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  • UPCRC Illinois Educates Programmers on Multicore Programming

    Over 150 programmers participated in the first UPCRC Illinois Summer School on Multicore Programming, June 22-26, 2009.

  • Illinois Researchers Selected as HP Innovation Research Award Recipients

    Three Beckman Institute researchers were selected to receive a research award as part of the HP 2009 HP Labs Innovation Research Program.

  • Information Trust Institute internship program

    The Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois is offering its Undergraduate Research Internship again this summer, but with the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • New plasma technique provides cleaner surfaces in computer-chip making

    A group from the Center for Plasma-Material Interactions has gained a patent on a non-contact method that uses plasma to clean very small dust and contamination particles from surfaces in the making of computer chips.

  • U. of I. researcher wins MacArthur Award

    John Rogers, the Lee J. Flory-Founder Chair in Engineering Innovation and a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois, has been named a 2009 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

  • Beckman Design Achieved Distinction While Encouraging Collaboration

    Their challenge was not a simple one: design a building with a distinctive exterior and an interior with the kind of functionality that encouraged the ideals of teamwork.

  • Refuse-to-Crash System Could Make Skies More Friendly

    In a perfect world, the skies would always be friendly and airplanes would always fly smoothly. The reality is that airplanes encounter a variety of disturbances, from turbulence and inclement weather to instrument and/or material failure.

  • Visually-impaired Sculptor Creates Braille Math Tools

    Sheila Schneider, the first legally blind student to major in sculpture in art and design at Illinois, is creating a series of small sculptures with mathematical equations imprinted on them in Braille that will be used to help children with visual impairments learn mathematics.

  • Virtual Learning Space

    Thanks to NCSA's Image Spatial Data Analysis group, you may one day be able to literally insert yourself into situations even though you are far, far away.

  • New 3D tele-immersion research may help realize affordable virtual interaction

    Imagine a soldier virtually interacting with his young family while deployed overseas.

  • Illinois youth showcase engineering skills at robotics competition

    Illinois youth displayed impressive technological abilities by putting their robots in motion at the 2nd Annual Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge held on Saturday, April 24, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Sustainable E-Waste Design Competition

    Electronic Waste, or E-Waste, generated by computers, TVs, cameras, printers, and cell phones, is a growing global issue. Through the International E-Waste Design Competition, participants will explore solutions to this problem at the local level and beyond.

  • eDream celebrates partner contribution to major IMAX film

    eDream hosted a reception on April 15th to celebrate our creative-technical partner AVL's release of Hubble 3D, a film produced by IMAX and Warner Bros. with NASA.

  • World's fastest quantum random-number generator

    Ever since humans discovered gambling, people have sought improved means of generating random numbersunpredictable outcomes based on a physical process such as coin flipping, dice throwing, or wheel spinning. But such methods are both too slow and too unreliable for modern applications requiring random numbers.

  • PLATO@50

    Perhaps the greatest untold story in the history of computing is the development of the PLATO system at the University of Illinois...

  • Simulation Visualizes Never-before-seen Ion channel Gating Process

    Klaus Schulten and the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics group at the Beckman Institute used molecular dynamics simulation software they developed called NAMD to create an atomic scale model of the structures and processes involved in a critical aspect of nerve cell signaling...

  • Karahalios Finds Blogs Can Predict Future

    New Scientist magazine featured research by Illinois computer science professor Karrie Karahalios and CS PhD student Eric Gilbert on whether blog posts can be used to predict future stock market performance...

  • University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic create research alliance

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mayo Clinic are forming a strategic alliance designed to promote a broad spectrum of collaborative research, the development of new technologies and clinical tools, and the design and implementation of novel education programs...

  • McDonough Interviewed by Ars Technica

    Ars Technica recently interviewed GSLIS Assistant Professor Jerome McDonough about his NDIIPP-funded grant, Preserving Virtual Worlds...

  • Huang Wins Most Cited Paper of the Decade Award

    Beckman Institute researcher Tom Huang and his co-authors recently received the Most Cited Paper of the Decade Award from the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation...

  • Community Day at the National Petascale Computing Facility

    On June 17, 2010, more than 1,000 people from Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding community turned out to get a look at the University of Illinois' newest building, the National Petascale Computing Facility. The facility is a state-of-the-art data center that will house NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer, as well as several other supercomputers.

  • BibApp 1.0 ReleasedCampus Research Gateway and Expert Finder

    The BibApp development team announced the 1.0 release of BibApp, a campus research gateway and expert finder. It matches ...

  • Hu, Downie Honored by JCDL

    Doctoral student Xiao Hu and Associate Professor J. Stephen Downie received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2010 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries...

  • Electronic Evaluation Forms Provide Better, Faster Feedback

    Traveling from school to school to visit students at their field placement locations throughout East Central Illinois, supervisors at the College of Education observe and provide feedback for students with critiques and suggestions for improvement.

  • Efron Receives Google Award

    Miles Efron, assistant professor, has received a Digital Humanities Research Award from Google for his project "Meeting the Challenge of Language Change in Text Retrieval with Machine Translation Techniques." The project will ...

  • Blue Waters: "A dynamite system"

    Irene Qualters joined the National Science Foundation in December 2009 as a program director in the office of Cyberinfrastructure, with responsibility for the Blue Waters project. She recently talked with Access' Barbara Jewett about Blue Waters, as well as the future of high-performance computing.

  • Kramer, Peers Float Ideas for NY Times Story

    New York Times -- Beckman Institute Director Art Kramer is one of five neuroscientists who took a float trip down Utah's San Juan River to think about and discuss how the digital devices so common to our existence in the 21st Century might be affecting our thought processes and behavior...

  • U. of I. opens state-of-the-art dorm for students with disabilities

    Chicago Tribune -- Move-in day at the new technologically sophisticated Nugent Hall for students with disabilities...

  • "Spark of Genius: The Story of John Bardeen"

    "Spark of Genius: The Story of John Bardeen," premieres August 26 at 1:00 p.m. (CDT) on the Big Ten Network...

  • Large Synoptic Survey Telescope ranked "top priority" in National Academy of Sciences report

    Physics Professor Jon Thaler is a member of the team building the 3200-megapixel LSST camera, which will image billions of remote galaxies too faint to be studied previously...

  • Klaus Schulten to deliver keynote at NVIDIA's 2010 GPU Technology Conference

    "NVIDIA today announced that two of the world's leading computing visionaries will join NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang as keynote speakers at the second annual GPU Technology Conference. Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign..."

  • Alumnus' iPhone app tops "What's Hot"

    Few people can say they've written an iPhone application that's both made it to the top of the charts in iTunes as well as appeared in Apple's "What's Hot" section...

  • Building the Future Internet

    Tarek Abdelzaher and his research team are part of a new $7.9 million effort to create a next-generation Internet...

  • Beckman Team Members Score Highest at Image Competition

    Beckman Institute researcher Tom Huang led a team that finished with the top three scores at the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2010...

  • Recruiters for U.S. companies rank U. of I. in top 3

    According to a Wall Street Journal survey of recruiters, Illinois ranked in the top 3 "for graduates best prepared and most able to succeed"...

  • Chip Bruce Discusses Net Neutrality

    Chip Bruce, a professor of library and information science at the University of Illinois, talks about the Google-Verizon partnership and its impact on network neutrality...

  • Preserving Virtual Worlds Shortlisted for UK Prize

    The "Preserving Virtual Worlds" project, led by GSLIS Assistant Professor Jerome McDonough, has been shortlisted for the 2010 Digital Preservation Award...

  • Small Sciences Could Benefit from Better Data-sharing Practices

    The proliferation of scientific research data is creating an urgent situation for organizations and professionals charged with data handling and stewardship...

  • Noble Joins Prestigious Group to Discuss Broadband

    Doctoral student Safiya Noble was an invited guest scholar at the twenty-fifth annual Aspen Institute Conference on Communications Policy...

  • Virtual School summer courses draw record number of participants

    This summer, over 1,000 graduate students and researchers registered for courses offered by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering...

  • New technology for old text

    Computing time from I-CHASS and NCSA helps scholars improve digitization of 18th century text...

  • Preserving Virtual Worlds II Awarded More Than $750,000 by IMLS

    The second phase of the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, which explored methods for preserving digital games and interactive fiction, has been awarded...

  • Imaging Without Boundaries

    The faculty members who originated the Strategic Initiative on Imaging at the University of Illinois set their goals high...

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture honors MarketMaker

    MarketMaker, a tool created at Illinois with assistance from NCSA, was honored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for outstanding contribution in support of the USDA mission and for positive impact on agriculture...

  • Ember ready for friendly users

    Ember, NCSA's new 16-teraflop SGI supercomputer, has been installed at the National Petascale Computing Facility and is ready for "friendly users" as of Oct. 1...

  • Automated Safety for Off Road Vehicles

    The days of sensor-assisted tractors that safely drive themselves are in the not-so-far future...

  • Novel Computing Techniques to Assist Doctors in Identifying At-Risk Children

    Two computer science professors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are part of a $10 million effort to develop new computing techniques and approaches for identifying children at risk for autism and other developmental delays...

  • NCSA provides sneak peak of what Webb will see

    As scientists and engineers work to make NASA's James Webb Space Telescope a reality, they find themselves wondering what new sights the largest space-based observatory ever constructed will reveal...

  • Illinois wins greenest self-built cluster at SC10

    With guidance from ECE professor Wen-mei Hwu, CS professor Bill Gropp, and cluster experts at NCSA, students got hands-on experience building their own supercomputer ...

  • Paper on GPU-Accelerated Molecular Modeling is #1 Most Downloaded for Journal

    A paper by Klaus Schulten and John Stone of the Beckman Institute's Theoretical and Computational Biophysics group was named the most downloaded by the Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling...