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CSL PhD Thesis Award

We are accepting nominations for our 2017 CSL PhD Thesis Award. Nominations by a CSL faculty member are due by Wednesday, February 15. Read more.

CSL Professor Olgica Milenkovic 
August Schiess, CSL

With our society’s ever-growing volume of data, DNA is emerging as a potential storage media of unprecedented density, durability, and efficiency.

CSL Professor Olgica Milenkovic and her team have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue their work on making DNA a viable data storage system. This grant will specifically investigate how to encode data in a manner suitable for portable and robust DNA-based data storage systems. Read more.

 Robot machine control interface
Mike Koon, College of Engineering

A robot that can read your mind? CSL's Thenkurussi (Kesh) Kesavadas, the director of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center, and his team have used brain computer interface to control a robot.

In its third year of funding, this National Science Foundation project has proven that human experts can look at an object on an assembly line, and through sensors from their brain, tell a robot to remove a defective object from a conveyor belt. Read more.

Negar Kiyavash 

CSL Associate Professor Negar Kiyavash received a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This prestigious fellowship is granted to approximately 500 applicants annually across all fields of research. Read more.

Around CSL

In Fall 2013, CSL purchased 4 nodes in the Campus Cluster in order to provide CSL faculty, staff, and students with easy access to a large computing campus resource.  Each of these nodes has 16 processor cores, 128 GB RAM (8 GB/core), 2 GPUs and are interconnected by a 40 Gbps InfiniBand fabric.  CSL has also purchased storage on the Campus Cluster that you can use for project data.   

Find more information about how you can access the Campus Cluster. 

January Video of the Month

Do you have a video of your research? Submit to CSL's January Video of the Month contest, due by noon on Thursday, January 26. The winner will be announced during Friday's CSL Social Hour. Upload your video here:

Upcoming Events
CSL Student Conference 

The 12th CSL Student Conference is less than a month away! Register for the conference and job fair to meet researchers and representatives from top companies. Register here.

Tue, Jan 24, 12:00 pm
Tue, Jan 31, 4:00 pm
Wed, Feb 1, 3:00 pm
Wed, Feb 1, 4:00 pm
Research Grants/Gifts



  • Minh Do, $8,100, Adobe.
  • Pavan Hanumolu, $30,000, Silicon Labs.



   PI: Alfonso Valdes

  • Multi-layered Resilient Microgram Networks, $876,000, Department of Energy and ABB U.S. Corporate Research Center.
  • Cyber Attack Resilient HVDC System, $400,000, Department of Energy and ABB U.S. Corporate Research Center.