News Stories

Kumar works to improve computing reliability

11/24/2009 - 18:00   As transistors decrease in size, their reliability also decreases. That decrease may lead to computing applications running incorrectly. While it may be possible to guarantee correct execution at the expense of area, power, or performance, the cost will become prohibitive for future processors. ECE Assistant Professor Rakesh Kumar is working to solve the problem of computing in the face of errors that future transistors may produce.

CSL's Andy Schuh discusses new collaborative CUDA platform

11/18/2009 - 18:00   From SC09, Andy Schuh discusses, a new collaborative website, on YouTube.

New GPU Computing Collaboration Network for Scientists, Researchers, and Developers Launches at SC09

11/18/2009 - 18:00   The Coordinated Science Laboratory, home of the first CUDA Center of Excellence, today announced the launch of a new network of research communities designed to foster collaboration among scientists, researchers, and developers utilizing GPU computing.

Illinois researchers successful in measuring the “seeds” of crystallization

11/17/2009 - 18:00   A novel microscopy technique—fluctuation transmission electron microscopy—allowed researchers at Illinois to detect subcritical nuclei in a glassy material, the first such measurements of the earliest stages of crystallization.

Alum Horst develops novel robotic knee

11/10/2009 - 18:00   While Robert Horst was in high school, he suffered a knee injury that required three surgeries to fix. He endured a long healing process, and the primitive rehabilitation technology used frustrated him. So he decided to do something about it.

Illinois, A*STAR names Winslett new Director of Advanced Digital Sciences Center

11/09/2009 - 18:00   The University of Illinois has named Marianne Winslett as Director of the Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) in Singapore. ADSC, operated by the University of Illinois and funded by the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), is focused on breakthrough innovations that will make human-machine interactions as seamless and trustworthy as our interactions with each other.

CSL researcher Todd Coleman joins prestigious ISAT study

11/08/2009 - 18:00   The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has invited CSL researcher Professor Todd Coleman to join its Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group for a three year term beginning this fall. The group carries about 30 people and only invites the brightest new scientists and engineers to be members.

CSL researchers win SASP’09 best paper award for work on translating CUDA for FPGAs

10/19/2009 - 19:00   CSL researchers Deming Chen and Wen-mei Hwu have received the best paper award at IEEE’s Symposium on Application Specific Processors 2009. The research focuses on applying the CUDA programming language to field-programming gate arrays (FPGAs), opening up a new research area where compiler and synthesis techniques intersect.

Illinois researcher uses modeling to target cancer

10/18/2009 - 19:00   CSL researcher Olgica Milenkovic believes a cure for cancer could be a reality, thanks to cross-disciplinary research she is conducting with Illinois colleagues in microbiology and pathobiology.

Illinois undergrad helps break ground on innovative neuroengineering research

10/12/2009 - 19:00   Martin McCormick once thought mind reading was a talent reserved for superheroes in the comics. But he’s not so sure anymore.

InfoStructure seminar series to challenge intersections between technology and society

10/08/2009 - 19:00   Imagine the success of the iPhone without millions of busy people who demand information on the run. Or consider the viability of MySpace without the legion of teens, like, dying to be connected to their social network with one click.

Illinois researchers win Best Student Paper for research advancing computer vision

10/08/2009 - 19:00   ECE professor Yi Ma, graduate students Shankar Rao and Hossein Mobahi, and 2006 Ph.D. ECE alumnus Allen Yang won the 2009 Best Student Paper Award (Sang Uk Lee Award) at the Asian Conference on Computer Vision.

Bursting the Bubble: Researchers study ionospheric plasma bubbles that interfere with communications systems

09/23/2009 - 19:00   High up in the ionosphere, plasma bubbles invisible to the naked eye wreak havoc on communication and navigation systems back on Earth.

In Memory: CSL loses former researcher Dick Brown, a pioneer in digital computing

08/31/2009 - 19:00   Former CSL researcher Richard M. Brown died Saturday, August 22, at the Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana. He was 85.

Dennison is promoted to CSL Associate Director

08/25/2009 - 19:00   Elizabeth G. Dennison has been promoted to Associate Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Breaking the 1000-core barrier: New parallel architecture provides foundation for breakthroughs in imaging, more

08/23/2009 - 19:00   University of Illinois researchers are developing a 1000-core architecture that will offer increased computational power for parallel computing applications.

Super-resolution techniques are bringing Hollywood to your house: WICD interview

08/09/2009 - 19:00   Technology once exclusive to forensic experts is hitting the shelves. And it could help sharpen up your home movies.

Researchers developing next-generation energy models with eye toward smart grid

08/06/2009 - 19:00   During the summer of 2007, electricity prices shocked the Southern Hemisphere.

Engineering on the Brain: Illinois receives $3 million to train students in neuroengineering

08/05/2009 - 19:00   The National Science Foundation has awarded Illinois an IGERT grant to study neuroengineering, an emerging field that falls outside the boundaries of traditional disciplines like neuroscience and engineering.

Three CSL researchers win HP Labs Innovation Research Awards

06/15/2009 - 19:00   Three researchers in the Coordinated Science Laboratory are among an elite group of 59 professors to receive a 2009 HP Labs Innovation Research Award. The program creates opportunities for colleges, universities and research institutes to conduct breakthrough collaborative research with HP.