News Stories

Gunsalus elected delegate to AAAS’ Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering Council

03/21/2011 - 19:00   CSL researcher C.K. (Tina) Gunsalus has been elected as a delegate to the Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Ma aims to produce high-resolution images with low-quality instruments

02/21/2011 - 18:00   CSL researcher Yi Ma is studying how to get the most out of very little.

Gardner loyal to Illinois in his career and retirement

02/21/2011 - 18:00   Last fall, ECE Professor Chester S. Gardner retired from teaching after 37 years. A long-time member of CSL's remote sensing and space sciences group, Gardner will continue pursuing his research at CSL.

Mitra receives NSF CAREER Award for work on reliability of distributed cyber-physical systems

02/16/2011 - 18:00   Sayan Mitra has just won an NSF CAREER award that will support research on “Algorithms and Verification for Reliable Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems.”

Smart structures sense problems with bridges, tunnels

02/14/2011 - 18:00   The Economist features Illinois research on wireless monitoring technology for bridges, tunnels and other buildings. CSL researcher Gul Agha (computer science) and Bill Spencer (Civil Engineering) have helped lead the effort.

UI professor named director of Information Trust Institute

02/14/2011 - 18:00   The News-Gazette interviews David Nicol and the new director of the Information Trust Institute.

Kiyavash receives NSF CAREER award to study timing in network forensics

02/13/2011 - 18:00   Negar Kiyavash has received an NSF CAREER Award for her work on the impact of timing in network security.

iPower project to sync energy production, consumption

02/07/2011 - 18:00   CSL Professor Andrew Alleyne has received a three-year grant of $105,690 as part of an international energy project, the iPower Platform.

Nicol named new director of Information Trust Institute

02/03/2011 - 18:00   Professor David M. Nicol has been announced as the new director of the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Effective January 16, he succeeded ITI's inaugural director, Professor William H. Sanders, who became director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at Illinois.

Swenson steps down from teaching, steps up remote sensing research

01/31/2011 - 18:00   After 14 years of teaching and mentoring students, CSL researcher Gary R. Swenson retired this past December from the University. While at the University Swenson had been an active research faculty member in the remote sensing and space sciences group.

Hwu to elevate computing performance with $2.6 million DoE exascale project

01/30/2011 - 18:00   CSL Research Professor and Sanders-AMD Endowed Chair in ECE Wen-mei Hwu will participate in a three-year, $2.6 million grant from the Dept. of Energy as part of a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Oregon, and Georgia Tech to design a Next-Generation Software Infrastructure for Productive Heterogeneous Exascale Computing.

Başar writes the book on network security

01/24/2011 - 18:00   With Wikileaks obtaining classified documents and many businesses reporting security breaches and stolen information, network security has been a regularly featured topic in the media recently. The news underscores the great need for strong approaches to security for networks.

What cell towers? Qualcomm awards scholarship for novel use of TV whitespace

01/10/2011 - 18:00   Qualcomm is nuts about Sreeram Kannan’s Coconut research.

Illinois collaborator named first CUDA research center in Spain

01/09/2011 - 18:00   The Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC), which enjoys a close relationship with researchers in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, has been named Spain’s first CUDA Research Center. The designation, given by NVIDIA, recognizes BSC’s commitment to research and new technology development.

CSL researchers play key role in Singapore power grid symposium

12/22/2010 - 18:00   CSL Director William H. Sanders, along with researchers David Nicol and Ilesanmi Adesida, also Dean of Illinois' College of Engineering, were among the CSL representatives who helped lead the "Information Technology for Smart Grid Systems" symposium in Singapore earlier this month.

Illinois Researcher Named 2010 CUDA Fellow by NVIDIA

12/12/2010 - 18:00   John E. Stone, Sr. Research Programmer for the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group in the University of Illinois Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, is among three research and academic leaders appointed to the NVIDIA CUDA Fellows Program in 2010. The program recognizes early adopters of the CUDA™ architecture who have made exceptional advances in the use of GPUs in high-performance computing. The program also recognizes their efforts to promulgate the benefits of GPU computing.

Illinois wins greenest self-built cluster at SC10

11/17/2010 - 18:00   With guidance from CSL researcher Wen-mei Hwu (ECE), CS professor Bill Gropp, and cluster experts at NCSA, students got hands-on experience building their own supercomputer with NVIDIA graphics-processing units. When the Green500 list of energy-efficient supercomputers was posted Nov. 18, their system took third place overall and was named the greenest self-built cluster.

Paper on GPU-accelerated molecular modeling is “Most Downloaded” for journal

11/14/2010 - 18:00   The Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling announced that “GPU-Accelerated Molecular Modeling Coming of Age,” co-authored by three Illinois researchers and a Stanford colleague, is the journal’s #1 most-downloaded research paper as of October 27, 2010. The research was presented through the University of Illinois CUDA Center of Excellence, headquartered at the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Kumar honored for advancing science in the developing world

11/05/2010 - 19:00   P. R. Kumar was elected as an Associate Fellow in The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).

The rat's whiskers! NSF-funded research may aid heart patients

11/03/2010 - 19:00   A rat finding its way in the dark. A seal detecting the path of a fish. A naked mole rat finding food. These are examples of animals using their whiskers to survive.

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