Awards & Honors

Dana Ballard Earns 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award

May 8, 2014

Cognitive scientist honored at UC Merced | The Sacramento BeeDana Ballard, a computer science professor of The University of Texas at Austin, on Monday was presented the 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award at UC Merced. ...

Peter Stone Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin

April 25, 2014

Professor Peter Stone is one of six faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been named to the university's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2014. ...

Vitaly Shmatikov Wins CNS Teaching Excellence Award

April 10, 2014

Vitaly Shmatikov has been selected to receive a CNS Teaching Excellence Award for 2014. The College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award is intended to provide recognition of the College’s many exceptional faculty who are committed to teaching at either the undergraduate or graduate level. ...

William Cook Wins 2014 Dahl-Nygaard Award

April 9, 2014

UTCS Associate Professor William Cook has won the prestigious 2014 Dahl-Nygaard Senior Prize. The Senior Prize is awarded to William Cook for his contributions to the theory and practice of object-oriented programming. Cook currently teaches Programming Languages and his research research focuses on improving the ability of programming languages to facilitate the development of efficient and maintainable software. ...

Wesley Tansey Selected as a 2014 KPCB Engineering Fellow

April 9, 2014

Wesley Tansey, a UTCS Graduate Student, was selected as a 2014 KPCB Engineering Fellow. Throught the KPCB Fellows Program, Wesley will have an opportunity to gain significant experience working on uniquely challenging technical, design and product problems while also developing new relationships that are meaningful to his career. He will also attend private events hosted by portfolio companies where he can meet talented engineering and design icons from across Silicon Valley. Wesley will be working with MyFitnessPal this summer. ...

Jay Misra Wins 2014 IIT Kanpur Distinguished Alumnus Award

April 4, 2014

UTCS Professor Jay Misra has been awarded the 2014 IIT Kanpur Distinguished Alumnus Award. Misra currently teaches Analysis of Algorithms, Theory in Programming Practice, and Distributed Computing. In addition, his current research focuses on the design of a concurrent programming language, Orc. ...

Ravikumar Named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

February 18, 2014

UTCS Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar is one of 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers selected by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as recipients of the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships. Ravikumar currently teaches Statstical Learning and Data Mining, and his main area of research interest is in statistical machine learning. ...

First Bytes Receives Freescale Foundation Grant

February 4, 2014

Freescale Foundation has chosen First Bytes Summer Camp as one of six 2013 grant recipients. Funding from the Freescale Foundation will be used to provide room and board, field trips and supplies for campers. ...

2014 Scholarship Lunch

February 1, 2014

UTCS recognized scholarship recipients, scholarship donors, and Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) partners with a Scholarship Luncheon at the Alumni Center on January 29, 2014. ...

Kristen Grauman to Receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

January 8, 2014

Three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. ...

David Zuckerman Elected ACM Fellow

December 10, 2013

Professor David Zuckerman has been elected to be an ACM Fellow for his contributions to randomness extraction, pseudo randomness, and their role in complexity theory. ...

Dana Ballard Wins Helmholtz Test-of-Time Award

December 9, 2013

Professor Dana Ballard, and his co-author Michael Swain, have won the Helmholtz Test-of-Time award. ...

Dana Ballard Selected for 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award

December 9, 2013

Dana Ballard has been selected to receive the 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award from the University of California, Merced. ...

Chandrajit Bajaj and Inderjit Dhillon Elected IEEE Fellows

November 25, 2013

Two of our distinguished faculty, Chandra Bajaj and Inderjit Dhillon, have been elected IEEE Fellows. ...

CS Students Win 2nd Student Cluster Competition

November 23, 2013

Five UTCS students won the student cluster overall competition at the international SC conference for the second year in a row! ...

Lili Qiu Named ACM 2013 Distinguished Scientist

November 20, 2013

Associate Professor Lili Qiu has been recognized as one of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) 2013 Distinguished Scientists. Her research focus is on internet and wireless networking. Qiu's current projects include Wireless Network Management, MIMO, and Content Distribution in Mobile Networks. ...

BCM Researchers Win National Science Foundation Award

September 27, 2013

The National Science Foundation has recognized two Baylor College of Medicine researchers, along with a researcher from The University of Texas at Austin, with a collaborative research award that is a joint initiative between the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences and National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support research at the interface of the biological and mathematical sciences. ...

Hall of Fame Astronaut Honors UTCS Student

August 15, 2013

pace Shuttle astronaut and University of Texas alumnus Bob Crippen will visit the school to present student Dustin Carlino with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) during a public lecture and ceremony, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Activity Center Auditorium. ...

Don Batory Earns Most Influential Paper Award

August 8, 2013

UTCS Professor, Don Batory and CEO of RockYou, Lance Tokudo won the Most Influential Paper Award. ...

Inderjit Dhillon Earns ICES Distinguished Research Award

July 23, 2013

Inderjit Dhillon, an ICES core faculty member, and professor of computer science, received the 2013 ICES Distinguished Research Award. ...

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