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Huang, students to improve cloud computing through EAGER grant

10/07/2010 - 19:00   Professor Thomas Huang and a team of three students received a grant in late August from the National Science Foundation to research a more efficient learning algorithm search through cloud computing.

The Power in Errors

10/06/2010 - 19:00   CSL research Naresh Shanbhag, ECE, talks with Low-Power Engineering about creating low-power, error-resilient computing.

Sanders named director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory

10/06/2010 - 19:00   ECE Professor William H. Sanders has been named the director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), an interdisciplinary research facility that focuses on advancements in information technology, computing, control and communications.

Sanders appointed to NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee

10/03/2010 - 19:00   William H. Sanders, director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory, has been appointed as a member of the newly formed Smart Grid Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Raman, Vaidya win Best Paper Award

09/06/2010 - 19:00   Vijay Raman, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, and CSL researcher Nitin H. Vaidya, an ECE professor, are trying to find a new solution to an old engineering problem: How to get the most out of what you have.

Caesar contributes to Internet infrastructure research

08/26/2010 - 19:00   One of the CSL’s newest assistant research professors, Matthew Caesar, may be young, but he has already accomplished milestones -- and major companies are taking notice. A system he created has been implemented on one of the largest ISPs in the world. In addition, he targets his research at major network operators such as AT&T and Sprint, equipment vendors such as Cisco, and enterprise network operators such as Microsoft.

Sandvig blogs about network neutrality for NPR

08/23/2010 - 19:00   CSL researcher Christian Sandvig, associate professor of communications, talks Googizon and network neutrality on NPR's Future Tense blog:

Illinois receives $7.5 million to study human-machine interactions

08/23/2010 - 19:00   CSL Researcher Tamer Başar and his team of collaborators received a $7.5 million Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award to form a better understanding of how teams of humans and machines make decisions and develop more reliable and secure multi-layer networks where team interactions take place.

NSF funds Expedition into software for efficient computing in the age of nanoscale devices

08/18/2010 - 19:00   The Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with five other universities, has received a $10 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Expeditions in Computing grant that will help develop variability-aware software and hardware techniques for computing with unreliable, but energy-efficient nanoscale computer components.

Viswanath, Milenkovic win IEEE best paper awards

08/05/2010 - 19:00   CSL Research Professor Pramod Viswanath and CSL Associate Research Professor Olgica Milenkovic were recipients of the 2010 Information Theory Society Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, the largest symposium in the field. Out of an estimated 500 papers submitted and eligible for the award, only five were selected, on the basis of both the technical content of the paper and the quality of its presentation.

Facebook Is to Power Company as...

07/25/2010 - 19:00   CSL researcher Christian Sandvig talks to the New York Times about Facebook's status as a social utility.

Wong and research team receive best paper award

07/25/2010 - 19:00   ECE Professor Martin D F Wong and graduate students Lijuan Luo, Tan Yan, and Qiang Ma received the Best Paper Award at the 2010 ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD). Senior researcher Toshiyuki Shibuya of Fujitsu Lab of America was also a co-author on the paper, “B-Escape: A Simultaneous Escape Routing Algorithm Based on Boundary Routing.”

Bretl receives $400,000 NSF CAREER Award to improve prosthetic device design

07/22/2010 - 19:00   Tim Bretl believes modern prosthetic device design doesn’t have it quite right.

High power, low energy: Agha strives to identify optimal computer performance

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.

NSF grant to fund parallel research program for women, minorities

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.

Huang wins most cited paper of the decade award

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.

Borisov wins NSF CAREER award

07/05/2010 - 19:00   CSL researcher Nikita Borisov won an NSF CAREER award for his research on anonymous communication in Internet privacy. Read more.

In the News: Illinois adaptive flight-control technology

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.

Qualcomm tunes into students' radio research with $25,000 award

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.

Rockett identifies potential key to creating more efficient solar energy material

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.