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Illinois researchers awarded for novel timing-based communication technology

09/30/2008 - 19:00   Two Illinois researchers who developed an innovative trustworthy communication scheme are now preparing it for commercial release with the help of a $100,000 award from the 2008-2009 Grainger Program in Emerging Technologies.

Tamer Başar named Interim Director of Illinois’ Beckman Institute

09/30/2008 - 19:00   Coordinated Science Laboratory researcher Tamer Başar has been named the interim director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois. Beckman Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute devoted to basic research in the physical sciences, computation, engineering, biology, behavior, and cognition.

Illinois researchers aim for space with NASA Small Explorer project

08/19/2008 - 19:00   CSL Researchers Gary Swenson, Jonathan Makela, and Farzad Kamalabadi may be sending one of their projects to space.

Illinois, Vietnam National University agree to share ECE curriculum, create exchange program

08/19/2008 - 19:00   The route between Champaign-Urbana and HoChiMinh City, Vietnam, is about to get busier.

William H. Sanders named the new Acting Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory

07/31/2008 - 19:00   William H. Sanders has been named Acting Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. He replaces Ravi K. Iyer, who was recently appointed Illinois’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Research.

Faculty to receive $40,000 each towards research

07/31/2008 - 19:00   Coordinated Science Laboratory researchers Ravi K. Iyer (ECE) and Zbigniew Kalbarczyk have been recognized with 2008 IBM Faculty Fellow Awards. The award, valued at $40,000 per researcher, will go towards benchmarking operating systems dependability and the development of OS-level techniques.

CSL student wins NASA scholarship to improve air transportation

05/31/2008 - 19:00   Our current air transportation system has reached its capacity, says Heather Arneson, a graduate student working under Cedric Langbort, CSL professor of aerospace engineering. Every day, roughly 50,000 flights must be managed by the U.S. system, Arneson explains, but that number is projected to increase to anywhere from 100,000 to 150,000 flights per day by the year 2025.

CSL alum wins top teaching award at Naval Academy

05/18/2008 - 19:00   Brad Bishop knew he was going to do something in robotics the first time he saw Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator robot on the big screen. As a high school student at the time, he says the image that stuck with him was when “the outside of Arnold was stripped off and you could see the animatronics system inside.”

CSL student's error-detection system takes home William C. Carter Award

05/06/2008 - 19:00   It took only five minutes for Karthik Pattabiraman’s new error-detection system to locate a potentially catastrophic error in an aircraft collision avoidance program. But when he tried to find the same error using a standard fault-injection system, it didn’t show up at all.

Todd Coleman leads project to enhance current computer networking technology

04/07/2008 - 19:00   When UI researcher Todd Coleman searched for a way to enhance communication between computer networks, he turned to the world’s most efficient communications model: the human brain.

CSL exhibit wins second prize in EOH competition

03/11/2008 - 19:00   Congratulations to CSL researcher Minh Do (ECE) and students Matt Maitre, Quang Nguyen and Spencer Brady, who won the second prize of Engineering Open House’s “Sparking Curiosity-Technical” competition.

Patel's company agrees to be acquired by NVIDIA

02/07/2008 - 18:00   NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in gaming physics technology. AGEIA's PhysX software is widely adopted with more than 140 PhysX-based games shipping or in development on Sony Playstation3, Microsoft XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii and Gaming PCs. AGEIA physics software is pervasive with over 10,000 registered and active users of the PhysX SDK.

EE Times: Latest News ISSCC panel agrees DSP is ready for PONs

02/05/2008 - 18:00   Communications experts agree that next-generation optical communications will implement mature digital signal processing techniques to provide cost-effective voice, data, and video to the home via fiber. CSL researchers weigh in.

CSL researcher David Nicol is named first recipient of ACM's Distinguished Contributions Award

01/31/2008 - 18:00   llinois researcher David M. Nicol has been named the first recipient of the Distinguished Contributions Award, introduced in 2007 by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Simulation (SIGSIM). Nicol is a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the Information Trust Institute (ITI), and the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

UI researchers awarded Department of Defense grant to study affects of blast exposure on battlefield personnel

01/07/2008 - 18:00   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will develop and test a modified battlefield helmet integrated with sensors to record the effects of blast injuries in real time. Using wireless communication, the data will be up-loadable to first responders using small cell phone-like devices to assess injury status.

Professor Thomas Huang and students win at 2007 DoCoMo USA Labs Innovative Paper Awards

11/30/2007 - 18:00   Coordinated Science Laboratory resident professor Thomas Huang, along with his team of students, received one of two 2007 DoCoMo USA Labs Innovative Paper Awards at the IEEE International conference on Image Processing this fall.

Illinois researchers bring parallel computing concepts to mass market

10/31/2007 - 19:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today announced a joint research endeavor with Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation that aims to enable commodity systems to make use of parallel computing techniques previously relegated to the realm of supercomputers. As a pioneer in parallel computing advances, Illinois is uniquely positioned to help usher in a new era of parallel computing for consumer systems that will enable drastically new applications for human-centric and environment-aware computing.

Preparing students for the parallel computing revolution

03/31/2007 - 19:00   Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are part of a pioneering new class this semester that’s preparing them to be leaders in the parallel computing revolution.

Semiconductor industry grapples with power crisis

05/15/2006 - 19:00   The semiconductor industry is facing a power crisis, but Chenming Hu is confident that the crisis will give rise to innovation.

University of Illinois’ Trusted ILLIAC Will Transform Large-Scale Computing

04/30/2006 - 19:00   The original ILLIAC computer, built by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1952, was the first computer in the world created and owned entirely by an educational institution. It weighed five tons and contained 2,800 vacuum tubes.