2014 Schedule

Thursday, February 20

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 Scholz Garten
Guests, hosts, and other graduate students

Friday, February 21

Transportation to campus and evening events provided by graduate students.

8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge) 
9:00-9:10 a.m Welcome
Bruce Porter, Department Chair
GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge) 
9:20-9:40 a.m.
Faculty Panel
Artificial Intelligence
Ray Mooney
Peter Stone
GDC 2.210 
Programming
Languages and
Parallel Computing
Işil Dillig
Keshav Pingali
GDC North 4.304 
9:30-3:45 p.m.(ongoing) Hospitatlity Suite Open (Relax with a snack in the Grad Lounge)
GDC North 5.202
9:50-10:10 a.m. Faculty Meetings and Break Time 1
10:20-10:40 a.m. Faculty Meetings and Break Time 2
10:50-11:10 a.m. Faculty Meetings and Break Time 3
11:15 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Research Group Open House (visit all that interest you)
Mechanized Reasoning
and Analysis
Warren Hunt
Matt Kaufmann
GDC South 7.808
Programming Models
and Languages

William Cook
Işil Dillig
Jayadev Misra
GDC South 5.816
Learning Agents
Research Group

Peter Stone
GDC North 3.436
Graphics and Parallel
Systems &
Compilers and
Computer Architecture

Don Fussell
Calvin Lin
GDC North 5.500 Hallway
(near 5.512) 

Computational Biology,
Image Processing,
Computer Graphics,
Visualization
Chandrajit Bajaj
Etienne Vouga
POB 2.102

Faster than Light
Large-Scale

Data Analytics
Keshav Pingali
POB 4.104 
Theoretical Computer
Science
Anna GálAdam Klivans,
Greg PlaxtonEric Price,
Vijaya Ramachandran,
David Zuckerman 
GDC North 4.516 

Data Mining and Machine
Learning Lab
Inderjit Dhillon
GDC South 4.710A 

LASR Systems
Emmett Witchel
GDC North 6.516

 

12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch with Faculty Members
GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge)
1:45-2:05 p.m.
Faculty Panel
Theory
Eric Price
GDC North 1.304
Computational
Biology
Chandrajit Bajaj
Bill Press
GDC 3.516
2:15-2:35 p.m. Faculty Meetings and Break Time 4
2:45-3:05 p.m. Faculty Meetings and Break Time 5
3:15-3:35 p.m.
Faculty Panel

Security and Crypto
Brent Waters
Emmett Witchel

GDC North 4.304

Data Mining and
Machine Learning
  
Pradeep Ravikumar
GDC North 5.304
3:45-4:30 p.m. Bull Session with Current Graduate Students
GDC North 6.302 (Faculty Lounge)
Organized by GRACS
(Graduate Representative Association of Computer Science)
4:30-6:30 p.m. TGIF (Dinner)
Double Dave's Pizzaworks
Monthly event for graduate students and faculty members 
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday Night in Austin
Organized by GRACS
Guests, hosts, and other graduate students

Saturday, February 22

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

9:00-9:45 a.m. Women's Coffee
GDC Sixth Floor Collaboration Bridge
Organized by Graduate Women in Computing (GWC)
10:00-11:00 a.m. Brunch
Bruce Porter, Department Chair
GDC Atrium
(Optional)
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Guided Campus Tour
(Optional)
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Spend the Day at Zilker Park
Organized by GRACS
Guests, hosts, and other graduate students
(Optional)
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Dinner on Mount Bonnell
Organized by GRACS
Guests, hosts, and other graduate students
(Optional)
Beginning at 7 p.m.
Party at the Home of Julian Bishop, Graduate Student
Organized by GRACS
Guests, hosts, and other graduate students 

Sunday, February 23

Shuttle transportation provided to the Austin airport from host residences.

(Optional) Morning  Breakfast with graduate student hosts