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University of Illinois launches emerging computing applications seminar series

01/08/2009 - 18:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is launching a 13-week seminar series on emerging applications for parallel computing, bringing together hardware engineers with the software developers who require parallel processing to create faster and superior applications.

Facial recognition coming soon to a security camera near you

11/30/2008 - 18:00   Beware thieves and other ne'er-do-wells: Those sunglasses and other disguises may soon no longer protect your identity if CSL researcher Yi Ma and his group have anything to do with it.

University of Illinois researchers take control of economic uncertainty with science

11/30/2008 - 18:00   As Congress debates the pros and cons of an automaker bailout, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed economic models and methods that could help economists better understand the potential outcome of such stimulus packages.

CSL researcher P.R. Kumar receives honorary doctorate from ETH Zurich

11/30/2008 - 18:00   Coordinated Science Laboratory researcher P. R. Kumar has received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich). He was one of seven recipients of the award, which recognizes extraordinary scientific work or significant achievements in science, education, a field or in synthesis between research and practical work.

Howard K. Knoebel dies; CSL loses early control pioneer

11/20/2008 - 18:00   The Coordinated Science Laboratory lost one of its earliest pioneers in the area of control, Howard K. Knoebel, who died Nov. 19.

CSL, ITI help to conceive new state-of-the-art Fusionopolis research center in Singapore

10/16/2008 - 19:00   Driven by the efforts of Illinois engineering faculty, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, or A*STAR, a Singapore government agency, signed a $50 million agreement that will establish a new research center in Singapore. The Advanced Digital Sciences Center will be focused on breakthrough innovations in information technology that are expected to have a major impact in transforming human beings’ utilization of information technology.

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.