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Nicol invested as Woeltge Professor

03/25/2013 - 19:00   Nicol, director of ITI, is considered a leading expert on the modeling and simulation of discrete event systems.
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From old to new: Symposium addresses challenges in evolving nuclear power operating systems

03/24/2013 - 19:00   CSL to co-host a symposium exploring nuclear, digital control, and cyber security April 23 and 24.
Shobha Vasudevan

Vasudevan receives ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award

03/17/2013 - 19:00   CSL professor Shobha Vasudevan was named the 2013 ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award recipient. Vasudevan, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be presented the award at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in June. DAC, the premier conference for design automation, is attended by several thousand of researchers, academics, engineers and designers each year.
Doug Jones as ADSC's new director

Doug Jones named new director of Advanced Digital Sciences Center

03/17/2013 - 19:00   The University of Illinois has named Professor Doug Jones as the new director of the Advanced Digital Sciences Center in Singapore. Jones is replacing Marianne Winslett, an Illinois professor of computer science, who will step down from her role and return to Illinois full-time as of June 30, 2013.
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Gropp elected Member-at-Large for AAAS group

03/13/2013 - 19:00   CSL Professor William Gropp has been elected Member-at-Large for the Information, Computing and Communication section of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Soon-Jo Chung

Chung receives CAREER Award to develop robotic birds of prey

02/24/2013 - 18:00   Chung's NSF CAREER Award: Using robotic birds of prey to prevent airport bird strikes
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Ethics Awareness Month: A minute with U. of I. expert C.K. Gunsalus

02/24/2013 - 18:00   C.K. Gunsalus is a professor emerita of business administration and a nationally recognized expert on professional ethics. In her recently published book, “The Young Professional's Survival Guide: From Cab Fares to Moral Snares,” she shows young working professionals how to steer clear of all the traps, trouble and temptations that come with transitioning into the working world – and how to work through them should they become unavoidable.
TCIPG Director William H. Sanders

Researchers demonstrate that quantum cryptography can secure power grid

02/13/2013 - 18:00   A Los Alamos National Laboratory quantum cryptography (QC) team successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography
William Gropp

Gropp named Siebel Chair

02/12/2013 - 18:00   CSL Professor William Gropp has been appointed the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of only two such chairs in the United States

$100-Million Pledge to College of Engineering at Illinois: Donation to Establish Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative

01/27/2013 - 18:00   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise announced today that The Grainger Foundation has pledged $100 million to support the College of Engineering through establishment of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative
William D. Gropp

Gropp is among HPCWire's "People to Watch" in 2013

01/24/2013 - 18:00   HPCWire has named PCI Director William D. Gropp one of its people to watch in 2013
Rakesh Kumar

Software canaries to detect failures in computer processors

01/23/2013 - 18:00   CSL Professor Rakesh Kumar and University of Minnesota Assistant Professor John Sartori, a former CSL graduate student, have received a $300,000, 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation and the Semiconductor Research Corporation

Liberzon, Viswanath named 2013 IEEE Fellows

01/21/2013 - 18:00   CSL professors Daniel Liberzon and Pramod Viswanath have both been announced as IEEE Fellows for 2013 -- Liberzon for his contributions to the analysis and design of switched, nonlinear and quantized control systems, and Viswanath for his contributions to the theory and practice of wireless communications. Both are faculty in Illinois' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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A lifetime of achievement in real-time: Abdelzaher wins notable IEEE award

01/21/2013 - 18:00   Joining the founders and eminent leaders of his research community, CSL Professor Tarek Abdelzaher, a Donald Biggar Willett Scholar in the College of Engineering, was named the winner of the 2012 Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award by the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems in December. The award is given for long-term technical achievement and leadership in the field of Real-Time Computing. Of the 14 recipients of this award since its inception, Abdelzaher was the most junior at the time of the award.
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UI officially announced for $30 million computing research center

01/16/2013 - 18:00   It's official: A research center based at the University of Illinois will get $30 million to figure out ways to accommodate the next generation of computing.

DARPA to fund chip research consortium

01/16/2013 - 18:00   A government-industry initiative called the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network will seek to maintain U.S. leadership in microelectronics. The Illinois-led SONIC Center is part of the $194 million initiative.
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Semiconductor Research Corporation, DARPA Unveil $194 Million University Research Center Network Focused on Next-Generation Microelectronics

01/16/2013 - 18:00   The Wall Street Journal gives a nod to the new $194 million STARnet program.
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University of Illinois-led SONIC Center awarded $30 million for computing on nanoscale fabrics

01/14/2013 - 18:00   Led by faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a multi-university research team has received $30 million to launch the Systems On Nanoscale Information fabriCs (SONIC) Center. The center – part of a new $194 million initiative called the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network (STARnet) – will focus on substantially enhancing the information processing power and storage capacity of integrated circuits (ICs) and related systems, which is critical in maintaining reliability as devices continue to shrink and improve in energy efficiency.
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Nahrstedt named an ACM Fellow

01/02/2013 - 18:00   ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Klara Nahrstedt a Fellow in recognition of her contributions to quality-of-service management for distributed multimedia systems.

Shanbhag receives 2010 Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award

12/19/2012 - 18:00   CSL researcher Naresh Shanbhag recently received the Richard A. Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award from the Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC), one of the six national centers funded under the Focus Center Research Program (FCRP) established by DARPA and SRC. Named after one of the founders of GSRC and a former Dean of College of Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, the award honors GSRC principal investigators whose projects and/or concepts, initiated at least 5 years ago, have had substantial industrial impact.