UTCS News 2011

Get Started at UT

December 16, 2011

1 Semester Startup (ISS) is a new practicum course designed to accelerate UT undergraduate students’ startups for degree credit. It allows undergraduates to experience entrepreneurship first-hand while learning from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Austin. On December 1st, 1SS students presented their startups in five-minute investor pitches to the Austin entrepreneurial community.

You Are Inside the Intel Lab

December 16, 2011

Intel has generously donated $70,000 to the University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) to purchase new machines for the department. The machines will be used in the new Intel Lab and by faculty members and their research groups.

Austin Battles Shortage of Tech Talent

December 14, 2011

Computer science chair Bruce Porter is quoted in this piece from the Austin American-Statesman about the shortage of tech talent in Austin.

Stephen Keckler Awarded ACM Fellow

December 12, 2011

Professor Stephen Keckler, professor at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science, was awarded Fellow status with a citation "for contributions to computer architectures and technology modeling."

Austin battles shortage in high-end software engineering talent

December 10, 2011

Austin's supply crunch for software developers was bad enough by September to prompt 25 Central Texas tech executives to fly to California in search of new talent.

Great Success at NIPS Conference

December 9, 2011

Professor Inderjit Dhillon and Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar, together with their postdoc Ambuj Tewari, had remarkable success at The Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference this year. They submitted seven papers and all were accepted. NIPS's acceptance rate is about 20%.

CRA Honors Two UTCS Students

December 2, 2011

UTCS undergraduate students Ben Braun and Victor Vu have been selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2012.

Former UTCS Student Elected IEEE Fellow

November 28, 2011

UTCS graduate Ken Calvert was elected to IEEE Fellow "for contributions to internet topology and active networks."

Yin Zhang Wins Best Paper Award

November 28, 2011

Yin Zhang, along with his former student Ajay Mahimkar (now at AT&T Research) and several other co-authors, won the Best Paper Award at ACM CoNEXT 2011.

UT Partners with SunGard

November 27, 2011

The Daily Texan reports on a partnership between the department of Computer Science and SunGard Availability Services to improve emerging cloud-based technologies through a new center for cloud computing research.

New Center for Cloud Computing Will Impact Mobile Computing and Internet Security

November 18, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — As part of its research efforts to help create safer and faster computing, the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with

Michael Dell speaks during return to campus

November 18, 2011

The former University of Texas student and founder of Dell, Inc. described how he got to where he is now. A question and answer session followed with an opportunity to network with current and future entrepreneurs.

Computer Science Department Creates Cloud Computing Center

November 14, 2011

The University of Texas and a Pennsylvania technology company have agreed to be partners on a cloud computing research center on UT’s campus. SunGard Availability Services, based in Wayne, Pa., plans to make a “high six-figure” investment in the center, said Indu Kodukula, executive vice president and chief technology officer at the company. The cloud computing center will initially have four or five faculty members assigned to it, said Bruce Porter, chair of UT’s computer sciences department.

Brent Waters Wins Packard Fellowship

November 14, 2011

Brent Waters has won a Packard Fellowship. Only sixteen Packard Fellowships were awarded this year across all of science and engineering.

Texas Instruments and UT Austin collaborate to deliver linear algebra library on TI's high performance multicore DSPs

November 14, 2011

Setting yet another milestone in multicore innovation, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) have successfully ported UT Austin's libflame library, a dense linear algebra library for scientific computing, to TI's TMS320C6678 multicore digital signal processor (DSP).

Professor works with graduate students, undergrads to develop robot technology

November 13, 2011

As an educator, associate computer science professor Peter Stone has a unique perspective on who, or what, can learn. Stone has spent his time at UT working with students to develop intelligent robots capable of learning and adapting to their environments.

Kristen Grauman Awarded The Marr Prize

November 11, 2011

UTCS Assistant Professor Kristen Grauman and Devi Parikh of the Toyota Technological Institute Chicago (TTIC), and a former visiting postdoc, received the Marr Prize at ICCV for their paper "Relative Attributes" that was presented at the13th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) in 2011.

University of Texas working on cloud computing research center

November 10, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin will work with an availability services provider to form a Cloud Computing Research Center on their campus in order to research issues with the cloud and develop solutions to those problems.

UT to team with tech company to create cloud computing research center

November 10, 2011

The University of Texas and a Pennsylvania technology company have agreed to be partners on a cloud computing research center on UT's campus.

New Center for Cloud Computing Created at The University of Texas at Austin in Partnership with SunGard Availability Services

November 10, 2011

Cloud computing, where all of our photos, emails, and data stored in a distributed “cloud,” is the future. To improve emerging cloud-based technologies, a new center for cloud computing research was recently created in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin in a partnership with SunGard Availability Services.

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