09/14/2011 - 19:00 Two Engineering at Illinois faculty members--Naira Hovakimyan and Paul J. Kenis--are among six Urbana campus faculty members recently recognized as University Scholars. The University Scholars program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the university’s most talented teachers, scholars and researchers.
09/05/2011 - 19:00 ECE Associate Professor Jonathan J. Makela is the 2011 recipient of the IEEE Education Society’s Mac Van Valkenburg Award. The award goes to teachers within their first 10 years following the receipt of their PhD who have “made outstanding contributions to teaching unusually early in their professional careers,” according to the IEEE website.
08/31/2011 - 19:00 As the volume of digital information grows, there’s an increasing need to automate the ability to understand and categorize the information as quickly as possible. Engineers in the Coordinated Science Laboratory are addressing the problem by teaching machines how to recognize and classify objects as seamlessly as a human does.
08/10/2011 - 19:00 Engineers have developed a device platform that combines electronic components for sensing, medical diagnostics, communications and human-machine interfaces, all on an ultrathin skin-like patch that mounts directly onto the skin with the ease, flexibility and comfort of a temporary tattoo.
08/07/2011 - 19:00 In June, CSL researcher Thomas Huang received a three-year collaborative research grant entitled, “ABI Innovation Computational and Informatics Tools for Supporting Collaborative Wildlife Monitoring and Research.” The project, funded through a $443,405 National Science Foundation grant, includes collaborators from New York State Museum and the University of Missouri.
08/06/2011 - 19:00 When working with human subjects, researchers often face stringent federal rules that can impede progress. CSL researcher C.K. (Tina) Gunsalus, director of the National Center for Professional & Research Ethics, talks with Inside Higher Ed about potential revisions to the so-called Common Rule that could ease restrictions and simultaneously make them more effective.
07/24/2011 - 19:00 CSL graduate student Amir Houmansadr speaks with New Scientist about a botnet that could create a secret communication channel on Facebook.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128225.500-stegobot-can-steal-passwords-from-your-facebook-photos.html07/18/2011 - 19:00 Gold, silver, and bronze medals are not just for Olympic athletes anymore—they can be for graduate students, too.
07/17/2011 - 19:00 CSL researcher Jonathan Makela talks with the Honolulu Star Advertiser about how cameras focused on the airglow level of the earth's upper atmosphere could help predict tsunamis in the future. The research was recently published in the peer-reviewed "Geophysical Research Letters."
07/11/2011 - 19:00 CSL researcher Naira Hovakimyan has received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Mechanics and Control of Flight Award for 2011. The award is presented for an outstanding recent technical or scientific contribution by an individual in the mechanics, guidance, or control of flight in space or the atmosphere.
07/10/2011 - 19:00 While knowing right from wrong can keep you out of trouble at work, a University of Illinois researcher is looking at whether it may also enhance your performance.
07/04/2011 - 19:00 CSL researchers Zbigniew Kalbarczyk and Ravi K. Iyer have received a four-year, $300,000 grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for their project entitled, “Globally-Optimization Protection for Soft Error Resilient Robust.”
07/04/2011 - 19:00 Alfonso Valdes, a longtime leader of national cyber security efforts in the electricity sector, is set to become the first managing director of the expanding "Smart Grid @ Illinois" research efforts housed in the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois.
06/26/2011 - 19:00 ECE Professor Joseph W. Lyding is using his expertise in microscopy to help communicate new findings in chemistry. Lyding, a researcher with the Coordinated Science Laboratory and Beckman Institute, recently published an invited News and Views article analyzing a potential breakthrough in Nature Chemistry, one of the field’s highest impact journals.
06/21/2011 - 19:00 ECE Professor James J. Coleman recently received the 2011 Technology Achievement Award from SPIE – International Society for Optics and Photonics. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in optics, electro-optics, photonic engineering, or imaging. The citation reads “for seminal contributions to the methods, designs, and demonstrations of selectively grown discrete and monolithically integrated compound semiconductor lasers and photonic devices.”
06/20/2011 - 19:00 In the future, when physicians need to verify a patient diagnosis, they may find their answer by analyzing DNA and checking it against an online disease database.
06/08/2011 - 19:00 Colin Rhinesmith, a doctoral student in library and information science at Illinois, is trying to bridge the digital divide. The digital divide addresses how a lack of access to computers and the Internet can hamper certain parts of the population.