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DoE-funded project to develop new tools for a reliable, efficient smart grid

01/08/2013 - 8:06am   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.

Nahrstedt named an ACM Fellow

01/03/2013 - 10:51am   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.

A Minute With: An interview on cybersecurity with ITI researcher Jay Kesan

12/11/2012 - 4:14am   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.

Huang one of five named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognition

12/05/2012 - 6:02am   ITI Researcher Thomas S. Huang (ECE) was one of five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.

2012 Winners of ITI Undergraduate Scholarships Announced

11/13/2012 - 8:24am   The Information Trust Institute has announced the 2012 recipients of scholarships under its Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP), which supports undergraduate students at Illinois who are U.S. citizens working towards careers in information trust.

ITI to Develop Ambitious New Digital Forensics Curriculum

11/13/2012 - 8:08am   ITI faculty have received an NSF grant that will support development of a new undergraduate educational curriculum in digital forensics, in order to address a national shortage of trained cyber-security professionals.

Valdes receives RAID 2012 Most Influential Paper Award

11/07/2012 - 10:00am   Alfonso Valdes, ITI's managing director of smart grid technologies, has received the RAID 2012 Most Influential Paper Award.

ITI Researchers Win Best Paper Award at PADS

11/01/2012 - 8:37am   A paper describing ITI research has won the Best Paper award at the 2012 ACM/IEEE/SCS Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS).

Vasudevan to Collaborate with Synopsys on Verification

10/18/2012 - 5:01pm   ITI's Shobha Vasudevan has begun a collaboration with Synopsys in the area of functional verification.

(MIT Technology Review) Old-Fashioned Control Systems Make U.S. Power Grids, Water Plants a Hacking Target

10/12/2012 - 3:00pm   MIT's Technology Review asked ITI's Roy Campbell about the risk of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

09/14/2012 - 7:18am   ITI is supporting a national effort to promote cyber security awareness in October 2012 through the National Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign.

(Illinois Country Living) SMART GRID: the next greatest thing

09/10/2012 - 3:49am   Illinois Country Living magazine featured ITI's smart grid research in an article about what the smart grid means for Illinoisans.

(HEALTHCARE INFO SECURITY) Rethinking Security Best Practices: Gunter Provides Insights Based on Ongoing SHARPS Work

08/28/2012 - 5:45am   Carl Gunter, director of ITI's SHARPS, was asked to explain how healthcare organizations should rethink their security best practices and take advantage of new technologies.

(Philadelphia Inquirer) Hacker's havoc exposes user laxity and security flaws

08/16/2012 - 9:08am   ITI smart grid cyber security engineer Edmond Rogers was asked to weigh in on a recent cyber attack on a tech writer.

ACC Offering a New Short Course on Cloud Computing

08/15/2012 - 3:53am   The Assured Cloud Computing (ACC) Center in ITI has developed an overview short course on the topic of cloud computing. In July, the one-week course was presented for the first time at the Griffiss Institute in Rome, New York.

Smart Grid @ Illinois Goes to the State Fair

08/10/2012 - 7:36am   Researchers from the Smart Grid @ Illinois initiatives are engaging with the public at a 2012 Illinois State Fair booth.

Fair Play in Sport not Easy to Define in a High-Tech Age, Expert Says

07/26/2012 - 8:37am   Is competition between athletes, or between engineers? We need to define what we want sport to be given that technologies are only going to come faster and more furiously in the future, says Rayvon Fouché, an ITI historian of technology and former cyclist.

Technology and Trust in the World of Sports

07/17/2012 - 7:40am   As the 2012 Olympics approach, ITI researcher Rayvon Fouché is studying the role of technology in sport, and the extent to which technology is determining the outcome of games-- and even reshaping the very nature of athletics.

2012 ITI Summer Internship Program Underway

07/13/2012 - 10:31am   Following a highly competitive selection process, eighteen undergraduate students from around the world are performing research internships in ITI for the summer of 2012.

Kumar receives ARO Young Investigator Award for error-resiliency research

05/25/2012 - 3:50am   ITI's Rakesh Kumar has received the Army Research Office's Young Investigator Award. The award, which honors young researchers who "show exceptional promise for doing creative research," will fund the development of algorithmic techniques to make applications robust to numerical errors.

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