ECE ILLINOIS - In the Media http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/inthemedia.asp Media appearances for ECE ILLINOIS Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 CDT 5 Smartphone Based Biosensors?Just What the mDiagnostician Ordered (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News) http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/smartphone-based-biosensors-just-what-the-mdiagnostician-ordered/77900222/ A wedge-shaped cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone's built-in camera and processing power a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses, and various target molecules. ECE Professor Brian Cunningham led the team that developed it. Kevin Mayer Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 CDT Boppart's device spots bacteria behind eardrum (Science 360 News Service) http://news.science360.gov/archives/20140722 This video explains technology developed by Professor Stephen Boppart that detects bacteria behind the eardrum. Inside Science TV Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT Nanotech Taught To Area Teachers (WICD) http://www.wicd15.com/news/top-stories/stories/nanotech-taught-area-teachers-10837.shtml Local high-school science teachers are learning about nanotechnology on the Illinois campus this summer, with help from several ECE faculty members. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT Big projects on pace on campus (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-07-18/big-projects-pace-campus.html Story about construction on campus mentions the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building. Julie Wurth, The News-Gazette Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT University of Illinois researchers demonstrate novel, tunable nanoantennas (Science Codex) http://www.sciencecodex.com/university_of_illinois_researchers_demonstrate_novel_tunable_nanoantennas-137460 An ECE alumnus, student, and post-doc are involved in an Illinois research team that developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT Stephen Boppart: Developing new optical imaging techniques for clinical use (SPIE) http://spie.org/x108282.xml Professor Stephen Boppart and his work are featured in this SPIE video. SPIE Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT The Hacker (Elle) http://www.elle.com/life-love/society-career/google-parisa-tabriz-profile-3 ECE Associate Professor Nikita Borisov describes his student, Google's top hacker Parisa Tabriz, as "highly motivated and driven," as well as someone who can connect with others. Clare Malone (Elle) Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce (NPR) http://engineering.illinois.edu/news/article/http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/01/327204491/ibms-watson-is-out-with-its-own-barbecue-sauce ECE Assistant Professor Lav Varshney is mentioned in a story on NPR's website, about IBM Watson's barbecue sauce. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT Top of the Morning: Beckman Institute (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-06-30/top-morning-june-30-2014-archives.html ECE Professor Stephen E. Levinson and Associate Professor Gabriel Popescu were mentioned in The News-Gazette for their innovative work at The Beckman Institute. Michael Howie, The News-Gazette Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 CDT Construction's in high gear on campus (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-06-23/constructions-high-gear-campus.html The Electrical and Computer Engineering Building is mentioned as one of several on-campus construction projects this summer. Christine Des Garennes, The News-Gazette Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 CDT Professor Sanjay Patel quoted in story about Amazon's Fire Phone (CBS) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-unveils-3d-fire-phone-with-3d-display/ How does (Amazon's Fire Phone) work? "Amazon is doing two things that are different," Sanjay Patel, professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and CEO at Personify, an immersive video technology company, told CBS News. CBS News Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 CDT New PostiPhone biosensor does the work of a $50,000 lab-based machine (Gizmag) http://www.gizmag.com/iphone-photonic-biosensor/27654/ We already know that smartphones can perform many of the same features as more expensive computers, cameras and other devices. Now, a portable iPhone cradle made up of about $200 worth of electronics is claimed to be as accurate of a biosensor as a $50,000 spectrophotometer that remains stuck in a lab. The device was developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, by a team led by Prof. Brian Cunningham. Ben Coxworth Sat, 24 May 2014 00:00:00 CDT U of I gets NSA grant to improve cyber-security (WCIA) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/story/d/story/ui-gets-nsa-grant-to-improve-cyber-security/20914/3sCIziDw4kqEGELBN6D_FA ECE Interim Department Head Bill Sanders explains a $2.1 million grant the University of Illinois has received from the National Security Agency to research cybersecurity. Gary Brode (WCIA) Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 CDT Biosensors in your pocket (Spark with Nora Young) http://www.cbc.ca/spark/blog/2014/05/18/biosensors-in-your-pocket/ ECE Professor Brian Cunningham explains the next-generation of biosensors. They're able to detect small amounts of viruses, pathogens, and other contaminants in you and the world around you, all with the help of your smartphone. Nora Young (CBC Radio) Sun, 18 May 2014 00:00:00 CDT Now Your Phone's Tilt Sensor Can Identify You (MIT Technology Review) http://www.technologyreview.com/news/527031/now-your-phones-tilt-sensor-can-identify-you/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=twitter The sensor that lets your phone know which way the screen is oriented also - thanks to minute manufacturing variations - emits a unique data "fingerprint" that could allow your phone to be tracked, even if all other privacy settings are locked down, researchers say. David Talbot, MIT Technology Review Thu, 1 May 2014 00:00:00 CDT How your phone is revealing your location, regardless of privacy settings (The Telegraph) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/10795009/How-your-phone-is-revealing-your-location-regardless-of-privacy-settings.html Data gathered by smartphone sensors can be used to identify you, pinpoint your location and monitor your phone, irrespective of your privacy settings, new research has found. Rhiannon Williams, The Telegraph Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:00:00 CDT EP Purification win will get product ready for market (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/business/2014-04-08/ep-purification-win-will-get-product-ready-market.html CHAMPAIGN - A Champaign company that won $100,000 in a clean-energy competition last week says it plans to use the money to get its product ready for market. Don Dodson, The News-Gazette Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 CDT SERS tubing makes intravenous drug delivery safer (Chemistry World) http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/04/sers-tubing-intravenous-drug-delivery-safer Recent research, led by ECE Professor Brian Cunningham at the University of Illinois, has produced biomedical tubing that uses surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to monitor the contents and concentrations of drugs within a patient’s IV line. Jessica Cocker, Chemistry World Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:00:00 CDT EP Purification Inc., wins $100,000 in Clean Energy Challenge 2014 (Crain's Chicago Business) http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140403/NEWS11/140409866/startups-and-students-win-500000-in-clean-energy-challenge?r=3448I5800923H9W EP Purification Inc., based in Champaign, won $100,000 from Wells Fargo & Co. as the best early-stage company that presented its business model to a panel of judges and others in the challenge, sponsored by the Clean Energy Trust. Judith Nemes, Crain's Chicago Business Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:00:00 CDT Technique Captures Striking Video of Neurons in Mid-Connection (NBC News) http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/technique-captures-striking-video-neurons-mid-connection-n66396 Neuroscientists in Illinois have invented a new way to visualize groups of neurons as they grow and make connections with one another. The resulting imagery is as insightful as it is beautiful. Devin Coldewey (NBC News) Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CDT