Decision and Control
Second year aerospace engineering graduate student Andy Borum was recently awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
CSL graduate student Navid Aghasadeghi's work to develop the backbone of a computerized lower-limb prostheses that allows amputees to walk with a natural gait was featured in an orthopedic and prosthetic device trade publication, The O&P Edge.
According to the Amputee Coalition of America, there are approximately 1.7 million people in the United States living with limb loss and over 1 million lower-limb amputees. The number of lower-limb amputees is expected to double by 2050, especially due to the increasing prevalence of diabetes. Complications of diabetes can cause poor circulation and nerve damage, leading to amputation.
A team of Engineering at Illinois students, including students of CSL professors Seth Hutchinson and Soon-Jo Chung, have designed and built a small drone aircraft to participate in a national Unmanned-Aerial-Surveillance (UAS) competition in October.
Coordinated Science Laboratory alumnus Serdar Yüksel has received the 2013 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. The award recognizes exceptional research in any branch of applied mathematics done primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university.
Chung's NSF CAREER Award: Using robotic birds of prey to prevent airport bird strikes
Aimee Rickman, a Ph.D. student in human and community development and a research assistant for CSL Professor Christian Sandvig, has a long list of honors and awards for the work she has done studying the social construction of adolescence. Now she can add two new honors to that list: a 2012-13 fellowship from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) and the Sadker Dissertation Award from the Myra Sadker Foundation.
Though he joined ECE as a faculty member in January 2012, ECE Assistant Professor Maxim Raginsky was no stranger to the University of Illinois. During 2004-2007 he was a Beckman fellow studying problems at the intersection of information theory, decision making, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
Robot MAV helicopters programmed for formation flying autonomously reconfigure their formation when members leave or enter the group. Soon-Jo Chung, an assistant professor in aerospace engineerng (AE), and his students show how it's done in a new video.
University of Illinois computer science professor Steven LaValle was among seven Urbana campus faculty members recently recognized as University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the university’s most talented teachers, scholars and researchers.