UTCS News 2004

The Center for Information Assurance and Security (CIAS) has been founded at The University of Texas at Austin to address the nation's growing cybersecurity problems.

November 30, 2004

The Center for Information Assurance and Security (CIAS) has been founded at The University of Texas at Austin to address the nation's growing cybersecurity problems. Dr. Frederick R. ChangPrimary center objectives are conducting research that will lead to innovative cybersecurity solutions and addressing the national need to produce more trained professionals in the field.

Fall 2004 Visions Lecture a success

November 8, 2004

On November 8, 2004 Department of Computer Sciences (UTCS) faculty, graduate students, FoCS members and other guests attended the Fall 2004 Visions of Computer Sciences Lectures.

Dr. Chandrajit Bajaj receives grant from the NIH

October 3, 2004

Dr. Chandrajit Bajaj is among a group of researchers who has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

FoCS Honors Brunch 2004

September 19, 2004

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences (UTCS) Friends of Computer Sciences (FoCS) 2004 Honors Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 20, 2004.

Professor John Werth Dies September 15, 2004

September 14, 2004

"It is with great sadness that I report that John Werth died peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 15, 2004, after a struggle with cancer. John's dedication to Computer Sciences education and research were rivalled only by his warmth and support of students and colleagues. His loss is felt keenly by his family and friends everywhere. We will miss him." -J Strother Moore Chair, Computer Sciences

Professor Emmett Witchel receives thesis award from MIT

September 6, 2004

Professor Emmet Witchel earned a thesis award from MIT and a doctoral dissertation award from ACM.

rofessor Simon Lam Receives Communication Networks Award, Speaks on Improvements Needed for Internet's Architecture

September 2, 2004

Simon S. Lam, professor and Regents Chair in Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has received the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Data Communications (SIGCOMM) Award for lifetime contribution to the field of communications networks.

Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan appointed a Visiting Scholar at the Postel Center at the University of Southern California

August 30, 2004

At the Postel Center, Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan will be studying the histories of ARPAnet and Internet design using the Postel Center Archives -- housing documents written as far back as the 1960s -- as well as by interviewing key people in the initial development of the Internet.

UTCS welcomes Professor Fred Chang

August 29, 2004

Dr. Frederick R. Chang will take the position of Research Professor at The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Computer Sciences (UTCS).

UTCS welcomes Professor Vitaly Shmatikov

August 29, 2004

Vitaly Shmatikov has been hired as an Assistant Professor for UTCS, starting in the Fall 2004 Semester.

Basu, Bilenko and Mooney receive the SIGKDD Best Research Paper Award

August 24, 2004

Sugato Basu, Misha Bilenko and Ray Mooney won the SIGKDD Best Research Paper Award for their paper "A Probabilistic Framework for Semi-supervised Clustering," presented at KDD2004, "the premier international conference on knowledge discovery and data mining."

2004 First Bytes a Success

July 31, 2004

From July 25 to July 31, 45 young high-school women attended the 2004 First Bytes Summer Camp where they explored computer science. At the camp, they had the opportunity to learn that "computer science is more than video games."

UT Austin Villa takes their Soccer Robots to Europe

July 11, 2004

After a successful RoboCup US Open 2004, the UT Austin Villa took their team to RoboCup 2004.

UTCS Graduate Student Alex X. Liu receives the 2004 William C. Carter Award

July 8, 2004

For his paper entitled "Diverse Firewall Design" co-authored with Dr. Mohamed G. Gouda, UTCS Graduate Student Alex X. Liu received the 2004 William C. Carter Award.

Two UTCS Faculty Among the Most Highly Cited Researchers

June 11, 2004

The June 9, 2004 edition of the @Texas Newsletter announced that UT is home to 29 of the most highly cited researchers in the world by the Institute for Scientific Information. Among those listed are two UTCS faculty, Dr. E. Allen Emerson and Dr. Jayadev Misra.

Will the TRIPS project revolutionize high-performance computing?

June 6, 2004

In a recent article entitled "Fired Up for the Supercomputer Derby", Business Week highlighted the TRIPS technology along with the other competitors in the contest.

CS Ph.D. student Greg Johnson wins NVIDIA Fellowship

May 27, 2004

NVIDIA has awarded CS Ph.D. student Gregory Johnson a 2004 International Fellowship Award "for his work in Computer Graphics and Visualization" as noted in the TACC's fellowship announcement.

Professor Simon Lam receives the 2004 ACM SIGCOMM Award and the 2004 W. Wallace McDowell Award

May 17, 2004

Professor Simon Lam receives the 2004 ACM SIGCOMM Award and the 2004 W. Wallace McDowell Award

Dr. Seth Pettie Receives an Outstanding Dissertation Award

May 6, 2004

We are proud to announce UTCS Ph.D. Graduate Seth Pettie received an Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2003-2004 for his dissertation titled "On the Shortest Path and Minimum Spanning Tree Problems" written under the supervision of Vijaya Ramachandran.

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