News Stories

Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

CSL/CS faculty secure new NSF grants

09/18/2020 - 15:01   In the past few months, several CSL faculty have received new NSF research grants through Illinois Computer Science that span a range of topics.
Safer Illinois app screenshot.

Alchemy student team develops key technology for Safer Illinois App

09/17/2020 - 10:16   A large part of Illinois' return to campus plan has been the Safer Illinois mobile application. The innovative contract-tracing technology used in the app was developed by undergraduate students funded by a CSL center.
CSL professor Pramod Viswanath

CSL professor works to improve digital communication

09/16/2020 - 14:13   Professor Pramod Viswanath envisions that deep learning methods could play a crucial role in making the next breakthroughs of coding and communication theory and practice.
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CSL researchers develop novel low cost photolithographic technique

09/04/2020 - 10:09   A novel low cost photolithographic (writing with light) technique has been developed by a group including CSL Professor James Gary Eden. A startup company licensed this technology and started manufacturing low cost high resolution photolithographic tools for universities and R&D.
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Internships in the COVID era: Virtual internship follow up

09/03/2020 - 15:34   In May, we talked with students and companies about what they were expecting for “Internships in the COVID era.“ We recently caught up with the students conducting virtual internships to hear about their experiences during a summer that was supposed to be like no other.
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CSL faculty members receive endowments, promotions

08/27/2020 - 09:47   Recently, the Grainger College of Engineering recognized a number of our faculty for their contributions through the honor of endowed chairs, professorships, and promotions.
Vikram Adve

CSL's Adve to lead one of two new national artificial intelligence institutes coming to Illinois

08/26/2020 - 14:20   CSL's Vikram Adve is leading AIFARMS, one of two new national artificial intelligence institutes coming to Illinois.
CSL professor Ilan Shomorony

CSL professor explores DNA as data storage

08/25/2020 - 10:52   CSL Professor Ilan Shomorony believes that the need for more data storage can be met with a substance encountered in the cells of all living things – DNA.
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CSL Postdoc researches speech acoustics, face masks

08/21/2020 - 15:02   To most Americans, COVID 19 precautions are common sense and almost entirely non-intrusive; however, one demographic may be suffering by the use of masks: people with hearing loss.
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CSL researcher leads $1M effort to recover encrypted data from ransomware attacks

08/20/2020 - 09:46   When hackers attack a computer and install ransomware, it often goes undetected until after the damage is done. In a new $1 million project CSL's Jian Huang is working to find a way to back up data before it is encrypted.
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CSL researcher works to improve internet connectivity during disaster response

08/18/2020 - 13:34   CSL's Matt Caesar’s latest research looks at how to get vital internet connectivity to disaster-stricken areas using drones.
Yogatheesan Varatharajah

New research uses signal processing methods and machine learning to better diagnose epilepsy

08/14/2020 - 15:48   Illinois researchers, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, have developed a machine-learning-based approach that uses alpha-rhythm-related features to determine the potential for epilepsy and identify the seizure-generating side of the patient's brain. Yogatheesan Varatharajah, former CSL student, was named a finalist in the 2020 Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Student Paper Competition, based on this research.
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Midwest collaboration, led by IQUIST, awarded $25 million quantum information institute

08/11/2020 - 08:33   CSL's Eric Chitambar will represent Illinois as part of the the Grainger College of Engineering’s IQUIST's Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks.
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CSL researchers use radar, shopping cart to improve autonomous vehicle technology

08/06/2020 - 09:14   CSL students Spencer Markowitz and Teck-Yian Lim are looking at how radar, generally associated with aircraft, could be used to improve autonomous vehicle safety.
Nancy Amato

Amato, Rauchwerger ready to capitalize on renewed interest in comparative genomics research methods due to COVID-19

08/04/2020 - 10:56   Two CSL faculty are leading an effort to use comparative analysis to study COVID-19.
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An Illinois-led study suggests opinion polarization caused by data overload

07/30/2020 - 10:18   Research led by CSL's Tarek Abdelzaher has found that information overload is the cause of opinion polarization and proposes new search algorithms to help people better navigate information.
Sanmi Koyejo

Cutting edge federated learning tools to help medical industry adapt to new realities

07/27/2020 - 10:02   Collaborative research from professor Sanmi Koyejo earned a grant from DTI to focus on federated learning as a way for healthcare systems to use predictive analysis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alex Schwing

Schwing credits lab members for Amazon Research Award

07/23/2020 - 11:27   Seeing the unseen has been the focus of Alex Schwing’s research for many years and recently won him one a 2019 Amazon Research Award. He credits “an amazing set of lab members” for the recognition.
CSL professor Narendra Ahuja

CSL professor researches video monitoring of patients

07/20/2020 - 15:05   CSL and ECE research professor Narendra Ahuja and his team are working to develop a way to monitor a patient’s condition through video without using special instruments. 
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Alleyne addresses American Control Conference

07/14/2020 - 10:45   CSL professor Andrew Alleyne gave the plenary talk for the American Control Conference.