From self-driving cars to intelligent robotic assistants to remote surgical systems, autonomous technology will revolutionize the way we live, work, and play. In order to enable this revolution, however, advancements in foundational research and workforce development must first take place to provide assured and certified-safe performance.
CSL Assistant Professor Masooda Bashir has been named the iSchool's Centennial Scholar for 2018-2019. Endowed by alumni and friends of the School, the Centennial Scholar award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and/or professional promise in the field of library and information science.
The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hosted five students from Howard University and Florida International University as part of the CIRI Summer Internship Program. Additionally, CIRI hosted a research team of one faculty member and two students from the University of Texas at El Paso through the DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).&nbs
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a contract from the National Security Agency to lead an effort that will deepen the scientific understanding of the design of trusted systems.
Blockchain technology has served as the building block for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin for a decade, enabling users to verify virtual transactions each step along the money trail. Now, researchers with the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium are using the same technology to protect the power grid.