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News
Nirupam Roy 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

Former CSL student Nirupam Roy’s inventions on inaudible acoustics and its wide impact on the Internet of Things (IoT) research have earned him the 4th annual CSL PhD Thesis Award presented yesterday. Read more

 
 
 
A screenshot from the simulation 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the safety of autonomous technology. Read more

 
 
 
Sanjay Patel 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

Personify, a deep technology company developed by CSL Professors Sanjay Patel, Wen-Mei Hwu, and Minh Do, has made the Top 10 Crain’s Chicago Business Most Innovative Companies List two years running. Read more

 
 
 
Carolyn Beck 
 
 
Doug Peterson, ISE

For the past six years, CSL Professor Carolyn Beck has been probing how epidemic processes work, and her models can be applied to diseases of all types, as well as to computer viruses or even the spread of “fake news.” Read more

 
 
 
Alexander Stolyar 
 
 
Doug Peterson, ISE

Imagine a doctor’s waiting room with people coming and going throughout the day. “Stability” means that at any given time, you might have three or four people waiting to see the doctor, maybe even five. But if the patients begin to back up, filling the room so there isn’t a spare seat or magazine to go around, then you’ve got problems. This is an unstable system, says Alexander Stolyar, CSL professor. Read more

 
 
 
CIRI team 
 
 
Lizzie Roehrs, CSL

A new collaboration with Scriyb, an AI-powered training platform for cybersecurity education, is helping to extend the CIRI-developed Cyber Secure Dashboard to include a full suite of education and training modules and learning management tools. Read more

 
 
 
Tandy Warnow 
 
 
Alan Flurry - U. Georgia; Katie Willis - U. Alberta

Gene sequences for more than 1100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant scientists and collaborators including CSL's Tandy Warnow. The One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative (1KP) is a global collaboration to examine the diversification of plant species, genes and genomes across the more than one-billion-year history of green plants. Read more

 
 
 

DCL Lecture Series: Bassam Bamieh "Limits of Performance in Large-scale Networked Control Systems"
Wed, Oct 30, 3pm
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)

CSL SINE SEMINAR - Professor Hessam Mahdavifar, U of Michigan "Channel Coding in 5G: What is New?"
Thurs, Oct 31, 4pm
Location: CSL 141

DCL Lecture Series: Lillian Ratliff
Wed, Nov 5, 3pm
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)

 
 
 
Around CSL

Video of the Month submissions due Thursday!
Submit your video to http://go.illinois.edu/bestvideo by noon this Thursday your chance to win! Winners will have the opportunity to present their work to the attendees at social hour as well as receiving an Amazon gift card.

Flu shot clinic
If you missed the first clinic, McKinley Health Center will be back with another free flu shot clinic at Beckman Institute November 12, from 10am-2pm in room 1005. Benefits-eligible students and state employees are welcome. Students must have their university ID. Faculty and staff members should bring their insurance card from their state-sponsored health plan and their university ID.

 Campbell and his former students
 

Roy Campbell Symposium a success
Friday was spent sharing laughter, memories, and of course research, as we celebrated the decorated career of Roy Campbell. His students have gone on to careers all over the world from industry, to academia, to starting their own companies; the impact of Roy’s 40+ year career will last long after this past week.

Anyone who knows Roy knows his “retirement” means we’re likely to see him back around campus, but we have enjoyed celebrating his successful career

Congratulations Roy, from everyone at CSL!

2019 Civil Service Award Nominations DUE NOVEMBER 1
CSL has many dedicated civil service staff, whose high quality service is essential to the success of our research programs. In recognition of this, Robert T. Chien, former CSL Director, established the CSL Civil Service Staff Award.

Please email your nomination to CSL Associate Director for Administration, Karen Cromwell, kcromwel@illinois.edu, by 3:00 pm, Friday November 1, 2019. Nominations should include: Name of Nominee, name of the nominator, and a detailed justification/explanation of the reason the nominated employee should be considered for the award. Past award winners have had nomination letters consisting of more than just one or two sentences.

CAPE Award nominations due November 8
The Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award is designed to recognize the importance of contributions made by academic professionals. As you know, APs perform a wide range of critical functions for our campus community and beyond. We advise, counsel and assist our students, faculty and staff. We provide critical administrative support, offer important outreach programs throughout the state, and support our research laboratories and educational programs. This award is intended to honor the special accomplishments of individuals in this employment category.

The nomination form can be found at:  https://go.illinois.edu/capenomination. The deadline date for submission is 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019.

 Cybersecurity Awareness Month graphic
 

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! CSL celebrated with the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) and the Information Trust Institute (ITI) to share the latest research in cybersecurity, and information about how CIRI is developing the tools, processes, and workforce to help keep the nation secure. 

 
 
 
Grants

Max Raginsky, DARPA. 3 years started 8/23/19, $240,000, "CORAL: Combined Representations for Adept Learning."

Alex Schwing, Samsung. 1 year started 9/1/19, $100,000, "Real-time modal and amodal segmentation, detection, and tracking."