News Stories

Alum wins ISLPED Low Power Design Contest with robust, ultra-low-power ECG processor

08/07/2012 - 19:00   A CSL alum has developed a new chip that extends the battery life of portable electronics while maintaining reliability. The work could enhance the practicality of personal medical devices that allow physicians to remotely monitor coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation and other medical conditions.

Fair play in sport not easy to define in a high-tech age, expert says

08/05/2012 - 19:00   The technological edge can come in a swimmer’s revolutionary suit, in a cyclist’s specialized bike, in any athlete’s drug of choice – whether legal, untraceable or not yet banned.

Bernhard named Associate Dean for Research

07/24/2012 - 19:00   Jennifer T. Bernhard, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering.

Srikant seeks to exploit variability in social, cloud networks

07/18/2012 - 19:00   In a computer network, file sizes vary from Internet pages that are a few kilobytes to movie files that are many gigabytes. Likewise in a social network, some users have several dozen friends or followers, while others have several thousand.

ADSC's Lu awarded Best Student Paper from PREMIA

07/09/2012 - 19:00   University of Illinois Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) researcher Jiwen Lu was recently awarded the Best Student Paper Award from the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association (PREMIA) of Singapore for a paper published at the 2011 International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). ADSC is an insitute in the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Microscope probe-sharpening technique improves resolution, durability

07/08/2012 - 19:00   A simple new improvement to an essential microscope component could greatly improve imaging for researchers who study the very small, from cells to computer chips.

Conference brings professional ethics experts to Illinois

06/27/2012 - 19:00   The second annual “Connecting Silos: Sharing Ideas and Best Practices in the Teaching of Professional & Research Ethics” conference was held May 29-30 at the University of Illinois. The conference was cosponsored by the National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (NCPRE) and the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, both located on the University of Illinois campus. The nearly 30 participants hailed from universities across the region, with Illinois and the Big Ten being particularly strongly represented—although a few participants from as far away as Texas and Nebraska. Most participants were from either research ethics or business ethics backgrounds.

Voulgaris heads $1 million surveillance network research

06/17/2012 - 19:00   If the surveillance network research underway at Illinois had existed in the 1940s, Pearl Harbor may have been better prepared to counter an invasion.

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.

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.

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.

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.