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Geir Dullerud 
Kim Gudeman, CSL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has allocated $2.1 million in funds to create a new Center for Autonomy at CSL that will enable high-impact research and develop new educational programs for students and professionals. Read more

Tarek Abdelzaher 
Allie Arp, CSL

Social media bot accounts have been a hot topic around the country the last couple years. CSL Professor Tarek Abdelzaher is working with his students on a unique way to identify these bots by looking at the larger picture of misinformation campaigns. Read more

William Gropp 

Four professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) including CSL and Computer Science Professor William Gropp. Read more

Thomas Huang 
Lois Yoksoulian, Illinois News Bureau

CSL Professor Thomas S Huang, Maybelle Leland Swanlund Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering, was one of the nine faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to be named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. Read more

Naira Hovakimyan 
Allie Arp, CSL

Feeling limited by journal articles’ confinements and motivated by the desire to explain the L1 Adaptive Control Theory in its entirety, CSL Professor Naira Hovakimyan wrote a book and was recently rewarded for her efforts. Read more

Around CSL
Linda Morris receiving her award. 

R.T. Chien Civil Service Award presented
Linda Morris was announced as the 37th winner of the R.T. Chien Civil Service Award at the banquet last week.

Congratulations to Linda and thank you to all of our Civil Service employees!

Finals begin this Friday
Good luck to all of our students completing finals this coming week!

Sheng Shen receiving his award 

Video of the Month Winner
The November/December Video of the Month Award Winner is Sheng Shen for his video "MUTE: Bringing IoT to Noise Cancellation." Congratulations Sheng!

WeStem Conference Registration Open
The Women Empowered in STEM Conference will be held February 23, 2019 at the iHotel. Registration is now open. All women in engineering or related fields are encouraged to attend. The conference will include panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience.

CSL Holiday Card 

Happy Holidays from CSL!
Warm wishes to you and yours from all of us at CSL.

CSL will be closed Monday, December 24, through Tuesday, January 1. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2. The new semester begins Monday, January 14.

Uplink returns
Due to the holiday break, the next Uplink newsletter will be delivered to your inbox on Tuesday, January 7. To stay up-to-date in the meantime, follow CSL's social media sites or visit