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Allie Arp, CSL

A new institute within CSL plans to break down the boundaries between the fields of data science and dynamical systems. The Illinois Institute for Data Science and Dynamical Systems (iDS2) will bring together researchers from across campus to develop new foundational principles, which will allow for better decision-making within dynamical systems, such as smart cities or autonomous vehicles. Read more

 
 
 
Masooda Bashir 
 
 
Jenny Applequist, CSL

Modern life depends on the stability and security of computers and networks, yet there are nowhere near enough qualified cybersecurity professionals to meet the nation’s needs — and ITI and CSL are doing its part to help. For a decade, ICSSP has been offering students scholarships in exchange for government service after graduation. Read more

 
 
 
Noyan Sevutekin 
 
 
Rebecca Gorski, CSL

CSL student Noyan Sevuktekin, along with CSL's Andrew Singer, Lav Varshney, and Pavan K. Hanumolu, delve into encoding information in the timing, rather than the amplitude, of information-bearing signals. Read more

 
 
 
Project lead Natasha Mamaril, left, Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research director, joins co-project lead Jennifer Bernhard, Director of the Applied Research Institute and former Associate Dean for Research at Grainger Engineering. 
 
 
Mike Koon, Grainger College of Engineering

The Henry Luce Foundation Clare Boothe Luce Program has awarded the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Grainger College of Engineering a $296,850 grant to support a total of 24 women undergraduate researchers in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. Read more

 
 
 
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Around CSL
 Top 5 story countdown
 

Top 5 articles of 2019
Stay tuned to CSL's social media pages over winter break for a list of the "Top 5 CSL stories of 2019!" The countdown starts today and goes through the first of the year featuring the five stories that received the most click's on CSL's website.

CSL winter break hours
CSL will remain open through Monday, December 23, but be closed for Holiday break Tuesday, December 23, through Wednesday, January 1. Regular CSL operations will resume on Thursday, January 2.

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CSL communciations team blooper reel
If you didn't catch the Reading Day video put together by our communications team, you can. It features some of the bloopers from the past year of video as a way to help our students destress from their finals studies.

 
 
 
Grants

R. Srikant, Army Research Office. Three years, started 7/15/19, $255,000, "Distributed Data Processing and Machine Learning Algorithms for Wireless Battlefield Networks."

Elyse Rosenbaum, Semiconductor Research Corporation. Three years, starting 1/1/20, $246,000, "ESD Protection for IO Operating at 56 Gb/s and Beyond."

Pavan Kumar Hanumolu, Semiconductor Research Corporation. Three years starting 1/1/20, $258,000, "Highly Stable Integrated Frequency References."