70 Years of Coordinated Science Laboratory: Research Journey to Remember


In this talk, we will transport ourselves to the beginnings of the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) and show through the evolution of CSL research over the 70 years how CSL faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff were, are and will be always standing at the forefront of many computing innovations and fundamental breakthroughs, driving and contributing to many solutions of major scientific, information, technological, and societal challenges.


Klara Nahrstedt is the Grainger Chair in Engineering Professor in the Computer Science Department, and Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are directed toward end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) and resource management in large scale multi-modal distributed systems and networks such as tel-immersive systems, video 360 systems, Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems, and real-time security and privacy in cyber-physical systems. She is the recipient of the IEEE Communication Society Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, University Scholar, Humboldt Research Award, IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award, Piloty Prize, and Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award. Klara Nahrstedt received her Diploma in Mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in 1985. In 1995 she received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Computer and Information Science. She is ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, and Member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina Society).