02/19/2015 - 18:00 How cool would it be to meet and chat with the biggest names in computer science and mathematics—people like Internet architect Vinton Cerf or computer graphics pioneer Ivan Sutherland? Three CS @ ILLINOIS researchers found out last fall when they attended the second annual Heidelberg Laureates Forum in Germany.
02/18/2015 - 18:00 Recent successful cybersecurity attacks, such as the 2010 Stuxnet attack on uranium centrifuges central to Iran’s nuclear program, have made it impossible to ignore the lack of effective security of cyber physical systems today.
02/15/2015 - 18:00 Associate Professor Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia won a 2014 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, an award from the Provost that recognizes recently promoted faculty who have shown special promise in their fields.
02/12/2015 - 18:00 In spring 2014, both the business and technology news pages excitedly announced Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR, the maker of a virtual reality gaming headset called Oculus Rift. CS Professor Steve LaValle, an Illinois alumnus (PhD EE ’95), has a special insight into the development of VR technology. Since taking leave from the university in September 2012, LaValle helped lead Oculus’ R&D efforts as its head scientist.
02/11/2015 - 18:00 The Internet is now a goldmine of personal information about individuals, collected both voluntarily, through methods such as frequent flier/shopper incentives, social media or Amazon reviews, and involuntarily, such as the U.S. Census or medical records. While much of the information is anonymous, the ability to search information and compare it to other data sets makes today’s data especially susceptible to privacy violations.
02/04/2015 - 18:00 CSL Professor Vikram Adve has been named a 2014 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In his citation he was recognized “[f]or developing the LLVM compiler and for contributions to parallel computing and software security.” He is one of 49 ACM members being recognized this year for their contributions to computing.
02/03/2015 - 18:00 CSL Professor J. Gary Eden, who holds the Gilmore Endowed Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
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.
01/28/2015 - 18:00 CSL Professor Naira Hovakimyan and her research team are debuting the new technology on a Learjet this spring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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).
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.