News Stories

Katherine Davis

Research looks to verify power networks at the device level

01/28/2015 - 18:00   Securing our power grids from malicious attacks is critical to ensuring a safe power grid, and many researchers are working on solving this problem by focusing on the entire system. However, ITI research scientist Katherine Davis is tackling the problem in a new and innovative way in her new $391,014, three-year NSF grant to study verification of cyber-physical critical infrastructures at the device level.

A novel flight controller developed at Illinois may help reduce aircraft failures

01/28/2015 - 18:00   CSL Professor Naira Hovakimyan and her research team are debuting the new technology on a Learjet this spring.
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Liang develops new generations of MRI technology

01/05/2015 - 18:00   With Nobel Laureate Paul Lauterbur, the inventor of magnetic resonance imaging, as a mentor, Zhi-Pei Liang has spent more than two decades tackling MRI problems in domains ranging from physics to signal processing, with a recent breakthrough in molecular imaging.
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Lumetta's team wins $300,000 NSF grant to turn smartphones into standalone biodetectors

01/04/2015 - 18:00   Professors Steven Lumetta, Brian Cunningham and John Dallesasse have won a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to work further on their research into turning smartphones into biodetectors that rival lab machines.
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Supercomputing speeds advances in deep neural networks

12/31/2014 - 18:00   When it comes to facial and object recognition, companies like Google and Facebook have a leg up. Those organizations have a massive library of images that are labeled by users around the world. However, most of the images and videos in the world aren’t automatically identified, but the need for such a method is growing rapidly in the ever-changing world of Big Data.
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Başar named director of the Center for Advanced Study

12/29/2014 - 18:00   At the beginning of this academic year, Professor M. Tamer Başar was named director of the Center for Advanced Study (CAS). He was initiated as a permanent member of the Center in 2005 following a rigorous nomination and election process.
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Vasudevan wins IEEE CEDA Early Career Award

12/22/2014 - 18:00   Assistant Professor Shobha Vasudevan has made a major impact in her field in a short amount of time. The IEEE Council of Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) recently presented Vasudevan with the Early Career Award “for outstanding contributions to design verification including assertion generation and coverage analysis."
Adeel Akhtar, a student in CSL Professor Tim Bretl's lab, presents a prototype.

ECE students involved in work on prosthetic hand with sensory feedback

12/11/2014 - 18:00   A team of Illinois students are developing a prosthetic hand that can return both motor and sensory function to its user.
Man-Ki Yoon

Yoon receives Padovani Scholarship

12/10/2014 - 18:00   CS graduate student Man-Ki Yoon received the Roberto Padovani Scholarship from Qualcomm. The Roberto Padovani Scholarship program was created in 2008 to recognize Qualcomm Research interns who demonstrate extraordinary technical talent during their summer internships.
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Illinois students make strong showing in cyber security competitions

12/09/2014 - 18:00   Two teams with CS @ ILLINOIS members received recognition at the 11th annual New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW).
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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.