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CSL Professor Andrew Alleyne 
Julia Cation, MechSE

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has recognized MechSE Professor Andrew Alleyne for his impact on the engineering community with Advocating Women in Engineering Award. His efforts, both as chair of the department’s Faculty Recruiting Committee and as an Associate Head of the Undergraduate Programs Office, helped dramatically elevate the number and role of women in mechanical engineering at Illinois. He also actively advocates for and recruits women and other underrepresented minorities to his own research group. Read more.

Around CSL

Join us for the CSL Studio Grand Opening Ceremony!
Monday, October 2 | 1206 W Clark St, Urbana

2-3 p.m. | Exclusive event for CSL faculty, students & staff only, Room 1232

3-5 p.m. | Public reception and tours. Please join us throughout the CSL Studio for demos of intelligent robotics, a power grid testbed, health care robots, and more.

The Studio is the Coordinated Science Laboratory's new interdisciplinary research space focused on solving grand societal challenges.


The first CSL Social Hour of the semester featured CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt and Associate Director of Administration Karen Cromwell, who gave overviews of CSL organization, upcoming events, and more. If you missed the presentation, download it here. (Log into my.csl to access)

Social Hour will continue every Friday this semester at 3 p.m. in 369 CSL. It's a great opportunity to network with fellow researchers and learn more about the breadth of work underway at CSL. Refreshments are provided. 

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Do you have anything new or noteworthy to share from your summer or as the school year begins? If so, we'd love to hear about it, including: 

  • New research grants
  • Awards and accolades
  • Paper acceptances
  • Novel research or education experiences
  • Anything else that is wow-worthy

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The 4th Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium
Mon, Sep 11, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Chancellor Ballroom, I Hotel, Champaign, IL

Tue, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
CSL Auditorium (B02)
Tue, Oct 3 - Fri , Oct 6, All Day
CSL & Allerton Park and Retreat Center

Daniel Liberzon, Switched control systems with limited information: an entropy approach to stabilization and disturbance attenuation, $349,540, National Science Foundation.

Nam Sung Kim, CSR: Medium: Collaborative Research: Scale-out Near-Data Acceleration of Machine Learning, $600,000, National Science Foundation.

Pramod Viswanath, NeTS: Small: Hybrid Switching in Data Center Networks: Systems-driven Modeling and Principled Algorithms, $476,210.

Suma Bhat, Collaborative Research: BystanderBots: Automated Bystander Intervention for Cyberbullying Mitigation, $200,000, National Science Foundation.