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News
Intelinair video screenshot. 
 

Co-founded by CSL Professor Naira Hovakimyan, Intelinair uses machine learning and hi-res imagery to scout issues in farmers' fields midseason, when action can still be taken to fix them. Watch the video.

 
 
 
Krishna Ratakonda 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

After completing his degree in 1998, Krishna Ratakonda was packed up and ready to take an academic job when a conversation with a member of his Ph.D. committee led him down a completely different path: industry. He didn’t know it then, but that conversation was the beginning of a career that would result in him becoming a distinguished IBM Fellow. Read more

 
 
 
Nancy Amato 
 
 
David Mercer, Computer Science

CSL Professor Nancy Amato is one of three recipients of this year’s IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Read more

 
 
 

Rakesh Kumar Final Defense: "Programmable Cyber Networks for Critical Infrastructure"
Mon, Aug 12, 3pm
Locations: CSL 301

 
 
 
Around CSL

Grainger receiver ASEE Bronze Award for Diversity
The Grainger College of Engineering has received the Bronze Award as part of the American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Diversity Recognition program. Illinois was among those Bronze Recipients who also earned “exemplar” status – the highest distinction for diversity work given by the national society this year. Read more

 A bee in the gardens by the Illini Union
 

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 a bee in the gardens by the Illini Union.

CSL Visitor Program
CSL is accepting nominations for a revamped Visitor Program. The program provides an opportunity for internationally acclaimed senior researchers and promising mid-career researchers, from academia and industry, to interact with CSL faculty and students on innovative research topics for an extended period of time. Nominations are due Sept. 15, 2019. Nomination forms can be found at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1545519.

 DHS Summit
 

DHS Summit
CIRI leaders and researchers were in DC last week for the DHS Centers of Excellence Summit. At the Summit, COEs presented their research and networked with each other and representatives from industry and government.

 Sarah Dornik
 

CIRI Interns
This summer, CIRI hosted four interns. We have been introducing one in each Uplink so you can get to know the the potential future of the cyber security workforce. The Summer Research program is sponsored by the Dept. of Homeland Security.

Sarah Iman Dornik
Benedict College in South Carolina 
Medical School

“As a millennial, I understand that my entire world is controlled by what I see on my phone and on my computer. Everything I do involves technology.” Says Dornik, “And every day I see stories in the news about failures in cybersecurity and how that affects us all. It’s not just that I’m interested in cybersecurity - it’s that I have to be. Everything is online.”

 
 
 
Grants

Sayan Mitra, NSF. Three years, starting 10/1/19, $489,465, "Predictive online safety analysis from multi-hop state estimates for high-autonomy on highways."

Andrew Singer, NSF. 18 months started 8/1/19, $250,000, "Cooperative Listening with Networked Audio Devices."

Roy Campbell, Masooda Bashir, Kirill Levchenko, Adam Bates and Campbell, NSF. Five years, $4,000,000. " Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program Renewal."

Tim Yardley, DOE. One year started 1/2/19, $75,000, "Cyber Resilient Flexible AC Transmission System."