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Google Faculty Research Award Winners 
As told to Allie Arp

Each year, Google funds unrestricted support to a select number of researchers in the field of computer science and engineering. This year, four faculty from the CSL and Information Trust Institute received this honor. Read more

Andrew Alleyne 
Allie Arp, CSL

More than 70 percent of internationally traded goods in the United States will be moved on water. Because it is such a large part of the economy, it must be done in the most efficient way. That is where CSL Professor Andrew Alleyne comes in. Read more

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The Center for Autonomy was created to bring together all parts of campus to further autonomous research. Check out this video to show how the center will bring students together!

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Illinois Engineering to become The Grainger College of Engineering
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering will become The Grainger College of Engineering, recognizing a new $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support.

The Grainger Foundation’s total support represents the largest amount ever given to a public university to name a college of engineering, with more than $200 million provided in the last six years. Read more.

National Robotics Week Recap
Last week was National Robotics Week and CSL celebrated by featuring some of the many robotics projects our faculty and students are doing! The highlights included

Center for Autonomy Distinguished Lecture Series
“Science fiction has set high expectations on what we expect from robots. For every video or algorithm that works there are thousands of outtakes or hacks behind it.”
- Aaron Ames, Bren Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Caltech, presenting as part of the Center for Autonomy Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, April 11.

Ames discussed the need to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the field of robotics. He showed the crowd many videos from his lab while explaining the challenges his team faces while trying to further robotics in the areas of stability and safety.

Upcoming R.T. Chien Distinguished Lecture
On Wednesday, May 8 at 3pm, Jon Kleinberg of Cornell Unviersity will present "Inherent Trade-Offs in Algorithmic Fairness" as the latest R.T. Chien Lecture. More information and a full abstract can be found here.

CSL faculty in the news

Last Video of the Month of the School Year!
Submisssions are now being accepted for April's Video of the Month contest! This will be the last award given for the 2018-19 school year! Submit your videos to this link by noon on May 2. The award will be presented at the social hour on the 3rd. For questions about the contest email Allie Arp,


Elyse Rosenbaum, Analog Devices, $45,000.

Sibin Mohan, Toyota, $60,000.