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News
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Ryann Monahan, ECE

CSL Assistant Professor Lav R Varshney is featured in a new YouTube Originals series “The Age of A.I.”  Varshney shares his expertise as the episode explores using artificial intelligence to build a better human. Hosted by Robert Downey Jr., the episode investigates augmenting human abilities with A.I. and our reliance on A.I. to make decisions for us. Read the full story or watch the web series.

 
 
 
Tamer Basar 
 
 
Rebecca Gorski, CSL

In the same arena in which the Nobel Prize is awarded, CSL Professor Tamer Basar received an honorary doctorate from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology for his lifelong work of research and collaborations with the institute. Read more

 
 
 
Top 5 story countdown 
 

If you missed our social media countdown of the Top 5 CSL Stories of 2019, you can catch up on all of them now. CSL had another great year in 2019. While there were many accomplishments to be proud of, new innovations and medical research were the two most popular topics for our readers. Read the full story

 
 
 
Around CSL

EoH Exhibition Deadline Upcoming
The deadline to exhibit during the 100th Engineering Open House is January 31! All faculty and students are encouraged to share their research as hundreds of families, community members, and K-12 students that will walk through the engineering quads March 27-28.

Click here for more information or to register. Make sure to select CSL as your home department so we can save a space for you in the CSL Studio. If you have any questions about CSL's involvement, or what types of exhibits do well, email aarp@illinois.edu

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
CSL will be closed on Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther, King, Jr. Day. CSL will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 21.

 Inside Lincoln Hall
 

Return of Walkabout Wednesday
We reprised our popular summer photo series 'Walkabout Wednesday' for the last couple weeks of winter break before the students come back.

The picture on the right was part of last week's series from Lincoln Hall.

 
 
 
Grants

Ravi Iyer, Mayo Clinic. 22 months, started 7/1/19, $150,000, "Clinical Pilot of Artificial Intelligence in Major Depressive Disorder (ALMOND)."

Sayan Mitra, United Technologies Corporation. Two years started 8/29/19, $1,250,000, "Automated Testing and Formal Verification of State-Machine Switched Guidance and Control Systems."

S. Rasoul Etesami, NSF. Five years, starting 3/1/20, $503,773, "Duality and Stability in Complex State-Dependent Networked Dynamics."

 
 
 
Gifts

Wen-mei Hwu and Deming Chen, Xlinix, $243,555

Haitham Al-Hassanieh, Facebook, $100,000

Pavan Kumar Hanumolu, Analog Devices, $70,000/Samsung, $75,000

Lav Varshney, Facebook, $50,000

Elyse Rosenbaum, Analog Devices, $43,000