2016 Schedule

Thursday, February 25

Bus or shuttle transportation available 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 (GDC), as well as in Austin around the campus.

         3:00-4:00 p.m. | Check-in | GDC Atrium
        Please allow time to complete GradFest registration

4:00-6:00 p.m. | Faculty/Student Reception | GDC Atrium
Guests and faculty members

6:30-9:00 p.m. | Dinner  | Sao Paulo's Restaurante
Guests, hosts, and other graduate students

Friday, February 26

Transportation to campus provided by graduate students. 

8:00-8:30 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast | GDC Atrium & GDC 6.302

8:30-9:10 a.m. | Welcome and Tour of the Gates Dell Complex (GDC)  | Bruce Porter | GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge)

9:10-3:45 p.m. (ongoing) | Hospitality Suite Open | GDC North 5.202

9:20-10:05 a.m. | Research Area Presentations

3.516 - session chair Chandrajit Bajaj 3.816 - session chair Greg Plaxton
Warren Hunt - Formal Hardware and Software Verification Keshav Pingali - Programming Languages and Implementation
Etienne Vouga  - Graphics, Vision, and Scientific Computing Lili Qiu - Networking and Security
Kristen Grauman - Computer Vision Brent Waters - Cryptography

10:05-10:50 | Research Area Meet & Greet (visit all that interest you)

GDC 1st Floor South
Personal Autonomous Robotics Lab
Scott Niekum and Andrea Thomas

GDC 3rd Floor North    
Learning Agents Research Group    
Peter Stone    

Natural Language Learning    
Raymond Mooney   

GDC 4th Floor South    
Center for Big Data Analytics    
Inderjit Dhillon & Pradeep Ravikumar   

GDC 6th Floor North    
LASR (Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research)    
Lorenzo Alvisi, Vijay Chidambaram, Emmett Witchel, Simon Peter & Chris Rossbach

POB 2.102
Center for Computational Visualization
Chandrajit Bajaj & Etienne Vouga


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 

2:00-2:20 p.m. | Faculty Meetings 5

2:30-3:15 p.m.Spotlight on New UTCS Faculty

GDC 3.516 - session chair Greg Plaxton GDC 3.816 - session chair Chandrajit Bajaj
Scott Aaronson - Quantum Computing and Computational Complexity Vijay Chidambaram - Storage, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems
Dana Moshkovitz - Complexity Theory and Probabilistically Checkable Proofs Simon Peter - Operating Systems and Networks
Scott Niekum - Robots and Machine Learning Chris Rossbach - Operating Systems, Architecture, Concurrency, and Virtualization

       3:15-4:00 p.m. |  Research Area Meet and Greet (visit all that interest you)

GDC 4th Floor North
Algorithms and Computational Theory        
Scott Aaronson, Anna Gal, Adam Klivans, Dana Moshkovitz, Greg Plaxton, Eric Price, Vijaya Ramachandran, Brent Waters & David Zuckerman   

GDC 5th Floor South    
Programming Languages, Security, and Architecture    
Don Batory, William Cook, Isil Dillig, Tom Dillig & Calvin Lin

GDC 5th Floor North    
Don Fussell & Etienne Vouga  

GDC 6th Floor North    
Real-Time Cyber-Physical Systems        
Al Mok

GDC 7th Floor South        
Formal Hardware and Software Verification        
Warren Hunt, Marijn Heule, Matt Kaufmann & Bill Young

4:00-4:30 p.m. | Bull Session with GRACS (Graduate Representative Association of Computer Science) | GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge)

4:30-5:15 p.m. | Campus tour

5:15-6:30 p.m. | TGIF (Dinner) | The Varsity Pizza & Pints
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 27

Transportation to campus provided by graduate students. 

10:00-11:00 a.m. | Women's Coffee with Graduate Women in Computing (GWC) | Caffe Medici

11:00 a.m. (Optional) | Bike ride to Zilker Park, organized by GRACS
Registration required, availability of bikes is limited (or, bring your own bike)

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Brunch at Zilker Park, organized by GRACS
        GradFest participants, hosts, and other graduate students,
        Guests are Welcome with RSVP