07/15/2010 - 19:00 Recall the first personal computers, released back in the mid-1980s. The adjectives “clunky” and “slow” may come to mind. Since their debut, computer scientists have been competing to consistently release sleeker computers and software applications with increasingly faster performance.
07/11/2010 - 19:00 What factors impact the start-up and success of small businesses? Can someone control a machine using only his or her thoughts? These are just a couple of the questions students in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) aim to answer using parallel computing.
07/11/2010 - 19:00 CSL researcher Tom Huang and his co-authors recently received the “Most Cited Paper of the Decade Award” from the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation.
06/27/2010 - 19:00 Naira Hovakimyan's research is featured in the June 29 issue of Flight International, a UK-based aerospace publication. Hovakimyan, mechanical science and engineering, and her team have created innovative algorithms that give pilots an extra few seconds to recover an uncontrollable plane.
06/14/2010 - 19:00 ECE graduate students Sreekanth Annapureddy, Sreeram Kannan, Adnan Raja and Jayakrishnan (Jay) Unnikrishnan won the 2010 Qualcomm Cognitive Radio Contest for developing algorithms and software to make radio spectrum use more efficient. The prize carries a $25,000 monetary award. In addition, the group’s research will be included in a book on cognitive dynamic systems.
06/09/2010 - 19:00 In Angus Rockett’s lab, researchers are discovering that the secret to harnessing more solar power may be more “imperfect” materials.
05/31/2010 - 19:00 CSL researcher Christian Sandvig talks about Facebook privacy settings and whether users have a right to expect privacy in a digital age in "A Minute With..." and on St. Louis-based radio station KMOX.
05/31/2010 - 19:00 You and a friend are sitting side-by-side, watching Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final together – only he’s in Chicago and you’re in New York.
05/24/2010 - 19:00 CSL researcher Rakesh Kumar says perfect computer chips aren't, well, perfect and could ultimately compromise performance. He discusses his research findings with the BBC's Mark Ward.
05/23/2010 - 19:00 CSL researcher Gary Swenson’s research has taken him to great heights – literally. Swenson and his research team have been making final preparations for two remote sensing projects using innovative technologies exploring the upper atmosphere.
05/16/2010 - 19:00 The advent of Skype and other video chat applications enabled people to see friends and family in real-time while virtually communicating.
05/12/2010 - 19:00 Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Shobha Vasudevan has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award totaling $450,000 and spanning 5 years. CAREER Awards provide resources to promising new professors who submit innovative proposals.
05/05/2010 - 19:00 CSL researcher Yih-Chun Hu enjoys breaking things so he can fix them. That is, Hu, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is interested in developing a bottom-up mechanism to secure wireless networks against “layer-violating” attacks.
04/28/2010 - 19:00 Unlike many other major city transportation systems, Chicago's Metra doesn't provide wireless service for riders. CSL's Ramavarapu "RS" Sreenivas led an IDOT study that concluded that providing broadband Internet access on Metra and Amtrak could "have positive impacts on traffic congestion, traffic safety, the economy, and other aspects of the quality of life Illinoisans enjoy."
04/28/2010 - 19:00 Sometimes, cars or aircrafts are recalled because some bug in the system is found that compromises the reliability of the vehicle. ECE Assistant Professor Sayan Mitra, a CSL member, research may make these problems less frequent.
04/27/2010 - 19:00 According to Adam Steele, there are three things most important to musicians in a local band: getting their music heard, playing a good show, and writing a great song.
04/20/2010 - 19:00 University of Illinois computer science Ph.D. student Albert Sidelnik has been awarded an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship, one of 10 awards given by the company this year. The NVIDIA Fellowships are intended to help solve complex visual and parallel computing challenges. Sidelnik will receive $25,000, as well as engineering and technical support, to further his advanced research in these fields.
04/14/2010 - 19:00 Mechanical Engineering Professor Naira Hovakimyan pioneered the first successful flight of an all-adaptive flight control system on NASA’s AirSTAR test vehicle on March 24 in Fort Pickett, Va. The AirSTAR is a twin-engine commercial jet dynamically-scaled to 5.5 percent of an actual aircraft.
04/08/2010 - 19:00 Steve Levinson and his team of researchers are working with an iCub robot, which could yield a robot capable of making independent decisions about household chores or care-giving. More at Discovery News.