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PhD student Sriramya Bhamidipati and CSL Assistant Professor Grace Gao
August Schiess, CSL

PhD student Sriramya Bhamidipati and CSL Assistant Professor Grace Gao developed a method to locate power grid hackers using GPS signals, earning them a Best Presentation Award at the 2017 ION GNSS+ conference. Read more.

Thomas Huang 
Christina Como, ECE ILLINOIS

The team from the Illinois Image Formation and Processing (IFP) group led by CSL Professor Thomas Huang won the NVIDIA AI City Challenge. Team members include Honghui Shi, Zhichao Liu, Yuchen Fan, and Xinchao Wang. Read more.

Andreas Cangellaris 
Robin Kaler, Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs

Andreas Cangellaris, the Urbana campus’s dean of the College of Engineering and a CSL faculty member, will begin Jan. 16 as the next vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Read more.

David Nicol 
Julia Sullivan, ECE

Discover magazine recently examined the potential resiliency of modern society through a historical, archeological lens. ITI Director David Nicol weighs in.

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Save energy over Thanksgiving break

From Wednesday evening through Sunday (Nov. 22-26), the CSL building will be locked and heat will be turned down. Use swipe access to enter the building if necessary, and please power off equipment not being used over the Thanksgiving break to conserve energy.

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CREDC Pacific Northwest Industry Workshop
Tue, Nov 28 - Wed, Nov 29, All Day
Location: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s System Engineering Building (3820), 820 Horn Rapids Road, Richland, WA 99354

Tue, Nov 28, 3:00 pm
Location: Coordinated Science Lab Auditorium (B02)

ITI Grants

Grace Gao, “Networked GPS Spoofing Detection for Power Systems,” 18 months, $453,836, DHS.

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

Nikita Borisov, “Decoy Routing: Internet Freedom in the Network’s Core,” 2 years, $175,000, Dept. of State (Michigan is prime, 2-year extension of original grant).

Gabe Weaver, “Risk Analysis Integrating Physical, Cyber, and Infrastructure Dependencies,” 1 year, $72,942, Dept. of Homeland Security.