Decision and Control
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.