CSL Professors promoted to new positions with the University of Illinois
On August 24, the University of Illinois announced that CSL professor William H Sanders, an award-winning educator and researcher who heads nationally ranked engineering programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named interim director of the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), a new world-class innovation center. Read more
Taking Sanders' place as head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department was CSL professor and AMD Jerry Sanders Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Wen-Mei W Hwu. Read more
Allie Arp, CSL
Former CSL student Mangu Kang will receive the CSL Ph.D. Thesis award this month for his dissertation “Deep In-memory Computing” for realizing energy and latency efficient machine learning systems in silicon. He will return to campus on September 17 to receive the award and present his research. Read more
56th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing
Each year, the Allerton Conference draws some of the brightest minds from industry, academia and government to discuss innovation in the fields of communication, control and computing. Registration is open! Visit the Allerton Conference website for more information.
MUTE research getting global attention
Research conducted by professor Romit Roy Choudhury, graduate student Sheng Smith and assistant professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh (covered above in the newsletter) has been reported on all over the world. From an interview with an Australian outlet to this article by Digital Trends, the news about their noise cancellation research has reached a very large audience. Look for another story from IEEE, online soon!
Video of the Month contest returning
Submisssions are now being accepted for the September Video of the Month! Each month, students are invited to submit a video they've made about their research. CSL staff will select a winner each month who will receive an Amazon giftcard!
Please submit September entries to this link by noon on September 27. The award will be presented at the social hour on the 28. For questions about the contest email Allie Arp, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girish Chowdhary and Rayadurgam Srikant, USDA. 3 years started 8/1/18, $886,157, “CPS:Medium: Robust Deep Learning and Decision making for Mechanical Weeding Agbots”
Sewoong Oh, NSF. 3 years, started 8/15/18, $450,000 “CIF: RI: Small: Novel Estimators for Measures of Dependencies”
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk and Ravi Iyer, NSF. 3 years started 9/1/18, $500,000, “SaTC: CORE: Small: Data-Driven Study of Attacks on Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Supporting Large Computing Systems”
Ivan Dokmanic, NSF. 1 year starting 10/1/18, $157,079, “CIF: Small: Combinatorial Inverse Problems in Distance Geometry”
Andrew Singer, $25,000 Microsoft