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The rat's whiskers! NSF-funded research may aid heart patients

11/03/2010 - 19:00   A rat finding its way in the dark. A seal detecting the path of a fish. A naked mole rat finding food. These are examples of animals using their whiskers to survive.

CSL error-tolerant research featured in IEEE Spectrum

11/01/2010 - 19:00   CSL researchers Naresh Shanbhag and Rakesh Kumar, both ECE, were featured in an article on error-tolerant computing in the November issue of IEEE Spectrum.

Research to automate monitoring of cyber attacks

10/31/2010 - 19:00   Constant attack: This is the state the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) finds itself in on a regular basis. While the center does have a system to protect against cyber attacks, the functionality is less than optimal.

Kiyavash earns AFOSR Young Investigator Award

10/31/2010 - 19:00   Negar Kiyavash, an assistant professor in industrial and enterprise systems engineering (ISE), is one of 43 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).

Grant to finance ethics resource center

10/26/2010 - 19:00   CSL's new ethics center, led by C.K. Gunsalus, in the news.

Next-gen telescope to open new gateways for exploration

10/25/2010 - 19:00   With a 30-meter diameter, Petro Voulgaris’ next-generation telescope will be made for serious stargazing.

University of Illinois to develop national center for ethics in science, mathematics and engineering

10/19/2010 - 19:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a national center and portal for professional and research ethics in science, mathematics and engineering.

Veeravalli to lead $2.5 million project to develop intelligent, sensor-rich systems

10/18/2010 - 19:00   Venu Veeravalli, Professor in ECE and Director of the Illinois Center for Wireless Systems (ICWS), received a $2.5 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to develop the theoretical foundations for dynamic information collection and fusion.

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.”