Reliable and High Performance Computing
Fingerprints — those swirling residues left on keyboards and doorknobs — are mostly invisible. They can affirm your onetime presence, but they cannot be used to track your day-to-day activities. They cannot tell someone in real time that after exercising at the gym, you went to office in a bus and played video games during lunch. But what if our hand-held electronics are leaving real-time fingerprints instead? Fingerprints that are so intrinsic to the device that, like our own, they cannot be removed?
Minimally invasive robotic surgeries using the da Vinci surgical system have become a popular option for many types of surgery, and in fact are now the most commonly used minimally invasive surgical option for hysterectomies in the U.S., according to Intuitive Surgical Inc., the manufacturer of the da Vinci surgical robot.
If Alexander Graham Bell came back today and saw the improvement technology has made on his first telephone, he would be astonished. But according to CSL Professor Peter Sauer, if Thomas Edison came back, he wouldn’t be all that surprised at what has developed in the power industry.
CSL Acting Director Klara Nahrstedt, the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor of Computer Science, will be inducted in the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Germany’s foremost academic society, in March 2014.
Mitra has been awarded the C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award by IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, a national recognition given each year to a single electrical engineering professor.
CSL Director William H. Sanders, a Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, has been named interim head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Twenty years ago, most people didn’t own a cell phone, let alone a phone that could connect to the Internet, take photos or memorize voice recordings. The computer chips in these old phones, or other devices such as appliances, cars or even power plants, weren’t attractive targets to cyber intruders; however, as these devices have advanced, they have become a prime target for malicious attacks.
CSL researcher Rob Rutenbar was selected as one of the recipients of the 2013 Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award.
CSL Professor Sayan Mitra recently received a 1-year, $108,682 grant from Samsung’s Global Research Outreach Program to look into the problem of debugging mobile-cloud applications.
CS Professor Vikram Adve was named a recipient of the ACM Software System Award for his work on LLVM, an infrastructure designed to help build compilers and other programming tools for a variety of programming languages.