Let’s Try That Again, Sept. 17

Apologies for the confusion last week. Due to a number of issues, last week’s presentation has been rescheduled to September 17th.

The location of the social hours has also been changed to the conference room, CSL 301, until further notice to accommodate the hybrid Zoom format.  Check your email for the link!

 

This week, Mark Hart will present about the Engineering IT Shared Services and the overall research support landscape here at Illinois.

Come learn about many of the useful resources available to researchers in CSL, and stay afterwards to socialize with the other attendees!

BIO: Mark Hart has been an IT Professional at Illinois since 2004. In his career, he has worked in areas ranging from healthcare to network security, and this has led him to his current role as Assistant Director for Research Services with Engineering IT Shared Services. In his previous capacity as a Research Technology Facilitator, Mark served as an advocate for faculty and researchers, connecting them to the resources they need, and helping ensure those researchers have a voice in shaping the services they use. As AD for Research Services, Mark plans to continue that work with an eye on improving service offerings and support for the entire research workforce within The Grainger College of Engineering.

 

Recording available below:

https://illinois.zoom.us/rec/share/zZBB2uSYKVqkbCTWCrbSdFM3rCTJw0CF7OGhHLS2TkeC6GZa3EbVsfL7XgTuHyAS.00DAsccyspj009xF

CSL Social Hour, Sept. 10, 2021

This week, Mark Hart will present about the Engineering IT Shared Services and the overall research support landscape here at Illinois.

Come learn about many of the useful resources available to researchers in CSL, and stay afterwards to socialize with the other attendees!

BIO: Mark Hart has been an IT Professional at Illinois since 2004. In his career, he has worked in areas ranging from healthcare to network security, and this has led him to his current role as Assistant Director for Research Services with Engineering IT Shared Services. In his previous capacity as a Research Technology Facilitator, Mark served as an advocate for faculty and researchers, connecting them to the resources they need, and helping ensure those researchers have a voice in shaping the services they use. As AD for Research Services, Mark plans to continue that work with an eye on improving service offerings and support for the entire research workforce within The Grainger College of Engineering.

CSL Social Hours Are Back!

After a break caused by COVID-19, the CSL social hours have returned, Fridays at 3pm on the 3rd floor of CSL.

Stop by each week for a short presentation, and stick around afterwards to interact with the broader CSL community!

This website will once again be used to announce speakers, as well as post useful information such as slides.

The first social hour presentation of the academic year was given by Klara Nahrstedt, Director of CSL, and included an overview of the laboratory.
Additionally, the 2021 InstaRecon Innovation Scholarship was awarded to Gizem Tabak during the event. Congratulations!

The slides from the first social hour are below.

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CSL Social Hour, Apr. 26, 2019

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.

CSL Social Hour, Apr. 19, 2019

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.

 

CSL Social Hour, Apr. 5, 2019

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.

CSL Social Hour, Mar. 15, 2019

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.

CSL Social Hour, Mar. 1, 2019

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.

CSL Social Hour, Feb. 22, 2019

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.

 

CSL Social Hour, Feb. 1, 2019

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.”