News Archive

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.
Deming Chen (left) and Wen-mei Hwu

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.
Dominic Saebeler Headshot

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.

Photo Sarita Adve

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.

Hsuan-Chi “Austin”

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.
Researcher gestures to computer screens

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.

Zbigniew Kalbarczyk

ITI/CSL/ADSC researchers on team working to bolster critical system defense

05/06/2020 - 3:08pm   It is fairly common knowledge that technology people use daily such as cell phones, laptops, and tablets, could be susceptible to a cyberattack. A lesser known threat is that the power grid, water treatment plants, and other daily-use systems, are also susceptible. ITI, CSL, and ADSC are working on a project to bolster the defense of such critical systems.
A map from Abdelzaher's website showing the number of cases predicted for each state as of 5/4/20.

Abdelzaher repurposing social networking models to predict COVID spread under different social distancing policies

05/04/2020 - 11:21am   The COVID-19 epidemic has inspired CSL professor Tarek Abdelzaher to modify information propagation models to make accurate predictions of virus spread.
Thomas Huang

Remembering Thomas Huang, Maybelle Leland Swanlund Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering

05/01/2020 - 2:31pm   Thomas S Huang, a pioneering researcher and influential teacher died April 25, 2020, at the age of 83. In his long career as a professor of electrical and computer engineering, Huang was ranked among the world’s most influential researchers and mentored more than 100 students.
Sarita Adve

ITI researcher elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

04/28/2020 - 1:05pm   ITI's Sarita V. Adve is one of two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professors to have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation.
A photo of the CREDC 2020 Industry Workshop

CREDC holds successful 2020 Industry Workshop

03/31/2020 - 3:17pm   In February, the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) hosted its annual Industry Workshop in Houston, Texas.
David M. Nicol

UI researchers analyze the resiliency of “wireless SDNs” through Boeing collaboration

02/05/2020 - 2:18pm  

Software defined networking (SDN), which centralizes the dynamic control of networks, simplifies the management of everything from large data centers to wireless networks. As such, they are increasingly employed by companies ranging from Amazon to The Boeing Company.

Andreas C. Cangellaris receives a letter from Brad Martin from the NSA Research Directorate that signifies the National Security Agency recognition of the Illinois as one of agencies featured schools, highlighting their relationship over more than 19 years with more than 100 Illinois graduates currently working at the NSA. Joining the group is Provost Susan Martinis,Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Research.

NSA and University of Illinois: Partnering to Secure Networks and Cyber Systems

01/23/2020 - 1:24pm   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) is one of the first universities to partner with NSA on researching the science of security and has been working on cybersecurity problems with NSA for more than 19 years.