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Hwu extends GPU principles in general parallel computing applications

11/21/2019 - 09:47   The computations of modern hardware are so complex that it requires multiple processors to parallelize the task that is being performed. According to an article from Built In, Nvidia approached CSL Professor Wen-mei Hwu to help extend their designs with GPUs into general parallel computing applications.
Omer Anjur

CSL postdoc receives best paper award for GPU work with 3D stencils

11/19/2019 - 10:19   CSL student Omer Anjum recently wrote a paper about his work on high-order stencils which outlines a method of reusing data inside a GPU to improve bandwidth. The paper received a “Best Paper Award” at the International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications.
Yoga Varatharajah

CSL researchers develop tools to aid in Alzheimer's diagnosis and prognosis

11/11/2019 - 14:49   Alzheimer’s Disease has long stumped the medical community. Even now, researchers aren’t sure how it evolves or who is at risk for developing it. A team of CSL researchers is working to create tools that could help improve the diagnosis of the illness and produce more accurate prognoses.
Thiago Marinho

CSL Alum Codes the Future of Autonomous Technology

11/07/2019 - 11:44   Catch up with CSL alumni Thiago Marinho, and learn about his position with Waymo.
Nancy Amato

Amato participates in national security commission on artificial intelligence panel

10/31/2019 - 16:20   Nancy M. Amato, Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering, CSL professor and head of the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, participated in a panel discussion of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) in Washington, DC on September 26.
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.