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Grace Gao

CSL research able to detect GPS spoofing

12/13/2018 - 09:45   When a person types a location in their phone, they expect the GPS to identify the quickest route to get them where they want to go. Unfortunately, GPS is vulnerable to spoofing, where an attacker mimics the authentic signal, causing the receiver to compute a different position or timing solution.
Naira Hovakimyan

CSL Professor receives AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award

12/10/2018 - 16:30   Feeling limited by journal articles’ confinements and motivated by the desire to explain the L1 Adaptive Control Theory in its entirety, CSL Professor Naira Hovakimyan wrote a book and was recently rewarded for her efforts.
Gul Agha

CSL professor Gul Agha named ACM Fellow

12/07/2018 - 16:00   Gul Agha, CSL Professor, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. ACM Fellows are composed of an elite group that represents less than one percent of the Association’s global membership.
Thomas Huang

Huang ranked as one of world's most influential researchers

12/06/2018 - 10:30   CSL Professor Thomas S Huang, Maybelle Leland Swanlund Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering was one of the nine faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to be named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.
A piglet being researched.

CSL assists interdisciplinary research with animal sciences laboratory

12/06/2018 - 08:45   CSL Assistant Professor Alexander Schwing contributed to an interdisciplinary research project with the Animal Sciences lab by providing them with a more accurate, simple, and cost-effective algorithm.
Geir E.Dullerud

Center for Autonomy launched to develop research, education in emerging field

12/03/2018 - 14:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has allocated $2.1 million in funds to create a new Center for Autonomy at CSL that will enable high-impact research and develop new educational programs for students and professionals.
William Gropp

CSL Professor among Illinois faculty elected as 2018 AAAS Fellows

11/27/2018 - 15:45   Four professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) including CSL and computer science professor William Gropp.
William H. Sanders

Sanders, Liu, and Mitra win Siebel Energy Institute Grants

11/27/2018 - 09:45   The University of Illinois received more Siebel Energy Institute grants this year than any other institution. Three of the recipients work in CSL.
Tarek Abdelzaher

Preventing the spread of misinformation online

11/26/2018 - 08:45   Social media bot accounts have been a hot topic around the country the last couple years. CSL Professor Tarek Abdelzaher is working with his students on a unique way to identify these bots by looking at the larger picture of misinformation campaigns.
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CSL graduate student receives Microsoft grant for work on augmented listening tech

11/21/2018 - 10:30  

Like many people who wear hearing aids, Ryan M. Corey is frustrated by the poor performance of the devices in noisy situations.

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Illinois and Mayo Clinic team up to develop improved method to identify seizure-causing regions in the brain

11/20/2018 - 09:30   CSL researchers are working with scientists at Mayo Clinic to improve epilepsy identification within the brain. Read the third story in CSL’s Thankful Series.
Ravi Iyer

Protecting super computing environments with artificial intelligence

11/19/2018 - 10:30   When a supercomputer has an issue, it could take a whole team of engineers to fix everyday issues. University of Illinois researchers are teaming up with Sandia Laboratories to use artificial intelligence (AI) to help resolve and prevent these problems.
Andrew Miller

Miller equips students to meet growing industry demand for blockchain experience

11/19/2018 - 10:15   Blockchain has become popular in many industries. With this growing demand, these fields need a supply of trained and experienced job candidates, and CSL's Andrew Miller is leading the charge in developing a new generation of students who are proficient in blockchain.
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Bystander bots to combat cyberbullying

11/14/2018 - 15:00   Psychology has shown that instances of bullying can be mitigated by bystander behavior. This motivated CSL researchers to attempt to recreate bystander behavior in an online platform to reduce cyberbullying. Read the second story in CSL’s Thankful Series.
Tsung-Wei Huang, Martin Wong, Chun-Xun Lin, and Guannan Guo.

CSL team develops award-winning cluster computing software

11/14/2018 - 14:45   A team of researchers led by CSL's Tsung-Wei Huang won the Best Open Source Software Award at the 26th annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Multimedia Conference last month in South Korea.
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Social interaction may provide health benefit

11/13/2018 - 10:45   When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, watching what you eat and exercise are well known and play a big role in overall health. A lesser known factor, where you live. Read the first in CSL's Thankful Series.
Kartik Palani

CSL graduate student protects power grids from cyberattack

11/08/2018 - 15:15   CSL graduate student Kartik Palani is working to protect power grids from cyberattacks along with researchers from Dartmouth University as part of a project called PhasorSec.
Edmond Rogers

University of Illinois researchers on team to stop cyber "stepping stone" attacks

11/08/2018 - 13:45   Computer systems protect their valuable assets with layers of protection, much like a castle has a moat, an outer wall, an inner wall, and a keep. Cyber attackers get around these defenses by comprising one computer at a time. Illinois researchers are trying to prevent these "stepping stone" style attacks.
Klara Nahrstedt

SENSELET provides sensory-driven IoT network for scientific instruments

11/08/2018 - 09:45   A team of researchers is building a wireless and scalable sensory infrastructure that will help scientists better understand the conditions under which their experiments succeed or fail.
Sibin Mohan

Understanding the behavior of drone swarms

11/02/2018 - 09:00   Parenting a toddler is like flying a drone. While parents may not be able to predict toddlers’ actions, designers of drone swarms could soon understand the correct behavior of a group of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) thanks to the research of CSL Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan.