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Kris Hauser

Center for Autonomy Professor brings robotic motion expertise to campus

10/03/2019 - 15:47   Get to know Kris Hauser, one of the newest robotics faculty to join the Center for Autonomy in CSL.
A presentation at Allerton Conference

CSL concludes another successful Allerton Conference

10/01/2019 - 15:46   The 57th annual Allerton Conference came to a close last Friday after four days of sharing research related to communication, control, and computing with nearly 450 attendees
C-Nice preview

$100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments to drive smart, reconfigurable technologies

10/01/2019 - 09:05   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering and Foxconn Interconnect Technology are partnering on a new $100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments (C-NICE).
Aadeel Akhtar

CSL Alumnus launches the first commercially available bionic hand capable of multitouch feedback

09/26/2019 - 10:43   Millions of hand amputees around the world are now closer to receiving a life changing, prosthetic device- a bionic hand capable of multitouch feedback.CSL alumnus and founder of PSYONIC, Aadeel Akhtar, has launched the long-awaited Ability Hand™ increasing access to the device for countless people with hand amputations.
Chicago Skyline

US robotics roadmap reaches new heights in the windy city

09/25/2019 - 08:41   Earlier this month, amidst towering Windy City skyscrapers and overlooking the Chicago River, some of the brightest minds in the robotics community came together for the US Robotics Roadmap’s Chicago Workshop. The goal of this gathering of visionaries? To discuss the exciting future of robotics and how the field will continue to shape society and empower people in their everyday lives. 
Four new CSL faculty

CSL welcomes four new faculty members

09/17/2019 - 11:25   This semester CSL welcomed four new faculty members in the areas of electrical and computer engineering and computer sciences.
Naresh Shanbhag

CSL/ITI Professors present at prestigious ERI Summit

09/10/2019 - 09:43   Started in 2017, ERI is a five-year $1.5 billion investment in defense electronic systems by DARPA. Each year, researchers leading aspects of programs funded by the initiative are invited to share their research. This year, CSL Professor Naresh Shanbhag and ITI Professor Sarita Adve were among the invited presenters.
Bilal Mehdi

Alum built foundation for career in autonomy at CSL

09/05/2019 - 09:20   CSL alum Bilal Mehdi is helping to keep GM at the forefront of the field by developing technology that will help pave the way for the next-generation of self-driving cars.

Researchers use AI to discover stronger and more environmentally-friendly formula for concrete

09/03/2019 - 09:27   Illinois researchers, together with collaborators from IBM and MIT, have developed algorithms that can discover new formulas for concrete that are stronger and reduce its carbon footprint by more than 40%.
Max Raginsky

CAEML aims to improve pre-manufacturing testing

08/30/2019 - 10:16   CAEML is working to create models that could improve the efficacy of the "try before you manufacture" process designers of electronic devices have come to depend on.
Monowar Hasan (left) and Mohan

Mohan funded by Toyota for work on security for V2X communications

08/29/2019 - 11:52   V2X communications will be critical in improving driving safety and traffic efficiency. Auto giant Toyota is collaborating with ITI researchers to create technology that enhances secure communications between cars and their surroundings.
Ravi Iyer

Infosys and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Enter a Strategic Partnership for Precision Medicine

08/22/2019 - 14:44   Infosys recently became the latest member of the Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine located at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Lav Varshney

CSL Assistant Professor helps establishing bee-identifying limits

08/22/2019 - 09:58   Barcodes are all the buzz when it comes to identifying bees, thanks to research conducted by the University of Illinois’ Institute for Genomic Biology and Coordinated Science Lab.
Bluetooth device with skimmer

New app allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster

08/19/2019 - 10:22   A team of computer scientists at UC San Diego and the University of Illinois have developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that steal consumer credit and debit card data at gas pumps. The devices, known as skimmers, use Bluetooth to transmit the data they steal.
Paper Circuits Cover

New publications help CREDC reach next generation of cybersecurity researchers

08/15/2019 - 11:21   When most kids leave middle school, they have not yet decided what they want their career to be, but they have thought about what they do not want to do. CREDC is working to keep computer science and computer engineering off the latter list with a new series of STEM-related activity books geared for ages 10 and up.
Karrie Karahalios

Karahalios named university scholar, hopes honor will propel work on autism, algorithm awareness

08/14/2019 - 16:22   CSL Professor Karrie Karahalios has been selected for one of the University of Illinois’ most prestigious faculty honors, being chosen as a 2019 University Scholar.
Aman Ladia

High school senior develops new cryptocurrency protocol at CSL

08/13/2019 - 09:30   A high school student from India came to CSL this summer for a unique cryptography research experience.
Nancy Amato

Amato honored for robotics leadership with Saridis Award

07/30/2019 - 11:29   CSL Professor Nancy Amato is one of the three recipients of this year’s IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
Krishna Ratakonda

CSL alum at the top of his field

07/25/2019 - 14:37   After completing his degree in 1998, Krishna Ratakonda was packed up and ready to take an academic job when a conversation with a member of his Ph.D. committee led him down a completely different path: industry. He didn’t know it then, but that conversation was the beginning of a career that would result in him becoming a distinguished IBM Fellow.
C.K. Gunsalus

Ethics Center to develop leadership curriculum for Howard Hughes Medical Institute

07/23/2019 - 21:22   Researchers from the University of Illinois’ National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (NCPRE) are developing a new curriculum for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).