Reliable and High Performance Computing

Computing research at the Coordinated Science Laboratory spans many research areas and involves multiple laboratories and centers on campus. This discipline covers everything from VLSI design and chip architecture to algorithms and protocol research. Computing has longstanding core strengths in parallel computer architecture, dependable and trustworthy systems, computer security and mobile computing.


Parallel Computing

Computing co-hosts several large initiatives in advanced parallel computing, such as the Intel/Microsoft-sponsored Universal Parallel Computing Research Center, the NSF Blue Waters PetaScale Computing Center and the NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence. This large-scale activity has made CSL and the University of Illinois a focal point in the future of parallel, multi-core computing.

Wireless Networking & Distributed Systems

Wireless networking research in Computing pertains to a wide range of networks, including infrastructure-based wireless networks, mesh networks, mobile ad hoc networks, sensor networks and vehicular networks. Topics of interest include cross-layer protocols for efficiently utilizing wireless spectrum, security and privacy mechanisms for wireless networks, mobile applications, multimedia over wireless networks, and testbeds for wireless network evaluation.

Trust and Security

Computing is at the forefront of computer security research, which models novel attack defenses and builds extremely robust systems. The Coordinated Science Laboratory co-hosts projects such as the Trusted Illiac and Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid that provide the resources to address pressing problems facing the information society. Through the Information Trust Institute, researchers are able to collaborate with colleagues across other departments and colleges in order to obtain the broad perspective necessary to build trustworthy computing systems.


Group Contact:
Diana Scott: 251 CSL
Phone: (217) 300-7784

Research Faculty


Reliable and High Performance Computing Research News

Klara Nahrstedt

Nahrstedt receives the 2018 Robert Piloty Prize for outstanding research

02/14/2019 - 15:45   CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt has received the 2018 Robert Piloty Prize for her contributions to multimedia systems and networks research.
Klara Nahrstedt

SENSELET provides sensory-driven IoT network for scientific instruments

11/08/2018 - 09:45   A team of researchers is building a wireless and scalable sensory infrastructure that will help scientists better understand the conditions under which their experiments succeed or fail.
MIchael Bailey

Researchers discover "skill squatting" can hijack Amazon Alexa

09/19/2018 - 09:15   CSL and ECE Associate Professor Michael Bailey and Adam Bates, an assistant professor in computer science, have helped identify homophones and mistakes in voice processing that could be used to phish Amazon Alexa users.
Haitham Hassanieh

Hassanieh receives NSF CAREER Award to leverage benefits of new high frequency spectrums

05/17/2018 - 12:00   CSL researcher Haitham Hassanieh, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, was recently awarded a 5-year, $550,000 NSF CAREER Award to address the challenges of mmWave bands.
Yih-Chun Hu

Hu builds defense against attacks on Internet of Things devices

04/02/2018 - 10:15   CSL Professor Yih-Chun Hu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, received an NSF grant to develop a technique to stop a type of cyberattack called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS).