University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign central to new, $320-million Digital Lab for Manufacturing

02/26/2014 - 9:05am   Representatives from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign stood alongside President Obama yesterday, February 25, as he announced a new Chicago-based public-private partnership called the Digital Lab for Manufacturing.

Champaign-Urbana recognized as one of's most promising tech hubs to watch in 2014

01/08/2014 - 7:04am   Where are the country's most innovative and creative tech hubs? The answer to that question used to be easy.

Illinois receives $4.2 million to train students in cyber security

12/16/2013 - 6:47am   From financial to medical information, our most private data is increasingly online -- and so are the cyber criminals who seek to sabotage the information systems that support the data. But while the number of cyber crimes has steadily risen over the years, the number of cyber security experts needed to stop them has not kept pace.

Virtual time development allows for flexibility in simulations and emulations

11/18/2013 - 10:24am   The term virtual time typically conjures up images of space age time machines and Back to the Future movies, but the reality of virtual time within computer systems isn't just something of the future. Rather, it's an old concept in computer science, with new applications that researchers at the Information Trust Institute have been developing.

Navy-funded research to integrate security and real-time embedded systems

10/14/2013 - 6:37am   ITI Research Scientist Sibin Mohan was recently awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to work on integrating security into embedded real-time systems in a fundamental way.

In the News: Sanders speaks to Illinois Business Journal on TAC opening

10/09/2013 - 4:09am   The Ameren center will provide opportunities for collaboration between the utility and Illinois cyber security researchers.

Nahrstedt to be inducted in German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

10/08/2013 - 9:03am   CSL Acting Director Klara Nahrstedt, the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor of Computer Science, will be inducted in the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Germany's foremost academic society, in March 2014. Nahrstedt's selection to Leopoldina's membership is in recognition of her scientific achievements and impact on science.

Bashir delivers invited talk about digital forensics to Board of Trustees

10/02/2013 - 7:58am   ITI and CSL Assistant Professor and GSLIS Assistant Professor Masooda Bashir was recently invited to give a presentation to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees at their September meeting.

Mitra receives oustanding teaching award

09/26/2013 - 8:26am   Mitra has been awarded the C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award by IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, a national recognition given each year to a single electrical engineering professor.

Security tool to help predict, prevent cyber attacks

09/13/2013 - 5:40am   When designing, operating and maintaining complex cyber security systems for large companies, it is challenging to make sound security decisions that will keep the companies safe from attackers.

International Computer Science Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign lead project to improve cybersecurity of industrial control systems

09/04/2013 - 4:15am   The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of almost $1.6 million to a team of cybersecurity experts from the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project. The three-year effort will focus on improving the security of critical infrastructure such as electrical grids and other utilities.

ITI researchers win NSF Frontier Award to enhance cybersecurity of clouds and mobiles in healthcare

08/26/2013 - 4:36am   ITI researchers Carl Gunter, Roy Campbell and Klara Nahrstedt have been awarded a $10M NSF Frontier Award to fund a project entitled Trustworthy Health and Wellness (THaW).

UI to collaborate with Ameren in new Technology Applications Center

08/21/2013 - 5:23am   Ameren Illinois today opened a new $3.3 million testing facility that will help facilitate research and development of smart grid technologies and support the state's economic development and job creation goals. The Technology Applications Center (TAC) will offer collaborative opportunities between ITI researchers and the utility.

Barth and Pilawa make a ripple in solar power

08/19/2013 - 10:04am   Shade almost always creeps into conversations about solar power. What happens on cloudy days when a rooftop array isn't producing enough energy for someone's solar-equipped bungalow? What about the mobile devices that might be operated in remote, wooded research stations where consistent sunlight is never available?

ITI hosts successful summer school on cyber security

07/31/2013 - 9:01am   ITI hosted a summer school on formal methods for the science of security last week, bringing together professionals and students working in the area of cyber security.

TCIPG draws record attendance, star power to 2013 Summer School

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.

Nahrstedt named acting director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory

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).

Illinois-developed tool to help analyze, secure nation's power systems

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.

Experimental solar array gives Illinois unique research opportunities

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.

Sanders named interim head of ECE ILLINOIS

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.