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News
Image of a simulated virus spreading. 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

It seems as though every hour there is a new update on where COVID-19 has spread and the new measures being taken to stop the spread. The symptoms of this particular strain of the coronavirus allow it to spread quickly, even in people who are not showing symptoms. CSL alum and virus modeling expert Philip E. Paré explains why COVID-19 pandemic is no ordinary flu. Read more

 
 
 
Ryan Corey (left) receiving the Best Paper Award at WASPAA. 
 
 
Rebecca Gorski, CSL

Researchers at the Illinois Augmented Listening Laboratory are developing new augmented listening technologies that could help hearing aids perform much better in noisy environments. Read more

 
 
 
A satellite flying through space. 
 
 
Joseph Park, ECE

CSL Professor Lara Waldrop's student Pratik Joshi received the NASA Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Spa​ce Science and Technology (FINESST) fellowship. Read more

 
 
 

It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying the seminars, demonstrations, and networking of the CSL Student Conference! If you missed any of the conference, including the new interactive sessions, check out the above video review.

A huge thank you to our presenting sponsor, Microsoft!

CSL Student Conference thumbnail video
 
 
CSL Student Conference Wrap-up Video
 
 
 
Around CSL

University COVID-19 update
There have been many updates at the campus level regarding COVID-19. You can find the latest updates, and all previous Mass Mails at https://covid19.illinois.edu. The site also has an FAQ section and links to the most current precautions advised by public health officials. There is also an email, covid-19@illinois.edu, for general questions.

CSL Operations
As part of the Governor's Stay-In-Place order on 3/20/20, all CSL staff should be working from home except for essential personnel. This is a change from last week. All faculty and grad students are urged to stay off campus until further notice. If someone needs to be in the main CSL building or CSL Studio, please contact Karen Cromwell.

Distance learning/teaching resources
This mid-semester switch to online instruction is unprecedented and there are many resources across campus to help. The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) has a multitude of teaching resources available. Engineering IT has resources for both instructors and students, including their Keep Learning page for suddenly distance-learning students.

Student Placement Highlight
Students who have conducted research here at CSL end up in some pretty incredible places! While at CSL, Ashutosh Dhekne was a Richard T. Cheng Endowed Fellowship recipient. After graduating he joined the Georgia Tech institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science! Ashutosh is looking forward to working with his students and sharing his wireless signal research. See the timeline of his journey below.

Timeline of Ashutosh Dhekne's career
 

CSL in the news

  • Sheng Shen and Romit Roy Choudhury's research on voice localization techniques for smart speakers was picked up by several news outlets including TechXplore, Scienmag, and Health Medicine Network.
  • Alum and Ph.D. Thesis Award Winner Nirupam Roy's research was featured in the print publication The Economist. While only subscribers can read the article, the research it was based on can be found here.
 
 
 
Gift

Wen-mei Hwu and Deming Chen, Xlinix, $200,000

 
 
 

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