News Stories

Diego Caballero wins the PUMPS 2010 “NVIDIA Best Achievement Award”

04/17/2011 - 19:00   On April 11, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), co-located on the campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), named Diego Caballero, master’s degree candidate in computer science at UPC and research student at BSC, as the winner of the “NVIDIA Best Achievement Award” Contest. The contest was announced during Barcelona Computing Week 2010, at the summer school for Programming and tUning Massively Parallel Systems (PUMPS).

Graduate student architecting more reliable, small-scale processors

04/11/2011 - 19:00   For decades, this has been the mantra when it came to manufacturing computing devices. And consequently, devices have been made exponentially smaller. According to Moore’s law, the trend is that the number of transistors that can fit on a computing device doubles about every 2 years. However, as chips keep getting scaled down, the variability of strength between the processors grows. The variability of strength in processors may cause errors.

Gropp named SIAM Fellow

04/06/2011 - 19:00   CSL researcher William Gropp, the Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science, was recently named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He was honored “for his development of algorithms and software for high performance scientific computing, including the development of MPI.”

New parallel computing institute to advance high-performance computing research, education

04/03/2011 - 19:00   The University of Illinois’ Coordinated Science Laboratory has launched a new interdisciplinary institute that will provide the resources to enable breakthroughs in parallel computing.

The Future of Robotics

03/30/2011 - 19:00   Androids are still decades away, but many new applications of robotic technologies are being developed in which robots and humans share responsibility.

Samsung awards gold prize to CSL student

03/28/2011 - 19:00   This spring, Yim, a PhD student in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, was awarded gold through the Samsung Human-Tech Thesis Prize competition.

Is the AT&T - T-Mobile merger good for America?

03/27/2011 - 19:00   In the past, telecommunications companies have made broad promises to expand access and enhance services when requesting permission from the FCC to merge -- though those promises infrequently come to fruition.

Gunsalus elected delegate to AAAS’ Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering Council

03/21/2011 - 19:00   CSL researcher C.K. (Tina) Gunsalus has been elected as a delegate to the Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Ma aims to produce high-resolution images with low-quality instruments

02/21/2011 - 18:00   CSL researcher Yi Ma is studying how to get the most out of very little.

Gardner loyal to Illinois in his career and retirement

02/21/2011 - 18:00   Last fall, ECE Professor Chester S. Gardner retired from teaching after 37 years. A long-time member of CSL's remote sensing and space sciences group, Gardner will continue pursuing his research at CSL.

Mitra receives NSF CAREER Award for work on reliability of distributed cyber-physical systems

02/16/2011 - 18:00   Sayan Mitra has just won an NSF CAREER award that will support research on “Algorithms and Verification for Reliable Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems.”

Smart structures sense problems with bridges, tunnels

02/14/2011 - 18:00   The Economist features Illinois research on wireless monitoring technology for bridges, tunnels and other buildings. CSL researcher Gul Agha (computer science) and Bill Spencer (Civil Engineering) have helped lead the effort.

UI professor named director of Information Trust Institute

02/14/2011 - 18:00   The News-Gazette interviews David Nicol and the new director of the Information Trust Institute.

Kiyavash receives NSF CAREER award to study timing in network forensics

02/13/2011 - 18:00   Negar Kiyavash has received an NSF CAREER Award for her work on the impact of timing in network security.

iPower project to sync energy production, consumption

02/07/2011 - 18:00   CSL Professor Andrew Alleyne has received a three-year grant of $105,690 as part of an international energy project, the iPower Platform.

Nicol named new director of Information Trust Institute

02/03/2011 - 18:00   Professor David M. Nicol has been announced as the new director of the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Effective January 16, he succeeded ITI's inaugural director, Professor William H. Sanders, who became director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at Illinois.

Swenson steps down from teaching, steps up remote sensing research

01/31/2011 - 18:00   After 14 years of teaching and mentoring students, CSL researcher Gary R. Swenson retired this past December from the University. While at the University Swenson had been an active research faculty member in the remote sensing and space sciences group.

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.