UTCS News

2003

UTCS ACM OUTREACH... Giving back to the Austin Community

December 15, 2003

Every Tuesday afternoon, UT ACM volunteers visit Bedichek Middle School to run the after school computer club from 4-5:30 pm. Fifteen to twenty 6th grade students are currently learning the in's and out's of RoboLab programming complete with building, programming, and testing their own robots. All efforts at Bedichek are concentrated toward Austin Science Fun Day in March 2004, where the students will present what they have learned through many short interactive demonstrations with other groups and observers.

Tags: Outreach

University of Texas at Austin Team Finishes First in Coached Simulation League at International Robotic Championship

November 1, 2003

Dr. Peter Stone, assistant professor of computer sciences, and his student team won first place in a computer-simulated soccer competition at RoboCup 2003 in Italy.

David Michael Grove - July 15, 1979 - August 7, 2003

August 10, 2003

With great sadness the department announces the death of one of our undergraduate students, David Michael Grove. David was a senior in the department.He was employed as an intern at Factory Logic, Inc., as a Quality Assurance Engineer.

University of Texas at Austin Team Finishes First in Coached Simulation League at International Robotic Championship

July 12, 2003

Dr. Peter Stone, assistant professor of computer sciences, and his student team won first place in a computer-simulated soccer competition at RoboCup 2003 in Italy.

Jeff Rickel - 1963 - 2003

July 6, 2003

The department is sad to announce that Jeff Rickel (Ph.D. '95) passed away from complications due to cancer. Bruce Porter says "He was one of the best students I've had the pleasure to work with." After graduating, he joined the excellent AI group at USC/ISI.

Stone & Team Participate in RoboCup 2003

June 15, 2003

Assistant Professor Peter Stone and his team of students are headed to Padua, Italy, for the 2003 RoboCup.

Nell Dale--Winner of Hamilton Book Authors' Award

June 1, 2003

Nell B. Dale with coauthor, John Lewis, received honorable mention and a $3,000 prize for their book, Computer Sciences Illuminated published by Jones and Bartlett.

UTCS Students Among CRA Outstanding Undergraduates

May 31, 2003

Two of our undergraduates, Chand John and Jerry Sun, recently received national recognition for their outstanding research potential. Chand John was among four finalists for the award and Jerry Sun was selected for honorable mention.

Joint BME/CS/ICES Seminar Middleware Support for Data Ensemble Analysis

May 21, 2003

Tuesday, June 10, 2003 3:30-5:00 ICES Seminar Room ACES 6.304

Tags: Events

College Honors Four UTCS Faculty/Staff

May 3, 2003

On Friday, May 2, 2003, the sixth annual College of Natural Sciences Honors and Awards Banquet was held recognizing outstanding advising, outreach, and teaching excellence. Our department was fortunate to have Pat Horne, Stephanie Shaffer, Doug Burger, and Calvin Lin recognized for outstanding accomplishments.

George Kozmetsky, Innovator and Philanthropist, Dies

April 30, 2003

Dr. George Kozmetsky, who died on April 30, 2003, held a courtesy appointment of Professor of Computer Sciences during his tenure as Dean of the College of Business Administration from September 1972 until August 1982. He held that departmental title until his death. He strongly influenced the development of the program of information processing in that college.

UTCS ACM Regional Programming Results

April 2, 2003

Our teams at the Louisiana regional programming contest came in 1st, 9th, and 18th.

Announcing the Spring 2003 FoCS Symposium

March 26, 2003

The UTCS Office of External Affairs is pleased to announce the first FoCS Symposium to be held March 24-25, 2003.

Carol Thompson's "Back to Basics" A Networking and Communications Skills Seminar

March 3, 2003

Want the competitive edge in interviewing and other business opportunities? In today's climate, communication is one of the most valuable skills you can have and networking is a "must have" tool in your business tool box. Learn now how to effectively network in the business and/or academic environments to create new opportunities.

Explore UT

March 1, 2003

On Saturday, March 1, Texans of all ages are invited to EXPLORE UT, "the biggest open house in Texas." You're encouraged to attend, volunteer to help, and invite friends and family to enjoy 300+ free events.

Richard Stallman: The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System

February 18, 2003

Join us as Richard Stallman discusses the purpose, goals, philosophy, methods, status, and future prospects of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel, Linux, is now used by an estimated 17 to 20 million users world wide.

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