Alumni

UTCS Programming Team Finishes In a Top Spot at Regional Competition

October 7, 2014

A UTCS programming team finished second at this year’s ACM-International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) regional competition. The team of Arnay Sastry, Jaime Rivera, and Josh Slocum beat over 60 different teams competing in South Central U.S region of the contest.  ...

Campaign for Texas Exceeds $3 Billion Goal

August 19, 2014

With a $50 million gift from the LIVESTRONG Foundation to the Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin has exceeded its goal of raising $3 billion during the eight-year Campaign for Texas. This is the most ever raised by a higher education institution in Texas and among the largest amounts raised by a U.S. public university in a single campaign. ...

Alumni in the News: Mark Skinner to Serve on Microsoft's Partner Advantage Advisory Board

July 23, 2013

Clients First, a Microsoft Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Partner and Top 100 VAR is proud to announce that Mark Skinner, Director of Services for the Texas branch, has been selected to serve on Microsoft’s Partner Advantage Advisory Board for 2014. ...

UTCS Alum Awarded NSF EAPSI 2013 Fellowship

April 5, 2013

UTCS alum Paul Taele has been awarded a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (NSF EAPSI) fellowship for 2013. Paul will be carrying out research that focuses on enhancing creative computing tools for promoting better design thinking using sketch recognition techniques with Dr. Richard C. Davis at Singapore Management University in Singapore. ...

Gates Opens Building, Talks Health

March 7, 2013

In a speech Wednesday to an audience of computer science students, Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offered his vision of how the computing revolution will dramatically improve human well-being in the next few decades. ...

UTCS Alum Farnam Jahanian Returns as Distinguished Speaker

January 24, 2013

Farnam Jahanian, UTCS alum and leads the National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), returned to campus as a distinguished speaker. Hosted by Professor Al Mok, Farnam's Postdoc Chair, the lecture was on "Innovating for Society: Realizing the Transformative Impact of Computing and Communication." ...

Capital Campaign Update: The Next Chapter

December 19, 2012

In less than a month, the fences come down and UT Computer Science will be handed the keys to its new home—The Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. [...] philanthropy’s importance has moved well beyond large capital projects like this one; it is now central to everything we do. ...

Competing for Top Students: The Scholarship Challenge

December 13, 2012

Competition for top students is at an all-time high, and state support is at an all-time low. Some alumni are stepping in to fill the gap and challenging others to do the same. ...

Alumni in the News: Turing Scholars Graduate Mickey Ristroph Wins CTO of the Year

November 19, 2012

Mutual Mobile announced that Chief Technology Officer Mickey Ristroph has been honored by the 2012 Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) as Information Technologist and CTO of the Year. ...

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Microsoft's Craig Mundie Shares Insight to Packed House

November 8, 2012

On November 2, 2012 the Department of Computer Science hosted Craig Mundie, Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer. To a packed house of over 250, Mr. Mundie used the latest Microsoft products to demonstrate the exciting ways computing is extending human capabilities, and enabling us to better understand and improve our world. ...

UTCS Faculty, Alumnus, and Colleague Win Most Influential Paper from OOPSLA

October 30, 2012

Paper from McKinley, Berger, and Zorn has lasting influence. ...

Current and Past Ph.D. Students Win Awards

August 8, 2012

Two of UTCS's current and past Ph.D. students have won significant awards. ...

UTCS Professors and Alum Win Best Paper Award

June 15, 2012

Don Fussell, Calvin Lin, 2010 UTCS Ph.D. graduate Paul Navratil, and Hank Childs of University of California, Davis won the Best Paper Award at the 12th Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization. ...

Alum Arvind Narayanan to be Princeton Tenure-track Assistant Professor

June 14, 2012

UTCS alum Arvind Narayanan, who completed his Ph.D. in 2009, will be starting in the fall at Princeton as a tenure-track assistant professor. ...

Alumni in the News: Daniel Morris Speaking at Cloud Expo New York

May 16, 2012

UTCS Alum Daniel Morris is scheduled to speak at the Cloud Expo New York about "High Performance Database Hosting in the Cloud." He will explain why databases in the cloud are a reality and how attendees can benefit by implementing them. ...

Alumni in the News: Robert Felps Named Clearview's Vice President and General Manager for Central Texas

May 15, 2012

UTCS alum Robert Felps has been appointed as the corporate vice president responsible for Clearview International LLC’s Central Texas sales and operations. ...

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Alumni in the News: Eileen Boerger Named to the Software & Information Industry Association Software Division Board of Directors

May 9, 2012

UTCS alum Eileen Boerger has been elected to the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Software Division Board of Directors to serve a two-year term. SIIA is the principal trade association and a leading voice for the software, digital content, ed-tech and financial information industries. ...

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Alumni Reconnect: Russ Gayle (BS 2003)

April 30, 2012

One of the challenges of working as a computer scientist and engineer at Sandia National Laboratories is to not be distracted by the breadth of innovative work that goes on. In any given week, I am exposed to topics and research in network and computer security, robotics, and exascale computing, to name a few. ...

Alum Luay Nakhleh Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 12, 2012

2004 UTCS Ph.D. graduate Luay Nakhleh has been awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. ...

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