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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.
Thankful Series #2

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.
Thankful Series #1

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.
Sibin Mohan

Inspiring future programmers

10/31/2018 - 13:15   Today’s kids may be digital natives, but Sibin Mohan, CSL Research Assistant Professor and his students wanted to introduce them to the technology behind computers.
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk

Preventing malicious attacks on computing systems through alteration of environmental control

10/25/2018 - 09:15   Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a supercomputer is only as strong as its weakest support structure. Researchers have spent years improving the security of computers themselves, but any system supporting the environment have to be better protected as well.
Prith Banerjee

Former CSL alumnus joins ANSYS

10/24/2018 - 15:00   Former CSL alumnus Prith Banerjee (MSEE '83, PhD '85) has been announced as the new Chief Technology Officer of ANSYS.
Mark Hasegawa-Johnson

Hasegawa-Johnson encourages students' interest in artificial intelligence

10/24/2018 - 09:45   CSL Professor Mark Hasegawa-Johnson is expanding opportunities for students to explore artificial intelligence in consideration of how many companies are now pursuing students with a background in artificial intelligence.
Ashwin Kanhere

CSL student receives best presentation award for GPS research at GNSS conference

10/19/2018 - 09:45   Ashwin Kanhere was awarded “Best Presentation of the Session” for his paper that demonstrated how laser measurements can help compensate for GPS loss in noisy environments.
Masooda Bashir

Bashir named 2018-2019 Centennial Scholar

10/17/2018 - 14:00   CSL Assistant Professor Masooda Bashir has been named the iSchool's Centennial Scholar for 2018-2019. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and/or professional promise in the field of library and information science.
Lav Varshney

CSL assistant professor places second in inaugural Intelligent Water Systems Challenge

10/16/2018 - 09:45   AI has enabled advances in many industries, including healthcare, finance, transportation, and now public utilities, specifically wastewater management. At the forefront of this new area of research is CSL’s Lav Varshney.
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.