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Sibin Mohan

ITI researchers work to ‘debloat’ data in applications

10/29/2020 - 10:14am   While a database may contain terabytes of data, a researcher may only need a few hundred megabytes. ITI's Sibin Mohan is working to make the entire process, from finding data, to sharing, to reproducing, easier, in a new project called “Minimizing Data Sets: MiDas.”
Jiawei Han

Shang's research flourishes under the guidance of ITI's Han

10/26/2020 - 11:33am   From the time Jingbo Shang his doctoral program, one part of the experience, more than any other, provided him an opportunity to grow, his relationship with his adviser, ITI's Jiawei Han.
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Rosu sharpens company vision with third NASA SBIR grant

10/23/2020 - 10:39am   A decade ago, ITI's Grigore Rosu had a vision for the company he started, called Runtime Verification. He simply wanted to commercialize the technology he developed in his research lab at the university.
 ITI researcher Dolores Albarracin and CS professor Hari Sundaram received an NSF RAPID grant to leverage digital social networks to promote and spread healthy behaviors that combat COVID-19.

NSF rapid grant examines social networks' ability to slow COVID-19 spread

10/21/2020 - 11:08am  

ITI's Dolores Albarracin is collaborating with CS professor Hari Sundaram on an NSF-funded project that leverages digital social networks to promote and spread healthy behaviors in the ongoing battle to curtail the coronavirus pandemic.

The ultimate goal of their work is to generate recommendations and predictive algorithms that public health officials can use to fine-tune their messaging in order to elicit more widespread positive behaviors.  

Basu, Campbell's machine learning model predicts COVID-19 spread and mitigation strategies

10/12/2020 - 10:27am   Roy Campbell's student Sayantani Basu began to code and contemplate the power found within computing as a teenager. When she finished high school, a growing curiosity in healthcare led her to realize that applying computer science to medicine could benefit people all over the world.
Sarita Adve

Adve fights to offset discrimination and harassment in her research community

10/01/2020 - 10:38am   CSL's Sarita Adve read the data regarding bias against women in the architecture research community. She heard stories of harassment, too. In a position of leadership through 2019 as the chair of SIGARCH, this knowledge propelled Adve to push for change alongside her colleagues in the research community.
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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 C3.ai DTI

07/27/2020 - 10:51am   Two of the projects recently funded by the C3.ai 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.
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.

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