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Alchemy students/advisers 
Allie Arp, CSL

Students that get accepted into an Illinois engineering program are some of the best and brightest in the country. What happens when you give those students room to think and create? That is the idea behind the new startup company Alchemy. Read more

Ivan Dokmanic 
Allie Arp, CSL

Picture the following situation: You are visiting relatives, and as you enter the house you clumsily knock over a priceless vase. You try to put the pieces back together, but they all look the same. If only there were labels telling you which ones go together. CSL Assistant Professor Ivan Dokmanic is attempting to develop such labels, but instead of applying them to a broken vase, he is dealing with distances between points that can't be seen with the naked eye. Read more

Haitham Al-Hassanieh 
Diana Yates, U of I News Bureau

CSL Assistant Professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh has been named as one of the 126 recipients of the 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Read more

Alleyne speaking at the conference. 

CSL's Andrew Alleyne was one of four plenary speakers at the fifth annual 2019 Indian Control Conference in January at IIT Delhi. Read more

Around CSL

Engineering Open House this weekend
Even though we aren't participating in the Engineering Open House this year, we still encourage everyone to check it out this Friday and Saturday! Highlights include robot battles, a tesla coil concert, a majors fair and many other demonstrations! The full schedule is available online.

Video of the Month February winner announced!
Congratulations to Jaejun Park for winning February's Video of the Month!

Watch "Design of Anti-skid Foot with Passive Slip Detection Mechanism for Conditional Utilization of Heterogeneous Foot Pads."

Submissions are being accepted for March Video of the month! Submit entries to this link by noon on March 28th. The award will be presented at the social hodur on the 29th. For questions about the contest email Allie Arp,

Spring Break hours
CSL's will remain open during spring break, March 18-22. Normal operating hours of 8:30am-5:00pm will be in effect for staff. Faculty and graduate students hours may vary.


Jian Huang, NSF. 2 years started 2/15/19, $175,000. "System Techniques to Exploit the Byte-Accessibility of Solid-State Drives."

Sayan Mitra, CSK. 2 years started 9/14/18, $50,000. "A Formal Verification and Synthesis Tool for Safety Critical Power Grid Infrastructures and Cyber-physical Systems."


R. Srikant, $75,000, Qualcomm