News Archive

ITI researchers lead projects funded by new Siebel Energy Institute

08/05/2015 - 4:09am   Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia, Ravi Iyer, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Thomas Overbye, Pete Sauer, Bill Sanders and Gabriel Weaver are among the researchers whose projects were selected for funding.

Hovakimyan receives Society of Women Engineers 2015 Achievement Award

08/04/2015 - 11:17am   The award recognizes Hovakimyan's significant contributions to mathematical control theory and its application in safety-critical systems.

New features enhance learning experience at 2015 TCIPG Summer School

07/20/2015 - 4:11am   The program focused on delivering a firm grounding in fundamentals of power systems, cyber systems, cyber-physical systems, and application of these fundamentals to the modern power grid.

New robotic lawn mowing technology aims to deliver freshly cut yards with little set-up

07/13/2015 - 8:24am   Junho Yang, 32, a PhD candidate at UIUC, alongside Professor Soon-Jo Chung, Professor Seth Hutchinson and agriculture implement manufacturer John Deere, is working on an omnidirectional-vision-based system to detect the containment status of a robotic lawn mower.

Illinois leads $6.25M initiative to advance multimodal data analysis

06/30/2015 - 3:13am  

An Illinois-led research team has received a $6.25 million Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award to develop a new information theory for data collection, analysis, and decision-making. The research, housed in the interdisciplinary Coordinated Science Lab, aims to speed up and improve our ability to collect and analyze data and subsequently adapt our decisions as new information comes in.

$10 million Jump Simulation Center coming to new College of Medicine

06/30/2015 - 3:11am   Medical and engineering students will be immersed in technology-driven clinical environments at the Jump Simulation Center.

Alumnus received Early Career Award from MIT

06/09/2015 - 3:12pm   Hamed Okhravi, who received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from UIUC in 2009, was recognized for his work in making cyberspace secure and trustworthy.

DHS taps Illinois to lead $20 million center in critical infrastructure resiliency

06/09/2015 - 9:58am   The Center, supported by a consortium of academic and industry institutions, will focus on developing resilient cyber systems that run critical infrastructures as well as providing a business case for infrastructure investment in resiliency technology.

Out of Cold War's end, Hovakimyan has emerged as a leading voice in flight control safety

05/21/2015 - 7:41am   Naira Hovakimyan has a background as a mathematician, which dates back to humble beginnings in Armenia. Over the last 17 years, however, researchers in the United States have tapped Hovakimyan's calculations to help advance work in the stability of flight control systems.

Pilawa wins Air Force Young Investigator Award to build inflight supercomputers

04/21/2015 - 9:08am   The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) awarded Pilawa $360,000 over three years as a part of its Young Investigator Program (YIP).

Berthier receives award for work on detecting security breaches in utility communications

04/08/2015 - 5:26am   ITI researcher Robin Berthier recently received a Best Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications for his collaborative work on a project that aims to help utilities to monitor encrypted network communications.

Naveed Receives Google PhD Fellowship in Security

03/19/2015 - 5:55am   CS graduate student Muhammad Naveed was one of just 15 recipients of a 2015 North American Google PhD Fellowship. Created in 2009, these fellowships recognize outstanding graduate students who are doing exceptional work in a number of computing disciplines. Naveed is a fourth-year PhD student working in the area of security.

U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicine

03/12/2015 - 9:49am   CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Partners in a first-of-its-kind medical college on the University of Illinois's Urbana-Champaign campus are advancing to the next phase of development, having completed a key administrative step today.

Bailey wins ACM Best Paper Award for Heartbleed research

02/26/2015 - 10:38am   "The Matter of Heartbleed," co-written by Associate Professor Michael Bailey, won the best paper award at the ACM's Internet Measurement Conference.

Research shows way to secure cyber physical systems via anomaly detection

02/19/2015 - 6:20am   Recent successful cybersecurity attacks, such as the 2010 Stuxnet attack on uranium centrifuges central to Iran's nuclear program, have made it impossible to ignore the lack of effective security of cyber physical systems today.

Nahrstedt named director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory

02/16/2015 - 6:05am   Nahrstedt, who is the first computer science faculty member to lead the lab and an ITI researcher, has served as acting director since 2013.

Dominguez-Garcia wins a 2014 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award

02/16/2015 - 4:18am   ITI researcher Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia won a 2014 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, an honor from Provost Ilesanmi Adesida. The award recognizes recently promoted faculty members who have shown special promise in their fields.

Adve Named a Fellow of ACM

02/05/2015 - 5:50am   ITI Researcher and CS Professor Vikram Adve has been named a 2014 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In his citation he was recognized for developing the LLVM compiler and for contributions to parallel computing and software security. He is one of 49 ACM members being recognized this year for their contributions to computing.

Research looks to verify power networks at the device level

01/29/2015 - 6:03am   Securing our power grids from malicious attacks is critical to ensuring a safe power grid, and many researchers are working on solving this problem by focusing on the entire system. However, ITI research scientist Katherine Davis is tackling the problem in a new and innovative way in her new $391,014, three-year NSF grant to study verification of cyber-physical critical infrastructures at the device level.

ITI in the News: A cutting-edge power grid cyber security testbed at the Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois

12/23/2014 - 6:54am   The RTDS News featured an article by ITI's Tim Yardley on the RTDS Simulator used for cutting edge smart grid research at the Information Trust Institute.