We are finally in last week of spring semester, and like most of good things in life, we have reached last social hour of semester. However, we are glad to have Arun Raman as this week’s guest speaker. Arun will talk about “Liveness Enforcing Supervisory Policies for Discrete Event Systems Modelled by Petri Nets” this Friday, April. 26th 3pm at CSL369.
Bio: Arun is a fourth year PhD student majoring in Systems Engineering. He is working with Prof. R. S. Sreenivas in the area of Control of Discrete Event Systems. Besides research and people, he spends his time with cricket, running, yoga and subtitled (translated) Japanese animes (manga). He is also the current President of the Cricket Club on campus.
We are glad to have Arun Lakshmanan as this weeks guest speaker. Allan will talk about ” Proximity Queries for Parametric Curves ” this Friday, April. 19th 3pm at CSL369.
Bio: Arun is a third year PhD student in Prof. Naira Hovakimyan’s group. He received a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology (India) and a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UIUC. His research interests are in computationally efficient methods for motion planning in robotic systems. Outside of PhD life, he loves to read fantasy and sci-fi books.
We are very pleased to have a social hour this week, different than previous ones. This Friday, unlike previous weeks we have prepared a fun Trivia game that will test your knowledge on CSL, who is who in CSL and some random (but interesting) UIUC facts. As always coffee and cookies will be served. Social hour will be held on Friday, April 5th at 3:00PM in 369 CSL.
Spring break is almost upon us, and at last we can relax a bit from busy academic life (joking). Since Spring is approaching, at least in calendar, This week we will talk about Iranian new year. Iranian new year begins at the first day of spring so there has always been a close association between the two. Please join us this Friday, March 15th 3pm at CSL369 if you like to know more about Iranian new year celebration.
We are glad to have Jaejun Park as this weeks guest speaker. Jaejun will talk about “Design of Anti-skid Foot with Passive Slip Detection Mechanism” this Friday, March 1st 3pm at CSL369.
Bio: Jaejun Park is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Mechanical Science and Engineering program, where he is studying to develop a system of contact detection and control of a quadruped robot under Prof. Prashant Mehta. He is interested in state estimation filter, control of legged robots, bio-inspired design, and skin sensors. He is also interested in the study of origami and wearable robots. Jaejun enjoys workouts, traveling and organizing social parties.
We are glad to have Allan Axelrod as this weeks guest speaker. Allan will talk about “Gaussian bandit problem” and “Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO)” this Friday, Feb. 22th 3pm at CSL369.
Bio: Allan Axelrod is a member of the Graduate Employees’ Organization and his research focuses on the explore-exploit dilemma in machine learning. His talk will be in 2 short parts. The first part will be a brief overview of his working paper on the Gaussian bandit problem, which is foundational to deep reinforcement learning methods where Gaussian noise is used to distort training samples. The second part will be about recent gains made by the Graduate Employees’ Organization on behalf of graduate employees on campus and what additional gains can be together as graduate employees.
As many of you already know, in February, CSL holds one of its most anticipated events of the year, CSL student conference. Considering the great interest by both faculty and students to know more about this year’s conference highlights, we have arranged for conference organizers to give a talk at social hour this Friday, Feb. 1 at 3:00PM in 369CSL.
Message from Conference Committee: “For CSL social hour this week, come preview the 14th annual CSL Student Conference, where the conference committee will provide an exciting sneak peek of this year’s speakers, conference activities, and industry outreach.”
During this first Social Hour of Spring 2019 semester, Professor Klara Nahrstedt, Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory will welcome CSL graduate students, postdocs and faculty to the new semester and provide updates on various upcoming activities in Spring 2019. Discussion points will be the upcoming CSL Student Conference 2019, Video of the Month, PhD Thesis Award process, RT Chien Lecture, and other CSL-relevant information. Join us this Friday Jan. 25th at CSL 369 for snacks, coffee/tee and conversation with the CSL Director.
Bio: Klara Nahrstedt is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Full Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science Department, and the Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Klara Nahrstedt received her BA in mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, in 1984, and M.Sc. degree in numerical analysis from the same university in 1985. She was a research scientist in the Institute for Informatik in Berlin until 1990. In 1995 she received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Computer and Information Science. She is the ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and the Member of Leopoldina German National Academy of Sciences.
We at CSL social hour organization, are very pleased to host last social hour of year 2018. This Friday, we will have Prof. Klara Nahrstedt providing concluding remarks and also video of the month award. This Friday we will have coffee and German cookies (Thanks to Prof. Nahrstedt). Social hour will be held on Friday, Dec 7th at 3:00PM in 369 CSL.
We are very pleased to have a social hour this week, different than previous ones. This Friday, unlike previous weeks we will not have a guest speaker, however we have prepared a fun Trivia game that will test your knowledge on CSL, who is who in CSL and some random (but interesting) academia facts. As always coffee and cookies will be served. Social hour will be held on Friday, Nov 30th at 3:00PM in 369 CSL.