News Stories

Ahuja to design automated systems for categorizing visual data

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.

UI News: Space weather expert Jonathan Makela on solar activity

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.

Sandvig to present at SXSW: "Is Social Media a Human Right?"

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.

Loui named editor of Journal of Engineering Education

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.

CSL researchers explore using residue number system to reduce power usage

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.

Entrepreneurs Innovation awards honor those 'foolish enough to try'

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.

Will Verizon become the only wireless company in the country?

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.

TCIPG empowers Champaign County students with new math, science resources

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).

Pricing mechanisms for smart grid could lead to future savings

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.

Congress finds funds in the airwaves

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.

Gunsalus appointed to National Academies' Committee on Responsible Science

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.

CSL grad student Colin Rhinesmith wins best paper at 2011 CIRN Conference

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.

Cangellaris named recipient of IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Educator Award

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.

CSL grad student wins IEEE best paper for seminal work on decentralized control

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).

Huang fund and challenge are tributes to a Beckman original

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.

AMD opens new Fusion Center of Innovation at UI

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.

Başar elected to the council of the International Federation of Automatic Control

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.

Sartori wins award for research on error tolerance in processors

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 systems

12/05/2011 - 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.

New Illinois center to develop smarter infrastructures, smarter publics

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.