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An artificial oxygenation simulator aims to train surgeons for life and death situations
August Schiess, CSL

A patient is undergoing a major surgery and her condition is rapidly deteriorating due to failing lungs. All attempts to resuscitate have failed. Doctors decide to perform a rare and risky procedure called extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure that is often a matter of life and death, yet many have never practiced before.

Thanks to a new surgery simulator developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this could be changing.

Researchers at the Health Care Engineering Systems Center, a center supported by the Coordinated Science Lab and the College of Engineering, have developed an ECMO training simulator. Built to resemble the elasticity of arteries and pumped by an artificial heart, the simulator replicates the femoral artery leading to the heart that doctors need to operate on for the surgery. Read more.


Jean-Pierre Leburton  
UT Dallas and Victoria Halewicz, ECE

ECE and CSL Professor Jean-Pierre Leburton is part of an interdisciplinary team working on an all-carbon spin logic proposal, a computing system that could be made smaller than silicon transistors, with increased performance. Their work was published last month in Nature Communications. Leburton is affiliated with the Beckman Institute, Coordinated Science Lab, and MNTL at Illinois. Read more.


Bill Sanders  
Julia Sullivan, ECE

If an earthquake, cyber attack, or even a major operator error occurred, how long would it take our nation’s electrical grid to bounce back? Would there be extended blackouts? How would communications, hospitals, and transportation be impacted?

These are the pressing scenarios driving the new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineWilliam H Sanders, ECE department head, CSL professor, and co-PI of the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC), is one of the authors of “Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System.” Read more.


Elyse Rosenbaum  
Victoria Halewicz, ECE

ECE Melvin and Anne Louise Hassebrock Professor and CSL affiliate Elyse Rosenbaum is exploring how teachable tools can help speed up and refine chip manufacturing. She explained to ElectronicDesign that most of the current machine learning tools simply ensure that the chips are matching specifications for manufacture without defects. Read more.


Honghui Shi, a graduate research assistant at the Beckman Institute and Coordinated Science Laboratory  
Mike Koon, College of Engineering

For the second time in three years, a team from the University of Illinois has placed high in the global ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge. Honghui Shi, a PhD student in ECE with affiliation at the Beckman Institute and CSL, led a team that placed second in all four categories of object detection and tracking from video. Read more.


KnectIQ and CSL enter agreement to enhance marketplace cybersecurity  
Ken Morris, KnectIQ

The University of Illinois and KnectIQ entered into an agreement to bring enhanced cyber security solutions to the marketplace, including leveraging KnectIQ’s novel authentication technology and CSL’s intrusion detection and intrusion protection systems (IDS/IPS) technology. KnectIQ will work particualry with CSL and ECE Professor Ravi Iyer and his research group. Read more.



PhD Final Defense: Xun Jian, "Common-Case Optimized Memory Architectures for Future Data-Centers and HPC Systems"
Wed, Jul 26, 2:00 pm
Location: 368 CSL



Martin Wong, SHF: Small: Distributed Timing Analysis and Beyond, $400,000, National Science Foundation.

Pramod Viswanath and Sewoong Oh, CIF: Medium: Anonymous Broadcasting over Networks: Fundamental Limits and Algorithms, $900,000, National Science Foundation.

Negar Kiyavash, CIF: Medium: Collaborative Research: Maximal Leakage and Active Receivers for Side- and Covert Channel Analysis, $368,280, National Science Foundation.

Romit Roy Choudhury, ICN-WEN: Collaborative Research: SPLICE: Secure Predictive Low-Latency Information Centric Edge for Next Generation Wireless Networks, $250,000, National Science Foundation.