Centers

Technology Solutions

CSL has committed to driving innovation through the creation of centers and institutes in several key areas, including integrated microsystems, wireless systems, communication technologies and trustworthy supercomputing.

Many of the centers have strong ties with industry and government partners, who benefit from CSL's multidisciplinary focus. The resulting research provides solutions for information technology challenges now and in the future.

Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning (CAEML)

Develop new domain-specific machine learning algorithms to extract models using limited training data. Designers’ prior knowledge is utilized to speed-up learning and to impose physical constraints on the models.

Director: Elyse Rosenbaum

Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CCBGM)

To engineer and optimize computing systems needed by industry for genome analysis. In doing so, the CCBGM will enhance entrepreneurship, research, and education while developing technology that transforms the medical practice.

Director: Ravi Iyer

Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion (XPACC)

Working to develop a new mode of managing combustion and aims to make breakthroughs in this emerging field at the basic science level.

Director: William D. Gropp

Center for People and Infrastructures

Seeks to better understand the social norms, market structures, public policies and human capabilities that shape the development of "smart" infrastructures.

Co-Directors: Kevin Hamilton, Karrie Karahalios and Cedric Langbort (Illinois) and Christian Sandvig (Michigan).

CompGen

Combining genomic research with big data to build an instrument that enables better management and processing of genomic information.

Co-Directors: Ravi Iyer and Gene Robinson

Health Care Engineering Systems Center

Provides clinical immersion to engineers and fosters collaborations between engineers and physicians.

Director: Thenkurussi (Kesh) Kesavadas

National Center for Professional & Research Ethics

Provides online ethics resources for professionals, researchers, administrators and others.

Director: C.K. Gunsalus

Systems on Nanoscale Information fabriCs (SONIC)

Funded through the STARnet program, SONIC is a multi-university research center focusing on the design of robust, energy efficient, and intelligent computing platforms using emerging nanoscale devices, which are inspired by the information processing principles found in communication and biological systems.

Director: Naresh Shanbhag