11/18/2013 - 10:24am The term virtual time typically conjures up images of space age time machines and Back to the Future movies, but the reality of virtual time within computer systems isn't just something of the future. Rather, it's an old concept in computer science, with new applications that researchers at the Information Trust Institute have been developing.
10/14/2013 - 6:37am ITI Research Scientist Sibin Mohan was recently awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to work on integrating security into embedded real-time systems in a fundamental way.
10/09/2013 - 4:09am The Ameren center will provide opportunities for collaboration between the utility and Illinois cyber security researchers.
10/08/2013 - 9:03am CSL Acting Director Klara Nahrstedt, the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor of Computer Science, will be inducted in the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Germany's foremost academic society, in March 2014. Nahrstedt's selection to Leopoldina's membership is in recognition of her scientific achievements and impact on science.
10/02/2013 - 7:58am ITI and CSL Assistant Professor and GSLIS Assistant Professor Masooda Bashir was recently invited to give a presentation to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees at their September meeting.
09/26/2013 - 8:26am Mitra has been awarded the C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award by IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, a national recognition given each year to a single electrical engineering professor.
09/13/2013 - 5:40am When designing, operating and maintaining complex cyber security systems for large companies, it is challenging to make sound security decisions that will keep the companies safe from attackers.
International Computer Science Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign lead project to improve cybersecurity of industrial control systems09/04/2013 - 4:15am The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of almost $1.6 million to a team of cybersecurity experts from the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project. The three-year effort will focus on improving the security of critical infrastructure such as electrical grids and other utilities.
08/26/2013 - 4:36am ITI researchers Carl Gunter, Roy Campbell and Klara Nahrstedt have been awarded a $10M NSF Frontier Award to fund a project entitled Trustworthy Health and Wellness (THaW).
08/21/2013 - 5:23am Ameren Illinois today opened a new $3.3 million testing facility that will help facilitate research and development of smart grid technologies and support the state's economic development and job creation goals. The Technology Applications Center (TAC) will offer collaborative opportunities between ITI researchers and the utility.
08/19/2013 - 10:04am Shade almost always creeps into conversations about solar power. What happens on cloudy days when a rooftop array isn't producing enough energy for someone's solar-equipped bungalow? What about the mobile devices that might be operated in remote, wooded research stations where consistent sunlight is never available?
07/31/2013 - 9:01am ITI hosted a summer school on formal methods for the science of security last week, bringing together professionals and students working in the area of cyber security.
07/31/2013 - 4:03am In June, the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project held its biannual summer school in St. Charles, Ill. The event drew a record 173 attendees, who came from academia, industry and government for a week-long course on cybersecurity for energy delivery systems, with a focus on the power grid.
07/24/2013 - 8:19am Klara Nahrstedt, the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor in the Department of Computer Science, will serve as acting director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL).
07/23/2013 - 2:18am NP-View was developed specifically to automate the analysis of utilities' computer networks, offering advanced modeling capabilities and a set of features that support compliance with industry regulations.
07/12/2013 - 4:59am In the last four years, solar generation in the U.S. has more than doubled, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. In that same time, the costs of solar power systems have dropped by 80 percent. As interest in solar energy is increasing, the Illinois Center for a Smarter Electric Grid (ICSEG) is helping lead renewable energy research with the new installation of an experimental solar array on the south side of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.
07/09/2013 - 9:40am William H. Sanders, a Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, has been named interim head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a researcher in and founding director of the Information Trust Institute.
06/24/2013 - 6:19am An estimated 137.4 million cyber attacks took place in 2012 alone, according to an IBM report, and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has forewarned of a coming cyber Pearl Harbor. And the need for more trustworthy systems is only likely to grow, as we increasingly rely on information technology to power our most critical infrastructure.
06/20/2013 - 9:13am Andreas C. Cangellaris, the head of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen to be the next dean of the College of Engineering.
06/07/2013 - 9:59am Twenty years ago, most people didn't own a cell phone, let alone a phone that could connect to the Internet, take photos or memorize voice recordings. The computer chips in these old phones, or other devices such as appliances, cars or even power plants, weren't attractive targets to cyber intruders; however, as these devices have advanced, they have become a prime target for malicious attacks.