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Illinois receives $1.5 million to lower cost, improve viability of DNA data storage

07/17/2018 - 13:30   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is undertaking a $1.5 million effort to produce new DNA-based storage nanoscale devices using chimeric DNA, a hybrid molecule made from two different sources.
Ryan Corey

CSL graduate student receives Microsoft grant for work on augmented listening tech

07/17/2018 - 10:30   Corey was recently awarded a 2018 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant, one of 11 recipients selected from nearly 200 applicants, to develop devices and algorithms that will enhance audio signals in noisy environments.

Illinois' crop-counting robot earns top recognition at leading robotics conference

07/10/2018 - 10:00   A robot developed by the University of Illinois to find genes that produce high-yielding, hardy traits in crop plants' DNA was recognized by the best systems paper award at Robotics: Science and Systems, the preeminent robotics conference held last week in Pittsburgh.

Infographic: Changing the Future of Cognitive Computing with C3SR

06/22/2018 - 17:15   IBM is in partnership with CSL and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign research group - The Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR). Together, they are working on solutions that will help accelerate innovation in the world of cognitive computing.

IFP team takes first in international human parsing contest

06/20/2018 - 16:30   The winning team consists of members from Illinois, Beijing Jiaotong University, and IBM as part of the research efforts sponsored IBM-ILLINOIS Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR), a multi-year collaboration based at CSL.
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Graduate student, alumna win at Midwest Machine Learning Symposium

06/20/2018 - 12:30   A team of researchers, including ECE ILLINOIS graduate student Cesar Augusto Uribe Meneses, recently won one of three Best Poster Awards at the 2018 Midwest Machine Learning Symposium in Chicago.
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Oelze named ECE ILLINOIS Associate Head for Graduate Affairs

06/13/2018 - 10:30   Oelze served many years on the departmental Graduate Committees and several faculty search committees and has been honored many times on the "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students."

C3SR Collaboration Leverages Data To Integrate Machine Learning Into Our Daily Lives

05/31/2018 - 15:45   A collaboration between ECE ILLINOIS, CS @ ILLINOIS, CSL and IBM seeks to leverage vast data sets and advances in computing into useful tools for everything from medicine and education to helping banks manage risks.

Infographic: Learning to See in the Dark - A Peek at Progress

05/24/2018 - 13:45   We interviewed ECE and CSL PhD student Chen Chen on a published paper he worked on called, "Learning to See in the Dark." Grainy and dark photos may soon be thing of the past.
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Hassanieh receives NSF CAREER Award to leverage benefits of new high frequency spectrums

05/17/2018 - 12:00   CSL researcher Haitham Hassanieh, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, was recently awarded a 5-year, $550,000 NSF CAREER Award to address the challenges of mmWave bands.

Sanders Honored for Leadership with Campus Award

05/17/2018 - 09:00   ECE ILLINOIS Department Head and CSL Prof. Sanders, was one of four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members who were honored on April 25 with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership.
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CSL alumnus, faculty receive College of Engineering awards

05/14/2018 - 09:00   This spring, six CSL faculty and alumni received awards for their contributions. Each year, Illinois’ College of Engineering honors faculty, alumni and students for their excellent work in their respective fields.

Infographic: A Peek at Progress

05/03/2018 - 11:30   How can we get deep neural networks on devices? Check out our new infographic series to learn about how Prof. Varshney and his student Sourya Basu created a lossless algorithm that can compress a deep neural network onto a device.
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CREDC Researchers Leverage Blockchain To Protect Power Grid Supply Chain

05/01/2018 - 12:00   Andrew Miller and Sachin Shetty are leading a research project that seeks to develop a blockchain-based tool that will provide provenance for the power grid supply chain.
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Kumar Receives Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award at the House of Commons

04/30/2018 - 12:00   ECE and CSL Associate Professor Rakesh Kumar has been awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award, which is given to non-resident Indians for outstanding services, achievements, and contributions.

Prosthetic arms can provide controlled sensory feedback, study finds

04/27/2018 - 09:15   Aadeel Akhtar, an M.D./Ph.D. student and CSL alumnus at Illinois, developed a control algorithm to give prosthetic arm users reliable sensory feedback along with CSL & AE Prof. Timothy Bretl
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Grace Gao receives NSF CAREER award for UAV research

04/25/2018 - 14:15   Grace Gao will research autonomous systems, such as self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles, through the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.
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Three CSL faculty receive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grants

04/20/2018 - 07:30   Olgica Milenkovic, Idoia Ochoa, and Lav Varshney have received grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF.
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Waldrop and Qin awarded NSF grant to model hydrogen atoms in atmosphere

04/17/2018 - 09:00   CSL Assistant Professor Lara Waldrop's research team has been awarded a grant by the NSF for a proposal on modeling hydrogen atoms in the terrestrial atmosphere.
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Adve, Team Awarded $5.6 Million to Streamline Complex Modern Software

04/16/2018 - 14:30   CSL Professor and Interim CS Department Head Vikram Adve will lead a five-year, $5.6 million effort to reduce the complexity and size of modern software systems, using his groundbreaking work creating the LLVM compiler infrastructure as part of the project.