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Noted tech journalist to help bridge gap between engineers, technology users

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.

Illinois researchers play role in new $25 million science, technology center

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.

Jont Allen makes successful transition to academia

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.

Scientists create sensors for subs based on fish anatomy

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.

Intel awards Chiu grant to study data converter energy efficiency

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.

Deng wins best student paper at IEEE control conference

02/07/2010 - 18:00   Kun Deng, Mechanical Engineering graduate student, received the Best Student Paper Award at the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Shanghai, China in December.

In the News: Wen-mei Hwu's new parallel programming textbook

02/01/2010 - 18:00   CSL faculty member Wen-mei Hwu's new book on parallel programming has attracted media attention from around the world. Here are a few of the related stories and reviews.

Idea pays off for UI, prof with deal with Samsung

01/31/2010 - 18:00   The University of Illinois announced Tuesday that Samsung Electronics has been licensed to use the patented technology that can extend the life – or improve the performance – of silicon chips. The technology was developed by CSL faculty Joseph Lyding.

Leburton named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

01/31/2010 - 18:00   ECE Professor Jean-Pierre Leburton, the Gregory E. Stillman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was selected to serve as an IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer through the end of 2011.

Illinois professor co-authors groundbreaking, hands-on approach for teaching programming of massively parallel processors

01/27/2010 - 18:00   University of Illinois professor Wen-mei Hwu has co-authored an important new textbook that breaks down the complexities of parallel programming and the GPU architecture to enable programmers to address the critical challenges of massive parallelism.

Veeravalli selected as IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer

01/14/2010 - 18:00   ECE Professor Venugopal Varadachari Veeravalli has been selected as a 2010 Distinguished Lecturer from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Veeravalli, who was nominated for the honor, will serve from January 1, 2010, until December 31, 2011.

Three CSL researchers are named IEEE Fellows

01/12/2010 - 18:00   CSL researchers Jennifer Bernhard, Andrew Singer and Nitin Vaidya were named Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows for the class of 2010.

CSL researchers receive $1.5 million DoD grant to study opportunistic sensing

12/06/2009 - 18:00   The Army Research Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Defense has allotted CSL researchers Thomas Huang, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson and Tamer Basar $1,446,800 spread over five years to study opportunistic sensing.

Supervised study sessions lead to improved grades

11/30/2009 - 18:00   The transistor. PLATO. The LED. No matter what pops to mind first, Engineering at Illinois has a long tradition of groundbreaking scientific research and development. But Michael Loui, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, along with then undergraduate students Brett Robbins and Erik Johnson and current undergraduate Niranjan Venkatesan, made a discovery sure to amaze the academic community: Studying helps students improve their grades.

Kumar works to improve computing reliability

11/24/2009 - 18:00   As transistors decrease in size, their reliability also decreases. That decrease may lead to computing applications running incorrectly. While it may be possible to guarantee correct execution at the expense of area, power, or performance, the cost will become prohibitive for future processors. ECE Assistant Professor Rakesh Kumar is working to solve the problem of computing in the face of errors that future transistors may produce.

CSL's Andy Schuh discusses new collaborative CUDA platform

11/18/2009 - 18:00   From SC09, Andy Schuh discusses gpucumpting.net, a new collaborative website, on YouTube.

New GPU Computing Collaboration Network for Scientists, Researchers, and Developers Launches at SC09

11/18/2009 - 18:00   The Coordinated Science Laboratory, home of the first CUDA Center of Excellence, today announced the launch of a new network of research communities designed to foster collaboration among scientists, researchers, and developers utilizing GPU computing.

Illinois researchers successful in measuring the “seeds” of crystallization

11/17/2009 - 18:00   A novel microscopy technique—fluctuation transmission electron microscopy—allowed researchers at Illinois to detect subcritical nuclei in a glassy material, the first such measurements of the earliest stages of crystallization.

Alum Horst develops novel robotic knee

11/10/2009 - 18:00   While Robert Horst was in high school, he suffered a knee injury that required three surgeries to fix. He endured a long healing process, and the primitive rehabilitation technology used frustrated him. So he decided to do something about it.

Illinois, A*STAR names Winslett new Director of Advanced Digital Sciences Center

11/09/2009 - 18:00   The University of Illinois has named Marianne Winslett as Director of the Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) in Singapore. ADSC, operated by the University of Illinois and funded by the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), is focused on breakthrough innovations that will make human-machine interactions as seamless and trustworthy as our interactions with each other.

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