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Nicol invested as Woeltge Professor

03/26/2013 - 5:13am   ITI Director David Nicol, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, was invested as Franklin W. Woeltge Professors in Electrical and Computer Engineering on February 26, 2013, at the Beckman Institute.

TCIPG to host third summer school June 17-21

03/20/2013 - 4:48pm   The Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) center is excited to offer its third summer school, to be held June 17-21, 2013 at the Q Center in St. Charles, Ill. We invite and encourage utility and industry practitioners, researchers, and students to attend and explore the nexus between electrical energy systems and cybersecurity.

Vasudevan receives ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award

03/18/2013 - 6:22am   CSL professor Shobha Vasudevan was named the 2013 ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award recipient. Vasudevan, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be presented the award at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in June. DAC, the premier conference for design automation, is attended by several thousand of researchers, academics, engineers and designers each year.

ICSSP students advance to regional cyber defense competition

03/14/2013 - 9:30am   Students in the Information Trust Institute's Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program are headed to the Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition later this month after placing second at the state competition in February.

Overbye to examine impact of geomagnetically induced currents on power grid

03/12/2013 - 3:07am   ITI Researcher Thomas Overbye has been awarded a 5-month, $60,000 grant from the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) to research the impact of geomagnetically induced currents on the power grid.

Tesla Town teaches students about electricity system

02/26/2013 - 10:32am   From nuclear power plants to solar powered homes, TCIPG's free new iPad app, Tesla Town, allows young students to explore and learn about different energy sources used for electricity production today.

UI shaping curriculum to train digital sleuths

02/25/2013 - 2:35am   As the field of cybersecurity, which can include police officers, private investigators and government officials, is expected to grow in the coming years, a diverse team at the University of Illinois has begun to shape a curriculum to train future digital-forensics experts.

Researchers demonstrate that quantum cryptography can secure power grid

02/14/2013 - 4:37am   Using the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid testbed facilities at Illinois, a Los Alamos National Laboratory quantum cryptography (QC) team has successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography.

Overbye elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering

02/07/2013 - 9:19am   ITI Researcher Thomas J. Overbye, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

$100 million donation to establish Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative

01/28/2013 - 5:48am   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise announced today that The Grainger Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois, has pledged $100 million to support the College of Engineering through establishment of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative.

Abdelzaher wins IEEE 2012 Outstanding Technicial Achievement and Leadership Award

01/22/2013 - 5:06am   Joining the founders and eminent leaders of his research community, ITI Professor Tarek Abdelzaher, a Donald Biggar Willett Scholar in the College of Engineering, was named the winner of the 2012 Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award by the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems in December.

DoE-funded project to develop new tools for a reliable, efficient smart grid

01/08/2013 - 8:06am   The Department of Energy has announced that an Illinois-led smart grid project is among 66 transformational energy proposals to receive a total of $130 million through the DoE's Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (APRA-E) OPEN 2012 program. Led by principal investigator Rakesh Bobba, a research assistant professor in the Information Trust Institute, the team will combine electrical infrastructure modeling with cyber analysis to examine the impact of failures and malicious threats to grid infrastructure.

Nahrstedt named an ACM Fellow

01/03/2013 - 10:51am   ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named ITI's Klara Nahrstedt a Fellow in recognition of her contributions to quality-of-service management for distributed multimedia systems.

A Minute With: An interview on cybersecurity with ITI researcher Jay Kesan

12/11/2012 - 4:14am   Jay P. Kesan, a professor of law at Illinois and researcher in the Information Trust Institute, is a leading national scholar in the areas of technology, law and business. Kesan, who directs the Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, spoke with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora about what steps the government should take to improve the cybersecurity infrastructure in the U.S.

Huang one of five named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognition

12/05/2012 - 6:02am   ITI Researcher Thomas S. Huang (ECE) was one of five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.

2012 Winners of ITI Undergraduate Scholarships Announced

11/13/2012 - 8:24am   The Information Trust Institute has announced the 2012 recipients of scholarships under its Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP), which supports undergraduate students at Illinois who are U.S. citizens working towards careers in information trust.

ITI to Develop Ambitious New Digital Forensics Curriculum

11/13/2012 - 8:08am   ITI faculty have received an NSF grant that will support development of a new undergraduate educational curriculum in digital forensics, in order to address a national shortage of trained cyber-security professionals.

Valdes receives RAID 2012 Most Influential Paper Award

11/07/2012 - 10:00am   Alfonso Valdes, ITI's managing director of smart grid technologies, has received the RAID 2012 Most Influential Paper Award.

ITI Researchers Win Best Paper Award at PADS

11/01/2012 - 8:37am   A paper describing ITI research has won the Best Paper award at the 2012 ACM/IEEE/SCS Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS).

Vasudevan to Collaborate with Synopsys on Verification

10/18/2012 - 5:01pm   ITI's Shobha Vasudevan has begun a collaboration with Synopsys in the area of functional verification.

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