News Stories

UI researchers awarded Department of Defense grant to study affects of blast exposure on battlefield personnel

01/07/2008 - 18:00   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will develop and test a modified battlefield helmet integrated with sensors to record the effects of blast injuries in real time. Using wireless communication, the data will be up-loadable to first responders using small cell phone-like devices to assess injury status.

Professor Thomas Huang and students win at 2007 DoCoMo USA Labs Innovative Paper Awards

11/30/2007 - 18:00   Coordinated Science Laboratory resident professor Thomas Huang, along with his team of students, received one of two 2007 DoCoMo USA Labs Innovative Paper Awards at the IEEE International conference on Image Processing this fall.

Illinois researchers bring parallel computing concepts to mass market

10/31/2007 - 19:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today announced a joint research endeavor with Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation that aims to enable commodity systems to make use of parallel computing techniques previously relegated to the realm of supercomputers. As a pioneer in parallel computing advances, Illinois is uniquely positioned to help usher in a new era of parallel computing for consumer systems that will enable drastically new applications for human-centric and environment-aware computing.

Preparing students for the parallel computing revolution

03/31/2007 - 19:00   Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are part of a pioneering new class this semester that’s preparing them to be leaders in the parallel computing revolution.

Semiconductor industry grapples with power crisis

05/15/2006 - 19:00   The semiconductor industry is facing a power crisis, but Chenming Hu is confident that the crisis will give rise to innovation.

University of Illinois’ Trusted ILLIAC Will Transform Large-Scale Computing

04/30/2006 - 19:00   The original ILLIAC computer, built by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1952, was the first computer in the world created and owned entirely by an educational institution. It weighed five tons and contained 2,800 vacuum tubes.

Murthy Traces the Source of India’s Software Boom

09/30/2005 - 19:00   The numbers are staggering. Employing more than a million people, the software industry in India has been growing at a rate of 32 percent annually for the past five years, said N.R. Narayana Murthy before a packed audience at the University of Illinois Auditorium. In addition, more than 70 percent of major U.S. tech companies rank India as their primary source for offshore work.

Global Leader to Shed Light on India’s Rise in IT

08/31/2005 - 19:00   N.R. Narayana Murthy, named by Time magazine in 2004 as one of the top 10 most influential leaders shaping technology, is coming to the University of Illinois campus September 14 to talk about the amazing success story of the Indian software industry.

Nuclear Weapons, Permissive Action Links, and the History of Public Key Cryptography

01/31/2005 - 18:00   For more than 20 years, credit for the creation of public key cryptography went to Stanford professor Martin Hellman and two graduate students, Ralph Merkle and Whitfield Diffie.

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