03/13/2012 - 19:00 As the volume of digital information continues to grow, automated systems for categorizing visual data are becoming increasingly important in order to keep visual data organized and allow people to access the data they need in a quick, efficient and relevant way.
03/11/2012 - 19:00 Solar flares, which erupt from the surface of the sun, occur periodically and can, at times, disrupt electronics on and above Earth. In the past few days, solar activity has spiked. Jonathan Makela, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Illinois, studies such phenomena, known as space weather. He develops instruments that monitor disturbances in Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere – the ionized portion of the atmosphere that represents the boundary with space. Space weather has become important in recent years as it can affect many technological systems society relies on, such as satellite navigation, communication systems and the power grid. He was interviewed by News Bureau intern Cailun Gangi.
03/11/2012 - 19:00 CSL Professor Christian Sandvig, MACS and ICR, will speak at this month's SXSW Interactive, part of the larger South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival of original music, independent film, and emerging technology. Sandvig will speak on the topic "Is Social Media a Human Right?" in a panel that will consider access to the Internet by prisoners, children, the homeless, and the urban and rural poor. The discussion will consider subsidies for the provision of Internet access and also laws and rules that prohibit Internet access.
02/27/2012 - 18:00 ECE Professor Michael C. Loui has been named the new editor of the Journal of Engineering Education (JEE), the journal for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He will take over the editorial duties of the journal this summer.
02/26/2012 - 18:00 CSL Professor Rakesh Kumar recently received a three-year, $75,000-per-year grant from Intel to explore innovative ways to disperse the power that computer chips use.
02/23/2012 - 18:00 Nuvixa, founded by CSL Professor Sanjay Patel, received the New Venture Award at the Innovation Celebration on Thursday, February 23. The company designs novel video conferencing solutions.
02/22/2012 - 18:00 CSL Professor Christian Sandvig talks with John Moe of NPR Marketplace Tech about the battle for spectrum among communications companies.
02/20/2012 - 18:00 Children in Champaign County will have the opportunity to electrify learning with new math and science resources powered by the University of Illinois’ Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG).
02/20/2012 - 18:00 From smart phones and smart cars to smart washers and smart refrigerators, the smart revolution is fully underway. One crucial holdup, though, is the electrical smart grid, which plays a critical role in the marketability of many of these devices.
02/19/2012 - 18:00 CSL Professor Christian Sandvig, an associate professor of media, talks with NPR Marketplace about the federal government selling the nation's wireless spectrum.
02/16/2012 - 18:00 C.K. Gunsalus, director of the National Center for Professional & Research Ethics at Illinois, has been appointed to the National Academies’ Committee on Responsible Science. Gunsalus' 1-year term began on January 1.
02/14/2012 - 18:00 GSLIS doctoral student Colin Rhinesmith recently won the Best Paper award at the 2011 CIRN Conference for his paper that proposed a methodology for evaluating the success of training citizen journalists. Rhinesmith's adviser, Christian Sandvig, is a professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory.
02/06/2012 - 18:00 CSL professor Andreas C. Cangellaris was named the 2012 recipient of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Distinguished Educator Award.
02/06/2012 - 18:00 Aerospace engineering graduate student Takashi Tanaka has won the 2011 Best Student Paper Award from the recent Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
01/22/2012 - 18:00 CSL researcher Thomas Huang is on the short list of Beckman Institute original faculty members who have had the most impact on science during the 22 years of its existence. The impact on his students over that time has been just as great.
01/17/2012 - 18:00 AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the first AMD Fusion Center of Innovation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to focus on the innovative developer environment and software performance advancements enabled by heterogeneous computing.
01/09/2012 - 18:00 Recently, CSL Professor Tamer Başar was elected to the IFAC Council. IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control, is the leading international body in the field of automatic control.
12/07/2011 - 18:00 ECE graduate student John M. Sartori has been trying to sell the processor community on an unconventional idea – being OK with processors that make mistakes. Sartori’s paper on the topic won the Best Paper Award at the 2011 International Conference on Compilers, Architectures and Synthesis of Embedded Systems (CASES).
Filling in the blanks: Liberzon to study observers for reconstructing missing, hidden variables in nonlinear systems12/05/2011 - 18:00 The National Research Foundation of Korea recently awarded Daniel Liberzon, a researcher at the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and Hyungbo Shim from Seoul National University a three-year, approximately $300,000 grant to research and develop robust nonlinear observers.
12/05/2011 - 18:00 From smart utilities like the smart grid and intelligent transportation systems to social networks on sites like Facebook and YouTube, the infrastructures of tomorrow will heavily utilize information technology. While these “smart” infrastructures promise many benefits, they often require new kinds of interaction between people and the machines meant to serve them. Yet the social, cultural, economic and political side of these relationships often receives little attention.