05/21/2015 - 7:41am Naira Hovakimyan has a background as a mathematician, which dates back to humble beginnings in Armenia. Over the last 17 years, however, researchers in the United States have tapped Hovakimyan's calculations to help advance work in the stability of flight control systems.
04/21/2015 - 9:08am The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) awarded Pilawa $360,000 over three years as a part of its Young Investigator Program (YIP).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Illinois12/23/2014 - 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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.