2015 Schedule

Thursday, February 26

Shuttle transportation provided from the Austin airport to campus, dinner, or to student residences (depending on a participant's arrival time).  Transportation to dinner and host residences provided by graduate students.  We'll be on the UT Austin campus, in the Gates Dell Complex, as well as in Austin around the campus (see the GradFest map).

(Optional) 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Dinner at Serranos at Symphony Square
Guests, hosts, and other graduate students

Friday, February 27

Transportation to campus provided by graduate students. 

8:00-8:30 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast | GDC Atrium & GDC 2.104
Please allow time to complete GradFest registration

8:30-9:15 a.m. | Welcome and Tour of the Gates Dell Complex (GDC)  | Bruce Porter | GDC Auditorium, GDC 2.216

9:30-3:45 p.m. (ongoing) | Hospitality Suite Open | GDC North 5.202

9:30-10:50 a.m. | Research Area Presentations & Meet and Greet

Research Area Presentations (20-minutes each) 

9:30-9:50 a.m. | Graphics, Vision, and Scientific Computing | Etienne Vouga | GDC 3.516
10:00-10:20 a.m. | Networking and Security | Lili Qiu & Brent Waters | GDC 3.516
10:30-10:50 a.m. | Theory | Eric Price | GDC 3.516

Research Area Meet and Greet (ongoing) 

High-D Computational Geometry + Smart Data Analysis/Visualization | Chandrajit Bajaj & Etienne Vouga | POB 2.102
Learning Agents Research Group
| Peter Stone | GDC 3rd Floor North (Robosoccer Lab)
Natural Language Learning Group
| Raymond Mooney | GDC 3rd Floor North
Center for Big Data Analytics | Inderjit Dhillon & Pradeep Ravikumar | GDC 4th Floor South
Formal Hardware and Software Verification and Automated Reasoning
| Warren Hunt, Bill Young , Matt Kaufmann, & Marijn Heule | GDC 7th Floor South

11:00-11:20 a.m. | Faculty Meetings (or Break) 1
Each GradFest participant will have four Faculty Meetings

11:30-11:50 a.m. | Faculty Meetings 2 

12:00-12:50 p.m. | Lunch with Faculty Members  | GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge)

1:00-1:20 p.m. | Faculty Meetings 3

1:30-1:50 p.m. | Faculty Meetings 4 

2:00-2:30 p.m. | Faculty Meetings 5

2:30-3:50 p.m. |  Research Area Presentations & Meet and Greet

Research Area Presentations (20-minutes each) 

2:30-2:50 p.m. | Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning |  Peter Stone | GDC 5.516
3:00-3:20 p.m. | Systems Architecture | Calvin Lin | GDC 5.516
3:30-3:50 p.m. | Programmming Languages and Formal Methods |  Isil Dillig | GDC 5.516

Research Area Meet and Greet (ongoing)

Computational Logic and Knowledge Representation | Vladimir Lifschitz | GDC 3rd Floor South
Algorithms and Computational Theory |  Eric Price , Vijaya Ramachandran , & David Zuckerman |  GDC 4th Floor North
Graphics
 | Don Fussell & Etienne Vouga | GDC 5th Floor North
Programming Languages and Architecture
| William Cook, Isil Dillig, Calvin Lin, & Jayadev Misra | GDC 5th Floor North
LASR (Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research)
|
Lorenzo Alvisi & Emmett Witchel | GDC 6th Floor North
Real-time and Cyber-physical Systems Research
| Aloysius Mok | GDC 6th Floor North

3:50-4:30 p.m. | Bull Session with GRACS (Graduate Representative Association of Computer Science) | GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge)

4:30-6:30 p.m. | TGIF (Dinner) | Double Dave's Pizzaworks
Monthly event for graduate students and faculty members sponsored by UTCS Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) Partners

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. | Friday Night in Austin, organized by GRACS
GradFest participants, hosts, and other graduate students

Saturday, February 28

Transportation to campus provided by graduate students.  Shuttle transportation provided to the Austin airport throughout the day, from each of the event locations.

10:00-10:45 a.m. | Women's Coffee with Graduate Women in Computing (GWC) | Caffe Medici

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon | Closing Brunch with Bruce Porter | Texas Union Sinclair Room
Guests are Welcome with RSVP

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. | Campus Walk
Guests are Welcome

1:00 p.m. (Optional) | Bike ride to Zilker Park, organized by GRACS
Registation required, availability of bikes is limited (or, bring your own bike)
(Other transportation to Zilker Park will be provided)

1:00-5:00 p.m. (Optional) | Spend the Day at Zilker Park, organized by GRACS
GradFest participants, hosts, and other graduate students
Guests are Welcome with RSVP

5:30-6:45 p.m. (Optional) | Dinner on Mount Bonnell, organized by GRACS
GradFest participants, hosts, and other graduate students,
Guests are Welcome with RSVP

Beginning at 7:00 p.m. (Optional) | Party at a Graduate Student's Home, organized by GRACS
GradFest participants, hosts, and other graduate students
Guests are Welcome with RSVP

Sunday, March 1

Shuttle transportation provided to the Austin airport from host residences.