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Deming Chen (left) and Wen-mei Hwu

Illinois named Xilinx Center of Excellence

06/03/2020 - 11:10   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been named a Xilinx Center of Excellence for Adaptive Computing. The designation comes with a significant donation and includes a large number of high-end adaptive compute acceleration platforms.
The patch on a person's neck.

Illinois, Northwestern team up to track COVID-19 symptoms, disease progression

06/01/2020 - 11:55   CSL researchers are partnering with Northwestern to collect data on COVID-19 patients and healthcare professionals and analyze that data to make it useful as part of a newly funded grant.
Hands typing on a laptop.

Internships in the COVID-era

05/29/2020 - 10:44   CSL students are finding out what internships look like during a global pandemic as they undergo a variety of experiences this summer.
Sujan Gonugondla

Celebrating our graduates: Sujan Gonugondla, Ph.D. to Amazon

05/28/2020 - 09:01   A celebratory send-off to our graduate, Sujan Gonugondla.
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CSL professor contributes to aircraft control research

05/27/2020 - 15:19   CSL Professor Sayan Mitra is working with industrial collaborators to develop an algorithm to test and certify software for certain aircraft control systems.
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CSL professor explores the limits of AI

05/26/2020 - 09:23   In 2019, the CEO of Nvidia declared that Moore’s Law, the idea that the number of transistors in a computer’s circuit would double every couple of years, was dead – transistors could no longer increase in density.
Sarita Adve

CSL's Adve among faculty honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction

05/22/2020 - 10:16   CSL's Sarita Adve received a Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring.
Wyatt McAllister

Celebrating our graduates: Wyatt McAllister, Ph.D.

05/21/2020 - 10:02   A celebratory send-off to our graduate, Wyatt McAllister.
Saurabh Jha

CSL student earns 2020 IBM PhD Fellowship Award

05/19/2020 - 16:24   This year, CSL’s Saurabh Jha has been selected as just one of 24 nominees to have earned the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award.
A scan of a mouse brain.

CSL students’ paper selected for international reproducibility competition

05/18/2020 - 15:08   Each year, computing teams from around the world gather to try to replicate the results of a carefully selected research paper. This year, the selected paper was written by two CSL students.
An explanation of code Zhang wrote as part of his coursework.

Celebrating our graduates: Carl Zhang on to Stanford

05/14/2020 - 11:11   A celebratory send-off to our graduate, Haoyang "Carl" Zhang.
Girish Joshi and his daughter.

Celebrating our graduates: Girish Joshi, Ph.D.

05/07/2020 - 16:04   A celebratory send-off to our graduate Girish Joshi.
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CSL graduate students work to overcome DNA storage challenges

05/06/2020 - 11:34   The world has a growing surplus of data. The key to storing this vast digital information may lie in the carrier of the genetic code – DNA. Two CSL graduate students, Kasra Tabatabaei and Chao Pan, are working to overcome current challenges through “DNA punch cards” and a new chimeric-DNA methodology.
Girish Chowdhary

Chowdhary group uses AI to improve stability of autonomous aircraft

05/05/2020 - 14:12   CSL student Girish Joshi and his adviser, CSL Assistant Professor Girish Chowdhary, are working to improve the stability of autonomous aircraft in their new project, funded by Sandia.
Rain has caused flooding in a field resulting in excess water running into ditches, carrying nutrients with it.

CSL student uses AI to tackle overuse of fertilizer on crops

05/04/2020 - 10:53   AI research being done in the group of CSL professor Naira Hovakimyan has just received high-profile attention for making important progress towards a solution for the infamous "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico.
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk

CSL/ADSC researchers on team working to bolster critical system defense

05/01/2020 - 14:41   It is fairly common knowledge that technology people use daily such as cell phones, laptops, and tablets, could be susceptible to a cyberattack. A lesser known threat is that the power grid, water treatment plants, and other daily-use systems, are also susceptible. CSL and ADSC are working on a project to bolster the defense of such critical systems.
Carolyn Beck

Q&A with epidemic-modeling expert Carolyn Beck

04/30/2020 - 10:46   For many years, CSL faculty member Carolyn Beck has been building mathematical models to predict how epidemics spread through populations, and her research has gained renewed relevance in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Thomas Huang

Remembering Thomas Huang, Maybelle Leland Swanlund Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering

04/29/2020 - 15:45   Thomas S Huang, a pioneering researcher and influential teacher died April 25, 2020, at the age of 83. In his long career as a professor of electrical and computer engineering, Huang was ranked among the world’s most influential researchers and mentored more than 100 students.
Sarita Adve

CSL faculty member elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

04/28/2020 - 09:20   CSL's Sarita V. Adve is one of two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professors to have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation.
A diagram of how a hacker could use data retrieved from smart shoes to determine a building's layout.

CSL researchers demonstrate IoT privacy concerns with ShoesHacker

04/24/2020 - 14:51   While they may have many applications, CSL researchers show the potential risks in the newly developing technology of smart shoes.