News Stories

Sandvig blogs about network neutrality for NPR

08/23/2010 - 19:00   CSL researcher Christian Sandvig, associate professor of communications, talks Googizon and network neutrality on NPR's Future Tense blog:

Illinois receives $7.5 million to study human-machine interactions

08/23/2010 - 19:00   CSL Researcher Tamer Başar and his team of collaborators received a $7.5 million Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award to form a better understanding of how teams of humans and machines make decisions and develop more reliable and secure multi-layer networks where team interactions take place.

NSF funds Expedition into software for efficient computing in the age of nanoscale devices

08/18/2010 - 19:00   The Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with five other universities, has received a $10 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Expeditions in Computing grant that will help develop variability-aware software and hardware techniques for computing with unreliable, but energy-efficient nanoscale computer components.

Viswanath, Milenkovic win IEEE best paper awards

08/05/2010 - 19:00   CSL Research Professor Pramod Viswanath and CSL Associate Research Professor Olgica Milenkovic were recipients of the 2010 Information Theory Society Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, the largest symposium in the field. Out of an estimated 500 papers submitted and eligible for the award, only five were selected, on the basis of both the technical content of the paper and the quality of its presentation.

Facebook Is to Power Company as...

07/25/2010 - 19:00   CSL researcher Christian Sandvig talks to the New York Times about Facebook's status as a social utility.

Wong and research team receive best paper award

07/25/2010 - 19:00   ECE Professor Martin D F Wong and graduate students Lijuan Luo, Tan Yan, and Qiang Ma received the Best Paper Award at the 2010 ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD). Senior researcher Toshiyuki Shibuya of Fujitsu Lab of America was also a co-author on the paper, “B-Escape: A Simultaneous Escape Routing Algorithm Based on Boundary Routing.”

Bretl receives $400,000 NSF CAREER Award to improve prosthetic device design

07/22/2010 - 19:00   Tim Bretl believes modern prosthetic device design doesn’t have it quite right.

High power, low energy: Agha strives to identify optimal computer performance

07/15/2010 - 19:00   Recall the first personal computers, released back in the mid-1980s. The adjectives “clunky” and “slow” may come to mind. Since their debut, computer scientists have been competing to consistently release sleeker computers and software applications with increasingly faster performance.

NSF grant to fund parallel research program for women, minorities

07/11/2010 - 19:00   What factors impact the start-up and success of small businesses? Can someone control a machine using only his or her thoughts? These are just a couple of the questions students in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) aim to answer using parallel computing.

Huang wins most cited paper of the decade award

07/11/2010 - 19:00   CSL researcher Tom Huang and his co-authors recently received the “Most Cited Paper of the Decade Award” from the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation.

Borisov wins NSF CAREER award

07/05/2010 - 19:00   CSL researcher Nikita Borisov won an NSF CAREER award for his research on anonymous communication in Internet privacy. Read more.

In the News: Illinois adaptive flight-control technology

06/27/2010 - 19:00   Naira Hovakimyan's research is featured in the June 29 issue of Flight International, a UK-based aerospace publication. Hovakimyan, mechanical science and engineering, and her team have created innovative algorithms that give pilots an extra few seconds to recover an uncontrollable plane.

Qualcomm tunes into students' radio research with $25,000 award

06/14/2010 - 19:00   ECE graduate students Sreekanth Annapureddy, Sreeram Kannan, Adnan Raja and Jayakrishnan (Jay) Unnikrishnan won the 2010 Qualcomm Cognitive Radio Contest for developing algorithms and software to make radio spectrum use more efficient. The prize carries a $25,000 monetary award. In addition, the group’s research will be included in a book on cognitive dynamic systems.

Rockett identifies potential key to creating more efficient solar energy material

06/09/2010 - 19:00   In Angus Rockett’s lab, researchers are discovering that the secret to harnessing more solar power may be more “imperfect” materials.

Media expert Christian Sandvig breaks down Facebook privacy controversy

05/31/2010 - 19:00   CSL researcher Christian Sandvig talks about Facebook privacy settings and whether users have a right to expect privacy in a digital age in "A Minute With..." and on St. Louis-based radio station KMOX.

New technology creates virtual green screen for videoconferencing

05/31/2010 - 19:00   You and a friend are sitting side-by-side, watching Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final together – only he’s in Chicago and you’re in New York.

Mistakes in silicon chips to help boost computer power

05/24/2010 - 19:00   CSL researcher Rakesh Kumar says perfect computer chips aren't, well, perfect and could ultimately compromise performance. He discusses his research findings with the BBC's Mark Ward.

Remote sensing research may lead to better understanding of atmospheric movement

05/23/2010 - 19:00   CSL researcher Gary Swenson’s research has taken him to great heights – literally. Swenson and his research team have been making final preparations for two remote sensing projects using innovative technologies exploring the upper atmosphere.

Senior student helps develop real-time spatial audio technology

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.

Vasudevan receives NSF CAREER Award worth $450,000

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.