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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paper from McKinley, Berger, and Zorn has lasting influence.
Two of UTCS's current and past Ph.D. students have won significant awards.
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.
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.
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.