News Archive

Xin Lou

ADSC researches seek to advance autonomous cyber-physical system security

12/18/2020 - 10:06   ADSC research scientist Xin Lou is studying both internal and external attacks on sensor data in autonomous cyber-physical systems.
Flood waters across farmland

ADSC researchers study urban response to climate-related disasters

11/17/2020 - 09:50   ADSC is doing its part to address climate change by using artificial intelligence (AI) to assess how natural disasters caused by climate change could impact urban infrastructure.
Xin Lou

ADSC researcher improves power control system attack detection

07/29/2020 - 09:44   Cybersecurity is improving and advancing at a rapid pace, but so are cyber-attackers. ADSC research scientist Xin Lou is working on a new kind of anomaly detection software.
Binbin Chen

ADSC researchers to improve security for smart nation applications

07/15/2020 - 11:40   With an increasingly online population comes challenges in both implementation and security that must be solved before the technology can become a reality. A new research project being conducted by ADSC is tackling this issue.

CSL/ADSC researchers on team working to bolster critical system defense

05/01/2020 - 14:55   It is fairly common knowledge that technology people use daily such as cell phones, laptops, and tablets, could be susceptible to a cyberattack. A lesser known threat is that the power grid, water treatment plants, and other daily-use systems, are also susceptible. CSL and ADSC are working on a project to bolster the defense of such critical systems.
Daisuke Mashima

ADSC researcher develops virtual environment for cybersecurity research

03/27/2020 - 10:11   Evaluation of cybersecurity solutions in critical infrastructure, such as smart power grid systems, is an ongoing problem for many researchers. Finding a solution to this issue was the genesis of the project “Automated Framework for Generating Cyber-physical Range for Smart Grid.”
ADSC Researchers at the Techinnovation showcase

ADSC researchers demo security/robustness tech at 2019 Techinnovation

02/06/2020 - 09:13   ADSC researchers Utku Tefek, Ertem Esiner, and Lin Wei showcased two projects related to security/robustness in legacy cyber-physical systems at the 2019 Techinnovation in Singapore.
photo of a city with overlaying connected smart technology

ADSC researchers develop tool to secure "smart" infrastructure

01/27/2020 - 08:53   As the global trend to create “smarter” social infrastructures grows, the need for effective privacy-enhancing technology is greater than ever.
Photo of man conducting a lecture

ADSC researchers showcase UAS safety/security research to industry, government officials

11/06/2019 - 09:35   Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have many uses and are growing in popularity. But because they do not utilize human pilots onboard the craft, they can pose a hazard to humans as well as the environment.

ADSC researchers receive EMA grant for enhancing power system resilience

04/24/2019 - 08:45   ADSC researchers are working on a project that looks at developing a device to improve the power grid’s situational awareness and minimize the impact of cyber-attacks, especially as the number of intelligent devices connect to the grid continues to grow.
ADSC looks to study attacks on industrial control systems

Smart grid honeypots offer effective way to study attacks on industrial control systems

01/16/2019 - 09:30   As cybersecurity continues to be a worldwide concern, ADSC researchers are working to improve upon and apply a technology that has been proven to be reliable in identifying and analyzing security attacks
Deming Chen

Illinois researchers pursue the best of both worlds – top performance and high programmability – under new DARPA project

09/28/2018 - 09:15   You might not think of high-performance computing and high programmability as things that go hand in hand—unless you’re ADSC researcher Deming Chen and CSL researcher Wen-mei Hwu.
Deming Chen

Chen's Inspirit IoT startup making waves in industry, academia

09/13/2018 - 09:00   Inspirit IoT, a startup company co-founded by CSL's Deming Chen to advance smart sound and smart vision applications, recently secured late-seed funding from Beijing-based Senscape Technologies.
William Sanders

Sanders named interim director

09/13/2018 - 08:45   William H Sanders has been named interim director of the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), a new world-class innovation center led by the U of I System.
Facial recognition research. Photo from Opsis

Researchers have great showing in emotion recognition challenge

07/29/2018 - 10:00   .ADSC researchers have been celebrating successes in emotion recognition for several years, including ranking among the best globally in facial expression recognition and commercializing recognition technology.
News story image

Illinois launches major cybersecurity initiative in Singapore

01/11/2018 - 04:45   The new initiative, funded by the National Reseach Foundation, will work to make information systems both trustworthy and secure.

ADSC receives grant to develop UAS safety-security guidelines

12/07/2017 - 03:45   Monitoring dynamic factors, such as flight plans, weather, civil events and building model updates, are essential to ensuring UAS operation safety.
Bill Sanders

Sanders testifies at Congressional hearing on resiliency

10/27/2017 - 06:45   ECE Department Head and ADSC researcher William H. Sanders speaks to Congress about electric grid and cyber resiliency.

ADSC, Illinois researchers win DAC-IoT competition with low-cost audio security system

08/08/2017 - 09:41   Researchers teamed up with startup Inspirit IoT to develop a low-cost, audio-based security system that can alert a central command center when trouble breaks out.

Researchers win best paper at sensor networks conference

07/12/2017 - 10:09   The research promotes securing the power grid using natural timestamps in the power grid’s frequency fluctuations sensed from the powerline electromagnetic radiation (EMR).