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.
06/05/2013 - 4:00am The series-connected voltage domain—a new structure for data center power delivery being developed by Assistant Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski—may curb power inefficiencies in search engine queries, and Google has recently presented Pilawa with a one-year Google Faculty Research Award to develop this system.
05/08/2013 - 9:40am Jana Diesner, an assistant professor at the iSchool, or Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has joined the Information Trust Institute.
05/08/2013 - 9:00am The Illinois Center for a Smarter Electric Grid (ICSEG) at ITI is leading the field in creating a smarter and more secure electric grid.
04/30/2013 - 11:15am When the loss of a single power line in Arizona caused the September 2011 blackouts in Southern California and the Southwest, nearly seven million people were left without power for over 11 hours. The outage caused major traffic congestion and sewage pumping station failures, as well as resulting in millions of dollars of losses to restaurants and grocery stores.
04/30/2013 - 4:00am ITI researcher Sayan Mitra recently received a 1-year, $108,682 grant from Samsung's Global Research Outreach Program to look into the problem of debugging mobile-cloud applications.
03/26/2013 - 5:13am ITI Director David Nicol, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, was invested as Franklin W. Woeltge Professors in Electrical and Computer Engineering on February 26, 2013, at the Beckman Institute.
03/20/2013 - 4:48pm The Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) center is excited to offer its third summer school, to be held June 17-21, 2013 at the Q Center in St. Charles, Ill. We invite and encourage utility and industry practitioners, researchers, and students to attend and explore the nexus between electrical energy systems and cybersecurity.
03/18/2013 - 6:22am CSL professor Shobha Vasudevan was named the 2013 ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award recipient. Vasudevan, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be presented the award at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in June. DAC, the premier conference for design automation, is attended by several thousand of researchers, academics, engineers and designers each year.
03/14/2013 - 9:30am Students in the Information Trust Institute's Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program are headed to the Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition later this month after placing second at the state competition in February.
03/12/2013 - 3:07am ITI Researcher Thomas Overbye has been awarded a 5-month, $60,000 grant from the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) to research the impact of geomagnetically induced currents on the power grid.
02/26/2013 - 10:32am From nuclear power plants to solar powered homes, TCIPG's free new iPad app, Tesla Town, allows young students to explore and learn about different energy sources used for electricity production today.
02/25/2013 - 2:35am As the field of cybersecurity, which can include police officers, private investigators and government officials, is expected to grow in the coming years, a diverse team at the University of Illinois has begun to shape a curriculum to train future digital-forensics experts.