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.

Research

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.

Faculty

Group Contact:
Carol Wisniewski: 251 CSL
cwisnwsk@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 244-7171

Research Faculty

 
 

Reliable and High Performance Computing Research News

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).
Rakesh Kumar

Kumar encourages India to have a more accepting approach to cryptocurrencies

03/07/2018 - 14:30   ECE and CSL Associate Professor Rakesh Kumar penned an opinion piece for The Statesman, noting how the combined value of cryptocurrencies recently broke past half a trillion dollars which is higher than the GDP of several top-20 world economies.
Andrew Miller and Ryan Pierce

Miller uses toxic waste data to help keep Zcash transactions secure

03/07/2018 - 10:15   CSL Professor Andrew Miller used measurements from radioactive decay to help secure Zcash, a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency.
Wen-Mei Hwu

Hwu elected IEEE TCuARCH chair

02/20/2018 - 14:30   CSL Professor Wen-Mei W Hwu, AMD Jerry Sanders Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently elected the IEEE Technical Committee on Microprogramming and Microarchitecture (TCuARCH) Chair.