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UI students use homecoming game to analyze, improve event traffic

10/26/2012 - 19:00   Over Homecoming weekend, more than 100 University of Illinois students armed with smartphones were stationed at intersections around the south end of campus, sending real-time traffic data about pre-game traffic to an engineering lab on campus. It was part of CSL Assistant Professor Dan Work's data-gathering project to improve traffic management.

Traffic management system to be tested on homecoming crowd

10/25/2012 - 19:00   Drivers in Champaign-Urbana might notice something unusual this Saturday: more than 100 University of Illinois students stationed on street corners throughout the city, counting cars and recording their movement on smart phones. The students will be helping transportation researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory test an innovative new system that monitors traffic congestion and can provide valuable, real-time information to police, emergency personnel and the public with the goal of helping traffic flow more smoothly during major events.

Liberzon receives two NSF grants for hybrid systems research

10/24/2012 - 19:00   CSL Professor Daniel Liberzon recently won two, 3-year research grants from the National Science Foundation, both related to hybrid systems.

Vasudevan to collaborate with Synopsys on verification

10/22/2012 - 19:00   CSL Assistant Professor Shobha Vasudevan has begun a collaboration with Synopsys in the area of functional verification. Functional verification is the process of determining that a particular hardware design conforms to its specifications and performs as intended. In concert with this collaboration, Synopsys has entered into a licensing agreement for one of the tools developed by Vasudevan's group, evaluating its potential for commercialization.

Sack, Gropp win best paper at PPoPP'12

10/20/2012 - 19:00   In supercomputing, existing algorithms for collective communications operations can have limited flexibility and performance. However, University of Illinois Visiting Researcher Paul Sack has come up with new methods for faster communication, and these methods do not require support from additional, expensive hardware that companies might use.

New book helps young professionals avoid workplace pitfalls

10/17/2012 - 19:00   A new book from a University of Illinois business professor aims to help those new to the working world avoid the common (and mostly predictable) workplace pitfalls that can often derail promising careers.

New robotics prostheses make movement more natural, energy efficient

10/14/2012 - 19:00   A CSL alum is helping transform prostheses from “fancy sticks” into biomedical robots that more accurately mimic power-generating human legs – and even help restore muscle function.

Mitra, Johnson win 2012 best FORTE paper

10/07/2012 - 19:00   CSL Assistant Professor Sayan Mitra and his graduate student Taylor Johnson recently won the best paper award at the IFIP International Conference on Formal Techniques for Distributed Systems (FMOODS/FORTE ‘12). The paper was chosen out of three collocated conferences in Stockholm under the umbrella of the International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques.

Ahuja receives 2012 BITS Pilani Distinguished Alumnus Award

10/07/2012 - 19:00   CSL Professor Emeritus Narendra Ahuja recently received the BITS Pilani Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2012 from his alma mater, The Birla Institute of Technology and Science for his significant and outstanding contributions to academic teaching and research.

Ethics Awareness Week to raise visibility of need for integrity in scholarship, research

10/03/2012 - 19:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be celebrating Ethics Awareness Week Oct. 8-12. The weeklong event will draw speakers from academia, professional organizations and government to campus to discuss ongoing issues in areas ranging from student academic integrity to care for animal subjects.

Allerton Conference celebrates 50th anniversary Oct. 1-5

09/25/2012 - 19:00   From navigation systems to cellular networks, many breakthroughs during the past half-century have been presented, discussed and advanced at the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing.

One-stop research ethics shop is open for business

09/23/2012 - 19:00   Nature discusses Ethics CORE's important role in providing educational support and training to researchers and ethics instructors. The NSF-funded resource is an initiative of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics at the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

University of Illinois launches online ethics resource for researchers, professionals

09/19/2012 - 19:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the formal launch of an interactive online resource to help researchers and professionals in the sciences, engineering and mathematics incorporate ethical practices into their professional lives.

LaValle named University Scholar

09/12/2012 - 19:00   University of Illinois computer science professor Steven LaValle was among seven Urbana campus faculty members recently recognized as University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the university’s most talented teachers, scholars and researchers.

Robotic MAV helicopters formation flying video supports spacecraft swarm study

08/27/2012 - 19:00   Robot MAV helicopters programmed for formation flying autonomously reconfigure their formation when members leave or enter the group. Soon-Jo Chung, an assistant professor in aerospace engineerng (AE), and his students show how it's done in a new video.

Wong named the Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

08/26/2012 - 19:00   Martin D.F. Wong has been named the Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Philly Inquirer: ITI engineer Edmond Rogers talks cybersecurity in a connected world

08/20/2012 - 19:00   The Philadelphia Inquirer's business columnist, Jeff Gelles, interviewed ITI's Ed Rogers for his perspective on a well-publicized cyber attack on Wired magazine's Mat Honan.

Smart Grid @ Illinois Goes to the State Fair

08/19/2012 - 19:00   Power utilities have been rapidly installing smart grid technologies on a large scale, and many in the public have questions about why this is happening and what it means for them. In addition, many people are eagerly looking to the day when renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind power, can play a larger role in our lives, reducing our consumption of both domestic and foreign fossil fuels.

Raginsky studies communication in complex systems for decision-making and control

08/19/2012 - 19:00   Though he joined ECE as a faculty member in January 2012, ECE Assistant Professor Maxim Raginsky was no stranger to the University of Illinois. During 2004-2007 he was a Beckman fellow studying problems at the intersection of information theory, decision making, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Alum wins ISLPED Low Power Design Contest with robust, ultra-low-power ECG processor

08/07/2012 - 19:00   A CSL alum has developed a new chip that extends the battery life of portable electronics while maintaining reliability. The work could enhance the practicality of personal medical devices that allow physicians to remotely monitor coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation and other medical conditions.

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