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CSL professor explores the limits of AI

05/26/2020 - 09:23   In 2019, the CEO of Nvidia declared that Moore’s Law, the idea that the number of transistors in a computer’s circuit would double every couple of years, was dead – transistors could no longer increase in density.
Sarita Adve

CSL's Adve among faculty honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction

05/22/2020 - 10:16   CSL's Sarita Adve received a Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring.
Wyatt McAllister

Celebrating our graduates: Wyatt McAllister, Ph.D.

05/21/2020 - 10:02   A celebratory send-off to our graduate, Wyatt McAllister.
Saurabh Jha

CSL student earns 2020 IBM PhD Fellowship Award

05/19/2020 - 16:24   This year, CSL’s Saurabh Jha has been selected as just one of 24 nominees to have earned the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award.
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CSL students’ paper selected for international reproducibility competition

05/18/2020 - 15:08   Each year, computing teams from around the world gather to try to replicate the results of a carefully selected research paper. This year, the selected paper was written by two CSL students.
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Celebrating our graduates: Carl Zhang on to Stanford

05/14/2020 - 11:11   A celebratory send-off to our graduate, Haoyang "Carl" Zhang.
Girish Joshi and his daughter.

Celebrating our graduates: Girish Joshi, Ph.D.

05/07/2020 - 16:04   A celebratory send-off to our graduate Girish Joshi.
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CSL graduate students work to overcome DNA storage challenges

05/06/2020 - 11:34   The world has a growing surplus of data. The key to storing this vast digital information may lie in the carrier of the genetic code – DNA. Two CSL graduate students, Kasra Tabatabaei and Chao Pan, are working to overcome current challenges through “DNA punch cards” and a new chimeric-DNA methodology.
Girish Chowdhary

Chowdhary group uses AI to improve stability of autonomous aircraft

05/05/2020 - 14:12   CSL student Girish Joshi and his adviser, CSL Assistant Professor Girish Chowdhary, are working to improve the stability of autonomous aircraft in their new project, funded by Sandia.
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CSL student uses AI to tackle overuse of fertilizer on crops

05/04/2020 - 10:53   AI research being done in the group of CSL professor Naira Hovakimyan has just received high-profile attention for making important progress towards a solution for the infamous "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico.
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk

CSL/ADSC researchers on team working to bolster critical system defense

05/01/2020 - 14:41   It is fairly common knowledge that technology people use daily such as cell phones, laptops, and tablets, could be susceptible to a cyberattack. A lesser known threat is that the power grid, water treatment plants, and other daily-use systems, are also susceptible. CSL and ADSC are working on a project to bolster the defense of such critical systems.
Carolyn Beck

Q&A with epidemic-modeling expert Carolyn Beck

04/30/2020 - 10:46   For many years, CSL faculty member Carolyn Beck has been building mathematical models to predict how epidemics spread through populations, and her research has gained renewed relevance in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Thomas Huang

Remembering Thomas Huang, Maybelle Leland Swanlund Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering

04/29/2020 - 15:45   Thomas S Huang, a pioneering researcher and influential teacher died April 25, 2020, at the age of 83. In his long career as a professor of electrical and computer engineering, Huang was ranked among the world’s most influential researchers and mentored more than 100 students.
Sarita Adve

CSL faculty member elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

04/28/2020 - 09:20   CSL's Sarita V. Adve is one of two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professors to have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation.
A diagram of how a hacker could use data retrieved from smart shoes to determine a building's layout.

CSL researchers demonstrate IoT privacy concerns with ShoesHacker

04/24/2020 - 14:51   While they may have many applications, CSL researchers show the potential risks in the newly developing technology of smart shoes.
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Abdelzaher repurposing social networking models to predict COVID spread under different social distancing policies

04/22/2020 - 14:18   The COVID-19 epidemic has inspired CSL professor Tarek Abdelzaher to modify information propagation models to make accurate predictions of virus spread.
Rakesh Kumar

Kumar honored with the 2020 ISCA Influential Paper Award

04/14/2020 - 10:07   CSL's Rakesh Kumar has been awarded an Influential Paper Award for his paper on interconnections in multi-core architecture, given for its impact on the field.
Shaloo Rakheja

Rakheja revealing the secrets of new materials

04/08/2020 - 16:18   CSL faculty member Shaloo Rakheja is pursuing a rich portfolio of efforts to model the physics and functionality of nanoscale devices that leverage new materials.
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CSL professors lead effort to study the psychology of fake news

04/07/2020 - 09:15   As part of a newly-funded, $6.25 million MURI Award, CSL professors Cedric Langbort, Tamer Başar, and Michel Regenwetter are working with an interdisciplinary team to look at fake news from a dynamic and psychological standpoint. logo

CSL professors help lead the way in using AI to combat COVID-19

04/02/2020 - 10:08   CSL Professors R. Srikant and Tandy Warnow are on the leadership team for the recently announced Digital Transformation Institute (DTI), which brings top scientists in industry and academia together to solve global problems.