News Stories

Silver pen has the write stuff for flexible electronics

07/06/2011 - 19:00   The pen may have bested the sword long ago, but now it’s challenging wires and soldering irons.

Research to improve reliability of advanced weapon, other computer systems

07/04/2011 - 19:00   CSL researchers Zbigniew Kalbarczyk and Ravi K. Iyer have received a four-year, $300,000 grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for their project entitled, “Globally-Optimization Protection for Soft Error Resilient Robust.”

Valdes to direct "Smart Grid@Illinois" research

07/04/2011 - 19:00   Alfonso Valdes, a longtime leader of national cyber security efforts in the electricity sector, is set to become the first managing director of the expanding "Smart Grid @ Illinois" research efforts housed in the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois.

Lyding spreads word of chemistry discovery

06/26/2011 - 19:00   ECE Professor Joseph W. Lyding is using his expertise in microscopy to help communicate new findings in chemistry. Lyding, a researcher with the Coordinated Science Laboratory and Beckman Institute, recently published an invited News and Views article analyzing a potential breakthrough in Nature Chemistry, one of the field’s highest impact journals.

Coleman receives SPIE Technology Award

06/21/2011 - 19:00   ECE Professor James J. Coleman recently received the 2011 Technology Achievement Award from SPIE – International Society for Optics and Photonics. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in optics, electro-optics, photonic engineering, or imaging. The citation reads “for seminal contributions to the methods, designs, and demonstrations of selectively grown discrete and monolithically integrated compound semiconductor lasers and photonic devices.”

DNA sequencing assembly research could speed up disease identification

06/20/2011 - 19:00   In the future, when physicians need to verify a patient diagnosis, they may find their answer by analyzing DNA and checking it against an online disease database.

PhD student receives Google Policy Fellowship at New America Foundation

06/08/2011 - 19:00   Colin Rhinesmith, a doctoral student in library and information science at Illinois, is trying to bridge the digital divide. The digital divide addresses how a lack of access to computers and the Internet can hamper certain parts of the population.

ECE course enables students to create smartphone apps

06/06/2011 - 19:00   ECE students capped off their undergraduate career in computer engineering by developing smartphone applications that utilize cloud computing. ECE 498HP: Extending Mobile Computing Through Cloud Computing was a new class spearheaded by ECE Professor Constantine Polychronopoulos and ECE Assistant Professor Yih-Chun Hu. In the course, students studied how to extend cloud computing resources to mobile smartphone users.

New Illinois research institute to advance future clean energy

06/01/2011 - 19:00   The University of Illinois has established a new research center on campus to develop the fundamental science required for a carbon-neutral energy economy. The center is part of the $100 million International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER, pronounced “Ice-ner”) located at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan.

Cangellaris receives ARL Director's Coin

05/31/2011 - 19:00   On May 19, ECE Department Head and M. E. Van Valkenburg Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Andreas C. Cangellaris received the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Director’s Coin. It was presented by Dr. Dev Palmer, the program manager for electromagnetics, microwaves, and power at the ARL’s Army Research Office (ARO).On May 19, ECE Department Head and M. E. Van Valkenburg Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Andreas C. Cangellaris received the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Director’s Coin. It was presented by Dr. Dev Palmer, the program manager for electromagnetics, microwaves, and power at the ARL’s Army Research Office (ARO).

Umberto Ravaioli receives the campus award for excellence in undergraduate advising

05/22/2011 - 19:00   After many years of advising and mentoring students, Senior Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and ECE Professor Umberto Ravaioli was recognized for his student advising by being named a recipient of the 2011 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. The award was presented at the Celebration of Teaching Excellence event sponsored by the Provost’s office on April 26. Twenty-one other awards were given to faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants in recognition of excellence in teaching, advising and mentoring students.

CSL researchers win IEEE FCCM Best Paper Award

05/22/2011 - 19:00   Building on the work that won them an IEEE best paper nod in 2009, CSL researchers Wen-mei Hwu and Deming Chen have captured another Best Paper award at the IEEE Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM).

Vasudevan receives YWCA leadership award

05/15/2011 - 19:00   CSL researcher Shobha Vasudevan was presented the YWCA Leadership Award in Science on March 11. She was one of six female leaders who were honored by the YWCA chapter of Champaign- Urbana in their first annual leadership award ceremony.

CSL Student Conference draws more than 100 attendees

05/15/2011 - 19:00   In late January, more than 100 students and faculty attended the 6th annual CSL Student Conference. The conference was organized by CSL graduate students and included student presentations, invited speakers and a panel discussion.

ADSC working to analyze biomedical data without risking individuals' privacy

05/12/2011 - 19:00   University of Illniois computer science professor Marianne Winslett is leading a new project that will eliminate significant privacy risks that currently impede researchers' ability to analyze biomedical data about individuals. Immense amounts of valuable data now exist that are unusable by the research community due to the lack of an effective method for concealing individuals' identities.

Tsunami airglow signature could lead to early detection system

05/09/2011 - 19:00   Researchers at the University of Illinois have become the first to record an airglow signature in the upper atmosphere produced by a tsunami.

New assured cloud computing center to be established at Illinois

05/08/2011 - 19:00   The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Technology Directorate (AFRL) has announced plans to create a new $6 million "University Center of Excellence in Assured Cloud Computing," which will be a combined effort of AFRL, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Alleyne awarded NRC research fellowship

04/28/2011 - 19:00   Keeping a modern stealth aircraft cool has been a growing challenge for the U.S. Air Force. To eliminate heat emanating from inlets and exhausts, stealth aircrafts dump heat into the onboard fuel, becoming “flying Thermos bottles.” Andrew Alleyne, the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor of Engineering, was recently awarded a National Research Council (NRC) Research Associates Program fellowship to help address these challenges.

Rutenbar receives best paper for work on rare event failure statistics in memory design

04/24/2011 - 19:00   Rob Rutenbar and his former student, Dr. Amith Singhee (IBM) are the winners of the 2011 IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award for their paper "Statistical Blockade: Very Fast Statistical Simulation and Modeling of Rare Circuit Events and Its Application to Memory Design," published originally in August 2009.

Caesar wins NSF CAREER Award

04/24/2011 - 19:00   CSL researcher Matthew Caesar, a member of Illinois' computer science faculty, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. The agency gives the award to the most promising researchers.