News Archive

Berthier receives award for work on detecting security breaches in utility communications

04/08/2015 - 5:26am   ITI researcher Robin Berthier recently received a Best Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications for his collaborative work on a project that aims to help utilities to monitor encrypted network communications.

Naveed Receives Google PhD Fellowship in Security

03/19/2015 - 5:55am   CS graduate student Muhammad Naveed was one of just 15 recipients of a 2015 North American Google PhD Fellowship. Created in 2009, these fellowships recognize outstanding graduate students who are doing exceptional work in a number of computing disciplines. Naveed is a fourth-year PhD student working in the area of security.

U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicine

03/12/2015 - 9:49am   CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Partners in a first-of-its-kind medical college on the University of Illinois's Urbana-Champaign campus are advancing to the next phase of development, having completed a key administrative step today.

Bailey wins ACM Best Paper Award for Heartbleed research

02/26/2015 - 10:38am   "The Matter of Heartbleed," co-written by Associate Professor Michael Bailey, won the best paper award at the ACM's Internet Measurement Conference.

Research shows way to secure cyber physical systems via anomaly detection

02/19/2015 - 6:20am   Recent successful cybersecurity attacks, such as the 2010 Stuxnet attack on uranium centrifuges central to Iran's nuclear program, have made it impossible to ignore the lack of effective security of cyber physical systems today.

Nahrstedt named director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory

02/16/2015 - 6:05am   Nahrstedt, who is the first computer science faculty member to lead the lab and an ITI researcher, has served as acting director since 2013.

Dominguez-Garcia wins a 2014 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award

02/16/2015 - 4:18am   ITI researcher Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia won a 2014 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, an honor from Provost Ilesanmi Adesida. The award recognizes recently promoted faculty members who have shown special promise in their fields.

Adve Named a Fellow of ACM

02/05/2015 - 5:50am   ITI Researcher and CS Professor Vikram Adve has been named a 2014 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In his citation he was recognized for developing the LLVM compiler and for contributions to parallel computing and software security. He is one of 49 ACM members being recognized this year for their contributions to computing.

Research looks to verify power networks at the device level

01/29/2015 - 6:03am   Securing our power grids from malicious attacks is critical to ensuring a safe power grid, and many researchers are working on solving this problem by focusing on the entire system. However, ITI research scientist Katherine Davis is tackling the problem in a new and innovative way in her new $391,014, three-year NSF grant to study verification of cyber-physical critical infrastructures at the device level.

ITI in the News: A cutting-edge power grid cyber security testbed at the Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois

12/23/2014 - 6:54am   The RTDS News featured an article by ITI's Tim Yardley on the RTDS Simulator used for cutting edge smart grid research at the Information Trust Institute.

Yoon receives Padovani Scholarship

12/11/2014 - 10:53am   CS graduate student Man-Ki Yoon received the Roberto Padovani Scholarship from Qualcomm. The Roberto Padovani Scholarship program was created in 2008 to recognize Qualcomm Research interns who demonstrate extraordinary technical talent during their summer internships.

Illinois students make strong showing in cyber security competitions

12/10/2014 - 9:51am   Two teams with CS @ ILLINOIS members received recognition at the 11th annual New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW).

Roth and Sanders two of six Illinois faculty elected AAAS Fellows

12/01/2014 - 5:49am   ITI faculty members Dan Roth and William H. Sanders are two of six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected 2014 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The other recipients were Placid M. Ferreira (Mechanical Science and Engineering), Brendan A. Harley (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), Joseph W. Lyding (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Phillip A. Newmark (Cell and Developmental Biology).

Research combines simulations and static analysis to verify cyberphysical systems

11/13/2014 - 9:42am   CSL Professor Sayan Mitra (ECE) and CS Professor Mahesh Viswanathan were recently awarded $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to support a grant entitled From Simulations to Proofs for Cyberphysical Systems that will seek additional ways to verify such systems in conjunction with simulations.

New research looks at how information on Internet can be manipulated

11/04/2014 - 9:19am   With a tight gubernatorial race in Illinois, voters are being bombarded today with TV ads, yard signs and robo calls. But what if candidates could use their campaign dollars to subtlety influence your vote on social media? It might as simple as paying to promote the status of a friend who just voted or downplaying negative status posts on Facebook.

In the News: Cybersecurity - It's about way more than countering hackers

11/03/2014 - 4:40am   It's tense in the situation room. A cyber attack on the electrical grid in New York City has plunged Manhattan into darkness on a day that happens to be the coldest in the year. Concurrently, the cellular phone network has been attacked, silencing smartphones and sowing confusion and panic. A foreign power has claimed responsibility for the attacks and says more are coming. Your job is to look at geopolitical factors, intelligence feeds, military movements and clues in cyberspace to predict what may be happening next. Your goal is to make a recommendation to the President.

New paradigm enables more secure, reliable control networks for power grid

10/22/2014 - 9:20am   When an energy company sustains a cyber attack, control system operators must quickly identify, isolate and reroute around the affected network areas in order to maintain critical energy delivery functions. A global view of all communication flows would make that task much easier, but unfortunately, such an overview map isn't available to the energy sector at this time.

Yutian Lei wins prize for paper at IEEE COMPEL workshop

10/21/2014 - 9:57am   Graduate student Yutian Lei won the award for best paper out of 128 peer-reviewed contenders at the 2014 IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, or COMPEL, which took place at the University of Cantabria in Spain. Lei's publication, co-written with former graduate student Ryan May (now at Texas Instruments) and ITI researcher and Assistant Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, explored their research into switched-capacitor power converters.

Illinois wins $1.5 million NSF Data Infrastructure Building Blocks grant to accelerate materials-to-device processes

10/08/2014 - 7:50am   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are seeking to accelerate the technology transfer processes – perhaps by as much as 50 percent – through a new grant funded by the National Science Foundation.

Nahrstedt Receives SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions

09/04/2014 - 5:48am   The 2014 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is CS Professor, CSL Acting Director and ITI researcher Klara Nahrstedt.

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