News Stories

Xie, Lu win best paper award for work on dynamically scalable web services

04/17/2012 - 19:00   CSL graduate student Qiaomin Xie and Assistant Professor Yi Lu recently won the Best Paper Award at the PERFORMANCE 2011 Conference for their paper, titled, “A Novel Load Balancing Algorithm for Dynamically Scalable Web Services.”

Sustainability principles need to be integrated into business education

04/15/2012 - 19:00   The principles of sustainability need not be at odds with a classic education in business, since environmental and poverty issues likely will be among the biggest challenges for tomorrow’s leaders of industry, according to published research from a University of Illinois expert in poverty and subsistence marketplace behaviors.

ADSC researchers aim to improve pill identification accuracy

04/15/2012 - 19:00   Researchers in CSL's Advanced Digital Sciences Center specializing in computer vision technologies are developing an intuitive, reliable and fast solution for identifying and retrieving relevant information about pill medications. Applications for the pill identification technology include use in hospital and nursing home pill packing machines, as well as a mobile device for patients, specifically the elderly, to ensure the right pills are being taken each day.

Ni wins PCM 2011 best paper award

04/10/2012 - 19:00   Katie Carr, ADSC

Adobe, Ma reconstruct 3D scenes from 2D images

04/04/2012 - 19:00   CSL Adjunct Professor Yi Ma and his graduate students recently received an $8,000 gift from Adobe Systems Incorporated to pursue a joint-research project on reconstructing 3D models of objects – primarily urban structures - from 2D images. Ma is an adjunct associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Non-profits atwitter over Rickman's research on rural girls' use of social media

03/26/2012 - 19:00   Aimee Rickman, a Ph.D. student in human and community development and a research assistant for CSL Professor Christian Sandvig, has a long list of honors and awards for the work she has done studying the social construction of adolescence. Now she can add two new honors to that list: a 2012-13 fellowship from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) and the Sadker Dissertation Award from the Myra Sadker Foundation.

Mitra wins AFOSR Young Investigator award

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."

CuteChat wins DEMOguru Award at DEMO Asia

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.

Langbort receives NSF CAREER Award for information cloaking project

03/18/2012 - 19:00   CSL Professor Cedric Langbort’s research efforts can be compared to a very high-tech game of hide and seek.

Ahuja to design automated systems for categorizing visual data

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.

Sandvig to present at SXSW: "Is Social Media a Human Right?"

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.

UI News: Space weather expert Jonathan Makela on solar activity

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.

Loui named editor of Journal of Engineering Education

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.

CSL researchers explore using residue number system to reduce power usage

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.

Entrepreneurs Innovation awards honor those 'foolish enough to try'

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.

Will Verizon become the only wireless company in the country?

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.

TCIPG empowers Champaign County students with new math, science resources

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).

Pricing mechanisms for smart grid could lead to future savings

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.

Congress finds funds in the airwaves

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.

Gunsalus appointed to National Academies' Committee on Responsible Science

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.