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Study: Portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test could bypass the lab

09/03/2020 - 11:52am   ITI researcher Bill King is part of a group that has demonstrated a prototype of a rapid COVID-19 molecular test and a simple-to-use, portable instrument for reading the results with a smartphone.
Vikram Adve

ITI's Adve to lead one of two new national artificial intelligence institutes coming to Illinois

08/26/2020 - 2:41pm   ITI's Vikram Adve is leading AIFARMS, one of two new national artificial intelligence institutes coming to Illinois.
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ITI researcher leads $1M effort to recover encrypted data from ransomware attacks

08/21/2020 - 9:19am   When hackers attack a computer and install ransomware, it often goes undetected until after the damage is done. In a new $1 million project ITI's Jian Huang is working to find a way to back up data before it is encrypted.
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ITI researcher works to improve internet connectivity during disaster response

08/18/2020 - 2:25pm   ITI's Matt Caesar’s latest research looks at how to get vital internet connectivity to disaster-stricken areas using drones.
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An Illinois-led study suggests opinion polarization caused by data overload

08/03/2020 - 10:17am   Research led by ITI's Tarek Abdelzaher has found that information overload is the cause of opinion polarization and proposes new search algorithms to help people better navigate information.

ITI researchers' projects receive funding from DTI

07/27/2020 - 10:51am   Two of the projects recently funded by the Digital Transformation Institute include ITI researchers.
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Alleyne addresses American Control Conference

07/22/2020 - 9:31am   ITI researcher Andrew Alleyne gave the plenary talk for the American Control Conference.
Xiaofan Zhang

CSL student receives 2020 Google Ph.D. Fellowship

07/08/2020 - 1:46pm   ITI student Xiaofan Zhang has been selected as one of 30 awardees of a 2020 Google Ph.D. Fellowship across North America and Europe.
Sarita Adve

Adve elected to prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences

07/02/2020 - 10:49am   CSL's Sarita Adve was recently elected as a 2020 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Victoria Stodden

Illinois professor proposes guide for developing common data science approaches

06/29/2020 - 9:22am   ITI researcher Victoria Stodden has proposed a framework for guiding researchers and curriculum development in data science and for aiding policy and funding decisions.
Shengli Yuan (left) and Tooba Hashmi

DHS Summer Research Team focuses on IoT vulnerabilities

06/25/2020 - 9:27am   Every summer, CIRI welcomes like-minded research teams to campus to collaborate through the DHS Summer Research Team Program. Two researchers from the University of Houston-Downtown will be joining forces with the CIRI team to research network security and reliability.
Tarek Abdelzaher

Abdelzaher’s IoBT paper, outlining future automation of defense with AI, among most downloaded at Army conference

06/19/2020 - 11:21am   ITI's Tarek Abdelzaher recently gave a presentation on the latest research coming out of the Internet of Battlefield Things Alliance. The talk became the second most-downloaded from the conference.
Masooda Bashir

Do COVID-19 apps protect your privacy?

06/11/2020 - 1:37pm   Many mobile apps that track the spread of COVID-19 ask for personal data but don’t indicate the information will be secure. ITI's Masooda Bashir and her team analyzed 50 apps and their privacy protections.
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Illinois named Xilinx Center of Excellence

06/05/2020 - 11:43am   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been named a Xilinx Center of Excellence for Adaptive Computing. The designation comes with a significant donation and includes a large number of high-end adaptive compute acceleration platforms.
Sayan Mitra

ITI researcher contributes to aircraft control research

05/28/2020 - 1:16pm   ITI Researcher Sayan Mitra is working with industrial collaborators to develop an algorithm to test and certify software for certain aircraft control systems.
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Dominic Saebeler joins the ITI team as the Senior Associate Director

05/27/2020 - 9:17am  

ITI welcomes Dominic Saebeler as the new Senior Associate Director. Saebeler will be responsible for a wide range of activities, including strategic planning and administrative functions.

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CSL's Adve among faculty honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction

05/26/2020 - 2:50pm  

Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this spring were honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising, collectively known as Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction.

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ITI researchers develop masquerading operating system

05/20/2020 - 2:34pm   ITI researcher Sibin Mohan and student Hsuan-Chi Kuo have developed a "linux in unikernel's clothing" to bring together the best of both operating systems.

Students of ITI researcher have paper selected for international reproducibility competition

05/18/2020 - 3:40pm   Each year, computing teams from around the world gather to try to replicate the results of a carefully selected research paper. This year, the selected paper was written by two students of ITI researcher Wen-mei Hwu.
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Illinois Principal Research Scientist examines power grid restoration

05/11/2020 - 12:32pm  

In the wake of the COVID-19 emergency, the US has watched as people hoard toilet paper, chicken breasts, and hand sanitizer, but in a different kind of emergency – a critical loss of power grid functionality – what would we do? University of Illinois Principal Research Scientist Tim Yardley researches possible answers to this question on a small island just outside of New York City: Plum Island. There, his team has built a testbed of real, but isolated, power grids to explore the many detection, isolation, and characterization aspects of an attack on United States power.