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Jun 07. 2013
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.
Jun 05. 2013
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.
May 08. 2013
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.
May 08. 2013
The Illinois Center for a Smarter Electric Grid (ICSEG) at ITI is leading the field in creating a smarter and more secure electric grid.
Apr 30. 2013
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.
Apr 30. 2013
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.
Mar 26. 2013
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.
Mar 20. 2013
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.
Mar 18. 2013
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.
Mar 14. 2013
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.
Mar 12. 2013
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.
Feb 26. 2013
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.
Feb 25. 2013
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.
Feb 14. 2013
Using the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid testbed facilities at Illinois, a Los Alamos National Laboratory quantum cryptography (QC) team has successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography.
Feb 07. 2013
ITI Researcher Thomas J. Overbye, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
Jan 28. 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise announced today that The Grainger Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois, has pledged $100 million to support the College of Engineering through establishment of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative.
Jan 22. 2013
Joining the founders and eminent leaders of his research community, ITI Professor Tarek Abdelzaher, a Donald Biggar Willett Scholar in the College of Engineering, was named the winner of the 2012 Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award by the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems in December.
Jan 08. 2013
The Department of Energy has announced that an Illinois-led smart grid project is among 66 transformational energy proposals to receive a total of $130 million through the DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (APRA-E) “OPEN 2012” program. Led by principal investigator Rakesh Bobba, a research assistant professor in the Information Trust Institute, the team will combine electrical infrastructure modeling with cyber analysis to examine the impact of failures and malicious threats to grid infrastructure.
Jan 03. 2013
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named ITI’s Klara Nahrstedt a Fellow in recognition of her contributions to quality-of-service management for distributed multimedia systems.
Dec 11. 2012
Jay P. Kesan, a professor of law at Illinois and researcher in the Information Trust Institute, is a leading national scholar in the areas of technology, law and business. Kesan, who directs the Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, spoke with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora about what steps the government should take to improve the cybersecurity infrastructure in the U.S.