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ECE course enables students to create smartphone apps

06/06/2011 - 19:00   ECE students capped off their undergraduate career in computer engineering by developing smartphone applications that utilize cloud computing. ECE 498HP: Extending Mobile Computing Through Cloud Computing was a new class spearheaded by ECE Professor Constantine Polychronopoulos and ECE Assistant Professor Yih-Chun Hu. In the course, students studied how to extend cloud computing resources to mobile smartphone users.

New Illinois research institute to advance future clean energy

06/01/2011 - 19:00   The University of Illinois has established a new research center on campus to develop the fundamental science required for a carbon-neutral energy economy. The center is part of the $100 million International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER, pronounced “Ice-ner”) located at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan.

Cangellaris receives ARL Director's Coin

05/31/2011 - 19:00   On May 19, ECE Department Head and M. E. Van Valkenburg Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Andreas C. Cangellaris received the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Director’s Coin. It was presented by Dr. Dev Palmer, the program manager for electromagnetics, microwaves, and power at the ARL’s Army Research Office (ARO).On May 19, ECE Department Head and M. E. Van Valkenburg Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Andreas C. Cangellaris received the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Director’s Coin. It was presented by Dr. Dev Palmer, the program manager for electromagnetics, microwaves, and power at the ARL’s Army Research Office (ARO).

Umberto Ravaioli receives the campus award for excellence in undergraduate advising

05/22/2011 - 19:00   After many years of advising and mentoring students, Senior Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and ECE Professor Umberto Ravaioli was recognized for his student advising by being named a recipient of the 2011 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. The award was presented at the Celebration of Teaching Excellence event sponsored by the Provost’s office on April 26. Twenty-one other awards were given to faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants in recognition of excellence in teaching, advising and mentoring students.

CSL researchers win IEEE FCCM Best Paper Award

05/22/2011 - 19:00   Building on the work that won them an IEEE best paper nod in 2009, CSL researchers Wen-mei Hwu and Deming Chen have captured another Best Paper award at the IEEE Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM).

Vasudevan receives YWCA leadership award

05/15/2011 - 19:00   CSL researcher Shobha Vasudevan was presented the YWCA Leadership Award in Science on March 11. She was one of six female leaders who were honored by the YWCA chapter of Champaign- Urbana in their first annual leadership award ceremony.

CSL Student Conference draws more than 100 attendees

05/15/2011 - 19:00   In late January, more than 100 students and faculty attended the 6th annual CSL Student Conference. The conference was organized by CSL graduate students and included student presentations, invited speakers and a panel discussion.

ADSC working to analyze biomedical data without risking individuals' privacy

05/12/2011 - 19:00   University of Illniois computer science professor Marianne Winslett is leading a new project that will eliminate significant privacy risks that currently impede researchers' ability to analyze biomedical data about individuals. Immense amounts of valuable data now exist that are unusable by the research community due to the lack of an effective method for concealing individuals' identities.

Tsunami airglow signature could lead to early detection system

05/09/2011 - 19:00   Researchers at the University of Illinois have become the first to record an airglow signature in the upper atmosphere produced by a tsunami.

New assured cloud computing center to be established at Illinois

05/08/2011 - 19:00   The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Technology Directorate (AFRL) has announced plans to create a new $6 million "University Center of Excellence in Assured Cloud Computing," which will be a combined effort of AFRL, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Alleyne awarded NRC research fellowship

04/28/2011 - 19:00   Keeping a modern stealth aircraft cool has been a growing challenge for the U.S. Air Force. To eliminate heat emanating from inlets and exhausts, stealth aircrafts dump heat into the onboard fuel, becoming “flying Thermos bottles.” Andrew Alleyne, the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor of Engineering, was recently awarded a National Research Council (NRC) Research Associates Program fellowship to help address these challenges.

Rutenbar receives best paper for work on rare event failure statistics in memory design

04/24/2011 - 19:00   Rob Rutenbar and his former student, Dr. Amith Singhee (IBM) are the winners of the 2011 IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award for their paper "Statistical Blockade: Very Fast Statistical Simulation and Modeling of Rare Circuit Events and Its Application to Memory Design," published originally in August 2009.

Caesar wins NSF CAREER Award

04/24/2011 - 19:00   CSL researcher Matthew Caesar, a member of Illinois' computer science faculty, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. The agency gives the award to the most promising researchers.

Diego Caballero wins the PUMPS 2010 “NVIDIA Best Achievement Award”

04/17/2011 - 19:00   On April 11, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), co-located on the campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), named Diego Caballero, master’s degree candidate in computer science at UPC and research student at BSC, as the winner of the “NVIDIA Best Achievement Award” Contest. The contest was announced during Barcelona Computing Week 2010, at the summer school for Programming and tUning Massively Parallel Systems (PUMPS).

Graduate student architecting more reliable, small-scale processors

04/11/2011 - 19:00   For decades, this has been the mantra when it came to manufacturing computing devices. And consequently, devices have been made exponentially smaller. According to Moore’s law, the trend is that the number of transistors that can fit on a computing device doubles about every 2 years. However, as chips keep getting scaled down, the variability of strength between the processors grows. The variability of strength in processors may cause errors.

Gropp named SIAM Fellow

04/06/2011 - 19:00   CSL researcher William Gropp, the Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science, was recently named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He was honored “for his development of algorithms and software for high performance scientific computing, including the development of MPI.”

New parallel computing institute to advance high-performance computing research, education

04/03/2011 - 19:00   The University of Illinois’ Coordinated Science Laboratory has launched a new interdisciplinary institute that will provide the resources to enable breakthroughs in parallel computing.

The Future of Robotics

03/30/2011 - 19:00   Androids are still decades away, but many new applications of robotic technologies are being developed in which robots and humans share responsibility.

Samsung awards gold prize to CSL student

03/28/2011 - 19:00   This spring, Yim, a PhD student in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, was awarded gold through the Samsung Human-Tech Thesis Prize competition.

Is the AT&T - T-Mobile merger good for America?

03/27/2011 - 19:00   In the past, telecommunications companies have made broad promises to expand access and enhance services when requesting permission from the FCC to merge -- though those promises infrequently come to fruition.

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