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Illinois-developed tool to help analyze, secure nation’s power systems

07/22/2013 - 19:00   NP-View was designed to perform an automated, comprehensive security policy analysis to identify any respects in which an implementation deviates from global access policy.
The new ICSEG solar array

Experimental solar array gives Illinois unique research opportunities

07/11/2013 - 19:00   In the last four years, solar generation in the U.S. has more than doubled, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. In that same time, the costs of solar power systems have dropped by 80 percent.
Grad student Andy Borum works with robot.

Aerospace graduate student awarded NSF fellowship for robotics research

07/10/2013 - 19:00   Second year aerospace engineering graduate student Andy Borum was recently awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
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Sanders named interim head of ECE ILLINOIS

07/08/2013 - 19:00   CSL Director William H. Sanders, a Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, has been named interim head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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Bretl teaches college-level robotics course to prison inmates

07/07/2013 - 19:00   This spring, CSL Associate Professor Timothy Bretl taught “Introduction to Robotics” to a group of 13 eager students. But these students weren’t taking the class to graduate with an engineering degree -- many of them hadn’t laid eyes on cosines, the Pythagorean theorem or matrix algebra in two decades, if ever.
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Illinois launches $16 million center for simulating plasma-controlled combustion

07/07/2013 - 19:00   The research may pave the way for cleaner-burning combustors and more reliable and higher performance jet engines.
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Gao's GPS research points to more reliable, secure systems

07/01/2013 - 19:00   The Global Positioning System (GPS) does more than get you from point A to point B. It also serves as the backbone of many critical systems, ranging from the power grid to the stock market, that are essential to daily living and economic prosperity. CSL’s newest researcher, Grace Xingxin Gao, is helping to develop a secure and reliable framework for such capabilities.
Curriculum Conference attendees participate in roundtable discussions.

Curriculum Conference encourages ethical culture in business and academia

07/01/2013 - 19:00   CSL’s National Center for Professional and Research Ethics (NCPRE) and the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society in the College of Business hosted a Curriculum Conference in May to encourage discussion between academic and business professionals about ethics and professional responsibility.
ADSC researcher Varun Krishna installs power meters at every workspace in ADSC.

Living laboratory at ADSC tracks office energy usage

06/27/2013 - 19:00   The average office building in the U.S. spends nearly 29 percent of its operating budget on utilities, according to MGE Energy in Wisconsin. On top of that, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that as much as 30 percent of consumed energy is being wasted due to factors such as idle computers, heating or cooling empty rooms or leaving lights on.
Andreas C. Cangellaris

Andreas C. Cangellaris to lead U. of I. College of Engineering

06/19/2013 - 19:00   Andreas C. Cangellaris, the head of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Illinois, has been chosen as the next dean of the College of Engineering.
Lito de la Rama being awarded the MRS Graduate Student Award

Grad student receives award for nanocalorimetry research

06/09/2013 - 19:00   Materials Science and Engineering graduate student Lito de la Rama received a silver award for his presentation and research on nanocalorimetry at the April Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting and Exhibit Graduate Student Awards competition.
Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Grad students awarded prestigious fellowship to secure embedded systems

06/06/2013 - 19:00   Twenty years ago, most people didn’t own a cell phone, let alone a phone that could connect to the Internet, take photos or memorize voice recordings. The computer chips in these old phones, or other devices such as appliances, cars or even power plants, weren’t attractive targets to cyber intruders; however, as these devices have advanced, they have become a prime target for malicious attacks.
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Rutenbar receives Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award

06/04/2013 - 19:00   CSL researcher Rob Rutenbar was selected as one of the recipients of the 2013 Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award.

UIUC Student's Prosthetic Research in the News

06/02/2013 - 19:00   CSL graduate student Navid Aghasadeghi's work to develop the backbone of a computerized lower-limb prostheses that allows amputees to walk with a natural gait was featured in an orthopedic and prosthetic device trade publication, The O&P Edge.

A Message from the Director: Spring 2013 Connect

05/27/2013 - 19:00   CSL has long provided fertile ground for multidisciplinary initiatives to take root. So when the College of Engineering announced its support of six new interdisciplinary research projects through its Strategic Research Initiatives program last year, it makes sense that CSL would play an integral role.
Navid Aghasadeghi

Powered prosthetic devices help amputees walk naturally

05/21/2013 - 19:00   According to the Amputee Coalition of America, there are approximately 1.7 million people in the United States living with limb loss and over 1 million lower-limb amputees. The number of lower-limb amputees is expected to double by 2050, especially due to the increasing prevalence of diabetes. Complications of diabetes can cause poor circulation and nerve damage, leading to amputation.
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Loui receives distinguished Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring

05/14/2013 - 19:00   ECE Professor and University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Michael C. Loui was awarded the Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring, presented by the Graduate College at Illinois.
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Former CSL researchers inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

05/05/2013 - 19:00   Former CSL researchers Donald Bitzer, Gene Slottow and Robert Willson were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 1.
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Mitra to debug mobile-cloud applications

04/29/2013 - 19:00   CSL Professor Sayan Mitra recently received a 1-year, $108,682 grant from Samsung’s Global Research Outreach Program to look into the problem of debugging mobile-cloud applications.

ADSC cloud computing research wins best paper award

04/29/2013 - 19:00   ADSC researchers Zhenjie Zhang, Richard Ma, Yin (David) Yang and former ADSC intern Jianbing Ding received the Best Paper Award at the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) in March.