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October 10, 2023
SIU prof gets $588K grant to shrink AI’s carbon footprint - Tim Crosby
Big data and big AI need big power to operate. That’s why a researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is studying ways to make this growing tech sector greener. Iraklis Anagnostopoulos, an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, recently received a three-year, $588,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study substantially improving the sustainability of modern edge data centers by mitigating the environmental impact of AI and boosting the efficiency of data processing.

September 22, 2023
Outstanding faculty recognized at SIU Board of Trustees meeting - 2023 Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University System
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees met at the SIUE East. St. Louis campus this week. During the meeting, the 2023 Faculty Collaboration and the Inventor of the Year Awards were presented. The Inventor of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Spyros Tragoudas, Professor and Director of the SIU Carbondale School of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering. During his tenure at SIUC, which began in 2001, Dr. Tragoudas has secured three issued patents and has been involved with five separate patent applications for the SIU System. His research interests are in embedded systems, electronic design automation, and machine learning.

September 18, 2023
SIU researcher seeks to stabilize complex, uncertain water supply systems - Tim Crosby
Everyone knows that sinking feeling when you turn on the faucet and nothing comes out. A Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher’s work aims to provide a water system design to avoid such crises. Sangmin Shin, assistant professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, recently received a $200,000 Engineering Research Initiation grant from the National Science Foundation to create new design focusing on establishing a water microgrid system — a network of networks melding centralized and decentralized water supply systems.

July 13, 2023
SIU profs among recipients of $120K in innovation grants - Tim Crosby
Four SIU faculty members are part of multi-university, interdisciplinary teams receiving a total of $120,000 in grants from the Illinois Innovation Network.

June 01, 2023
SIU researchers get $100,000 more to treat toxic algae blooms with sunlight, nanoparticles - Tim Crosby
A research team at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will continue its work on mitigating a common but toxic problem afflicting small bodies of water throughout the country, thanks to a new two-year $100,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. Jia Liu, associate professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, is leading a crew of professors and students working on ways to eliminate toxic algae blooms by using solar power combined with iron-based nanomaterials to destroy its harmful effects. Her team’s research is focused on Campus Lake at SIU and Carbondale Reservoir, but the problem exists everywhere.

March 28, 2023
SIU robotics teams gear up for battle, moon mining - Tim Crosby
Two teams of up-and-coming engineers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are getting ready to rumble – robot style – while a third team is building one that theoretically could remotely mine the moon for precious minerals. Robots are just a thing at SIU.

March 02, 2023
SIU student cybersecurity team among top in the Midwest - Tim Crosby
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s student cybersecurity team placed as one of the top teams among students from three states during a recent competition, catapulting the Security Dawgs into an additional round of competition this weekend. The Security Dawgs placed third out of 18 teams from Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin at the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Feb. 18. The team also placed second in the Illinois state portion of the contest.

February 22, 2023
SIU to offer 10-week course to meet demand for civil engineering technicians - Tim Crosby
Southern Illinois University Carbondale will offer a free training program this spring to address the shortage of entry-level civil engineering technicians in construction industries and ultimately improve infrastructure, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

February 09, 2023
Co-op education program gives Carbondale student SIU lab experiences - LES O’DELL The Southern
The idea of a high school cooperative education program is to introduce life skills and allow students to explore possible career paths. For Carbondale Community High School senior Isaiah Duckworth, the experience has given him much more. Through a unique arrangement, Duckworth has been working alongside college students in a mechanical engineering laboratory at Southern Illinois University, not only assisting with research, but laying a foundation for his future education and career.

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