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News
Indoor Positioning With Magnetic Fields 
 

When GPS loses sight inside of a building, magnetic mapping may take over!

Students from the Bretl Research Group are studying and testing technology to measure the magnetic fields within a building to aid with everything from emergency response to shopping.

Watch the full video.

 
 
 
Apollo 11 
 
 
Ryann Monahan, ECE

CSL professor Naresh Shanbhag recalls how ECE ILLINOIS distinguished alumnus Jack Kilby’s invention of the integrated circuit was a critical component of computers being placed on board the Apollo 11 spacecraft, helping make the mission possible and a success. Read more

 
 
 
Xinke Deng 
 
 
Aerospace Engineering

Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements, such as a simple task on an assembly line, but they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an environment. A recent study was led by CSL researchers on 6D object pose estimation to develop a filter to give robots greater spatial perception so they can manipulate objects and navigate through space more accurately. Read more

 
 
 
C. K. Gunsalus 
 
 
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Communications

The National Center for Professional & Research Center at the University of Illinois is teaming up with the American Geophysical Union to launch The AGU Ethics and Equity Initiative: Catalyzing Cultural Change in the Sciences with New Resources and Tracking Tools. Read more

 
 
 
Smart car video 
 

Through a partnership between AutonomouStuff and the Grainger College of Engineering, the Center for Autonomy received a smart car to better equip our students and faculty as research and develop self-driving technology.

Watch the full video.

 
 
 

Building Emergency Action Plan (BEAP) training
Thurs, July 25, 10am
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)

Yuheng Bu Final Defense: "Information-theoretic bounds in learning algorithms"
Tue, July 30, 8:30am
Location: CSL 239

Jiaqi Mu Final Defense: "Geometrics of word embeddings"
Tue, July 30, 10am
Location: CSL 114

Weihao Gao Final Defense: "Information-theoretic quantity estimators: Theory, algorithm, and application
Tues, July 30, 1pm
Location: CSL 114

Luke Pfister Final Defense: "Parsimonious models for inverse problems"
Wed, July 31, 9:30am
Location: CSL 301

 
 
 
Around CSL
 Octopus
 

CSL Connect Newsletter
From leading a multi-million dollar project to creating more opportunities for our researchers to study autonomy right here at Illinois, the first half of 2019 was an impactful one for CSL. For more information about these and other cutting-edge projects coming out of CSL, read the full newsletter.

Jump ARCHES Partnership Expands Beyond Medical Simulation & Education to Include Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health; Endowment Now Exceeds $100 Million
A longstanding partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s (U of I) Grainger College of Engineering for joint research to revolutionize clinical simulation, health care systems and medical education will expand dramatically through additional endowments.

 Exhibit at Spurlock Museum
 

Walkabout Wednesdays
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 of one of the displays at the Spurlock Museum.

 Aiyande McGill
 

CIRI Interns
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.

Aiyande Dajour McGill
Major: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement
College: Benedict College in South Carolina

“Cyber crimes are a bigger issue now than they’ve ever been. There are a lot of illegal things that happen on the computer like hacking attempts and fraud.” Says McGill, “This summer, I’d like to learn the main issues faced by people working with cybersecurity. I’m excited to work with CIRI because it can be hard to get a job with Homeland Security and I would like to work for the federal government someday.”

CSL Faculty in the news