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.
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.
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.
Illinois wins $1.5 million NSF “Data Infrastructure Building Blocks” grant to accelerate materials-to-device processes10/07/2014 - 19:00 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are seeking to accelerate the technology transfer processes through a new T2C2 framework.
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.
10/01/2014 - 19:00 PETSc has transformed the way large-scale software libraries are developed, supported, and used within the CS&E community.
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.
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.
09/03/2014 - 19:00 Thenkurussi Kesavadas will guide the center in developing new technologies and cyber-physical systems with JUMP in Peoria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.