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Loui, Huang, and Polychronopoulos retire from teaching

12/08/2014 - 18:00   Professors Michael Loui, Thomas Huang, and Constantine Polychronopoulos retired from teaching at ECE in 2014, after long, fruitful careers at the department.
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Lyding and Sanders two of six Illinois faculty elected AAAS Fellows

11/30/2014 - 18:00   CSL faculty members Joseph Lyding and William H. Sanders are two of six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected 2014 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The other recipients were Placid M. Ferreira (Mechanical Science and Engineering), Brendan A. Harley (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), Phillip A. Newmark (Cell and Developmental Biology) and Dan Roth (Computer Science).
Leslie Allen

Allen receives grant to conduct nanocalorimetry measurements

11/25/2014 - 18:00   CSL Professor Leslie Allen recently received a $345,000, three-year NSF Solid State Materials Chemistry grant titled “Two-Dimensional Materials: Synthesis and Thermodynamic Nanocalorimetry Measurements.” Allen, an associate professor of materials science and engineering, will be synthesizing and investigating the thermodynamic and electrical properties of ultra-thin crystals of two-dimensional materials.
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In the News: Tim Bretl's 3D printed prosthetic hand

11/19/2014 - 18:00   A group of CSL Professor Tim Bretl's Illinois students have developed a 3D printed prosthetic hand that is helping amputees at a much more afforadable price.
Joseph Lyding

Joseph Lyding discusses research in International Innovation

11/18/2014 - 18:00   Professor Joseph Lyding discusses his word on 2D materials and carbon nanotubes in the digital magazine "International Innovation."
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In the News: EPA grant to help Champaign firm

11/17/2014 - 18:00   CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign company plans to use nearly $400,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help develop and commercialize ozone generators for purifying water.
Sayan Mitra

Research combines simulations and static analysis to verify cyberphysical systems

11/12/2014 - 18:00   CSL Professor Sayan Mitra (ECE) and CS Professor Mahesh Viswanathan were recently awarded $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to support a grant entitled “From Simulations to Proofs for Cyberphysical Systems” that will seek additional ways to verify such systems in conjunction with simulations.

NCSA-CompGen Graduate Fellowships available Spring 2015

11/11/2014 - 18:00   The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the CompGen initiative are sponsoring two Spring 2015 fellowships for graduate students working in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, or biologically-relevant computational science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Lyding wins AVS achievement award

11/10/2014 - 18:00   Professor Joseph Lyding has won the 2014 Award for Outstanding Research from the Prairie Chapter of the American Vacuum Society.
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Two new faculty members join CSL and ECE ILLINOIS

11/09/2014 - 18:00   Michael Bailey and Lara Waldrop join CSL and ECE ILLINOIS as tenure-track faculty.
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CSL to co-host conference on manned, unmanned aircraft

11/06/2014 - 18:00   The conference aims to connect local businesses and researchers with the aim of innovating and creating new economic opportunities in the community.
Wen-mei Hwu

Hwu’s MulticoreWare ranks in top 110 fastest-growing private companies

11/06/2014 - 18:00   Since CSL professor Wen-mei Hwu co-founded MulticoreWare six years ago, the company has grown from a small startup to the leading provider of GPU-accelerated software and GPU-computing infrastructure software, used by such tech giants as Amazon and Google.
Yoram Bresler

Bresler's team wins $950,000 Big Data grant

11/05/2014 - 18:00   A team led by Professor Yoram Bresler has won an almost $950,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop more efficient algorithms and computational methods for analyzing Big Data and extracting useful information.
J. Gary Eden

Eden awarded nearly $1 million grant to continue microplasma research

11/04/2014 - 18:00   J. Gary Eden was awarded a $917,744 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to fund his purchase of laser and gas analytical equipment. He plans to use this equipment to continue his research of microplasma devices.
Michael Bailey

New research looks at how information on Internet can be manipulated

11/03/2014 - 18:00   With a tight gubernatorial race in Illinois, voters are being bombarded today with TV ads, yard signs and robo calls. But what if candidates could use their campaign dollars to subtlety influence your vote on social media? It might as simple as paying to promote the status of a friend who just voted or downplaying negative status posts on Facebook.
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Wen-mei Hwu Named Recipient of 2014 IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award

11/03/2014 - 18:00   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Wen-mei W. Hwu has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award for his work in Instruction-Level Parallelism.
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ITI in the News: Cybersecurity - It's about way more than countering hackers

11/02/2014 - 18:00   It's tense in the situation room. A cyber attack on the electrical grid in New York City has plunged Manhattan into darkness on a day that happens to be the coldest in the year. Concurrently, the cellular phone network has been attacked, silencing smartphones and sowing confusion and panic. A foreign power has claimed responsibility for the attacks and says more are coming. Your job is to look at geopolitical factors, intelligence feeds, military movements and clues in cyberspace to predict what may be happening next. Your goal is to make a recommendation to the President.
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Milenkovic looks for big data storage solution in DNA

10/26/2014 - 19:00   While the cost of data storage has gone down in recent years, the difficulty of finding a storage medium that is nonvolatile, durable and large enough to meet today’s big data needs has remained.
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New paradigm enables more secure, reliable control networks for power grid

10/21/2014 - 19:00   When an energy company sustains a cyber attack, control system operators must quickly identify, isolate and reroute around the affected network areas in order to maintain critical energy delivery functions. A global view of all communication flows would make that task much easier, but unfortunately, such an overview map isn’t available to the energy sector at this time.
Dan Work

Taxi GPS data helps researchers study Hurricane Sandy's effect on NYC traffic

10/20/2014 - 19:00   When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast in late October 2012, the “superstorm” disrupted traffic in New York City for more than five days, but the evacuation proceeded relatively efficiently with only minor delays, according to transportation researchers at the University of Illinois.

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