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Multiple AgBots 
Allie Arp, CSL

University of Illinois researchers are working to remove farmer reliance on chemicals to destroy weeds through the use of robots. Read more.

Michael Bailey 
Joseph Park, ECE Illinois

CSL and ECE Associate Professor Michael Bailey and Adam Bates, an assistant professor in computer science, have helped identify homophones and mistakes in voice processing that could be used to phish Amazon Alexa users. The paper was presented by Illinois researchers at the USENIX Security Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, this past month, the researchers identified an attack method known as "skill squatting." Read more.

Sewoong Oh 
Allie Arp, CSL

A recently funded grant could change how researchers in multiple disciplines measure statistics. Read more.

Farzad Kamalabadi 
Katie Carr, CSL

CSL's Farzad Kamalabadi, who is the Kung Chie and Margaret Yeh Endowed Professor in  ECE, is leading a team that is collaborating with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to develop imaging systems to improve telescope resolution for small spacecraft for science, exploration, and space operation. Read more.

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Video of the Month contest returning

The deadline is next week for September Video of the Month submissions! Please submit entries to this link by noon on September 27. The award will be presented at the social hour on Sept. 28.

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! For questions about the contest, email Allie Arp:

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. Visit the Allerton Conference website for more information.


Belabbas, Mohamed Ali, "NSF/ENG/ECCS-BSF: Collaborative Research: Foundations of secure multi-agent networked systems," 1 year, $220,000, NSF.

Iyer, Ravi, "LDRD: AI-driven Continuous Assessment of High-Performance Data Centers," 1 year, $162,500, Dept. of Energy.

Zhou, Jin, "Energy-Efficient Chip Scale Sensing of CrowdedWide Spectrum," 3 years, $675,000, NSF.