02/07/2008 - 18:00 NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in gaming physics technology. AGEIA's PhysX software is widely adopted with more than 140 PhysX-based games shipping or in development on Sony Playstation3, Microsoft XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii and Gaming PCs. AGEIA physics software is pervasive with over 10,000 registered and active users of the PhysX SDK.
02/05/2008 - 18:00 Communications experts agree that next-generation optical communications will implement mature digital signal processing techniques to provide cost-effective voice, data, and video to the home via fiber. CSL researchers weigh in.
01/31/2008 - 18:00 llinois researcher David M. Nicol has been named the first recipient of the Distinguished Contributions Award, introduced in 2007 by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Simulation (SIGSIM). Nicol is a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the Information Trust Institute (ITI), and the Coordinated Science Laboratory.
UI researchers awarded Department of Defense grant to study affects of blast exposure on battlefield personnel01/07/2008 - 18:00 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will develop and test a modified battlefield helmet integrated with sensors to record the effects of blast injuries in real time. Using wireless communication, the data will be up-loadable to first responders using small cell phone-like devices to assess injury status.
11/30/2007 - 18:00 Coordinated Science Laboratory resident professor Thomas Huang, along with his team of students, received one of two 2007 DoCoMo USA Labs Innovative Paper Awards at the IEEE International conference on Image Processing this fall.
10/31/2007 - 19:00 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today announced a joint research endeavor with Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation that aims to enable commodity systems to make use of parallel computing techniques previously relegated to the realm of supercomputers. As a pioneer in parallel computing advances, Illinois is uniquely positioned to help usher in a new era of parallel computing for consumer systems that will enable drastically new applications for human-centric and environment-aware computing.
03/31/2007 - 19:00 Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are part of a pioneering new class this semester that’s preparing them to be leaders in the parallel computing revolution.
04/30/2006 - 19:00 The original ILLIAC computer, built by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1952, was the first computer in the world created and owned entirely by an educational institution. It weighed five tons and contained 2,800 vacuum tubes.
09/30/2005 - 19:00 The numbers are staggering. Employing more than a million people, the software industry in India has been growing at a rate of 32 percent annually for the past five years, said N.R. Narayana Murthy before a packed audience at the University of Illinois Auditorium. In addition, more than 70 percent of major U.S. tech companies rank India as their primary source for offshore work.
08/31/2005 - 19:00 N.R. Narayana Murthy, named by Time magazine in 2004 as one of the top 10 most influential leaders shaping technology, is coming to the University of Illinois campus September 14 to talk about the amazing success story of the Indian software industry.
01/31/2005 - 18:00 For more than 20 years, credit for the creation of public key cryptography went to Stanford professor Martin Hellman and two graduate students, Ralph Merkle and Whitfield Diffie.