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

Report prescribes preparedness, collaboration for electricity resiliency after natural disaster

Report prescribes preparedness, collaboration for electricity resiliency after natural disaster

07/21/2017 - 14:45   A national study co-authored by CSL Professor Bill Sanders on electric grid security called on the U.S. to do more to protect its grid against high-impact cyberattacks.
KnectIQ and CSL enter agreement to enhance marketplace cybersecurity

KnectIQ and CSL enter agreement to enhance marketplace cybersecurity

07/17/2017 - 17:00   CSL and KnectIQ entered into an agreement to bring enhanced cyber security solutions to the marketplace.
CSL Assistant Professor Andrew Miller

Miller discusses cryptocurrency on new Engineering at Illinois podcast

07/06/2017 - 14:30   ECE Assistant Professor and CSL affiliate Andrew Miller was among the first guest speakers on Illinois Innovators, a new podcast series hosted by the College of Engineering.
CSL's Rakesh Kumar and former student propose streamlined "bespoke processors" at ISCA

Kumar and former student propose streamlined "bespoke processors" at ISCA

06/27/2017 - 15:30   ECE and CSL Associate Professor Rakesh Kumar will present work on processors tailored for designated applications at the 44th International Symposium on Computer Architecture in Toronto. 
PhD student Nirupam Roy and CSL Professors Romit Roy Choudhury and Haitham Hassanieh

CSL researchers design sounds that can be recorded by microphones but inaudible to humans

06/22/2017 - 09:00   This work, developed by PhD student Nirupam Roy and CSL Professors Romit Roy Choudhury and Haitham Hassanieh, won Best Paper Award at MobiSys 2017.