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1066 ECE Building
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Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-6376
bradp@illinois.edu

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Professor Don Bitzer: Father of PLATO discusses his work

Professor Don Bitzer: Father of PLATO discusses his work

Alumnus and Professor Emeritus Don Bitzer is renowned for developing PLATO, which he talked about during a recent visit to campus.
ECE students involved in work on prosthetic hand with sensory feedback

ECE students involved in work on prosthetic hand with sensory feedback

A team of students, including four ECE undergrads, are developing an affordable prosthetic hand that can return both motor and sensory functions to its user.
New paradigm enables more secure, reliable control networks for power grid

New paradigm enables more secure, reliable control networks for power grid

Several ECE faculty members are working on a $4.9 million Department of Energy project that will monitor, configure, and maintain safe, reliable network traffic flows in energy system control networks.
Alumnus Bob Johnson: brigadier general, electrical engineer and polo player at 89

Alumnus Bob Johnson: brigadier general, electrical engineer and polo player at 89

Alumnus Bob Johnson (BSEE '38) served in the pacific theatre of the Second World War, reached the rank of brigadier general, worked as an electrical engineer, and played competitive polo until the age of 87.
Hwu's MulticoreWare ranks in top 110 fastest-growing private companies

Hwu's MulticoreWare ranks in top 110 fastest-growing private companies

Wen-Mei Hwu's company, MulticoreWare, was recently recognized by Inc.com as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in America.
Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast

Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast

A team of researchers from Illinois and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, co-led by ECE professor Xiuling Li, has developed a method for studying the growth of neurons by ushering them into microtubes that simulate the conditions of neuron growth in the human brain.
ECE alums crowdfunding the first artificially intelligent cat toy

ECE alums crowdfunding the first artificially intelligent cat toy

Three ECE ILLINOIS alumni are on their way to crowdfunding the first artificially intelligent cat toy.
Choquette elected president of IEEE Photonics Society

Choquette elected president of IEEE Photonics Society

Professor Kent Choquette will soon take on the position of president of the IEEE Photonics Society.
Hwu wins 2014 B. Ramakrishna Rau Award

Hwu wins 2014 B. Ramakrishna Rau Award

Professor Wen-mei Hwu has won the 2014 B. Ramakrishna Rau Award from the IEEE Computer Society.
New research looks at how online information can be manipulated

New research looks at how online information can be manipulated

Associate Professor Michael Bailey has received a $225,000 NSF grant to study whether personalized information services on the Internet may be a new feeding ground for cyberattackers.

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Editor's note: media inquiries should be directed to Brad Petersen, Director of Communications, at bradp@illinois.edu or (217) 244-6376.