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News
Aman Ladia 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

In January, CSL Assistant Professor Andrew Miller received an email out of the blue from a 17-year-old high school student in Mumbai, India. What resulted was a chain of correspondence that ended with high school senior Aman Ladia spending the summer at CSL as one of the youngest research scholars on campus. Read more

 
 
 
Bluetooth device with skimmer 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

A team of computer scientists at UC San Diego and the University of Illinois have developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that steal consumer credit and debit card data at gas pumps. The devices, known as skimmers, use Bluetooth to transmit the data they steal. Read more

 
 
 
Karrie Karahalios 
 
 
David Mercer, Computer Science

CSL Professor Karrie Karahalios has been selected for one of the University of Illinois’ most prestigious faculty honors, being chosen as a 2019 University Scholar. Read more

 
 
 
Paper Circuits book cover 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

When most kids leave middle school, they have not yet decided what they want their career to be, but they have thought about what they do not want to do. CREDC is working to keep computer science and computer engineering off the latter list with a new series of STEM-related activity books geared for ages 10 and up. Read more

 
 
 

Hyper-parameter Tuning for ML Models: A Monte-Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) Approach
Mon, Aug 26, 4pm
Locations: CSL 141

Classes begin - Monday, Aug 26

 
 
 
Around CSL

2019-20 requests for use of Blue Waters Supercomputer
lIllinois faculty and staff may request time on Blue Waters. In this call there will be two types of allocations: general, intended for large-scale research projects, and education for qualifying educational events such as courses and workshops. For more information or to submit an application click here.

 One of the bridges over Boneyard Creek.
 

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 bridges over Boneyard Creek on the John Bardeen Engineerin Quad.

Academic Leadership Challenges and Opportunities short course
The National Center for Professional and Research Ethics is hosting a two-day workshop for academic leaders. Led by C.K. Gunsalus, the workshop will prepare unit heads and deans to tackle the unique and complex challenges they face.

Registration preferred by August 19. For more information and to register click here.

6th Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium & Interactive Medical Simulation Expo
The Jump ARCHES Expanded program brings together faculty from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and healthcare professionals from OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria for promoting collaborative solutions in healthcare. Register before September 18 to attend this program, hosted at the University of Illinois Memorial Stadium Colonnades Club.

 Smoke & Tobacco Free Campus
 

Smoke and tobacco free campus update
Campus has released a new update to the smoke and tobacco policy. It includes all forms of tobacco, including but not limited to chewing tobacco, snuff, snus and dissolvable forms such as orbs and strips. Vaping devices such as e-cigarettes and juuls are still prohibited. The banned locations include all campus-owned property – indoors and outdoors – as well as private vehicles parked on campus-owned property.

 Roy Campbell Save the Date
 

Research legacy of Roy Campbell: Across four decades
Please plan to join us on campus on Oct. 25 to celebrate the contributions of Roy H. Campbell, The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, and his research team. More information can be found here.

CSL faculty in the news

 
 
 
Grants

Zhizhen Zhao, NSF. Three years, started 8/1/19, $210,000, "Collaborative Research Geometric Harmonic Analysis in Learning and Inference Theory and Applications."

Haitham Al-Hassanieh, Sloan. 2 years starting 9/15/19, $70,000, "Rise of the Internet of Things."