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Gift launches $50-million-plus partnership to revolutionize health care

03/02/2014 - 18:00   A partnership of doctors and engineers launched today will revolutionize clinical simulation, education, and health care. The $50-million-plus Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) will create joint research projects between the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) at OSF HealthCare in Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering.
Mark Allan Hasegawa-Johnson

Studies determine what sounds draw human attention, how humans can pinpoint them more quickly

02/27/2014 - 18:00   It sounds like a tricky riddle. If you have an eight-hour recording, and you want to know how many unusual noises are on it, how long will it take you to find out? Eight hours, right?
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Central to New, $320-million Digital

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign central to new, $320-million Digital Lab for Manufacturing

02/24/2014 - 18:00   “Digital Manufacturing Commons” will reduce costs for manufacturing, transform the way work is done, and spur economic growth.

ADSC experiences growth, accomplishments during 2013

02/23/2014 - 18:00   According to the Washington Post, only about 50 percent of new businesses are still open after four years and during 2013, ADSC proved that it deserves to be in that top group after four years of remarkable growth and significant accomplishments.
Lav Varshney

Artificial intelligence; tasty real-world results

02/23/2014 - 18:00   Lav Varshney is one of those people who eat food on a daily basis. One of Varshney's recent research projects was to test if a human trait — creativity — can be encoded on a computer.
William Gropp

Gropp receives SIAG/SC Career Prize

02/20/2014 - 18:00   CSL Professor William Gropp, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science, received the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) Career Prize at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing and Scientific Computing. This prize is awarded every two years to a senior researcher who has made broad, distinguished contributions to the field of algorithms research and development for parallel scientific and engineering computing.
Minh Do

Do named 2014 IEEE Fellow

02/18/2014 - 18:00   CSL and ECE Associate Professor Minh N. Do has been announced as an IEEE Fellow for 2014. Do was recognized for his contributions to image representation and computational imaging.
Yahoo groundbreaking ceremony

Yahoo Breaks Ground for New Facility in University of Illinois Research Park

02/17/2014 - 18:00   On a bright, sunny day in early February, representatives from the City of Champaign, the University of Illinois, the Research Park, and Yahoo gathered for a ground-breaking ceremony on the site of a new 40,000 square foot facility for Yahoo.
Jonathan Makela leads the ionospheric study on the Illinois campus.

Near-space study helping to predict storms

02/12/2014 - 18:00   The 2011 Tohoku earthquake that devastated Japan had an epicenter some 19 miles below the earth’s surface and 70 miles from the Japanese mainland. The ensuing tsunami had devastating effects on the east coast of Japan and traveled across the Pacific Ocean. A consortium headed by engineers from the University of Illinois is discovering ways to study these types of events, not by sensing the movement far underground or in the ocean, but by measuring activity in the near-space environment, more than 100 miles above the earth’s surface. The near-space environment consists of both the ionosphere (plasma) and the neutral atmospheres (non-ionized molecules). - See more at:
CSL professor Romit Roy Choudhury

Roy Choudhury designs next-generation mobile computing, wireless technologies

02/11/2014 - 18:00   Sensors in your smart phone can pinpoint your location, measure the pollution in the community in which you live and gauge the quality of local drinking water. Soon, they may also provide researchers like Romit Roy Choudhury with deep insights into the behavior of individuals, communities and nations.
Lav Varshney

Varshney joins CSL, bringing industry experience to his communications research

02/10/2014 - 18:00   Making the transition from industry to academia, new CSL faculty member, Lav Varshney, joined the communications research group in January to continue his work on informational systems involving humans and machines. Varshney comes to Illinois from IBM, where he spent three years at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York.
Sewoong Oh

Oh’s crowdsourcing work improves efficiency of new market

02/09/2014 - 18:00   One might think that only someone at NASA would be working to classify and identify hundreds of thousands of galaxies and, in the process, help scientists understand how these galaxies evolve. But now, with the help of a revolutionary process called crowdsourcing,
J. Gary Eden

CSL professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

02/05/2014 - 18:00   J. Gary Eden, the Gilmore Family Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
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Normand Paquin named CSL Associate Director for Research

02/04/2014 - 18:00   Paquin will be responsible for advancing new and existing research programs in CSL.

Thomas and Margaret Huang Award Open for Applications

01/26/2014 - 18:00   Graduate students conducting research in the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction research theme are invited to apply for the Thomas and Margaret Huang Award. Applications are due March 24.
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Chung named Center for Advanced Study Beckman Fellow

01/15/2014 - 18:00   Soon-Jo Chung has been appointed a Beckman Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study (CAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Illinois faculty, students show dominance at SC13

01/09/2014 - 18:00   At one of supercomputing’s premier international conference last November, Illinois faculty and students shone by winning four major awards, including a best paper award.
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Champaign-Urbana recognized as one of’s most promising tech hubs to watch in 2014

01/07/2014 - 18:00   Where are the country’s most innovative and creative tech hubs? The answer to that question used to be easy.
Students work with ZedBoard during workshop.

ECE receives ZedBoard donation for research, education

12/19/2013 - 18:00   Electrical and Computer Engineering students have started to use new design boards coupled with new design automation software in their classrooms and labs, and CSL and ECE Professor Deming Chen is one of the inventors of the algorithmic engine driving this software.
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Illinois receives $4.2 million to train students in cyber security

12/15/2013 - 18:00   From financial to medical information, our most private data is increasingly online -- and so are the cyber criminals who seek to sabotage the information systems that support the data. But while the number of cyber crimes has steadily risen over the years, the number of cyber security experts needed to stop them has not kept pace.