UTCS News 2006

2006 Visions of Computing Lecture Series

November 9, 2006

The Visions of Computing Lecture Series has been created by the Department of Computer Sciences to highlight the excellence of its faculty and recognize their accomplishments. Its purpose is to provide public education about computer science, and to enhance the public appreciation of the stature of this department and its faculty.

J Strother Moore Selected an ACM Fellow

November 8, 2006

UTCS Chairman J Strother Moore was selected a Fellow of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery.

Kathryn McKinley Receives 2006 ACM Distinguished Scientist Award

November 1, 2006

Professor Kathryn McKinley has been named a 2006 ACM Distinguished Scientist.

FoCS Career Brunch 2006

September 24, 2006

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences (UTCS) Friends of Computer Sciences (FoCS) 2006 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 25, 2006 at the Frank Erwin Center.

Wireless engineers receive $6.5 million to help emergency responders, others

September 24, 2006

To enable emergency responders and others to establish temporary wireless networks in the future, electrical engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have received $6.5 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to understand the physical constraints on such networks.

UTCS Welcomes New Faculty

September 21, 2006

Dana Ballard, Kristen Grauman and Keshav Pingali join UTCS in Fall 2006 and Spring 2007

Dhillon receives SIAG/LA Prize

July 26, 2006

Professor Inderjit Dhillon has received the 2006 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize (SIAG/LA Prize) along with co-author, Professor Beresford Parlett for their paper entitled, "Orthogonal Eigenvectors and Relative Gaps.

Don Towsley receives IEEE award

July 23, 2006

Former UTCS student Don Towsley is the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award.

First Bytes 2006

June 21, 2006

UTCS hosts two community outreach camps in July. The first is our Teacher Camp for high school computer science teachers July 12-14. The second camp, First Bytes, lasts from July 16-22 and is a residential camp for high school girls interested in science and technology.

University of Texas at Austin Computer Sciences Professor Receives 2006 Maurice Wilkes Award

June 19, 2006

r. Doug Burger, professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has received the 2006 Maurice Wilkes Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grants $50 Million to University of Texas to Bring Excellence in Children's Health and Education to Austin

May 11, 2006

Gift Includes Individual Grants for World-Class Facilities at UT Austin for Pediatric Health Research, Computer Science and the Advancement of Healthy Living

Computer sciences student awarded $50,000 by Interactive Brokers Group

April 23, 2006

Texas-Patrick Christmas, a graduate student in computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded $50,000 from Interactive Brokers Group (IBG), for winning its electronic trading Olympiad for colleges.

Boyer, Kaufmann and Moore awarded the 2005 ACM Software System Award for the Boyer-Moore Theorem Prover

March 21, 2006

Professors Robert Boyer and J Strother Moore and Senior Research Scientist Matt Kaufmann, all from the University of Texas at Austin Computer Sciences Department, have been awarded the 2005 Software System Award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for their work on the Boyer-Moore Theorem Prover.

2006 Scholarship Lunch: "Sowing our Future Legacy"

March 8, 2006

The Department of Computer Sciences (CS) recognized scholarship donors, Friends of Computer Sciences (FoCS) members, and scholarship recipients with a Scholarship Luncheon at the Texas Union on March 8, 2006.

2006 Natural Sciences Career Fair

February 2, 2006

College of Natural Sciences Spring Career Fair. The Department of Computer Sciences and the FoCS member companies participated in the annual event. Students and corporations alike found it to exciting, fruitful and an excellent recruitment opportunity.

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