News Stories

Apollo 11

Shanbhag recounts how ECE Alum's invention helped make Apollo 11 mission possible

07/19/2019 - 14:27   CSL professor Naresh Shanbhag recalls how ECE ILLINOIS distinguished alumnus Jack Kilby’s invention of the integrated circuit was a critical component of computers being placed on board the Apollo 11 spacecraft, helping make the mission possible and a success.
Xinke Deng

New filter enhances robot vision on 6D pose estimation

07/15/2019 - 13:20   Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements, such as a simple task on an assembly line, but they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an environment. A recent study was led by CSL researchers on 6D object pose estimation to develop a filter to give robots greater spatial perception so they can manipulate objects and navigate through space more accurately.
C.K. Gunsalus

Ethics Center teams up with AGU to address gender discrimination in science

07/09/2019 - 14:14   The National Center for Professional & Research Center in CSL is teaming up with the American Geophysical Union to launch The AGU Ethics and Equity Initiative: Catalyzing Cultural Change in the Sciences with New Resources and Tracking Tools.
Bruce Hajek

CSL professor looks to simplify data collection

07/09/2019 - 10:55   CSL Professor Bruce Hajek is trying to find an algorithm that would save time and money during data collection by limiting the amount of information that has to be gathered and also fill in the holes when data is scarce.
In-browser Cryptojacking Workflow

New research identifies malicious cryptojacking operations

06/27/2019 - 13:27   Three CSL professors were on a team that recently performed an internet-scale analysis of the new threat of cryptojacking.
Tandy Warnow

Linguistics paper co-authored by Warnow settled key questions, honored for its influence

06/25/2019 - 08:40   When Tandy Warnow and historical linguist Donald Ringe met in 1994 as faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania, the evolution of Indo-European languages was not well understood. Their research is now being rewarded.
Observing an understanding octopus behavior will be a key aspect of this research.

CSL Professors win MURI Award to build Cyberoctopus

06/24/2019 - 09:26   A “cyberoctopus” may sound like a superhero, but it is actually the focus of the recently announced MURI award led by CSL’s Girish Chowdhary. The multi-million dollar project is looking to advance the frontiers of AI, control, and robotics, by learning from the brain and body of octopuses and other cephalopods.
Campbell Research Group 2016

After 43 years, Roy Campbell retires, but legacy of innovation, leadership will remain

06/21/2019 - 09:21   For nearly half a century Roy Campbell has made an impact on students here at Illinois, and the computational world.
TE 401 students work on their prototypes

CSL students gain real research experience in class

06/20/2019 - 09:43   Students in TE 401: Develop Breakthrough Projects,work in teams to translate academic research into commercially viable technology listening technology to benefit the hearing impaired.
Yue Lu

Former CSL student takes lab experience to Harvard

06/12/2019 - 09:11   At Harvard University, crimson red dominates the campus. But when CSL alum Yue Lu, now the Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Applied Mathematics at Harvard, presents slides, he proudly flaunts Illini orange and blue instead.
Silicon wafer

CSL PhD student wins Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

06/06/2019 - 10:02   CSL PhD student Matthew J Tomei was recently awarded the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, a highly prestigious and competitive fellowship. This is the first Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2013.
Jean-Pierre Leburton

CSL professor receives Serendipity Award

06/06/2019 - 09:10   CSL professor Jean-Pierre Leburton was honored with the prestigious Collaborative Conference on Materials Research (CCMR) Serendipity Award this week at the group’s annual conference.
Chance Coats at the EuroSys Conference

CSL researchers add ‘time-travel’ feature to solid state drives to fight ransomware attacks

05/29/2019 - 10:15   One of the latest cyber threats involves hackers encrypting user files and then charging “ransom” to get them back. CSL students Chance Coats and Xiaohao Wang and Assistant Professor Jian Huang recently looked at how to use the commodity storage devices already in a computer, to save the files without having to pay the ransom.
Grace Gao

CSL professor receives Campus Distinguished Promotion Award

05/28/2019 - 14:45   Recently, more than 100 faculty received the exciting news that they would be promoted to either associate or full professor. For CSL’s Grace Gao, her promotion came with an additional achievement. Gao was one of seven new associate professors and three new professors recognized for a distinguished promotion.
Mannequin head with microphones.

CSL research team introduces unique wearable audio data set

05/13/2019 - 16:15   Researchers studying wearable listening technology now have a new data set to use, thanks to a CSL team. The new data is debuting at the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) this week.
Tara Mina

CSL student receives two national fellowships

05/08/2019 - 09:15   CSL graduate student Tara Mina was recently offered the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships for her research on GPS spoofing detection.
Klara Nahrstedt receiving her award.

CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt receives College of Engineering Faculty Award

04/30/2019 - 14:15   During the annual College of Engineering Faculty Awards Ceremony, CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt was honored with the Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award.
Kesh Kesadavas

CSL professor leads research to improve VR technology, train medical fields

04/26/2019 - 09:45   CSL Professor Kesh Kesadavas is working on improving virtual reality in a way that would cut development time in half and allow for realistic training of future medical professionals.
Chuchu Fan

CSL researchers work to guarantee system reliability

04/24/2019 - 09:45   It is said that the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. CSL graduate student Chuchu Fan and adviser Sayan Mitra are working to add power systems to that list in their Siebel Energy Institute-funded project, “A Formal Verification and Synthesis Tool for Safety Critical Power Grid Infrastructures and Cyber-physical Systems."

Illinois researchers sweeten “honeypot” to catch, blacklist hackers

04/22/2019 - 14:15   “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” - Sun Tzu. This quote inspired CSL student Phuong M. Cao and team to conduct research to understand how programs were being attacked. A paper about that research was recently accepted at a prestigious conference.