Decision and Control
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.
A CSL alum is helping transform prostheses from “fancy sticks” into biomedical robots that more accurately mimic power-generating human legs – and even help restore muscle function.
CSL Professor Daniel Liberzon recently won two, 3-year research grants from the National Science Foundation, both related to hybrid systems.
Drivers in Champaign-Urbana might notice something unusual this Saturday: more than 100 University of Illinois students stationed on street corners throughout the city, counting cars and recording their movement on smart phones. The students will be helping transportation researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory test an innovative new system that monitors traffic congestion and can provide valuable, real-time information to police, emergency personnel and the public with the goal of helping traffic flow more smoothly during major events.
Over Homecoming weekend, more than 100 University of Illinois students armed with smartphones were stationed at intersections around the south end of campus, sending real-time traffic data about pre-game traffic to an engineering lab on campus. It was part of CSL Assistant Professor Dan Work's data-gathering project to improve traffic management.
CSL professors Daniel Liberzon and Pramod Viswanath have both been announced as IEEE Fellows for 2013 -- Liberzon for his contributions to the analysis and design of switched, nonlinear and quantized control systems, and Viswanath for his contributions to the theory and practice of wireless communications. Both are faculty in Illinois' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.