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.
07/10/2014 - 19:00 Posting selfies to Instagram and Facebook has been popular among teens and young adults for many years now, but ADSC researchers are now upping the selfie-game with their development of an app that allows people to take a short video clip and alter the background using pre-designed animated templates to create a Hollywood style mini-movie in seconds.
07/10/2014 - 19:00 Assistant Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski has received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS).
07/09/2014 - 19:00 ECE Assistant Professor Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia has been selected by the National Academy of Engineering to attend the United States Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, along with 82 other engineers who have all been determined by the academy to be future leaders of the engineering field. The event will be Sept. 11-13 in Irvine, California.
07/08/2014 - 19:00 Lung cancer is frequently one of the most deadly forms of the disease, mainly because of its late detection rate. However, National Science Foundation fellow and ECE ILLINOIS graduate student Lonna Edwards is trying to change that by researching new ways to find tiny proteins that indicate the presence of diseases like cancer, called biomarkers. Her work could help doctors diagnose lung cancer much earlier, and could also make detecting it much cheaper and less invasive, ultimately saving lives from the disease.
07/07/2014 - 19:00 Professor William H. Sanders is ECE ILLINOIS’ new department head, Engineering at Illinois Dean Andreas C. Cangellaris announced Thursday. His appointment is effective August 16, 2014.
07/06/2014 - 19:00 With image-editing software like Adobe Photoshop, adding a missing face into a group photo is rather simple. It requires a source image of the person in the correct pose, but otherwise, with a few clicks of the selection tool, the person can be copied, pasted, repositioned, and presto, the combination is done. No problem. Removals, however—perhaps omitting a photobomber from the same image—are much less straightforward. Content must be created; a gap must be filled.
07/02/2014 - 19:00 According to Professor Richard E. Blahut, a former department head of ECE ILLINOIS and the Henry Magnuski Professor, the best innovations are accomplished when idea-generators and administrators are a cohesive force.
07/01/2014 - 19:00 CSL and ECE Assistant Professor Lav R. Varshney has an algorithmic solution to a problem that plagues ecologists and astronomers, educators and sociologists — the problem of effectively and accurately crowdsourcing information, even when the individual contributors lack training or expertise.
06/30/2014 - 19:00 Shobha Vasudevan, along with her students, Viraj Athavale, Sai Ma and Samuel Hertz, recently received the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Design Automation Conference (DAC), for their research in code coverage of assertions using register transfer level (RTL) source code analysis, which will help with accuracy and speed during the verification process.