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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.

Sandvig appointed to Illinois Broadband Deployment Council

06/03/2012 - 19:00   CSL Associate Professor Christian Sandvig has been appointed to the Broadband Deployment Council, an executive body reporting jointly to the Illinois governor and the State of Illinois assembly. The council is tasked with promoting the development and deployment of broadband technology in an effort to keep Illinois economically competitive.

Protecting its own privacy: Inquiries on Street View get little cooperation from Google

05/22/2012 - 19:00   The New York Times interviews CSL Associate Professor Christian Sandvig about Google's methods of collecting personal information through its Street View vehicles.

Dominguez-Garcia named IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer

05/21/2012 - 19:00   The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) has named CSL Assistant Professor Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia the 2012 IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer.

Kumar receives ARO Young Investigator Award for error-resiliency research

05/15/2012 - 19:00   CSL Assistant Professor Rakesh Kumar has received the Army Research Office’s (ARO) Young Investigator Award. The award, which honors young researchers who “show exceptional promise for doing creative research,” will fund the development of algorithmic techniques to make applications robust to numerical errors.

Illinois engineering dean Adesida to be next provost at Urbana

05/13/2012 - 19:00   CSL Professor and College of Engineering Dean Ilesanmi Adesida has been named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost of the Urbana campus, pending approval of the Board of Trustees at its May 31 meeting in Chicago. He will assume his new role on August 16.

Intel grant funds CSL research to use high-level synthesis for acceleration

05/13/2012 - 19:00   CSL Associate Professor Deming Chen recently received a 1-year, $25,000 gift from Intel to research methods for speeding up computing while maximizing power efficiency. Chen, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, expects Intel to renew the gift for a second year.

Kiyavash receives AFOSR grant to develop integrated cloud security system

05/07/2012 - 19:00   Negar Kiyavash, a CSL assistant professor and the recipient of AFOSR’s Young Investigator Research award in 2010, has received a $20,328 DURIP grant from AFOSR to help develop a novel integrated cloud security system to enhance the future Department of Defense cloud. Kiyavash is a member of Illinois' industrial and enterprise systems engineering faculty.

Qatar funds CSL research to coordinate networked vehicles

04/24/2012 - 19:00   CSL Professor Petros Voulgaris and Associate Professor Dušan Stipanović recently received a 3-year grant from the Qatar National Research Fund to develop methods for safely coordinating networked vehicles. The overall grant is $950,000, with $320,000 commited to CSL research.

Kumar receives Oracle grant to explore new architectures for energy-efficient processors

04/22/2012 - 19:00   CSL Professor Rakesh Kumar recently received a 3-year, $75,000 per year grant from Oracle Labs to collaborate with the company to research energy efficiency in multi-threaded processors.

Nahrstedt’s QoS routing achievements honored by IEEE Computer Society

04/18/2012 - 19:00   CSL Professor Klara Nahrstedt has been named the winner of a prestigious IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for 2012.

Xie, Lu win best paper award for work on dynamically scalable web services

04/17/2012 - 19:00   CSL graduate student Qiaomin Xie and Assistant Professor Yi Lu recently won the Best Paper Award at the PERFORMANCE 2011 Conference for their paper, titled, “A Novel Load Balancing Algorithm for Dynamically Scalable Web Services.”

Sustainability principles need to be integrated into business education

04/15/2012 - 19:00   The principles of sustainability need not be at odds with a classic education in business, since environmental and poverty issues likely will be among the biggest challenges for tomorrow’s leaders of industry, according to published research from a University of Illinois expert in poverty and subsistence marketplace behaviors.

ADSC researchers aim to improve pill identification accuracy

04/15/2012 - 19:00   Researchers in CSL's Advanced Digital Sciences Center specializing in computer vision technologies are developing an intuitive, reliable and fast solution for identifying and retrieving relevant information about pill medications. Applications for the pill identification technology include use in hospital and nursing home pill packing machines, as well as a mobile device for patients, specifically the elderly, to ensure the right pills are being taken each day.

Ni wins PCM 2011 best paper award

04/10/2012 - 19:00   Katie Carr, ADSC

Adobe, Ma reconstruct 3D scenes from 2D images

04/04/2012 - 19:00   CSL Adjunct Professor Yi Ma and his graduate students recently received an $8,000 gift from Adobe Systems Incorporated to pursue a joint-research project on reconstructing 3D models of objects – primarily urban structures - from 2D images. Ma is an adjunct associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Non-profits atwitter over Rickman's research on rural girls' use of social media

03/26/2012 - 19:00   Aimee Rickman, a Ph.D. student in human and community development and a research assistant for CSL Professor Christian Sandvig, has a long list of honors and awards for the work she has done studying the social construction of adolescence. Now she can add two new honors to that list: a 2012-13 fellowship from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) and the Sadker Dissertation Award from the Myra Sadker Foundation.

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