Allie Arp, CSL
A “cyberoctopus” may sound like a superhero, but it is actually the focus of the recently announced MURI award led by CSL’s Girish Chowdhary. The multi-million dollar project is looking to advance the frontiers of AI, control, and robotics, by learning from the brain and body of octopuses and other cephalopods. Read more
David Mercer, Computer Science
For nearly half a century Roy Campbell has made an impact on students here at Illinois, and the computational world. From his early work with Vosaic allowing real-time internet video distribution to the dozens of students he's helped make world-changing discoveries, such as the importance of the KIF5A gene in ALS research, Campbell's impact reaches around the world. Read more
CREDC Summer Symposium underway
The CREDC summer program offers an intensive, engaging, and value-packed week of topics and integrated learning activities focused on cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency of energy delivery systems for the electric power and oil and gas industries. Attendees are energy utility and industry professionals, academic and industry researchers, and college students who will explore the nexus between energy delivery systems, cybersecurity, and resilience.
Throughout the summer check out CSL social media pages every Wednesday for #WalkaboutWednesday where we show you some of the best places around campus to visit on a walk. This image is beneath the bell tower on the South Quad.
This Summer, CIRI is hosting four interns. We'll introduce one of them to you in each Uplink so you can get to know the the potential future of the cyber security workforce. This Summer Research program is sponsored by the Dept. of Homeland Security.
DeShon LaRomia Swafford
Major: Material Science Engineering
College: Southern University A&M at Baton Rouge
"I believe cybersecurity is important because people use the internet and technology for everything. In today's society, people share everything online and it's important to know how to keep that data safe."