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Tamer Basar 
Robin Kaler, Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs

Tamer Başar has been named the interim dean of the campus’s College of Engineering, effective Jan. 16. A member of the Illinois faculty since 1981, Başar is a CSL faculty member, director of the Center for Advanced Study, and a professor of electrical and computer engineering. Read more.

Sewoong Oh and Pramod Viswanath 
August Schiess, CSL

CSL Professors Sewoong Oh and Pramod Viswanath have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to understand and help protect anonymous broadcasting online. Read more.

Naira Hovakimyan 
Veronica Holloway, MechSE, August Schiess, CSL

CSL Professors Naira Hovakimyan, Petros Voulgaris, and Lui Sha have secured two grants to design more robust defenses against attacks to cyber-physical security systems. Read more.

Tsung-Wei Huang and Martin Wong 
August Schiess, CSL

CSL Professor Martin Wong and PhD student Tsung-Wei Huang developed a method to solve compute-intensive problems that use clusters of computers. Read more.

The Friendly Orange Glow 
Khushboo Jain, ECE ILLINOIS

A new book is bringing attention to PLATO, a system created at the Coordinated Science Lab by CSL and ECE Emeritus Professor Donald Bitzer. Read more.

Around CSL
Save energy over winter break

From Dec. 23 through Jan. 1, 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 winter break to conserve energy.


Abstract submissions for the 13th CSL Student Conference are now open! Submit your one-page abstracts by December 31.

Wed, Feb 21 - Fri, Feb 23, All day
Location: Coordinated Science Lab
Tue, Mar 13, 3:00 pm
Location: NCSA Room 1030 and via Webcast

Alex Schwing, “Instance-Level Object Segmentation using Videos in the Wild,” 1 year, $98,706, Samsung. 

Alex Schwing, “Attention Mechanisms for Cognitive Computing,” 1 year, $98,160, Samsung.