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Hutchinson and Engineering at Illinois collaborators awarded $1.5 million to build robot bats

10/13/2014 - 19:00   Illinois engineering professors and Brown University biology professors have collaborated together to develop bat-inspired robots to supervise construction sites.
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Kumar awarded Best Student Paper at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition

10/09/2014 - 19:00   ECE PhD candidate Avinash Kumar is attempting to revolutionize camera calibration, and his peers have taken notice. Kumar was recently awarded the IAPR Piero Zamperoni Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
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University of Illinois collaborates with Mayo Clinic to Revolutionize Genomic Data Analysis

10/08/2014 - 19:00   The $9.3M award is part of the CompGen initiative, a collaboration of CSL and the Institute for Genomic Biology.
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Illinois wins $1.5 million NSF “Data Infrastructure Building Blocks” grant to accelerate materials-to-device processes

10/07/2014 - 19:00   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are seeking to accelerate the technology transfer processes through a new T2C2 framework.
ECE building dedication

ECE ILLINOIS opens Electrical and Computer Engineering Building

10/06/2014 - 19:00   ECE ILLINOIS, along with state and university officials, will dedicate the new ECE Building this Friday.
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ADSC research featured on ESPN2

10/05/2014 - 19:00   ADSC's AutoScout technology was featured in a clip during the October 4 Illinois football game.
AE3's 'Past, Present & Future' event features PLATO inventor.

AE3's 'Past, Present & Future' event features PLATO inventor

10/05/2014 - 19:00   Professor Emeritus Donald L. Bitzer, the co-inventor of PLATO, will be the featured speaker at a special event, “Engineering Education @Illinois: Past, Present & Future” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in 1005 Beckman Institute. The free event is sponsored by the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3). The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is located at 405 N. Mathews Avenue, Urbana.

Gropp wins SIAM/ACM CS&E prize for PETSc numerical library

10/01/2014 - 19:00   PETSc has transformed the way large-scale software libraries are developed, supported, and used within the CS&E community.
Gul Agha

Agha works to upgrade programming for mobile cloud

09/24/2014 - 19:00   While many mobile device applications are backed by cloud servers and storage, the current programming technology is tedious and potentially error prone. According to Illinois’ Gul Agha, developing individual application parts is not difficult, but developing an entire system is far more challenging and there’s currently no way to map user-level application code to the computational resources available in a flexible way.

PURE returns this semester, offers more for undergrads

09/11/2014 - 19:00   The concept of doing research may be a daunting task for undergraduates, who typically have little technical experience. However, the Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering (PURE) program has been designed to give freshmen and sophomores a chance to work as mentee on a research project with a graduate student.
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Kesavadas appointed first director of Illinois' Health Care Engineering Systems Center

09/03/2014 - 19:00   Thenkurussi Kesavadas will guide the center in developing new technologies and cyber-physical systems with JUMP in Peoria.
Klara Nahrstedt

Nahrstedt Receives SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions

09/03/2014 - 19:00   The 2014 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is CS Professor and CSL Acting Director Klara Nahrstedt.
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Illinois partners with NTU to develop new generation of Asian academic leaders

08/24/2014 - 19:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is partnering with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore to develop higher education’s next crop of leaders into more ethical and evidence-based decision-makers. With a $2.7 million grant, Illinois is collaborating with NTU to conduct research, develop curricula, provide guidance and create tools to train current and future executives of major research universities as part of a new NTU academy focusing on leadership, expected to launch next year.
Pramod Viswanath

Viswanath searches for solution to interference in wireless networks

08/12/2014 - 19:00   CSL Professor Pramod Viswanath was recently awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant from the Army for his project titled “Wireless Networks as Polymatroidal Graphs: Embeddings, Multicommodity Flows, Cuts and Function Computation.” This project will address interference in wireless networks and how to manage that interference in a distributed way.
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Multi-university team works on edge-cloud to help scale big data

08/06/2014 - 19:00   According to Cisco Systems, Internet video currently accounts for 66 percent of global Internet traffic, and that number is projected to rise to 79 percent by 2018. In North America, these numbers may be even higher, with YouTube and Netflix alone accounting for more than 50 percent of all Internet traffic. For CSL Professor Pramod Viswanath, those statistics mean there’s an enormous amount of data that needs to be stored and transported to make the growing amount of video streaming possible.
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ECE ILLINOIS remembers more than six decades in Everitt Lab

08/04/2014 - 19:00   Outside an unassuming room in Everitt Laboratory, which most recently served as the business office, there’s a small plaque, set in a wood frame. “In this room,” the inscription reads, “during the spring semester of 1952, John Bardeen—the two-time Nobel laureate—taught the first course on semiconductors and transistors ... offered at any university.”
Paul Scott Carney

Beckman team places in top three in Alan Alda Flame Challenge

07/22/2014 - 19:00   A Beckman Institute team, which included CSL and ECE Associate Professor Scott Carney, decided to enter this year's Flame Challenge, a competition from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and was named one of the top three finalists in the visual category, out of hundreds of applicants.
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Researchers receive Best Paper Award, Carter Award for RnS monitoring research

07/16/2014 - 19:00   CSL researchers received the inaugural Best Paper Award at last month’s 2014 IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN). Additionally, graduate student Cuong Pham was recognized for his outstanding PhD research in this area and was awarded the William C. Carter Award at DSN.
Cristina L. Abad

In the News: USENIX researchers get a grip on Hadoop performance

07/14/2014 - 19:00   Cristina Abad, a May 2014 computer science Ph.D. graduate at Illinois, has developed a benchmark designed to model the performance of next-generation storage systems, called MimesisBench, which was featured in ITWorld and PCWorld.
CSL faculty bring home Engineering at Illinois awards

CSL faculty bring home Engineering at Illinois awards

07/13/2014 - 19:00   Several CSL faculty were honored at the 50th-annual faculty award ceremony for Engineering at Illinois.