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Alexander Stolyar

Alexander Stolyar: Waiting Rooms in Cyberspace

10/29/2019 - 12:09   Imagine a doctor’s waiting room with people coming and going throughout the day. “Stability” means that at any given time, you might have three or four people waiting to see the doctor, maybe even five. But if the patients begin to back up, filling the room so there isn’t a spare seat or magazine to go around, then you’ve got problems. This is an unstable system, says Alexander Stolyar, CSL professor.

Study provides framework for 1 billion years of green plant evolution

10/29/2019 - 10:10   Gene sequences for more than 1100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant scientists, the culmination of a nine-year research project.
Nirupam Roy

Former CSL student’s research on inaudible acoustics rewarded with PhD Thesis Award

10/28/2019 - 10:32   Former CSL student Nirupam Roy’s inventions on inaudible acoustics and its wide impact on the Internet of Things (IoT) research have earned him the 4th annual CSL PhD Thesis Award which will be presented later today.
Hand holding a magnifying glass to a trail of footprints

Carolyn Beck: Tracking Epidemics and 'Good Infections'

10/25/2019 - 10:28   Measles was officially eradicated from the United States in 2000, and yet 2019 has emerged as the worst year for measles outbreaks in 25 years. For the past six years, CSL Professor Carolyn Beck has been probing how epidemic processes work, and her models can be applied to diseases of all types, as well as to computer viruses or even the spread of “fake news.”
A screenshot of the AV simulation

CSL researchers develop platform for scalable testing of autonomous vehicle safety

10/24/2019 - 13:54   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the safety of autonomous technology.
Sanjay Patel

CSL Professors’ start up makes Top 10 List for two years running

10/24/2019 - 09:16   Personify, a deep technology company developed by CSL Professors Sanjay Patel, Wen-Mei Hwu, and Minh Do, has made the Top 10 Crain’s Chicago Business Most Innovative Companies List two years running.
Ruth Swain

CIRI Dashboard used to help small businesses, train future workforce

10/17/2019 - 13:43   Cybersecurity is a concern for all business, which is why NIST published a Cyber Security Framework. Unfortunately, meeting these standards is a challenge for most small businesses.
NSF grant recipients

Illinois awarded NSF Research Training (NRT) grant for materials/data science program

10/14/2019 - 16:56   CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt was part of a group who received the NSF Researcher Traneeship grant, which will allow them to begin a PhD level certificate program that combines materials and data science.
Goddard Space Station

CSL researchers contribute to NASA ICON mission

10/11/2019 - 13:13   The Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission launched on Oct. 10 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and some of the data it collects will be the result of work done at The Grainger College of Engineering.
Distinguished attendees of Brooks' talk.

Brooks presents state of health informatics to regional Ministers of Health

10/10/2019 - 11:17   Director of the Center for Health Informatics and CSL researcher Ian Brooks gave an invited talk on health informatics at "Celebrating 25 Years of the Core Health Indicators," a side event held on September 30 during the 57th Session of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Directing Council. PAHO is the regional office of the World Health Organization.
Naira Hovakimyan

Through NSF grant, researchers creating advanced autopilot to mimic the “Sully Factor”

10/08/2019 - 14:48   It’s called the “Miracle on the Hudson.” On January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 left LaGuardia Airport in New York City en route to Seattle via Charlotte. Shortly after takeoff, the plane hit birds and lost two engines. Faced with few options, the captain, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, took elusive action and landed the plane in the Hudson River, saving the lives of the 155 people on board.
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%.