News Stories

Veeravalli to develop sensor networks for chemical, biological threat detection

12/16/2012 - 18:00   CSL Professor Venu Veeravalli recently received a 3-year, $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop theories and algorithms for detecting chemical and biological threats in sensor systems.

NSF grant to advance 3D image, video processing for consumer devices

12/09/2012 - 18:00   CSL Associate Professor Minh Do recently received a 3-year, $390,510 grant from the National Science Foundation to advance the theory and practice of image and video processing with 3D cameras.

Kairouz receives Roberto Padovani Scholarship from Qualcomm

12/09/2012 - 18:00   CSL graduate student Peter Kairouz (ECE) really stood out among the nearly 200 research and development summer interns at Qualcomm this past summer. For his excellence, Qualcomm awarded Kairouz with a 2012 Roberto Padovani Scholarship.

Coleman wins 2013 John Tyndall Award

12/09/2012 - 18:00   CSL Professor James J. Coleman has been named the recipient of the 2013 John Tyndall Award from The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society. Coleman, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and researcher in the Micro and Nanotechnology Lab, was recognized for "contributions to semiconductor lasers and photonic materials, processing and device designs, including high reliability strained-layer lasers."

Huang one of five named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognition

12/04/2012 - 18:00   CSL Professor Thomas S. Huang (ECE) was one of five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.

Wong, Shanbhag invested as endowed professors

12/02/2012 - 18:00   On October 31, 2012, an investiture ceremony was held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. There, CSL Professor Martin D F Wong (ECE) was invested as the Edward C. Jordan Professorship of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and CSL Professor Naresh R. Shanbhag (ECE) was invested as the Jack S. Kilby Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Edward C. Jordan came to the University of Illinois in 1945. In 1954 he was named department head. He served as this position until he retired in 1979. Jordan was the author or editor of nine books, including the popular Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating Systems.

CSL research to calculate smart grid's impact on the marketplace

11/20/2012 - 18:00   The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a four-year, $700,000 research grant to address the impact of a modernized, reliable smart grid on energy price volatility and energy markets.

Software helps S'pore athletes watch the ball

11/19/2012 - 18:00   Singapore women's table tennis team, which won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics, had some help from a state-of-the-art object tracking and computerised sporting analysis software program called AutoScout to help them reach their peak before London. AutoScout, developed by researchers at Illinois' Advanced Digital Sciences Center in Singapore, can be programmed to generate statistical information about a player's techniques or a team's tactical plays, not only for table tennis but almost any sport.

ITI to develop ambitious new digital forensics curriculum

11/14/2012 - 18:00   ITI faculty have received a grant from the National Science Foundation that will support development of a new undergraduate educational curriculum in digital forensics, in order to address a national shortage of trained cyber-security professionals.

Valdes receives RAID 2012 Most Influential Paper Award

11/06/2012 - 18:00   ITI researcher Alfonso Valdes, managing director of smart grid technologies, has received the RAID 2012 Most Influential Paper Award. This is the first time that the International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID) has had such an award, and it was given to Valdes for having one of the most influential papers during the first five years of the RAID conference.

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.