Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

October 12, 2018

PhD Final Defense – Sierra Young
Human-Robot Interaction for Telemanipulation by Small, Unmanned Aerial Systems
Advisor: Professor Joshua Peschel
Date: Friday, October 26th, 10:00 am
Location: Newmark Laboratory Room 3350


October 12, 2018

PhD Final Defense – Raphael Stern

Impacts of increased vehicle automation on traffic flow and stability: theory and experiments

Advisor: Professor Daniel Work

Date: Friday October 26th, 1:00 pm

Location: 2311 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab


October 10, 2018

The USGS Central Midwest Water Science Center is looking for hydrologists to work in our Urbana, IL office.  A vacancy announcement has been opened on for Recent Graduate Hydrologists.  Below is the direct link to apply and attached is an Outreach document which can be distributed and contains further details on the positions.  Please share with anyone who may be interested.

October 8, 2018

Thursday, Oct 18, Room 233/235 Grainger Engineering Library, 12 noon-1:30 pm

Join IEEE Xplore, the Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee (EGSAC), and the Grainger Engineering Library for this overview on how to publish a paper in a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal. 

You'll learn:

-How to select an appropriate periodical or conference,

-How successful authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted,

-How to avoid common mistakes that will prevent your manuscript from being accepted,

-Insights into what editors look for in a submission and why editors reject papers,

-Strategies for using IEEE Xplore effectively for a literature review,

-And much more!

This session is open and free to all Illinois students, faculty, and staff. Although it is most relevant to ECE students and faculty, it contains quality information about the publication process for anyone interested in learning more.

RSVP for a free lunch here:


October 8, 2018

We will be having an update and Q&A session with the DGS, Professor Jeff Roesler. He will give an update on the building renovations, new graduate programs and policies, a job resource update, as well as time for students to ask questions. After the session, we will be serving pizza.