Advised by Prof. Sayan Mitra, her thesis is on "Formal methods for safe autonomy: Data-driven verification, synthesis, and applications".
Illinois ECE Associate Professor Rakesh Kumar's 2010 paper "Slack Redistribution for Graceful Degradation Under Voltage Overscaling." recognized as 10 Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper (MIP) Award at ASPDAC 2020.
A paper titled "Analysis of failures in the Tandem NonStop-UX operating system" won the 30-Year Most Influential Paper Award at the 30th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2019). The winning team members were Anshuman Thakur, Ravi Iyer, Luke Young, and Inhwan Lee.
For the second year in a row, teams from Illinois are victorious in a competition challenging experts worldwide to design low-power embedded systems for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. At the 2019 Design Automation Conference (DAC) System Design Contest, the teams won Double Championships for both the GPU and the FPGA tracks of the contest.
A research work titled “Outguard: Detecting In-Browser Covert Cryptocurrency Mining in the Wild,” won the Best Paper Award at the Web Conference 2019 (formally WWW). The winning team members were Amin Kharraz, Zane Ma, Paul Murley, Charles Lever, Joshua Mason, Andrew Miller, Nikita Borisov, Manos Antonakakis, and Michael Bailey.
A paper from Professor Deming Chen's group, DNNBuilder: An Automated Tool for Building High-Performance DNN Hardware Accelerators for FPGAs, won the best paper award.
The SyNRG group is combining wireless networking with acoustics to design new kinds of noise cancellation headphones. Check out the paper <here>.
Henry, Weidong, and Rakesh's research on low power (IoT) processors
wins ASPLOS 2017 Best Paper Award.
Jian Huang's research is in operating systems, architecture,
distributed systems, security, etc. He comes from Georgia Tech, and is the most recent addition to our CompE faculty.
Xun (Steve) Jian is now an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech CS. Congratulations, Steve! We are always looking forward to the excellent work on computer architecture from your HEAP Lab!
A research work titled “Leveraging Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration with Scalable ILP Based Task Scheduling,” won the A. K. Chowdhury Best Paper Award at the 33rd International Conference on VLSI Design (VLSID). The winning team members were Ashutosh Dhar, Mang Yu, Wei Zuo, Xiaohao Wang, Nam Sung Kim and Deming Chen.
ECE ILLINOIS alumnus Angky William (BS CompE '13) was recently named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. The members of this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list were chosen from over 2,000 entries, researched by a team of reporters, and evaluated by a list of judges.
A joint research work with the IBM Research, titled “Evaluating Characteristics of CUDA Communication Primitives on High-Bandwidth Interconnects,” won the Best Research Paper Award at the 10th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE). The winning team members were Carl Pearson, Abdul Dakkak, Sarah Hashash, Cheng Li, I-Hsin Chung, Jinjun Xiong, and Wen-mei Hwu.
Yi Lu was awarded the 2018 ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award for her work on Counter Braids. 10 years after its initial publication, the impact of the work stands still. Congratulations, Lu!
Anupam Das joins the CS Department at NC State University. Congratulations, Anupam! We look forward to more amazing research in security.
Wen-mei Hwu elected Chair of TcuARCH, the IEEE research community focussed on Computer Architecture.
The ACM Architecture community is chaired by Sarita from the CS department at UIUC.
Advised by Prof. Yi Lu, her thesis is on "Resource allocation in datacenter Networks: Novel Algorithms, State Space Collapse and Delay Minimization".
Janak Patel wins IEEE Contribution Medal for parallel fault simulations, ATPG sequential circuits, and Illinois scan architecture and several other outstanding contributions to testing.
The team from the Illinois Image Formation and Processing (IFP) group led by Prof. Thomas Huang placed first by a large margin in the premier IEEE Smart World NVIDIA AI City Challenge. Excellent job, IFP group members!
BackDoor shows high-frequency ultrasonic sounds can be designed to be recordable by unmodified smartphone microphones while remaining inaudible to humans, leading to applications including inaudible acoustic-jammer and in-air acoustic communication for IoT devices.
(Led by Nirupam)
A research work titled “XSP: Across-Stack Profiling and Analysis of Machine Learning Models on GPU won the Best Paper Award at the 34th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS). The winning team members were Cheng Li, Abdul Dakkak, Jinjun Xiong, Wei Wei, Lingjie Xu, and Wen-mei Hwu.
Illinois ECE Associate Professor Rakesh Kumar's 2005 paper “Interconnections in Multi-Core Architectures: Understanding Mechanisms, Overheads and Scaling,” co-authored with Victor Zyuban and Dean M. Tullsen, has been named the winner of the 2020 ACM SIGARCH and IEEE-CS TCCA ISCA Influential Paper Award.
Each year through the Google Faculty Research Awards, Google funds unrestricted support to a select number of research in the field of computer science and engineering. This year, three members, Haitham, Jian, and Shobha, from our CompE faculty received this honor.
Kirill Levchenko joins UIUC from UC San Diego. His work is on security and e-crimes. Thrilled to have you with us in CompE!
R. Srikant was awarded the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award for outstanding contributions in computation and communications related to congestion control and scheduling in networks.
Nam Sung Kim, for his work on circuit level timing speculation and dynamic voltage scaling, variants of which have been applied to recent commercial microprocessors, is in MICRO Hall of Fame. He also became an IEEE Fellow recently.
as Assistant Professor, and would continue her work on reliability and safety analysis
of large scale software systems.
Each year, IBM receives hundreds of applications from universities across the world for their prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship Award program. This year, CSL’s Saurabh Jha, student of Ravi Iyer, has been selected as just one of 24 nominees to have earned this honor.
Recently, ECE ILLINOIS Professor Nam Sung Kim became just the 24th researcher in the world to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of all three of the major computer architecture conferences.
ECE ILLINOIS Research Assistant Professor Tsung-Wei Huang recently won the 2019 ACM SIGDA Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation.
Congrats to Nirupam Roy on accepting a faculty position in CS at Univ. of Maryland, College Park! Hope Nirupam designs the Internet of many other Things!
Nitin Vaidya has joined Georgetown University as the Head of the Computer Science Department from Fall 2018. We are sad to see you leave, and also very excited about your new venture. Visit us often, Nitin.
One research work titled “Resource and Data Optimization for Hardware Implementation of Deep Neural Networks Targeting FPGA-based Edge Devices,” won the Best Paper Award at IEEE/ACM International Workshop on System-Level Interconnect Prediction 2018. The winning team members were Xinheng Liu, Dae Hee Kim, Chang Wu and Deming Chen.
Rakesh Kumar has been honored with the Stanley H. Pierce Faculty Award from UIUC's College of Engineering for outstanding student-faculty cooperation.
as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).
for 2 years in a row (2016 and 2017) in the security community.
His research on cryptocurrenies draws from techniques in PL, cryptography, and distributed computing.
Deming Chen's startup Inspirit IoT recently won first place at the IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2017 International Hardware Design Contest for developing an audio-based security system that can alert a central command center when trouble breaks out. Great job, Deming!