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Faculty to receive $40,000 each towards research

07/31/2008 - 19:00   Coordinated Science Laboratory researchers Ravi K. Iyer (ECE) and Zbigniew Kalbarczyk have been recognized with 2008 IBM Faculty Fellow Awards. The award, valued at $40,000 per researcher, will go towards benchmarking operating systems dependability and the development of OS-level techniques.

CSL student wins NASA scholarship to improve air transportation

05/31/2008 - 19:00   Our current air transportation system has reached its capacity, says Heather Arneson, a graduate student working under Cedric Langbort, CSL professor of aerospace engineering. Every day, roughly 50,000 flights must be managed by the U.S. system, Arneson explains, but that number is projected to increase to anywhere from 100,000 to 150,000 flights per day by the year 2025.

CSL alum wins top teaching award at Naval Academy

05/18/2008 - 19:00   Brad Bishop knew he was going to do something in robotics the first time he saw Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator robot on the big screen. As a high school student at the time, he says the image that stuck with him was when “the outside of Arnold was stripped off and you could see the animatronics system inside.”

CSL student's error-detection system takes home William C. Carter Award

05/06/2008 - 19:00   It took only five minutes for Karthik Pattabiraman’s new error-detection system to locate a potentially catastrophic error in an aircraft collision avoidance program. But when he tried to find the same error using a standard fault-injection system, it didn’t show up at all.

Todd Coleman leads project to enhance current computer networking technology

04/07/2008 - 19:00   When UI researcher Todd Coleman searched for a way to enhance communication between computer networks, he turned to the world’s most efficient communications model: the human brain.

CSL exhibit wins second prize in EOH competition

03/11/2008 - 19:00   Congratulations to CSL researcher Minh Do (ECE) and students Matt Maitre, Quang Nguyen and Spencer Brady, who won the second prize of Engineering Open House’s “Sparking Curiosity-Technical” competition.

Patel's company agrees to be acquired by NVIDIA

02/07/2008 - 18:00   NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in gaming physics technology. AGEIA's PhysX software is widely adopted with more than 140 PhysX-based games shipping or in development on Sony Playstation3, Microsoft XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii and Gaming PCs. AGEIA physics software is pervasive with over 10,000 registered and active users of the PhysX SDK.

EE Times: Latest News ISSCC panel agrees DSP is ready for PONs

02/05/2008 - 18:00   Communications experts agree that next-generation optical communications will implement mature digital signal processing techniques to provide cost-effective voice, data, and video to the home via fiber. CSL researchers weigh in.

CSL researcher David Nicol is named first recipient of ACM's Distinguished Contributions Award

01/31/2008 - 18:00   llinois researcher David M. Nicol has been named the first recipient of the Distinguished Contributions Award, introduced in 2007 by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Simulation (SIGSIM). Nicol is a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the Information Trust Institute (ITI), and the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

UI researchers awarded Department of Defense grant to study affects of blast exposure on battlefield personnel

01/07/2008 - 18:00   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will develop and test a modified battlefield helmet integrated with sensors to record the effects of blast injuries in real time. Using wireless communication, the data will be up-loadable to first responders using small cell phone-like devices to assess injury status.

Professor Thomas Huang and students win at 2007 DoCoMo USA Labs Innovative Paper Awards

11/30/2007 - 18:00   Coordinated Science Laboratory resident professor Thomas Huang, along with his team of students, received one of two 2007 DoCoMo USA Labs Innovative Paper Awards at the IEEE International conference on Image Processing this fall.

Illinois researchers bring parallel computing concepts to mass market

10/31/2007 - 19:00   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today announced a joint research endeavor with Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation that aims to enable commodity systems to make use of parallel computing techniques previously relegated to the realm of supercomputers. As a pioneer in parallel computing advances, Illinois is uniquely positioned to help usher in a new era of parallel computing for consumer systems that will enable drastically new applications for human-centric and environment-aware computing.

Preparing students for the parallel computing revolution

03/31/2007 - 19:00   Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are part of a pioneering new class this semester that’s preparing them to be leaders in the parallel computing revolution.

Semiconductor industry grapples with power crisis

05/15/2006 - 19:00   The semiconductor industry is facing a power crisis, but Chenming Hu is confident that the crisis will give rise to innovation.

University of Illinois’ Trusted ILLIAC Will Transform Large-Scale Computing

04/30/2006 - 19:00   The original ILLIAC computer, built by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1952, was the first computer in the world created and owned entirely by an educational institution. It weighed five tons and contained 2,800 vacuum tubes.

Murthy Traces the Source of India’s Software Boom

09/30/2005 - 19:00   The numbers are staggering. Employing more than a million people, the software industry in India has been growing at a rate of 32 percent annually for the past five years, said N.R. Narayana Murthy before a packed audience at the University of Illinois Auditorium. In addition, more than 70 percent of major U.S. tech companies rank India as their primary source for offshore work.

Global Leader to Shed Light on India’s Rise in IT

08/31/2005 - 19:00   N.R. Narayana Murthy, named by Time magazine in 2004 as one of the top 10 most influential leaders shaping technology, is coming to the University of Illinois campus September 14 to talk about the amazing success story of the Indian software industry.

Nuclear Weapons, Permissive Action Links, and the History of Public Key Cryptography

01/31/2005 - 18:00   For more than 20 years, credit for the creation of public key cryptography went to Stanford professor Martin Hellman and two graduate students, Ralph Merkle and Whitfield Diffie.

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