News Stories

Illinois researchers study a humanoid robot that learns like a child

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.

New 3D tele-immersion research may help realize affordable virtual interaction

04/04/2010 - 19:00   Imagine a soldier virtually interacting with his young family while deployed overseas. Or envision a patient in New York receiving critical medical treatment virtually from a specialized doctor in California. And finally, consider having virtual light saber duels with a friend in sunny Brazil while you’re stuck studying in chilly Champaign.

Illinois researchers have developed an inexpensive, wireless bridge monitoring system

03/30/2010 - 19:00   Illinois researchers have developed an inexpensive, wireless means for continuous and reliable structural health monitoring and successfully deployed their system this summer at full scale on the new Jindo Bridge in South Korea.

AMD makes equipment donation to Illinois

03/28/2010 - 19:00   AMD donates new hardware to the IACAT accelerator cluster. CSL researcher Wen-mei Hwu is the leader of IACAT's GPU research.

Bretl takes EEG research to new heights

03/21/2010 - 19:00   It’s a crisp, early spring day, ideal for CSL researcher Tim Bretl and his neuroengineering students to fly remote-controlled planes. Except they’re not using remotes.

CSL welcomed visitors to Engineering Open House March 12-13

03/07/2010 - 18:00   The Coordinated Science Laboratory was proud to participate in the University of Illinois' Engineering Open House on March 12-13.

R.S. Sreenivas strikes the right note with research, sitar

02/28/2010 - 18:00   Professor Ramavarapu “RS” Sreenivas pushes the limit with his electrical and industrial engineering work. He thrives on finding and solving challenges in the control of discrete-event/discrete-state (DEDS) systems, particularly those that reside on the boundary between what is humanly possible and impossible, between what science has the resources and money to solve and what it does not.

Noted tech journalist to help bridge gap between engineers, technology users

02/24/2010 - 18:00   When Julian Dibbell wrote the acclaimed 1993 article, “A Rape in Cyberspace,” a chasm already existed between those who built technology and those who used it. The story detailed a virtual rape in an online gaming community, LambdaMOO, which left the players seething and the community’s creators reeling and uncertain how to respond.

Illinois researchers play role in new $25 million science, technology center

02/23/2010 - 18:00   The National Science Foundation has awarded a group of nine universities, including Illinois, a $25 million, five-year “Science and Technology Centers” grant to develop novel inter-disciplinary approaches for science and technology advancement. CSL researchers Todd Coleman, P.R. Kumar and Olgica Milenkovic, all electrical and computer engineering faculty, will represent Illinois in this endeavor.

Jont Allen makes successful transition to academia

02/16/2010 - 18:00   Jont Allen of CSL and Beckman left a comfortable position in the business world to join the University of Illinois. His decision was based partly on professional reasons, but was also heavily influenced by a desire to mentor and interact with those who could benefit from the knowledge he had gained from more than three decades of doing research.

Scientists create sensors for subs based on fish anatomy

02/14/2010 - 18:00   Doug Jones, a CSL researcher and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Illinois, along with Chang Liu from Northwestern University, have developed a sensing device based on fish anatomy that could someday be used to keep man-made submersibles out of harm’s way. Read about it in New Scientist.

Intel awards Chiu grant to study data converter energy efficiency

02/09/2010 - 18:00   CSL researcher Yun Chiu would like to push data converter energy efficiency as close to its fundamental limit as possible. And this goal may become a reality, thanks to a competitive three-year grant totaling $478,850 that Intel recently awarded Chiu.

Deng wins best student paper at IEEE control conference

02/07/2010 - 18:00   Kun Deng, Mechanical Engineering graduate student, received the Best Student Paper Award at the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Shanghai, China in December.

In the News: Wen-mei Hwu's new parallel programming textbook

02/01/2010 - 18:00   CSL faculty member Wen-mei Hwu's new book on parallel programming has attracted media attention from around the world. Here are a few of the related stories and reviews.

Idea pays off for UI, prof with deal with Samsung

01/31/2010 - 18:00   The University of Illinois announced Tuesday that Samsung Electronics has been licensed to use the patented technology that can extend the life – or improve the performance – of silicon chips. The technology was developed by CSL faculty Joseph Lyding.

Leburton named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

01/31/2010 - 18:00   ECE Professor Jean-Pierre Leburton, the Gregory E. Stillman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was selected to serve as an IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer through the end of 2011.

Illinois professor co-authors groundbreaking, hands-on approach for teaching programming of massively parallel processors

01/27/2010 - 18:00   University of Illinois professor Wen-mei Hwu has co-authored an important new textbook that breaks down the complexities of parallel programming and the GPU architecture to enable programmers to address the critical challenges of massive parallelism.

Veeravalli selected as IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer

01/14/2010 - 18:00   ECE Professor Venugopal Varadachari Veeravalli has been selected as a 2010 Distinguished Lecturer from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Veeravalli, who was nominated for the honor, will serve from January 1, 2010, until December 31, 2011.

Three CSL researchers are named IEEE Fellows

01/12/2010 - 18:00   CSL researchers Jennifer Bernhard, Andrew Singer and Nitin Vaidya were named Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows for the class of 2010.

CSL researchers receive $1.5 million DoD grant to study opportunistic sensing

12/06/2009 - 18:00   The Army Research Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Defense has allotted CSL researchers Thomas Huang, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson and Tamer Basar $1,446,800 spread over five years to study opportunistic sensing.