11/06/2012 - 18:00 ITI researcher Alfonso Valdes, managing director of smart grid technologies, has received the RAID 2012 Most Influential Paper Award. This is the first time that the International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID) has had such an award, and it was given to Valdes for having one of the most influential papers during the first five years of the RAID conference.
10/26/2012 - 19:00 Over Homecoming weekend, more than 100 University of Illinois students armed with smartphones were stationed at intersections around the south end of campus, sending real-time traffic data about pre-game traffic to an engineering lab on campus. It was part of CSL Assistant Professor Dan Work's data-gathering project to improve traffic management.
10/25/2012 - 19:00 Drivers in Champaign-Urbana might notice something unusual this Saturday: more than 100 University of Illinois students stationed on street corners throughout the city, counting cars and recording their movement on smart phones. The students will be helping transportation researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory test an innovative new system that monitors traffic congestion and can provide valuable, real-time information to police, emergency personnel and the public with the goal of helping traffic flow more smoothly during major events.
10/24/2012 - 19:00 CSL Professor Daniel Liberzon recently won two, 3-year research grants from the National Science Foundation, both related to hybrid systems.
10/22/2012 - 19:00 CSL Assistant Professor Shobha Vasudevan has begun a collaboration with Synopsys in the area of functional verification. Functional verification is the process of determining that a particular hardware design conforms to its specifications and performs as intended. In concert with this collaboration, Synopsys has entered into a licensing agreement for one of the tools developed by Vasudevan's group, evaluating its potential for commercialization.
10/20/2012 - 19:00 In supercomputing, existing algorithms for collective communications operations can have limited flexibility and performance. However, University of Illinois Visiting Researcher Paul Sack has come up with new methods for faster communication, and these methods do not require support from additional, expensive hardware that companies might use.
10/17/2012 - 19:00 A new book from a University of Illinois business professor aims to help those new to the working world avoid the common (and mostly predictable) workplace pitfalls that can often derail promising careers.
10/14/2012 - 19:00 A CSL alum is helping transform prostheses from “fancy sticks” into biomedical robots that more accurately mimic power-generating human legs – and even help restore muscle function.
10/07/2012 - 19:00 CSL Assistant Professor Sayan Mitra and his graduate student Taylor Johnson recently won the best paper award at the IFIP International Conference on Formal Techniques for Distributed Systems (FMOODS/FORTE ‘12). The paper was chosen out of three collocated conferences in Stockholm under the umbrella of the International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques.
10/07/2012 - 19:00 CSL Professor Emeritus Narendra Ahuja recently received the BITS Pilani Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2012 from his alma mater, The Birla Institute of Technology and Science for his significant and outstanding contributions to academic teaching and research.
10/03/2012 - 19:00 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be celebrating Ethics Awareness Week Oct. 8-12. The weeklong event will draw speakers from academia, professional organizations and government to campus to discuss ongoing issues in areas ranging from student academic integrity to care for animal subjects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.