CSL Social Hour, Apr 24, 2015

The weekly CSL Social Hour will be held in CSL 369 (student lounge) from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

This week, Philip Paré, is going to talk about his research at Social Hour. The topic of his talk is going to be “Stability Analysis and Control of Virus Spread over Time-Varying Networks.











Philip Paré is a second semester PhD student in the ECE Department working with Angelia Nedich and Carolyn Beck. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Math and a masters in Computer Science, both from Brigham Young University. His research interest include modeling, control, and model reduction of dynamic networked systems. For more information please see his website. In his spare time he likes to hang out with his family and friends, play sports, eat good food, and enjoy the outdoors.

Special CSL Social Hour, April 10, 2015

This week we are going to have a special social hour, which is going to be held on Friday April 10, 3:00 pm, in CSL 301.









On Friday, We are glad to have Prof. Madhu Viswanathan at our Social hour. Prof. Viswanathan is the Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business at UIUC. He has been a faculty here since 1990. He earned a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, 1985) and a PhD in Marketing (University of Minessota, 1990). He founded and directs the Marketplace Literacy Project , a non-profit organization, pioneering the design and delivery of marketplace literacy education to low-income consumers and subsistence marketplaces. This was a brief introduction. Come to the Social Hour to learn more about his projects and research.

This is a special social hour, I hope you enjoy it.

CSL Social Hour, April 3, 2015

The weekly CSL Social Hour will be held in CSL 369 (student lounge) from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

This week, Abhishek Dutta, is going to talk about his research on “Stealth Attacks on Control Systems”.











Abhishek Dutta holds a PhD in electromechanical engineering (model predictive control) under the supervision of Robin De Keyser at Ghent University and under the advise of Jan Maciejowski as a junior member of Wolfson College Cambridge. He has a MSc with distinction from University of Edinburgh with an informatics prize for outstanding thesis and a MSc from University of Trento with 110/110. He has held research positions at TU Munich and NTU and is currently an aerospace postdoc working on system security with Cedric Longbort.

CSL Social Hour, March 20, 2015

The weekly CSL Social Hour will be held in CSL 369 (student lounge) from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

This week, Mayank Baranwal is going to talk about his research. The title of the talk is “Fast and Robust Control of Nano-positioning System”.











Mayank is a fourth year graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. He is working with Prof. Srinivasa Salapaka on topics related to implementation of Robust Control Theory to high speed Atomic Force Microscopy; control of Power Electronic System and Micro-grids; and most recently on analysis of meta-heuristic clustering techniques with application to some real world problems, such as grid reduction, pick up and delivery problem with time-windows, etc. An ardent Cricket fan, he enjoys watching and playing cricket a lot. He also has an inclination toward painting.

Webinar on Writing Quality Technical Papers, March 3, 2015

IEEE PES is sponsoring a webinar on writing a technical paper on, March 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

In this presentation Prof. Saifur Rahman will highlight issues with paper structure, conference vs. journal papers, ethics, where to publish, open access, impact factor, etc. With input from the IEEE Client Services staff he will also highlight the IEEE publications business, the value and quality of IEEE publications, and the broad topical areas IEEE publications cover.


CSL Social Hour, Feb 13, 2015

The weekly CSL Social Hour will be held this time in CSL 301, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The room is changed for a special occasion.

This week, we are going to have Prof.Steven Lavalle at our social hour. He is a professor of computer science and robotics, here at UIUC. Moreover, He was principal scientist at Oculus VR Inc. Which is the California-based startup behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.









This is a special social hour, I hope you enjoy it.

CSL Social Hour, Feb 6, 2015

The weekly CSL Social Hour will be held in CSL 369 (student lounge) from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

To know CSL better, we decided to introduce CSL centers at Social hour. And CSL has seven centers!! So we decided to start with SONIC. And today we have Sai Zhang to talk about SONIC and his research. Come to the lounge at 3:00 pm to know more about SONIC, and have fun.








Sai Zhang received the B.S. in Electronic Science and Technology (with distinction) from University of Science and Technology of China. Since 2010, he has joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2012. Currently, he is a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 2010, he has been a Research Assistant in Coordinated Science Laboratory. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, he was with Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, in the Embedded Processing Systems R&D Labs, where he was involved with designing reconfigurable error correction codec for memory and researching written once memory coding schemes for NVMs. His research interests are in the design of low power error resilient integrated circuits and architectures. He is a student member of the IEEE.


CSL Social hour, Jan 30, 2015

This is the first CSL Social hour for Spring 2015. Where the Video-of-the-month is announced.

There is an opportunity for students, post-docs to give a short (5 minutes), informal talk. if you are interested fill out the sheet below and send an E-mail to  taghvae2@illinois.edu  


The idea is to get to know people from different areas of CSL, socialize, and have fun.

And here is a picture from last semester.