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Illinois leads $25 million alliance to develop Internet of Battlefield Things 
Kim Gudeman, CSL

On the battlefields of tomorrow, humans and technology will work together in a seamless, cohesive network, giving soldiers a competitive edge and keeping troops and civilians out of harm’s way.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led by Tarek Abdelzaher, has been selected to lead a $25 million initiative to develop the scientific foundations of a next-generation Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT), designed to enable new predictive battlefield analytics and services. Read more.

Sibin Mohan 
Kim Gudeman, CSL & ITI

The University of Illinois’ Sibin Mohan is among a group of researchers who have been awarded a $6.1 million grant from the Office of Naval Research, a division of the United States Department of the Navy, for a project that impacts software security, manageability, and performance, especially for cloud computing systems. Read more.

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A successful week at CSL

CSL had a busy week last week with the CSL Studio Grand Opening Ceremony, the 55th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, and the SONIC Annual Meeting. Thanks to everyone who helped make these events a success! Check out photos from each event on CSL's Facebook page and watch a video of the CSL Studio Grand Opening made by the College of Engineering. 

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CSL (gifts)

Andrew Miller: $50,000, CME Group
Deming Chen: $10,000, Future Vision


Sayan Mitra, “CPS: SMALL: Privacy-preserving Network Congestion Control: Theory and Applications,” $500,000, 3 years, National Science Foundation.