Awards & Honors

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 ...

Michael Walfish Receives Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award

September 10, 2012

Assistant Professor Michael Walfish was selected as a 2012 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award recipient. ...

Kristen Grauman Wins Major Teaching Award

August 21, 2012

Assistant Professor Kristen Grauman has earned a Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. ...

UTCS Ranked No. 9 World-wide

August 21, 2012

The University of Texas of Austin is No. 35 in the world, according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In specific fields the university ranked No. 9 in computer science. ...

The UT^2 Game Bot Judged More Human Than Humans

August 14, 2012

The UT^2 game bot, created by Jacob Schrum, Igor Karpov, and Professor Risto Miikkulainen, won the Humanlike Bot Competition at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2012). The UT^2 bot is the first winning bot in the history of the Humanlike Bot Competition to be judged as human more often than half the human players participating in the evaluation. ...

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. ...

President Obama Honors Computer Scientist

August 1, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Computer scientist Brent Waters was honored at the White House this week with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. ...

Pradeep Ravikumar Awarded MURI Grant

July 10, 2012

Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar is part of a team of researchers, from the University of Texas at Austin, Boston University, and Harvard University, that have been selected as a recipient of one of 23 awards this year from the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). ...

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. ...

William Cook Wins Best Paper Award at ECOOP

June 14, 2012

Associate Professor William Cook won the Best Paper award at the 2012 European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP). ...

Professor Peter Stone Elected AAAI Fellow

May 23, 2012

Professor Peter Stone has been elected as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for his significant contributions to machine learning, multiagent systems, and robotics, and pioneering applications in robot soccer, trading agents, and autonomous driving domains. ...

Ph.D. Student Suman Jana Receives Google Ph.D. Fellowship and Best Paper Award

April 14, 2012

Current UTCS Ph.D. Student Suman Jana is the recipient of a Google Ph.D. Fellowship and received the Best Paper Award at the 2012 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. ...

Alum Luay Nakhleh Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 12, 2012

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

2012 College Excellence Award Winners

April 5, 2012

Assistant Professor Mike Walfish and Software Engineer Toren Smith have both been awarded 2012 College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Excellence Awards. ...

UTCS Alum Awarded NSF EAPSI Fellowship

March 31, 2012

UTCS alum Paul Taele has been awarded an NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) fellowship for 2012. Paul will carry out research in beyond-surface sketch recognition and interaction techniques in Taipei, Taiwan, with Dr. Mike Chen in the Mobile, Social & HCI Research Lab at National Taiwan University. ...

Grauman Wins Young Investigator Research Award

March 28, 2012

Associate Professor Kristen Grauman is one of 26 winners selected by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as a 2012 Young Investigator (YIP) Award recipient. From a diverse pool of more than 350 candidates of university and college faculty who have attained tenure-track positioning the past five years, 26 winners were selected. ONR YIP awardees are selected based upon the merit of their research and potential contributions for game-changing advances for the Navy and Marine Corps. ...

Michael Dahlin's Paper is Among the Best in History of HPDC Conference

March 12, 2012

"WebOS: Operating System Services for Wide Area Applications," a paper co-authored by Michael Dahlin has been selected as one of the top 20 papers in 20 years of publications from the HPDC, the International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing. Co-authors of the paper, are Amin Vahdat, Tom Anderson, Eshwar Belani, David Culler, Paul Eastham, and Chad Yoshikawa. ...

Pradeep Ravikumar Selected for NSF CAREER Award

February 28, 2012

Pradeep Ravikumar has been selected for an NSF CAREER Award for his project entitled "CAREER: A New Neat Framework for Statistical Machine Learning." ...

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