News Stories

Hwu to elevate computing performance with $2.6 million DoE exascale project

01/30/2011 - 18:00   CSL Research Professor and Sanders-AMD Endowed Chair in ECE Wen-mei Hwu will participate in a three-year, $2.6 million grant from the Dept. of Energy as part of a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Oregon, and Georgia Tech to design a Next-Generation Software Infrastructure for Productive Heterogeneous Exascale Computing.

Başar writes the book on network security

01/24/2011 - 18:00   With Wikileaks obtaining classified documents and many businesses reporting security breaches and stolen information, network security has been a regularly featured topic in the media recently. The news underscores the great need for strong approaches to security for networks.

What cell towers? Qualcomm awards scholarship for novel use of TV whitespace

01/10/2011 - 18:00   Qualcomm is nuts about Sreeram Kannan’s Coconut research.

Illinois collaborator named first CUDA research center in Spain

01/09/2011 - 18:00   The Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC), which enjoys a close relationship with researchers in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, has been named Spain’s first CUDA Research Center. The designation, given by NVIDIA, recognizes BSC’s commitment to research and new technology development.

CSL researchers play key role in Singapore power grid symposium

12/22/2010 - 18:00   CSL Director William H. Sanders, along with researchers David Nicol and Ilesanmi Adesida, also Dean of Illinois' College of Engineering, were among the CSL representatives who helped lead the "Information Technology for Smart Grid Systems" symposium in Singapore earlier this month.

Illinois Researcher Named 2010 CUDA Fellow by NVIDIA

12/12/2010 - 18:00   John E. Stone, Sr. Research Programmer for the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group in the University of Illinois Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, is among three research and academic leaders appointed to the NVIDIA CUDA Fellows Program in 2010. The program recognizes early adopters of the CUDA™ architecture who have made exceptional advances in the use of GPUs in high-performance computing. The program also recognizes their efforts to promulgate the benefits of GPU computing.

Illinois wins greenest self-built cluster at SC10

11/17/2010 - 18:00   With guidance from CSL researcher Wen-mei Hwu (ECE), CS professor Bill Gropp, and cluster experts at NCSA, students got hands-on experience building their own supercomputer with NVIDIA graphics-processing units. When the Green500 list of energy-efficient supercomputers was posted Nov. 18, their system took third place overall and was named the greenest self-built cluster.

Paper on GPU-accelerated molecular modeling is “Most Downloaded” for journal

11/14/2010 - 18:00   The Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling announced that “GPU-Accelerated Molecular Modeling Coming of Age,” co-authored by three Illinois researchers and a Stanford colleague, is the journal’s #1 most-downloaded research paper as of October 27, 2010. The research was presented through the University of Illinois CUDA Center of Excellence, headquartered at the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Kumar honored for advancing science in the developing world

11/05/2010 - 19:00   P. R. Kumar was elected as an Associate Fellow in The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).

The rat's whiskers! NSF-funded research may aid heart patients

11/03/2010 - 19:00   A rat finding its way in the dark. A seal detecting the path of a fish. A naked mole rat finding food. These are examples of animals using their whiskers to survive.

CSL error-tolerant research featured in IEEE Spectrum

11/01/2010 - 19:00   CSL researchers Naresh Shanbhag and Rakesh Kumar, both ECE, were featured in an article on error-tolerant computing in the November issue of IEEE Spectrum.

Research to automate monitoring of cyber attacks

10/31/2010 - 19:00   Constant attack: This is the state the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) finds itself in on a regular basis. While the center does have a system to protect against cyber attacks, the functionality is less than optimal.

Kiyavash earns AFOSR Young Investigator Award

10/31/2010 - 19:00   Negar Kiyavash, an assistant professor in industrial and enterprise systems engineering (ISE), is one of 43 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).

Grant to finance ethics resource center

10/26/2010 - 19:00   CSL's new ethics center, led by C.K. Gunsalus, in the news.

Next-gen telescope to open new gateways for exploration

10/25/2010 - 19:00   With a 30-meter diameter, Petro Voulgaris’ next-generation telescope will be made for serious stargazing.

University of Illinois to develop national center for ethics in science, mathematics and engineering

10/19/2010 - 19:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a national center and portal for professional and research ethics in science, mathematics and engineering.

Veeravalli to lead $2.5 million project to develop intelligent, sensor-rich systems

10/18/2010 - 19:00   Venu Veeravalli, Professor in ECE and Director of the Illinois Center for Wireless Systems (ICWS), received a $2.5 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to develop the theoretical foundations for dynamic information collection and fusion.

Huang, students to improve cloud computing through EAGER grant

10/07/2010 - 19:00   Professor Thomas Huang and a team of three students received a grant in late August from the National Science Foundation to research a more efficient learning algorithm search through cloud computing.

The Power in Errors

10/06/2010 - 19:00   CSL research Naresh Shanbhag, ECE, talks with Low-Power Engineering about creating low-power, error-resilient computing.

Sanders named director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory

10/06/2010 - 19:00   ECE Professor William H. Sanders has been named the director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), an interdisciplinary research facility that focuses on advancements in information technology, computing, control and communications.