A Roadmap of Innovations

In its more than 65 years, CSL has made major contributions in a variety of fields. Here are some landmark achievements:

  • An Emmy Award for inventing the flat-panel, plasma display monitor
  • PLATO, the first computer-assisted instructional program in the world
  • The electric vacuum gyroscope, making it possible for nuclear submarines to navigate the world while submerged for months
  • Innovative universal receivers for CDMA communications
  • The Secret Sharing System to protect information from inadvertent damage and covert tampering
  • The first multiprocessor using microprocessors
  • The first binaural hearing aid
  • The linear approach to estimating the 3-D motion of objects from a sequence of 2-D images
  • Massively increased efficiency of image reconstruction from medical scanners by a factor of 20 to 1000
  • First to create a technique for the building and testing of reliable circuits
  • First to apply signal processing to optical fiber communication systems

Traveling to CSL

Find driving directions, parking, and maps of campus buildings to make your visit run smoothly.

Start here

65 years of Science

In 2016, the CSL celebrated 65 years of landmark accomplishments. 

Learn More