News Stories


Researchers use AI to discover stronger and more environmentally-friendly formula for concrete

09/03/2019 - 09:27   Illinois researchers, together with collaborators from IBM and MIT, have developed algorithms that can discover new formulas for concrete that are stronger and reduce its carbon footprint by more than 40%.
Max Raginsky

CAEML aims to improve pre-manufacturing testing

08/30/2019 - 10:16   CAEML is working to create models that could improve the efficacy of the "try before you manufacture" process designers of electronic devices have come to depend on.
Monowar Hasan (left) and Mohan

Mohan funded by Toyota for work on security for V2X communications

08/29/2019 - 11:52   V2X communications will be critical in improving driving safety and traffic efficiency. Auto giant Toyota is collaborating with ITI researchers to create technology that enhances secure communications between cars and their surroundings.
Ravi Iyer

Infosys and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Enter a Strategic Partnership for Precision Medicine

08/22/2019 - 14:44   Infosys recently became the latest member of the Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine located at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Lav Varshney

CSL Assistant Professor helps establishing bee-identifying limits

08/22/2019 - 09:58   Barcodes are all the buzz when it comes to identifying bees, thanks to research conducted by the University of Illinois’ Institute for Genomic Biology and Coordinated Science Lab.
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New app allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster

08/19/2019 - 10:22   A team of computer scientists at UC San Diego and the University of Illinois have developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that steal consumer credit and debit card data at gas pumps. The devices, known as skimmers, use Bluetooth to transmit the data they steal.
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New publications help CREDC reach next generation of cybersecurity researchers

08/15/2019 - 11:21   When most kids leave middle school, they have not yet decided what they want their career to be, but they have thought about what they do not want to do. CREDC is working to keep computer science and computer engineering off the latter list with a new series of STEM-related activity books geared for ages 10 and up.
Karrie Karahalios

Karahalios named university scholar, hopes honor will propel work on autism, algorithm awareness

08/14/2019 - 16:22   CSL Professor Karrie Karahalios has been selected for one of the University of Illinois’ most prestigious faculty honors, being chosen as a 2019 University Scholar.
Aman Ladia

High school senior develops new cryptocurrency protocol at CSL

08/13/2019 - 09:30   A high school student from India came to CSL this summer for a unique cryptography research experience.
Nancy Amato

Amato honored for robotics leadership with Saridis Award

07/30/2019 - 11:29   CSL Professor Nancy Amato is one of the three recipients of this year’s IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
Krishna Ratakonda

CSL alum at the top of his field

07/25/2019 - 14:37   After completing his degree in 1998, Krishna Ratakonda was packed up and ready to take an academic job when a conversation with a member of his Ph.D. committee led him down a completely different path: industry. He didn’t know it then, but that conversation was the beginning of a career that would result in him becoming a distinguished IBM Fellow.
C.K. Gunsalus

Ethics Center to develop leadership curriculum for Howard Hughes Medical Institute

07/23/2019 - 21:22   Researchers from the University of Illinois’ National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (NCPRE) are developing a new curriculum for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
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Shanbhag recounts how ECE Alum's invention helped make Apollo 11 mission possible

07/19/2019 - 14:27   CSL professor Naresh Shanbhag recalls how ECE ILLINOIS distinguished alumnus Jack Kilby’s invention of the integrated circuit was a critical component of computers being placed on board the Apollo 11 spacecraft, helping make the mission possible and a success.
Xinke Deng

New filter enhances robot vision on 6D pose estimation

07/15/2019 - 13:20   Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements, such as a simple task on an assembly line, but they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an environment. A recent study was led by CSL researchers on 6D object pose estimation to develop a filter to give robots greater spatial perception so they can manipulate objects and navigate through space more accurately.
C.K. Gunsalus

Ethics Center teams up with AGU to address gender discrimination in science

07/09/2019 - 14:14   The National Center for Professional & Research Center in CSL is teaming up with the American Geophysical Union to launch The AGU Ethics and Equity Initiative: Catalyzing Cultural Change in the Sciences with New Resources and Tracking Tools.
Bruce Hajek

CSL professor looks to simplify data collection

07/09/2019 - 10:55   CSL Professor Bruce Hajek is trying to find an algorithm that would save time and money during data collection by limiting the amount of information that has to be gathered and also fill in the holes when data is scarce.
In-browser Cryptojacking Workflow

New research identifies malicious cryptojacking operations

06/27/2019 - 13:27   Three CSL professors were on a team that recently performed an internet-scale analysis of the new threat of cryptojacking.
Tandy Warnow

Linguistics paper co-authored by Warnow settled key questions, honored for its influence

06/25/2019 - 08:40   When Tandy Warnow and historical linguist Donald Ringe met in 1994 as faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania, the evolution of Indo-European languages was not well understood. Their research is now being rewarded.
Observing an understanding octopus behavior will be a key aspect of this research.

CSL Professors win MURI Award to build Cyberoctopus

06/24/2019 - 09:26   A “cyberoctopus” may sound like a superhero, but it is actually the focus of the recently announced MURI award led by CSL’s Girish Chowdhary. The multi-million dollar project is looking to advance the frontiers of AI, control, and robotics, by learning from the brain and body of octopuses and other cephalopods.
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After 43 years, Roy Campbell retires, but legacy of innovation, leadership will remain

06/21/2019 - 09:21   For nearly half a century Roy Campbell has made an impact on students here at Illinois, and the computational world.