UTCS News

2010

Better Animation Through Body Part Recycling

December 21, 2010

For all the power that computers have brought to the process of animation, it rem

Texas, nation in need of computer scientists

December 15, 2010

In a story about the need for computer scientists, Computer Science Department chair Bruce Porter speaks with News 8 Austin.

Texas, Nation in Need of Computer Scientists

December 14, 2010

Nationwide, computer scientists are in high demand. In Central Texas, high school seniors David Weiser and Alex Smith are ahead of the game when it comes to computers. They’ve developed a new social media website called Webcam Window.

Computer Science Faculty Named 2010 ACM Fellows

December 8, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas—Computer scientists Lorenzo Alvisi, Michael Dahlin and Raymond Mooney have been named 2010 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery for their contributions to computer science that have provided fundamental knowledge to the field and generated innovations in industry, commerce, entertainment and education. The 41 2010 ACM Fellows, from the world’s leading universities, corporations and research labs, achieved accomplishments that are driving the innovations necessary to sustain competitiveness in the digital age.

Computer Science Faculty Named 2010 ACM Fellows

December 8, 2010

Computer scientists Lorenzo Alvisi, Michael Dahlin and Raymond Mooney have been named 2010 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery for their contributions to computer science that have provided fundamental knowledge to the field and generated innovations in industry, commerce, entertainment and education.

Taylor Hall in Legoland

December 7, 2010

and staff from Department of Computer Science constructed a model of Taylor Hall entirely out of Lego’s. Taylor has been demolished to make way for the new Gates Computer Science Complex. Check out the surprise ending to this video. The model is amazing!

UT professor says profiling not effective against terror

November 29, 2010

Racial profiling is a “fundamentally flawed” method of catching terrorists, and is no more effective than random sampling techniques, according to a recent study by a UT computer science professor. Read more at the Daily Texan.

Racial Profiling to Limit Terror Attacks Is Fundamentally Flawed

November 19, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas–Stop using racial profiling, says Professor William Press.

The UTCS 2010 Visions of Computing Lecture

November 8, 2010

A photo of Professor Chandrajit Bajaj On Monday, November 8, 2010, UTCS held the annual Visions of Computing Lecture, a lecture series honoring UTCS faculty accomplishments.

DigCS

October 29, 2010

Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and the Dell Computer Science Hall DigCS celebrated a historic and critical milestone in UTCS's journey to its new home - the groundbreaking for the new Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and the Dell Computer Science Hall—with the DigCS Street Fair & Groundbreaking.

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The 2010 Edsger W. Dijkstra Memorial Lecture

October 12, 2010

UTCS hosted the inaugural Edsger W. Dijkstra Memorial Lecture on October 12, 2010. UTCS was excited to welcome Sir Tony Hoare, Emeritus Professor at Oxford and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, as the speaker for this event. This lecture series was made possible by a generous grant from Schlumberger to honor the memory of Edsger W. Dijkstra.

FoCS Career Brunch 2010

September 21, 2010

The 2010 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 20, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center.

Seeing Anew

August 4, 2010

Every day—every minute, every second—the world’s computers are amassing visual information at an extraordinary rate. Aspiring Tarantinos are sending their two-minute videos to Youtube in the hopes of going viral. Mom and Dad are uploading their Napa Valley vacation photos to Flickr. Doctors are sending patient MRIs to medical databases, and satellites are scanning the earth for evidence of sinister activity.

Computer Vision

August 4, 2010

Computer Vision Every day—every minute, every second—the world’s computers are amassing visual information at an extraordinary rate. Aspiring Tarantinos are sending their two-minute videos to Youtube in the hopes of going viral. Mom and Dad are uploading their Napa Valley vacation photos to Flickr. Doctors are sending patient MRIs to medical databases, and satellites are scanning the earth for evidence of sinister activity.

RoboCup 2010: Austin Team shines in International Competition

June 29, 2010

Peter Stone's UT Austin Villa RoboCup team won third place in an international robotic soccer competition in Singapore. The team placed third out of 24 teams in the RoboCup standard platform league, which concentrates on writing software to control Nao mini-humaniod robots. The team also finished 2nd place in the challenge events which tested passing and dribbling skills as well as a demonstration of scientific advances. Earlier this spring, the team won the US Open for the second year in a row.

Graduate Student's Software Doubles Cell Phone Battery Life

June 29, 2010

UTCS doctorial student, Eric Rozner, has developed software that extends cell phone battery life by changing the way your phone interacts with Wi-Fi routers.

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First Bytes Summer Camp Introduces Girls to Computer Science

June 18, 2010

The annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by UTCS, illustrates the wow of a career in technology to selected Texas high school girls.

2010 UTCS Hooding Ceremony

June 4, 2010

UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor. The new doctors were then hooded by UTCS Chair Bruce Porter. Afterwards, a reception was held for graduates, faculty, friends and family.

Five-Year Master Program Sees First Graduates

May 20, 2010

UTCS will graduate the first cohort of the Five-Year Integrated BS/MS program this weekend. Ferner Cilloniz (not pictured), Sarah Imboden, Adam Setapen and Drake Dowsett will be awarded their Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science degrees simultaneously on Saturday, May 22nd.

Board of Regents Approves Funding for New UTCS Home

May 19, 2010

The Department of Computer Science (UTCS) is pleased to announce that the Board of Regents has approved additional funding to begin the first phase of construction for a new home for the department.

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