Parasol Laboratory | University of Illinois

Recent news

  • Opportunity for students: Open Source Software Development for Robot Task and Motion Planning. We are looking for UIUC students interested in joining our efforts to develop the Parasol Planning Library (PPL), our open source C++ library for robot task and motion planning. Students can join at the start of the Spring, Summer, or Fall semester. You can find more information and apply through the CS Opportunities page.
  • Our paper on skeleton-guided random motion planning has been published at the 2020 IROS conference.
  • Our paper on using guided motion planning to study binding site accessibility has been published at the 2020 ACM-BCB's CSB workshop.
  • The Parasol lab welcomed six new graduate students for Fall 2020.

The Parasol laboratory is a focal point for research related to next-generation computing languages and systems and for the development of algorithms and applications that exploit these to solve computation and/or data intensive applications. Due to its application-centric focus, the Parasol Lab creates a uniquely favorable environment for multidisciplinary collaboration between systems and application developers.

Parasol software and systems projects include: the study and development of novel algorithmic, architecture and compiler techniques for the optimization of parallel and distributed systems, the design and implementation of compiler driven software productivity improvement tools, software verification, and performance modeling and prediction.

Parasol applications projects include: the development of optimized algorithms for applications from domains such as computer-aided design (CAD), computational biology, computational geophysics, computational neuroscience, computational physics, robotics, and virtual reality.