05/16/2010 - 19:00 The advent of Skype and other video chat applications enabled people to see friends and family in real-time while virtually communicating.
05/12/2010 - 19:00 Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Shobha Vasudevan has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award totaling $450,000 and spanning 5 years. CAREER Awards provide resources to promising new professors who submit innovative proposals.
05/05/2010 - 19:00 CSL researcher Yih-Chun Hu enjoys breaking things so he can fix them. That is, Hu, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is interested in developing a bottom-up mechanism to secure wireless networks against “layer-violating” attacks.
04/28/2010 - 19:00 Unlike many other major city transportation systems, Chicago's Metra doesn't provide wireless service for riders. CSL's Ramavarapu "RS" Sreenivas led an IDOT study that concluded that providing broadband Internet access on Metra and Amtrak could "have positive impacts on traffic congestion, traffic safety, the economy, and other aspects of the quality of life Illinoisans enjoy."
04/28/2010 - 19:00 Sometimes, cars or aircrafts are recalled because some bug in the system is found that compromises the reliability of the vehicle. ECE Assistant Professor Sayan Mitra, a CSL member, research may make these problems less frequent.
04/27/2010 - 19:00 According to Adam Steele, there are three things most important to musicians in a local band: getting their music heard, playing a good show, and writing a great song.
04/20/2010 - 19:00 University of Illinois computer science Ph.D. student Albert Sidelnik has been awarded an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship, one of 10 awards given by the company this year. The NVIDIA Fellowships are intended to help solve complex visual and parallel computing challenges. Sidelnik will receive $25,000, as well as engineering and technical support, to further his advanced research in these fields.
04/14/2010 - 19:00 Mechanical Engineering Professor Naira Hovakimyan pioneered the first successful flight of an all-adaptive flight control system on NASA’s AirSTAR test vehicle on March 24 in Fort Pickett, Va. The AirSTAR is a twin-engine commercial jet dynamically-scaled to 5.5 percent of an actual aircraft.
04/08/2010 - 19:00 Steve Levinson and his team of researchers are working with an iCub robot, which could yield a robot capable of making independent decisions about household chores or care-giving. More at Discovery News.
04/04/2010 - 19:00 Imagine a soldier virtually interacting with his young family while deployed overseas. Or envision a patient in New York receiving critical medical treatment virtually from a specialized doctor in California. And finally, consider having virtual light saber duels with a friend in sunny Brazil while you’re stuck studying in chilly Champaign.
03/30/2010 - 19:00 Illinois researchers have developed an inexpensive, wireless means for continuous and reliable structural health monitoring and successfully deployed their system this summer at full scale on the new Jindo Bridge in South Korea.
03/21/2010 - 19:00 It’s a crisp, early spring day, ideal for CSL researcher Tim Bretl and his neuroengineering students to fly remote-controlled planes. Except they’re not using remotes.
03/07/2010 - 18:00 The Coordinated Science Laboratory was proud to participate in the University of Illinois' Engineering Open House on March 12-13.
02/28/2010 - 18:00 Professor Ramavarapu “RS” Sreenivas pushes the limit with his electrical and industrial engineering work. He thrives on finding and solving challenges in the control of discrete-event/discrete-state (DEDS) systems, particularly those that reside on the boundary between what is humanly possible and impossible, between what science has the resources and money to solve and what it does not.
02/24/2010 - 18:00 When Julian Dibbell wrote the acclaimed 1993 article, “A Rape in Cyberspace,” a chasm already existed between those who built technology and those who used it. The story detailed a virtual rape in an online gaming community, LambdaMOO, which left the players seething and the community’s creators reeling and uncertain how to respond.
02/23/2010 - 18:00 The National Science Foundation has awarded a group of nine universities, including Illinois, a $25 million, five-year “Science and Technology Centers” grant to develop novel inter-disciplinary approaches for science and technology advancement. CSL researchers Todd Coleman, P.R. Kumar and Olgica Milenkovic, all electrical and computer engineering faculty, will represent Illinois in this endeavor.
02/16/2010 - 18:00 Jont Allen of CSL and Beckman left a comfortable position in the business world to join the University of Illinois. His decision was based partly on professional reasons, but was also heavily influenced by a desire to mentor and interact with those who could benefit from the knowledge he had gained from more than three decades of doing research.
02/14/2010 - 18:00 Doug Jones, a CSL researcher and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Illinois, along with Chang Liu from Northwestern University, have developed a sensing device based on fish anatomy that could someday be used to keep man-made submersibles out of harm’s way. Read about it in New Scientist.
02/09/2010 - 18:00 CSL researcher Yun Chiu would like to push data converter energy efficiency as close to its fundamental limit as possible. And this goal may become a reality, thanks to a competitive three-year grant totaling $478,850 that Intel recently awarded Chiu.