News Stories

MIchael Bailey

Researchers discover "skill squatting" can hijack Amazon Alexa

09/19/2018 - 09:15   CSL and ECE Associate Professor Michael Bailey and Adam Bates, an assistant professor in computer science, have helped identify homophones and mistakes in voice processing that could be used to phish Amazon Alexa users.
Farzad Kamalabadi

Kamalabadi receives award to help NASA improve telescope resolution

09/13/2018 - 11:30   NASA has tapped CSL professor Farzad Kamalabadi to help with efforts to develop smaller spacecraft at a lower cost.
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Illinois team looks to robots, not chemicals, for weed-free crops in the future

09/12/2018 - 13:15   University of Illinois researchers are working to remove farmer reliance on chemicals to destroy weeds through the use of robots.
Sewoong Oh

Improving future statistical analysis for researchers and students

09/07/2018 - 09:00   A recently funded grant could change how researchers in multiple disciplines measure statistics.
Mingu Kang

High risk research results in reward for former CSL student

08/30/2018 - 14:30   Former CSL student Mingu Kang will receive the CSL Ph.D. Thesis award this month for his dissertation “Deep In-memory Computing” for realizing energy and latency efficient machine learning systems in silicon.
Wen-Mei Hwu

Hwu named acting head of ECE Department

08/24/2018 - 11:30   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering announced today that Prof. Wen-Mei W Hwu will serve as acting head of its top-ranked Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
William Sanders

Sanders named interim director of DPI

08/24/2018 - 11:15   William H Sanders has been named interim director of the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), a new world-class innovation center led by the U of I System.
Deming Chen

Chen’s Inspirit IoT startup making waves in industry, academia

08/21/2018 - 10:45   Inspirit IoT, a startup company co-founded by CSL's Deming Chen to advance smart sound and smart vision applications, recently secured late-seed funding from Beijing-based Senscape Technologies.
Sheng Shen

University of Illinois researchers develop method to cancel noise without ear-blocking headphones

08/20/2018 - 09:15   Disruptive noise is almost everywhere, from people talking in the office corridor to road construction down the street to the neighbor’s lawn mower. Research being conducted at the University of Illinois’ Coordinated Science Laboratory is looking to improve this noisy frustration.
Narenda Ahuja

CSL Professor Awarded Honorary Degree

08/15/2018 - 14:30   Over the summer Coordinated Science Lab (CSL) Professor Narendra Ahuja was awarded the honorary Doctor of the University honoris causa from the University of York in the United Kingdom.
Jennifer Bernhard

President's Executive Leadership Program Fellow

08/15/2018 - 14:00   Out of more than 60 nominations from across the three Illinois universities in the system, CSL professor Jennifer Bernhard has been announced as one of the 2018-19 President's Executive Leadership (PELP) Fellows.
Yi Lu

Lu wins 2018 sigmetrics Test-Of-Time award

08/07/2018 - 15:30   CSL Associate Professor Yi Lu was awarded the 2018 ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award for her group's work "Counter braids: a novel counter architecture for per-flow measurement."

Illinois to lead $8.3 million initiative to design energy-efficient computing for autonomous platforms

07/26/2018 - 12:30   The team will develop novel computing technologies that addresses the needs of autonomous sensory platforms that make mission-critical decisions in real-time, within strict thermal limits and while withstanding high-radiation space environments.
Naresh Shanbhag

University of Illinois, Micron enhance speed and battery life of mobile, IoT devices with deep in-memory architecture

07/25/2018 - 10:15   The research team, led by University of Illinois Professor Naresh Shanbhag, recently won a best paper at the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS) for work that applies DIMA to NAND flash, a solid-state memory.
R. Srikant

Srikant recognized with IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award

07/24/2018 - 15:15   CSL Professor R. Srikant, who conducts research at the Coordinated Science Lab, was recently awarded the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award "for contributions to congestion control and scheduling in computer communication networks."
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Illinois receives $1.5 million to lower cost, improve viability of DNA data storage

07/17/2018 - 13:30   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is undertaking a $1.5 million effort to produce new DNA-based storage nanoscale devices using chimeric DNA, a hybrid molecule made from two different sources.
Ryan Corey

CSL graduate student receives Microsoft grant for work on augmented listening tech

07/17/2018 - 10:30   Corey was recently awarded a 2018 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant, one of 11 recipients selected from nearly 200 applicants, to develop devices and algorithms that will enhance audio signals in noisy environments.

Illinois' crop-counting robot earns top recognition at leading robotics conference

07/10/2018 - 10:00   A robot developed by the University of Illinois to find genes that produce high-yielding, hardy traits in crop plants' DNA was recognized by the best systems paper award at Robotics: Science and Systems, the preeminent robotics conference held last week in Pittsburgh.

Infographic: Changing the Future of Cognitive Computing with C3SR

06/22/2018 - 17:15   IBM is in partnership with CSL and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign research group - The Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR). Together, they are working on solutions that will help accelerate innovation in the world of cognitive computing.

IFP team takes first in international human parsing contest

06/20/2018 - 16:30   The winning team consists of members from Illinois, Beijing Jiaotong University, and IBM as part of the research efforts sponsored IBM-ILLINOIS Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR), a multi-year collaboration based at CSL.