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Masooda Bashir 
Allie Arp, CSL

Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a supercomputer is only as strong as its weakest support structure. Researchers have spent years improving the security of computers themselves, but support systems have to be protected as well. Read more

Sibin Mohan 
Allie Arp, CSL

Parenting a toddler is like flying a drone. While parents may not be able to predict toddlers’ actions, designers of drone swarms could soon understand the correct behavior of a group of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) thanks to the research of CSL Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan. Read more

Edmond Rogers 
Allie Arp, CSL

Computer systems protect their valuable assets with layers of protection, much like a castle has a moat, an outer wall, and an inner wall. Cyber attackers get around these by comprising one computer at a time. Illinois researchers are trying to prevent these "stepping stone" style attacks. Read more

Klara Nahrstedt 
Kim Gudeman, CSL

A team of researchers is building a wireless and scalable sensory infrastructure that will help scientists better understand the conditions under which their experiments succeed or fail. Read more

Sibin Mohan 
Allie Arp, CSL

Today’s kids may be digital natives, but Sibin Mohan, CSL Research Assistant Professor, and his students wanted to introduce them to the technology behind computers. Read more

Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 am
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)
Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 pm
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)
Thursday, November 15, 3:00 pm
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)
Friday, November 16, 1:00 pm
Friday, November 16, 3:00 pm
Location: CSL 141
Wednesday, November 26, 4:00 pm
Location: CSL 141
Around CSL
 CSL receiving a conservation award

CSL wins first place!
CSL was awarded First Place in the Energy Advancement Category in the Energy Conservation Incentive Program by University's Facilities and Services (F&S) at a recent ceremony. Through updates to the HVAC and other systems CSL saw an overall energy improvement of 47.2%

Pictured in the photo (left to right) are: Nathan Reifsteck, F&S Management Eingineer; Karen Cromwell, CSL Associate Director for Administration; Chris Holt, CSL Facilities Manager; and Kent Reifsteck, Director of Utility & Energy Services

October Video of the Month winner!
Shrey Pareek was awarded the October Video of the Month for his entry, Haptics-based Rehabilitation of ADL Skills USing Massed Practice Therapy. November/December entries will be combined into one award and submissions are now being taken! Submit to this link. For questions about the contest, email Allie Arp,

CSL Thanksgiving Hours
CSL will be closed Thursday, November 22-Friday November 23 to allow faculty and staff to spend time with their families. We will resume regular office hours on Monday, November 26. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!