hackers

04/22/2019 - 14:15   “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” - Sun Tzu. This quote inspired CSL student Phuong M. Cao and team to conduct research to understand how programs were being attacked. A paper about that research was recently accepted at a prestigious conference.
Andrew Alleyne

CSL professor works to improve maritime efficiency

04/16/2019 - 10:30   According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, more than 70 percent of internationally traded goods in the United States will be moved on water. Because it is such a large part of the economy, it must be done in the most efficient way. That is where CSL Professor Andrew Alleyne comes in.
Grainger College of Engineering

Illinois Engineering to become The Grainger College of Engineering—recognizing more than $300 million in support

04/15/2019 - 15:45   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering will become The Grainger College of Engineering, recognizing a new $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support.
DNA molecules being threaded.

New patent set to change the way we detect DNA and sources of diseases

04/10/2019 - 17:00   A new technology developed by CSL professor Jean-Pierre Leburton provides the technological ingredients for the development of nanoscale and personal medicine in the search for cancer cures.
National Robotics Week: AgBots

The AgBot Collaboration

04/09/2019 - 11:00   More than 10 departments from across the campus collaborated to make these agbots! More photos, video and the story behind the design.
Gul Agha

Agha shares research on wireless sensors used to monitor bridges and civil infrastructure

04/08/2019 - 09:15   CSL Professor Gul Agha was recently interviewed as part of Illinois Engineering's Illinois Innovators podcast.