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News
C-NICE
 

Announced today, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering and Foxconn Interconnect Technology are partnering on a new $100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments (C-NICE). The center, housed at CSL, will serve as a global hub for the smart, reconfigurable technology that will drive the manufacturing plants, medical environments, autonomous vehicles and smart homes of the future. Read more

 
 
 
Speaker at the 2019 Allerton Conference 
 
 
Rebecca Gorski

The 57th annual Allerton Conference came to a close last Friday after four days of sharing research related to communication, control, and computing with nearly 450 attendees. The conference started with two tutorial sessions by former CSL faculty and included a plenary session by Benajmin Van Roy of Stanford. Read more

 
 
 
Psyonic introduces new product 
 
 
Ryann Monahan, ECE

Millions of hand amputees around the world are now closer to receiving a life changing, prosthetic device- a bionic hand capable of multitouch feedback. CSL alumnus and founder of PSYONIC, Aadeel Akhtar, has launched the long-awaited Ability Hand™ increasing access to the device for countless people with hand amputations. Read more

 
 
 
Chicago skyline 
 
 
Jancie Philippus, Illinois Computer Science

Earlier this month, amidst towering Windy City skyscrapers and overlooking the Chicago River, some of the brightest minds in the robotics community came together for the US Robotics Roadmap’s Chicago Workshop. The goal of this gathering of visionaries? To discuss the exciting future of robotics and how the field will continue to shape society and empower people in their everyday lives. Read more

 
 
 

DCL Seminar: Alain Bensoussan - Mean Field Approach to Stochastic Control with Partial Information
Wed, Oct 2, 3pm
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)

ITI | CIRI Webinar: Chris Nissen, "Supply Chain Security in an Asymmetric Era"
Thu, Oct 3, 1pm
Location: via webcast

CSL SINE SEMINAR: Kristen Gardner, "Scalable Load Balancing for Heterogeneous Systems"
Mon, Oct 14, 4pm
Location: CSL 141

ITI Distinguished Lecture: Thomas Ristenpart, "Computer Security for Victims of Abuse"
Tue, Oct 15, 3pm
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)

 
 
 
Around CSL

University of Illinois maintains #1 ranking globally in Automation and Control
The 2019 Shanghai Rankings of World Universities was recently released and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign maintained the #1 ranking in the area of Automation and Control. The rankings are calculated by combining research publications, faculty awards, and offerings to students among other factors.

First Video of the Month Contest deadline Thursday
Students are invited to submit 2-3 minute videos of their research for a chance to win CSL's Video of the Month Contest. Winners will receive an Amazon gift card and have the opportunity to present their research at a CSL social hour. The deadline to submit your video for the first contest is noon on Thursday. Submit your video to http://go.illinois.edu/bestvideo for your chance to win!

Registration open for Legacy of Roy H. Campbell Symposium
Please plan to join us 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. The day-long event will be held in the Coordinated Science Lab and the Siebel Center for Computer Science on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Registration is free for the symposium. The cost of attending the dinner is $40. Please register here. For more information about the event, please visit go.illinois.edu/rhc.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) is celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! You can join by following CIRI's Facebook or Twitter, or the Information Trust Institute's LinkedIn pages to see how CIRI is developing the tools, processes, and workforce to help keep the nation secure.

Beckman Circle closed for parking
This week the Beckman Institute is celebrating their 30th anniversary! This means they will have a lot of visitors coming through and parking in the "Beckman Circle" will not be available. Meters are available in the parking garage across the street.

Jayne Cook 
 

Jayne Cook retires
After more than 20 years of service to the University of Illinois, our accountant Jayne Cook retired this week. Last Friday we had a celebration of her career at Illinois and to send her off with well wishes. Thank you to all who attended, and best of luck in retirement, Jayne!

 
 
 
Grants

C.K. Gunsalus (NCPRE), HHMI. 3 years started 7/1/19, $2,600,000, "Labs that Work … for Everyone:  A Modular, Intentional Professional Leadership Curriculum."

Lui Sha, NSF. 3 years started10/1/19, $900,000, "Virtual Sully: Autopilot with Multilevel Adaptation for Handling Large Uncertainties."

Tim Yardley, NSF. 3 years started 10/1/19, $300,000, "Sharing Expertise and Artifacts for Reuse through Cybersecurity CommunityHub (SEARCCH)."

Max Raginsky, NSF. 3 years started 10/1/19, $500,000, "Illinois Institute for Data Science and Dynamical Systems (iDS2)."

Craig Zilles, NSF. 3 years started 10/1/19, $600,000, "Exploring Second-Chance Testing as a Practical Form of Mastery Learning."