03/21/2012 - 19:00 CSL Professor Sayan Mitra has just won a prestigious Young Investigator award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Mitra's winning proposal was entitled "Verification Engines for Hybrid Networks."
03/20/2012 - 19:00 Advanced Digital Sciences Center Research Scientist Jiangbo Lu and his video cutout technology, CuteChat, was one of five demonstrations to win the DEMOguru award at the DEMO Asia 2012 conference earlier this month in Singapore. ADSC is an institute in the Coordinated Science Laboratory.
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.