UTCS News

2008

Grace Hopper 2008

October 4, 2008

The 2008 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference was held in Keystone, Colorado from October 1-4. Thirteen undergraduate and graduate women and two representatives from the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin were able to attend the event thanks to corporate sponsors Lockheed Martin and Yahoo! and UTCS Faculty sponsors James C. Browne and Michael H. Walfish.

FoCS Career Brunch 2008

September 22, 2008

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences (UTCS) Friends of Computer Sciences (FoCS) 2008 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 22, 2008 at the Frank Erwin Center.

UTCS Student Andrew Mills along with two other teammates from the McCombs School of Business win Rice University's National Competition

April 14, 2008

From CNNMoney.com - The Qcue team plans to take on the big players in the secondary ticket sales market, such as Ticketmaster's TicketsNow and eBay's StubHub.

Computer Scientist Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 8, 2008

Dr. Peter Stone has been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship AUSTIN, Texas — Peter Stone, associate professor of computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on teams of mobile robots.

Coming Together to Help Grow the Next Generation of Computing Leaders

March 26, 2008

Innovative program connects minority computer science students at tier-one universities to prepare them for future success

2008 Scholarship Lunch

March 4, 2008

The Department of Computer Sciences (CS) recognized scholarship donors, Friends of Computer Sciences (FoCS) members, and scholarship recipients with a Scholarship Luncheon at the Alumni Center on February 14, 2008.

Assembling the Tree of Life

March 3, 2008

Scientists map the evolutionary relationships for all life on the planet

Seed Fund Awards $55,000 to Programs That Attract Girls and Women to IT

February 25, 2008

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) today announced the winners of its second round of Academic Alliance Seed Fund awards. The Academic Alliance Seed Fund was established in 2007 to provide members of NCWIT’s Academic Alliance with startup funds (up to $15,000 per project) to develop and implement projects for recruiting and retaining women in computing and information technology. Funding for the Seed Fund is provided by Microsoft Research.

Bill Gates Unplugged: "On Software, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Giving Back"

February 20, 2008

The University of Texas at Austin, the College of Natural Sciences and the Department of Computer Sciences hosted Bill Gates/Microsoft Corporation on founder Bill Gates' tour of five nationally-recognized universities. Mr. Gates delivered his lecture entitled Bill Gates Unplugged: "On Software, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Giving Back".

ACM Turing Award Honors Founders of Automatic Verification Technology That Enables Faster, More Reliable Designs

February 4, 2008

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Edmund M. Clarke, E. Allen Emerson, and Joseph Sifakis the winners of the 2007 A.M. Turing Award, widely considered the most prestigious award in computing, for their original and continuing research in a quality assurance process known as Model Checking.

2008 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award Winners

January 4, 2008

The Computing Research Association (CRA) recognized three UTCS senior undergraduate students for their demonstrated excellence of computing research ability, academic record and service to the community. Franzi Roesner is a finalist and Gilbert Bernstein and Stephen Kent were given honorable mentions in the 2008 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award competition.

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