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Rakesh Kumar

Kumar Receives Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award at the House of Commons

04/30/2018 - 12:00   ECE and CSL Associate Professor Rakesh Kumar has been awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award, which is given to non-resident Indians for outstanding services, achievements, and contributions.

Prosthetic arms can provide controlled sensory feedback, study finds

04/27/2018 - 09:15   Aadeel Akhtar, an M.D./Ph.D. student and CSL alumnus at Illinois, developed a control algorithm to give prosthetic arm users reliable sensory feedback along with CSL & AE Prof. Timothy Bretl
Grace Gao

Grace Gao receives NSF CAREER award for UAV research

04/25/2018 - 14:15   Grace Gao will research autonomous systems, such as self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles, through the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.
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Three CSL faculty receive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grants

04/20/2018 - 07:30   Olgica Milenkovic, Idoia Ochoa, and Lav Varshney have received grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF.
Lara Waldrop

Waldrop and Qin awarded NSF grant to model hydrogen atoms in atmosphere

04/17/2018 - 09:00   CSL Assistant Professor Lara Waldrop's research team has been awarded a grant by the NSF for a proposal on modeling hydrogen atoms in the terrestrial atmosphere.
Prof. Vikram Adve

Adve, Team Awarded $5.6 Million to Streamline Complex Modern Software

04/16/2018 - 14:30   CSL Professor and Interim CS Department Head Vikram Adve will lead a five-year, $5.6 million effort to reduce the complexity and size of modern software systems, using his groundbreaking work creating the LLVM compiler infrastructure as part of the project.
Atmospheric waves

New atmospheric wave phenomenon observed after solar eclipse

04/11/2018 - 11:00   CSL Professor Jonathan J. Makela, his students, and others have discovered evidence of a "long hypothesized atmospheric phenomenon, a giant wave traveling thousands of miles triggered by the abrupt night of the eclipse."
Yih-Chun Hu

Hu builds defense against attacks on Internet of Things devices

04/02/2018 - 10:15   CSL Professor Yih-Chun Hu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, received an NSF grant to develop a technique to stop a type of cyberattack called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS).
Jennifer Bernhard

Bernhard becomes interim director of the Applied Research Institute

03/29/2018 - 13:30   Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Jennifer Bernhard has been named as the interim director of the Applied Research Institute (ARI) while continuing her current role as associate dean for research in the College of Engineering.
Girish Chowdhary, TerraSentia

Ag robot speeds data collection, analyses of crops as they grow

03/15/2018 - 14:00   Agricultural and biological engineering and CSL professor Girish Chowdhary is leading a team that includes crop scientists, computer scientists and engineers in developing TerraSentia, a crop phenotyping robot.
William H Sanders

Senate hearing highlights grid defense

03/14/2018 - 11:15   On March 1, ECE ILLINOIS Department Head William H Sanders was part of a hearing in front of the U.S. Senate that advocated for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to stop issuing new cybersecurity standards to allow the electric industry to develop innovative defenses to vulnerable industrial control systems.
Rakesh Kumar

Kumar encourages India to have a more accepting approach to cryptocurrencies

03/07/2018 - 14:30   ECE and CSL Associate Professor Rakesh Kumar penned an opinion piece for The Statesman, noting how the combined value of cryptocurrencies recently broke past half a trillion dollars which is higher than the GDP of several top-20 world economies.
Andrew Miller and Ryan Pierce

Miller uses toxic waste data to help keep Zcash transactions secure

03/07/2018 - 10:15   CSL Professor Andrew Miller used measurements from radioactive decay to help secure Zcash, a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency.
William H Sanders

Sanders returns to DC to discuss cybersecurity

02/27/2018 - 13:15   The United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has invited William Sanders to testify at a full committee hearing on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 9 a.m. CST.
Rakesh Kumar

Kumar recognized for exemplary cooperation with students

02/27/2018 - 13:00   ECE Associate Professor and Coordinated Science Lab researcher Rakesh Kumar has been honored with the Stanley H. Pierce Faculty Award.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan's groundbreaking flight control system undergoes third round of testing

02/27/2018 - 11:45   CSL Professor Naira Hovakimyan is poised to enter into an unprecedented third round of flight tests using her L1 adaptive control system.
Wen-Mei Hwu

Hwu elected IEEE TCuARCH chair

02/20/2018 - 14:30   CSL Professor Wen-Mei W Hwu, AMD Jerry Sanders Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently elected the IEEE Technical Committee on Microprogramming and Microarchitecture (TCuARCH) Chair.
Petros Voulgaris

Voulgaris secures grant to develop fast, distributed optimization methods

02/19/2018 - 11:30   CSL Professor Petros Voulgaris has received a three-year collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation.
Lav Varshney

Researchers find tweeting in cities lower than expected

02/15/2018 - 16:00   CSL Professor Lav Varshney and his team studied tweeting behavior in urban communities, finding there is less tweeting per capita in larger cities.
Tim Bretl, Lui Sha, Sayan Mitra, and Wen-Mei Hwu

Four CSL faculty win College of Engineering faculty awards

02/15/2018 - 14:30   This year, the College of Engineering at Illinois list of faculty award recipients includes four CSL faculty members: Tim Bretl, Lui Sha, Sayan Mitra, and Wen-Mei Hwu.