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Kim Gudeman, CSL

CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt has received the 2018 Robert Piloty Prize for her contributions to multimedia systems and networks research. Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

Systems would be safer if security measures were built in from the start - the idea behind CSL Associate Professor Mohamed Belabbas’ project, “Collaborative research: Foundations of secure multi-agent networked systems.” Read more

 
 
 
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CSL’s Andrew Miller is working to expand the capabilities of blockchains in his new project, “Automated support for writing high-assurance smart contracts.” Read more

 
 
 
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Joseph Park, ECE

CSL Assistant Professor Rakesh Kumar and his team will propose a wafer-scale computer consisting of 40 GPUs at the IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) this month. Read more

 
 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

This academic year, CSL is pleased to welcome eight new faculty members, all of whom are also new to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more

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Around CSL

Center for Autonomy Distinguished Lecture Series
Uber's Director of Autonomy Brandon Basso will present "What's Hard in Self-driving?" this afternoon at 4pm in the NCSA auditorium for the first-ever in the Center's lecture series. In addition, Uber's Alex Ansari will present, "Choosing a Planner for My Self-driving Vehicle" at 11am in CSL B02.

Upcoming R.T. Chien lecture
On Wednesday, February 27th, the Robert T. Chien Distinguished Lecturer Series continues with Maja Mataric of USC presenting "Automation vs. Augmentation: Socially Assistive Robotics and the Future of Work." More details available.

Experts call for national research integrity advisory board
It’s been proposed before, but so far no one has heeded the call for an official advisory board to support ethical behavior in research institutions. Recently, leaders in academia with expertise in the professional and ethical conduct of research have formalized a proposal to finally assemble such an advisory board. Read more

14th Annual CSL Student Conference a success
The CSL Student Conference has been a mecca for CSL’s graduate students for the last 14 years, and this year was no different. The conference, put on by students for students, gives many their first involvement in planning or presenting at a conference, an important experience. Read the full recap here.

February Video of the Month submissions due next Thursday
Have a video about your research? Submit it here for your chance to win February's Video of the Month award and an Amazon gift card! Video submissions are due by February 28th, the award will be presented at the Social Hour on March 1.

 
 
 
Grant

Andrew Alleyne, Office of Naval Research (ONR). 1 year started 2/1/19, $80,000, "Trade Study for Effect of Advanced Control on Energy Storage Sizing for Ship Power Systems."

 
 
 
Gift

Andrew Miller, $100,000, Handshake Development.