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News
Earth connected by a vast amount of datapoints. 
 
 
Debra Levey Larson, Aerospace Engineering

A group led by CSL Associate Professor Cedric Langbort and including CSL's Tamer Basar has received a $6.25 million MURI Award to study digital misinformation. The project aims to develop models to demonstrate how information—and misinformation—is transmitted. Read more

 
 
 
Social media icons coming off a phone. 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

With the US in the midst of another election cycle, researchers are trying to prevent the sharing of fake news. CSL's Rasoul Etesami is working to improve the models behind social media tracking, in order to better understand how bad news is shared. Read more

 
 
 
A whole field image with all of the weed clusters annotated. 
 
 
Kim Gudeman, CSL

A dataset of large-scale aerial images aims to give farmers visibility into the conditions of their fields. The dataset will enable agricultural pattern analysis of aerial images, providing farmers with actionable insights. Read more

 
 
 
An example of how an Amazon Alexa could determine a person's location within a home. 
 
 
Rebecca Gorski, CSL

Smart speakers - think, an Amazon Alexa or a Google Home - offer a wide variety of capabilities to help free up both our time and our hands. One task it hasn’t mastered is determining user location in the home. CSL researchers are developing technology that would allow it to do just that. Read more

 
 
 
Around CSL

Augmented Listening Laboratory
Listening technology has come a long way, but CSL Postdoc Ryan Corey, a hearing aid user, is working to push hearing devices in a new direction that will aid both those with hearing loss and those who could benefit from hearing the world more clearly.

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Spring break hours
CSL will be open for regular operating hours during the upcoming spring break (March 14-22). Keycards will still be needed before 7AM and after 5:30PM. Individual faculty and staff schedules may vary.

Coronavirus updates
The university has established a new, central web resource, https://covid19.illinois.edu, as the starting point for information about the virus and university operations and plans. This site archives campus communications on the issue, provides some answers to the most frequent questions people have asked and links directly to the most current updates on COVID-19 impacts across our critical university operations – from health and safety to academics to human resources to student support. We have also set up an email address (covid-19@illinois.edu) for general questions. The site also links to the most current precautions advised by public health officials.

CSL Student Conference
Thank you to everyone who made the 2020 CSL Student Conference a success! The sessions had a larger audience, the poster session had great representation from across campus, and there were new events like the hackathon and the mentoring circles session that were big hits with attendees!

See you in 2021 for the 16th annual conference!

Student Placement Highlight
Students who have conducted research here at CSL end up in some pretty incredible places! Bo Zhao's journey began at CSL and took him to Harvard Medical School before landing at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Science at the University of Texas at Austin. See a timeline of his journey below.

Timeline of Bo Zhao's career 
 
 
 
 
Grant

Andrew Miller, NSF. 5 years starting 6/1/20, $521,748, "CAREER: Composable Programming Abstractions for Secure Distributed Computing and Blockchain Applications."

 
 
 

Have you recently gotten published? Won an award? Just have something cool to share? Let us know by emailing wow@csl.illinois.edu.