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Ravi Iyer 
Allie Arp, CSL

When a supercomputer has an issue, it could take a whole team of engineers to fix everyday issues. University of Illinois researchers are teaming up with Sandia Laboratories to use artificial intelligence (AI) to help resolve and prevent these problems. Read more

Tsung-Wei Huang, Martin Wong, Chun-Xun Lin, and Guannan Guo. 
Allie Arp, CSL

A team of researchers led by CSL's Tsung-Wei Huang won the Best Open Source Software Award at the 26th annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Multimedia Conference last month in South Korea. Read more

Andrew Miller 
Allie Arp, CSL

Blockchain has become popular in many industries. With this growing demand, these fields need a supply of trained and experienced job candidates, and CSL's Andrew Miller is leading the charge in developing a new generation of students who are proficient in blockchain. Read more

Ashwin Kanhere 
Thankful Series

As a way to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season, we at CSL put together a series of stories about research for which we are grateful. There were four stories in the Thankful Series featuring research our scientists have conducted for social good. Read the first, Social interaction may provide health benefit, second, Bystander bots to combat cyberbullying, third, Illinois and Mayo Clinic team up to develop improved method to identify seizure-causing regions in the brain and fourth, CSL graduate student receives Microsoft grant for work on augmented listening tech.

Kartik Palani 
Joseph Park, ECE

CSL graduate student Kartik Palani is working to protect power grids from cyberattacks along with researchers from Dartmouth University as part of a project called PhasorSec. Read more

Wednesday, November 28, 3:00 pm
Location: CSL Studio 1232
Thursday, November 29, 9:00 am
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)
Friday, November 30, 12:45 pm
Location: CSL 141
Around CSL

Civil Service Award Presentation
The R.T. Chien Civil Service Award Ceremony is Friday, December 7, 2018. Each year the R.T. Chien Civil Service Award honors the excellence of CSL Civil Service staff. Faculty and staff who haven't yet RSVP'd can do so to Erica Kennedy by November 28.

November/December Video of the Month contest still open!
The last two months of the semester will have a cmobined Video of the Month contest. Submit to this link by noon on December 6. The award will be presented at the last social hour of the semester on the 7th. For questions about the contest, email Allie Arp.


Minh Do, "Foreground-Background Modeling with Object-Level Semantics-LDRD." 1 year, started 10/31/18, $59,300, Sandia Laboratories.

Rakesh Kumar, "Algorithmic Transformation and Hardware Acceleration for a Unified Decoder for Wireless Baseband Processing." 1 year, started 11/4/18, $150,000, FutureWei.