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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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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.