News Stories

Klara Nahrstedt

Nahrstedt appointed to CRA Computing Community Consortium Council

06/23/2014 - 19:00   CSL Acting Director Klara Nahrstedt, the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, is one of six new members selected to the Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium Council.
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In the News: Amazon unveils its 3D Fire Phone

06/22/2014 - 19:00   Amazon has unveiled its first foray into the smartphone market -- a new device called the Fire Phone that features 3D display capabilities.

Mitra develops verification tool for trustworthy cyber-physical systems

06/16/2014 - 19:00   Over the past few decades, information systems have increasingly replaced human operators and processes, with technology assisting in everything from flying aircraft to regulating heartbeats. As the movement toward more autonomous systems continues, there is a growing need to ensure that these systems are safe and reliable before they are deployed – especially in fields where failure could be fatal.
IBM Faculty Awards

Faculty receive IBM recognition, funding for research contributions

06/15/2014 - 19:00   Three CSL faculty members, Deming Chen, Ravishankar Iyer and Steven Lumetta, have been awarded IBM Corporation Faculty Awards for their contributions in their field of research.
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Framework configures, secures remote access to legacy and emerging energy devices for utilities

06/12/2014 - 19:00   Due to a variety of attacks on the energy sector in the last decade, utilities are on high alert for possible infiltrations to their security. Having incorrect or inconsistent configuration of energy sector devices is just one of the areas attackers could leverage to thwart the security measures energy companies have set up.
Shobha Vasudevan

Vasudevan receives Best Paper Award for verification algorithm

06/11/2014 - 19:00   Assistant Professor Shobha Vasudevan and three graduate students received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on VLSI Design earlier this year.
John Tucker

Remembering Professor Emeritus John Tucker

06/05/2014 - 19:00   No matter the project, even the most heralded electronic devices are based on fundamental, well-established theories. There are basic tenants like Ohm’s law, taught in high-school physics classes, and there are concepts like the Tucker Theory, which is complex, yet essential for certain applications. The latter is named for Professor Emeritus John R. Tucker, who passed away in April, leaving an exceptional research legacy that bridged the boundary between theoretical physics and circuit development.
Alumnus Ryan Rogowski (BSEE '11)

ECE alum's app provides instant translation of foreign languages

06/05/2014 - 19:00   ECE alum Ryan Rogowski (BSEE '11) made news again last week as the company he co-founded, Waygo, announced it had rolled out an app for the Android and told an audience at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) that he eventually sees the app adding languages and working in the Google Glass Environment.
Robin Berthier

New Illinois-developed company gets training through NSF I-Corps program

06/04/2014 - 19:00   Because of the vulnerability of IT infrastructures, the power industry has mandated critical infrastructure protection regulations that must be followed by all large electric utilities. Utilities are audited every three years and the price of non-compliance is steep: If they’re found to be in violation of any of the regulations, they can face penalties of up to $1 million per day.
Rakesh Bobba

Wide-area power system monitoring research will help reduce power outages

05/20/2014 - 19:00   CSL and ITI Professors Rakesh Bobba and Nitin Vaidya recently received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research on developing algorithms and system software for wide-area monitoring of power systems.
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Illinois receives $2.1 million from NSA to help advance security of cyber systems

05/18/2014 - 19:00   The Illinois Lablet will focus on security at the systems level, with the ultimate goal of providing methodologies for end-to-end security analysis of systems ranging from the power grid to the Internet.
Sunil Kumar

CSL alum Sunil Kumar brings business savvy to Booth School

05/15/2014 - 19:00   Sunil Kumar got his first taste of control theory’s power to change industry as a graduate student in the Coordinated Science Laboratory.
Andy Singer

Singer invested as Fox Family Professor

05/14/2014 - 19:00   When Professor Andy Singer took the stage in the Beckman Auditorium on May 6, there was an ebullient air in room. Those in attendance were wearing suits and bright, summery dresses. Chancellor Phyllis Wise and Provost and ECE Professor Ilesanmi Adesida were on stage, Professor Andy Singer. Professor Andy Singer. and before an audience of Singer’s family and colleagues, graduate students and alumni, they invested him as a Fox Family Professor.
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ECE ILLINOIS offers first Big Data class for undergrads

05/13/2014 - 19:00   “Big Data — that’s a hot topic,” said Qifeng Hu, a junior in electrical engineering, referring to a new course that he and other students are finishing this semester, Making Sense of Big Data (ECE 398BD). It’s the first-ever departmental course focused specifically on the topic, and a hot topic it is.
ADSC Timeline

ADSC extends time, funding for research in Singapore

05/07/2014 - 19:00   Continuing the working relationship between Singapore and the University of Illinois, ADSC has extended its agreement with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), to provide an additional three years of funding to the research center.
Deming Chen

Researchers release first SPICE-compatible compact models for graphene-based digital circuits

05/06/2014 - 19:00   Before the invention of transistors, computers in the 1960s were bulky, unreliable and created tremendous amounts of heat. However, with the advent of transistors and their aggressive scaling, computers today contain millions, or even billions, of transistors to complete tasks and engineers are able to pack them into small spaces such as phones, tablets, or sensors.
Naira Hovakimyan

Hovakimyan receives Humboldt Research Award

05/05/2014 - 19:00   Naira Hovakimyan, a CSL professor and Schaller Faculty Scholar in MechSE, recently received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Award. This highly competitive German award is granted to outstanding international researchers for their scientific achievements with the prospect of more cutting-edge discoveries in their academic career.
Gropp Invested as First Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science

Gropp invested as first Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science

05/01/2014 - 19:00   On April 3, as the department celebrated the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, CS Professor William D. Gropp was invested as the first Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science.
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Research shows smartphone sensors leave trackable fingerprints

04/27/2014 - 19:00   Fingerprints — those swirling residues left on keyboards and doorknobs — are mostly invisible. They can affirm your onetime presence, but they cannot be used to track your day-to-day activities. They cannot tell someone in real time that after exercising at the gym, you went to office in a bus and played video games during lunch. But what if our hand-held electronics are leaving real-time fingerprints instead? Fingerprints that are so intrinsic to the device that, like our own, they cannot be removed?
Mohamed Ali Belabbas

Belabbas receives NSF CAREER Award

04/24/2014 - 19:00   A new paradigm has emerged for control systems. During the past 20 years, engineers and theorists have shifted away from control systems that are centralized, where one agent, the leader or control center, broadcasts commands and information to every other agent. Increasingly, researchers are realizing that many control systems – from decentralized power distribution systems to auction systems – can be configured as a collection of interacting autonomous agents.