Thursday, February 23

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 24

Transportation to campus provided by graduate students. 

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

9:15-10:00 a.m. | Research Area Presentations (Session 1) | GDC North 1.304
Faculty speakers: Keshav Pingali, Scott Aaronson, Greg Durrett

10:05-10:50 | Research Area Meet & Greets

GDC 1st Floor South
Personal Autonomous Robotics Lab
Scott Niekum
&
Socially Intelligent Machines Lab
Andrea Thomaz

3rd Floor South
Computational Logic and Knowledge Representation
Vladimir Lifschitz

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

POB 2.102
Center for Computational Visualization
Chandrajit Bajaj, Qixing Huang & Etienne Vouga

11:00-11:45 a.m. | Research Area Presentations (Session 2) | GDC North 4.304
Faculty speakers: Simon Peter, Etienne Vouga Philipp Kraehenbuehl

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

1:00-1:20 p.m. | Faculty Meetings (or break) 1
Each GradFest participant will have up to three Faculty Meetings

1:30-1:50 p.m. | Faculty Meetings 2

2:00-2:20 p.m. | Faculty Meetings 3

2:30-2:50 p.m.Faculty Meetings 4

       3:00-3:45 p.m. |  Research Area Meet & Greets

GDC 3rd Floor North
Learning Agents Research Group
Peter Stone
&
Natural Language Learning
Raymond Mooney & Greg Durrett

GDC 4th Floor South
Computer Vision
Kristen Grauman, Philipp Krahenbuhl & Qixing Huang

GDC 5th Floor South
Program Analysis, Synthesis, and Verification
Isil Dillig & William Cook

GDC 5.414B
Real-time Cyber-Physical Systems
Al Mok

GDC 5th Floor North
Computer Graphics
Qixing Huang, Don Fussell & Etienne Vouga
&
Computer Architecture and Security
Calvin Lin

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

3:45-4:30 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 25

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