News Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fair play in sport not easy to define in a high-tech age, expert says

08/05/2012 - 19:00   The technological edge can come in a swimmer’s revolutionary suit, in a cyclist’s specialized bike, in any athlete’s drug of choice – whether legal, untraceable or not yet banned.

Bernhard named Associate Dean for Research

07/24/2012 - 19:00   Jennifer T. Bernhard, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering.

Srikant seeks to exploit variability in social, cloud networks

07/18/2012 - 19:00   In a computer network, file sizes vary from Internet pages that are a few kilobytes to movie files that are many gigabytes. Likewise in a social network, some users have several dozen friends or followers, while others have several thousand.

ADSC's Lu awarded Best Student Paper from PREMIA

07/09/2012 - 19:00   University of Illinois Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) researcher Jiwen Lu was recently awarded the Best Student Paper Award from the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association (PREMIA) of Singapore for a paper published at the 2011 International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). ADSC is an insitute in the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Microscope probe-sharpening technique improves resolution, durability

07/08/2012 - 19:00   A simple new improvement to an essential microscope component could greatly improve imaging for researchers who study the very small, from cells to computer chips.

Conference brings professional ethics experts to Illinois

06/27/2012 - 19:00   The second annual “Connecting Silos: Sharing Ideas and Best Practices in the Teaching of Professional & Research Ethics” conference was held May 29-30 at the University of Illinois. The conference was cosponsored by the National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (NCPRE) and the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, both located on the University of Illinois campus. The nearly 30 participants hailed from universities across the region, with Illinois and the Big Ten being particularly strongly represented—although a few participants from as far away as Texas and Nebraska. Most participants were from either research ethics or business ethics backgrounds.

Voulgaris heads $1 million surveillance network research

06/17/2012 - 19:00   If the surveillance network research underway at Illinois had existed in the 1940s, Pearl Harbor may have been better prepared to counter an invasion.

Bretl, McCarthy win Best Manipulation Paper at IEEE Robotics and Automation conference

06/06/2012 - 19:00   CSL Assistant Professor Timothy Bretl and former ECE undergraduate student Zoe McCarthy have won the Best Manipulation Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Their paper was chosen out of a record 2,032 submissions.

Solar flares can disrupt communications

06/05/2012 - 19:00   Solar Flares Can Disrupt Communications - an Inside Science video interview with Professor Jonathan Makela.

Lu receives NSF CAREER Award to design low-complexity algorithms for the cloud

06/04/2012 - 19:00   Dynamic scalability, which is the ability of a system to accommodate a growing workload, is crucial for cloud computing to be widely adopted. The enormous size of a cloud requires low-complexity algorithms, but if not designed well, these algorithms can cause significant performance degradation as the system grows. Also, existing algorithms often do not scale because of their centralized, high-complexity nature.