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Yih-Chun Hu 
August Schiess, Coordinated Science Lab

Cyberattacks on Internet of Things devices are happening with greater frequency than ever before. A particular kind of attack, called Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS), is an especially difficult attack to thwart and can be powerful enough to shut down large websites. CSL researchers led by Yih-Chun Hu received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a technique to stop these attacks. Read more.

Jennifer Bernhard 
Joseph Park, ECE Illinois

CSL Professor Jennifer Bernhard has been named as the interim director of the Applied Research Institute (ARI) while continuing in her current role as associate dean for research in the College of Engineering. Read more.

Naira Hovakimyan 
Joseph Park, ECE Illinois

At the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this past February, CSL Professor and Jack S. Kilby Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Naresh R Shanbhag and others made a case for a new architecture that will bring computing and memory closer together. Shanbhag believes that now is the time to switch to a different design that will be more accommodating for today's data-intensive tasks. Read more.

Roy Campbell 
National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health and David Mercer, Illinois Computer Science

An international team of researchers that includes Professor Roy H. Campbell has proven that mutations in the neuronal transport gene KIF5A are associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Read more.


PLATO -- developed by CSL researchers -- made a list of the Top 10 Illinois inventions of all time. The plasma display, which was developed as a result of PLATO research, was also a contender for the honor. Read more.

Around CSL
Upcoming R.T. Chien Lecture

Mark your calendars for the next R.T. Chien Lecture. Dina Katabi, the Andrew & Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, will be delivering the next Chien Lecture on Friday, April 27. The Chien Lecture Series brings in distinguished speakers from all over the world.

In the News

ITI Director David Nicol talks to WCIA about how to keep your data private in light of the Facebook breach....CSL Professor C.K. Gunsalus weighs in about institutional misconduct in the Journal of the American Medical Assocation (JAMA)....CSL Assistant Professor Andrew Miller  talks to WIRED about discusses how untraceable cyroptocurrencies really are.


CSL PhD Final Defense: "Learning, Inference, and Control for Construction Robots and Spatiotemporal Processes"


Haitham Al-Hassanieh, CAREER: Agile and Scalable Milimeter Wave Networks, 5 years, $550,000, NSF.

Olgica Milenkoivc, "Quantization and Compression Learning Methods for Omits Data," 1 year, $105,000, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. 
Idoia Ochoa-Alvarez, "Collaborative Computational Tools for the Huna Cell Atlas," 1 year, $105,000, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

Farzad Kamalabadi, "Milli-Arcsecond (MAS) Imaging with Smallsat-Enabled Super-resolution," $400,000, 2 Years, NASA.
Lav Varshney, "Compression of Structural, Cartographic, and Multimodal Cell Data," 1 year, $105,000, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.


Andrew Miller, $70,000, Jump Operations.

Nam-Sung Kim, $266,667, SKHynix.