Awards & Honors

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. ...

AI Groups See Success at Summer Conferences

July 19, 2013

UTCS's AI group enjoyed considerable success at this summer's conferences. ...

Kristen Grauman Wins 2013 PAMI Young Researcher Award

July 3, 2013

Kristen Grauman has earned the 2013 Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Young Researcher Award. The award is given to a researcher within seven years of their Ph.D. ...

Peter Stone Selected for Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award

June 25, 2013

Peter Stone has been selected for the 2013 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. The awards are given to faculty in the UT System " who have demonstrated extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction." ...

Yang Wang Earns Google Ph.D. Fellowship

June 14, 2013

UTCS Ph.D. student Yang Wang has earned a Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Distributed Computing. He is one of 39 Google Fellows who will bring their skills and talents to Google in pursuit of more innovations and ideas that the company can incorporate in the future. ...

Yin Zhang Wins Test-of-Time Award

June 5, 2013

Associate Professor Yin Zhang, and his co-authors Matthew Roughan, Nick Duffield and Albert Greenberg, won the ACM SIGMETRICS Test-of-Time Award this year for their paper "Fast Accurate Computation of Large-Scale IP Traffic Matrices from Link Loads," in Proceedings of the ACM SIGMETRICS Conference, 2003. ...

Alan Cline Appointed to Blunk Memorial Professorship

April 30, 2013

Professor Alan Cline has been appointed to the William David Blunk Memorial Professorship for 2013-14. The Professorship, awarded by the Provost, "recognizes a member of the faculty who has demonstrated an outstanding record both in undergraduate teaching and in concern for undergraduates as demonstrated through advising and general guidance given to students." ...

Four UTCS Students Selected as Dean's Honors

April 19, 2013

Four graduating UTCS students have been selected Dean's Honored Graduates for 2013. Only 20 students are named Dean's Honored Graduates in the College of Natural Sciences each year. ...

UTCS Students Win at SXSW Game Jam

April 9, 2013

Each year, some of the best and brightest minds in computer science flock to SXSW Interactive to give presentations, prove their skill, and show their passion for computing. This year, two teams from the Electronic Game Developers Society at the University of Texas competed and won in a SXSW Game Jam hosted by Skillpoint Alliance and sponsored by Unity3d. ...

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. ...

Adam Klivans Wins CNS Teaching Excellence Award

April 5, 2013

Associate Professor Adam Klivans has won the Teaching Excellence Award in CS from the College of Natural Sciences. ...

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. ...

Kristen Grauman Wins the 2013 Computers and Thought Award

February 28, 2013

The Department of Computer Science's very own Kristen Grauman, who serves as Associate Professor, was recently awarded the Computers and Thought Award by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). ...

Professor Vijaya Ramachandran Selected as Honorary Professor

February 1, 2013

Professor Vijaya Ramachandran was selected by the Executive Council of the University of Delhi as an Honorary Professor. ...

University of Texas Computer Science Students Dominate Austin’s Global Game Jam

January 28, 2013

Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam, a competition similar to a hackathon in which people come together to make video games based on a common theme. What started out as a relatively small competition has grown dramatically, with the number of games produced going from only 370 in 2009 to over 2,100 in the 2012 competition. ...

Calvin Lin Selected for Jean Holloway Award

January 17, 2013

Professor Calvin has been selected for this year's Jean Holloway Award. Calvin Lin was student-nominated and student-selected awarded for this recognition. ...

Lorenzo Alvisi Selected for Prestigious Humboldt Research Award

December 3, 2012

Lorenzo Alvisi has been selected for a prestigious Humboldt Research Award. ...

Mike Scott Wins 2012-13 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award

December 3, 2012

President Powers recently announced Michael Scott as a recipient of the 2012-13 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes Mike's consistent levels of excellence in teaching undergraduates. ...

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

October 30, 2012

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

Artificially Intelligent Game Bots Pass the Turing Test on Turing’s Centenary

September 26, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — An artificially intelligent virtual gamer created by computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin has won the BotPrize by convincing a panel of judges that it was more human-like than half the humans it ...

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