News Stories

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.

Colleges evolve by teaching with social media

11/29/2011 - 18:00   From easily accessible design programs to online blogs, college professors are changing the way they teach their classes to adapt to social media trends. The College Teaching Effectiveness Network, or CTEN, held a workshop Monday for graduate students and faculty looking to incorporate more online tools into the classroom setting.

Expert: Cloud computing a game-changer for businesses

11/28/2011 - 18:00   Cloud computing is a game-changer for businesses, which now face the choice of adapting to the demand for ubiquitous access to data or losing customers to tech-savvy competitors, says a University of Illinois expert in e-business strategy and information technology management.

Huang wins EAGER grant to improve search processes for multimedia information networks

11/19/2011 - 18:00   In August, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as the City University of New York, a one-year, $199,360 EAGER grant.

NCSA, Cray partner on sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer

11/16/2011 - 18:00   The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the UI has finalized a contract with Cray Inc. to provide the supercomputer for the National Science Foundation’s Blue Waters project. Cray replaces IBM, which terminated its contract in August because, IBM said, the technology required more financial and technical support than originally anticipated.

CSL celebrates 60th anniversary

11/06/2011 - 18:00   As the incubator of a navigational compass for nuclear submarines, the plasma display and PLATO, the first computer-assisted educational program, the Coordinated Science Laboratory has a 60-year tradition of creating technology that has transformed everything from defense to medicine.

Rozier wins IEEE best paper for deduplication research

11/06/2011 - 18:00   CSL graduate student Eric Rozier and CSL Director William Sanders won the Best Paper Award at the 30th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, which took place Oct. 5-7 in Madrid.

Science of Security Lablet established at the University of Illinois

10/31/2011 - 19:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carnegie Mellon University, and North Carolina State University are each receiving an initial $1 million in grant funds from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to stimulate the creation of a more scientific basis for the design and analysis of trusted systems.

CSL grad students win Best in Session at TECHCON

10/22/2011 - 19:00   In September, two CSL graduate students, Joseph Sloan and Rami Abdallah, won Best in Session Awards at the Semiconductor Research Corporations’ (SRC) 2011 Technology Conference, also known as TECHCON.

Da Silva wins two awards for dependability and event-based system papers

09/28/2011 - 19:00   University of Illinois graduate Gabriela Jacques da Silva won two prestigious awards this past summer for papers she wrote on computer dependability and event-based systems.

In small towns, gossip moves to the web, and turns vicious

09/19/2011 - 19:00   CSL researcher Christian Sandvig, an associate professor of communication, is interviewed in a New York Times piece about how the Internet is replacing the local coffee shop as gossip central in some rural communities.

Two engineering faculty members named University Scholars

09/14/2011 - 19:00   Two Engineering at Illinois faculty members--Naira Hovakimyan and Paul J. Kenis--are among six Urbana campus faculty members recently recognized as University Scholars. The University Scholars program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the university’s most talented teachers, scholars and researchers.

Makela receives IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award

09/05/2011 - 19:00   ECE Associate Professor Jonathan J. Makela is the 2011 recipient of the IEEE Education Society’s Mac Van Valkenburg Award. The award goes to teachers within their first 10 years following the receipt of their PhD who have “made outstanding contributions to teaching unusually early in their professional careers,” according to the IEEE website.

EAGER grant to program computers to recognize, classify images

08/31/2011 - 19:00   As the volume of digital information grows, there’s an increasing need to automate the ability to understand and categorize the information as quickly as possible. Engineers in the Coordinated Science Laboratory are addressing the problem by teaching machines how to recognize and classify objects as seamlessly as a human does.

Stegobot steals passwords, reveals social network insecurities

08/21/2011 - 19:00   As if you needed another reason to be careful with photos on Facebook.

Kumar to retire after 26 years at Illinois

08/17/2011 - 19:00   ECE Professor P. R. Kumar retired from the University of Illinois faculty after 26 years of service.

Smart skin: Electronics that stick and stretch like a temporary tattoo

08/10/2011 - 19:00   Engineers have developed a device platform that combines electronic components for sensing, medical diagnostics, communications and human-machine interfaces, all on an ultrathin skin-like patch that mounts directly onto the skin with the ease, flexibility and comfort of a temporary tattoo.

Math vs. Wild: Researchers use computer vision to identify wildlife

08/07/2011 - 19:00   In June, CSL researcher Thomas Huang received a three-year collaborative research grant entitled, “ABI Innovation Computational and Informatics Tools for Supporting Collaborative Wildlife Monitoring and Research.” The project, funded through a $443,405 National Science Foundation grant, includes collaborators from New York State Museum and the University of Missouri.