News Stories

Yuliy Baryshnikov

Illinois researcher to help design robots that move like living creatures

10/15/2018 - 14:15   In the 1960s, street dancers popularized “The Robot,” a dance that describes the stiff, mechanical motion of the artificial beings. But what if robots weren’t so, well, robotic? What if they could jimmy and jive just like humans? That is the fundamental idea behind a recently funded project involving CSL professor Yuliy Baryshnikov.
Allen and his students with their nanocalorimeter

Discovering how individual atoms contribute to the melting of membranes

10/15/2018 - 10:45   CSL Professor Les Allen recently received a three-year grant from NSF to fund his group’s research in thermodynamics of small material and an outreach partnership with the Blackfeet tribe, a Native American group in Montana.
Jin Zhou

Improving the efficiency of wireless access

10/11/2018 - 13:00   An increase in wireless application demand has put the radio frequency spectrums used for wireless communication in a crunch for space, often resulting in slower response times. CSL researchers are trying to combat this issue.
Hao Jan (Max) Liu

Cloud computing application could help create more resilient power grid

10/10/2018 - 11:15   For many people, ‘the cloud’ describes a misunderstood space where photos and documents are stored. To ITI researchers, the cloud is the future of electric grids.
Naresh Shanbhag

Shanbhag honored for excellence in semiconductor research

10/10/2018 - 10:45   In collaboration with the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced CSL Professor Naresh R Shanbhag as one of two winners of its 2018 University Research Awards. Shanbhag will receive his award at the SIA Annual Award Dinner on November 29, 2018, in San Jose, CA.
C. K. Gunsalus

NCPRE-based Confronting Challenges in Academic Units Consortium surveys professional development for academic leaders, calls for action

10/08/2018 - 13:30   The Confronting Challenges in Academic Units Consortium presents a new resource, Academic Leadership Development. This white paper surveys professional development programs for those new to leadership positions in academia.
Suraj Jog

CSL student wins first prize at ACM SIGCOMM student research competition

09/27/2018 - 08:45   Each year, dozens of students submit their work to the ACM SIGCOMM Conference Student Research Competition. Last month, after three rounds of competition, third-year doctoral student Suraj Jog was announced as the overall winner of his division.
Pramod Viswanath

New research seeks to create blockchain technology that mimics human-like trust

09/26/2018 - 16:00   One of the most unique evolutionary aspects of humans is the ability to cooperate flexibly in large numbers. As part of his new research project CSL Professor Pramod Viswanath is trying to mimic how trust among humans drives societies, as an inspiration for building new blockchain technology with applications in cryptocurrencies.
Wen-Mei Hwu

Illinois researchers pursue the best of both worlds – top performance and high programmability – under new DARPA project

09/25/2018 - 09:15   You might not think of high-performance computing and high programmability as things that go hand in hand—unless you’re CSL researchers Wen-mei Hwu and Deming Chen.
Gonzalo Augusto Cucho Padin

Cucho-Padin wins for time-dependent tomographic hydrogen density estimation

09/25/2018 - 09:15   PhD student Gonzalo Augusto Cucho Padin, advised by CSL professor Lara Waldrop, won the Best Student Presentation Award at the annual National Science Foundation-sponsored CEDAR.
MIchael Bailey

Researchers discover "skill squatting" can hijack Amazon Alexa

09/19/2018 - 09:15   CSL and ECE Associate Professor Michael Bailey and Adam Bates, an assistant professor in computer science, have helped identify homophones and mistakes in voice processing that could be used to phish Amazon Alexa users.
Farzad Kamalabadi

Kamalabadi receives award to help NASA improve telescope resolution

09/13/2018 - 11:30   NASA has tapped CSL professor Farzad Kamalabadi to help with efforts to develop smaller spacecraft at a lower cost.
Multiple AgBots

Illinois team looks to robots, not chemicals, for weed-free crops in the future

09/12/2018 - 13:15   University of Illinois researchers are working to remove farmer reliance on chemicals to destroy weeds through the use of robots.
Sewoong Oh

Improving future statistical analysis for researchers and students

09/07/2018 - 09:00   A recently funded grant could change how researchers in multiple disciplines measure statistics.
Mingu Kang

High risk research results in reward for former CSL student

08/30/2018 - 14:30   Former CSL student Mingu Kang will receive the CSL Ph.D. Thesis award this month for his dissertation “Deep In-memory Computing” for realizing energy and latency efficient machine learning systems in silicon.
Wen-Mei Hwu

Hwu named acting head of ECE Department

08/24/2018 - 11:30   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering announced today that Prof. Wen-Mei W Hwu will serve as acting head of its top-ranked Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
William Sanders

Sanders named interim director of DPI

08/24/2018 - 11:15   William H Sanders has been named interim director of the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), a new world-class innovation center led by the U of I System.
Deming Chen

Chen’s Inspirit IoT startup making waves in industry, academia

08/21/2018 - 10:45   Inspirit IoT, a startup company co-founded by CSL's Deming Chen to advance smart sound and smart vision applications, recently secured late-seed funding from Beijing-based Senscape Technologies.
Sheng Shen

University of Illinois researchers develop method to cancel noise without ear-blocking headphones

08/20/2018 - 09:15   Disruptive noise is almost everywhere, from people talking in the office corridor to road construction down the street to the neighbor’s lawn mower. Research being conducted at the University of Illinois’ Coordinated Science Laboratory is looking to improve this noisy frustration.
Narenda Ahuja

CSL Professor Awarded Honorary Degree

08/15/2018 - 14:30   Over the summer Coordinated Science Lab (CSL) Professor Narendra Ahuja was awarded the honorary Doctor of the University honoris causa from the University of York in the United Kingdom.