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September 29, 2014


Agha works to upgrade programming for mobile cloud

While many mobile device applications are backed by cloud servers and storage, the current programming technology is tedious and potentially error prone. According to Illinois’ Gul Agha, developing individual application parts is not difficult, but developing an entire system is far more challenging and there’s currently no way to map user-level application code to the computational resources available in a flexible way.

In the News: From missiles to wearables: U of I startup gets $650,000

CSL faculty Prashant Mehta and alum Adam Tilton have received $650,000 in funding for their start-up, Rithmio. The company uses machine learning advances to enhance software for wearable fitness devices. Check out the story on their work at Chicagobusiness.com.

Around CSL

  • Congrats to CSL faculty member Tim Bretl's students (Aadeel Akhtar, Mary Nguyen and Patrick Slade) for winning this month's Video of the Month competition! Their innovative research on hand prosthesis could make a huge impact in areas where prostheses are expensive and difficult to acquire. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVjeDL4bGv8
  • ITI celebrated its 10-Year Anniversary on September 17 and 18, 2014. Industry partners, faculty, staff, and students came together to celebrate the great accomplishments ITI has achieved over the last ten years. Check out photos of the event: http://on.fb.me/1rykDlI
  • CSL Social Hours are back on Fridays! Faculty, staff and students are welcome to join us for refreshments and to learn about the research going on around CSL. Check socialhour.csl.illinois.edu for more information and weekly speakers. (There will not be a Social Hour on Friday, October 4, due to the Allerton Conference and Reflections l Projections

New Gifts/Grants

  • Marin Wong, "Design Automation for Block Copolymer Directed Self-Assembly (DSA) Lithography Patterning," 3 years, $225,000, NSF.

  • Klara Nahrstedt, "Timely and Trusted Curator and Coordinator Data Building Blocks," 3 years, $1,500,000, NSF.

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