Talks & Events

TGIF with Schlumberger

Date: Apr 24, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:

All CS grad students, faculty and staff are invited to join Schlumberger for a TGIF celebration!

Jolly Game Jam

Date: Apr 25, 2015 (All day)
Location: GDC 6.302

COME JOIN THE BEST GAME JAM IN THE VERSE.

We changed the world with Words With Friends. We led the charge in the mobile gaming revolution by making beloved games that brought the world together. We created 100 million new gamers out of people who had never played games before in their lives. It was totally awesome.

Now we’re starting a new revolution. We’re creating a mecca of game development in Austin, with world-class people, culture, and compensation. We are inventing a series of sexy and dangerous new games on a host of diverse platforms. We’re looking for allies. Want to show us what you’ve got?

LET’S MAKE GAMES TOGETHER.

★ Finish the weekend with a fully functional video game.
★ Everything you build is yours to keep. Resume builder? Side project? Anything!
★ Get feedback from industry experts hacking alongside you.
★ We’ll give you game prototypes to let you hit the... Read more

Jolly Game Jam

Date: Apr 26, 2015 (All day)
Location: GDC 6.302

COME JOIN THE BEST GAME JAM IN THE VERSE.

We changed the world with Words With Friends. We led the charge in the mobile gaming revolution by making beloved games that brought the world together. We created 100 million new gamers out of people who had never played games before in their lives. It was totally awesome.

Now we’re starting a new revolution. We’re creating a mecca of game development in Austin, with world-class people, culture, and compensation. We are inventing a series of sexy and dangerous new games on a host of diverse platforms. We’re looking for allies. Want to show us what you’ve got?

LET’S MAKE GAMES TOGETHER.

★ Finish the weekend with a fully functional video game.
★ Everything you build is yours to keep. Resume builder? Side project? Anything!
★ Get feedback from industry experts hacking alongside you.
★ We’ll give you game prototypes to let you hit the... Read more

UTCS Faculty Candidate - Anca Dragan, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, "Interaction as Manipulation"

Date: Apr 28, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: GDC 2.216

Signup Schedule: http://apps.cs.utexas.edu/talkschedules/cgi/list_events.cgi

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Other Interested Parties

Host:  Peter Stone

Talk Abstract: The goal of my research is to enable robots to work with, around, and in support of people, autonomously producing behavior that reasons about both their function _and_ their interaction with humans. I aim to develop a formal understanding of interaction that leads to algorithms which are informed by mathematical models of how humans interact with robots, enabling generalization across robot morphologies and interaction modalities.

In this talk, I will focus on one specific instance... Read more

Senior Banquet - brought to you by Project Giving Tree

Date: Apr 28, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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All seniors are invited to attend this special, end-of-the-year senior banquet. Enjoy one last meal with your fellow seniors, hear a special guest speaker give advice about your impending graduation, and participate in the raffle to win prizes like Alamo Drafthouse gift certificates and brand new Xboxes! 

Scholarship Dinner

Date: May 6, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Scholarship awards dinner to recognize all scholarship donors and recognize the acheivements of the recipients. 

Brain Freeze with Dante Inc.

Date: May 7, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

TBD

Rise and Dine with the CIA

Date: May 8, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Location:

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Programming Languages Lunch - Franz Franchetti, Carnegie Mellon University, "Formal Software Synthesis of Computational Kernels"

Date: Jun 8, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: GDC 6.302

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Other Interested Parties

Host:  Robert van de Geijn

Talk Abstract: In this talk we address the question of how to automatically map computational kernels across a wide range of computing platforms to highly efficient code, and prove the correctness of the synthesized code. This addresses two fundamental problems that software developers are faced with: performance portability across the ever-changing landscape of parallel platforms, and verifiable correctness of sophisticated floating-point code. The problem is attacked as follows: We develop a formal framework to capture computational algorithms, computing platforms, and program transformations of interest, using a unifying mathematical formalism we call operator language (OL). Then we cast the problem of synthesizing highly optimized computational... Read more

TGIF

Date: Aug 28, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:

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Rise & Dine

Date: Aug 31, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: GDC Atrium

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Google Tech Talk

Date: Sep 1, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Brain Freeze

Date: Sep 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

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Food for Thought

Date: Sep 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: GDC 6.302

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Rise & Dine

Date: Sep 14, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: GDC Atrium

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FoCS Career Brunch

Date: Sep 21, 2015 8:30am - 11:00am
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This is an invitation-only event. 

CNS Fall Career Expo

Date: Sep 21, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Frank Erwin Center

The Career Expo is held each year in September. Approximately 200 employers who hire students from various natural sciences backgrounds attend. Employers in attendance are seeking candidates for full-time, part-time and internship positions.

IBM Watson Hub

Date: Sep 22, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

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IBM Watson - Dinner, Demos & Job Info

Date: Sep 22, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location:

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Food for Thought

Date: Sep 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: GDC 6.302

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TGIF

Date: Sep 25, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:

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Rise & Dine

Date: Sep 28, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: GDC Atrium

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