Awards & Honors

Drug Design Receives Private Grand Challenge Research Funds

May 4, 2011

Professor Chandrajit Bajaj received a 2011-12 Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Award to pursue his project on three-dimensional imaging at the molecular level of therapeutic drug targets. He was among seven University of Texas at Austin researchers selected for the award who are confronting what the scientific community has defined as this century's grand challenges in drug design, environmental sustainability and improved oil recovery. The awards range up to $60,000 for a semester. ...

Professor Mike Walfish Wins Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

May 3, 2011

The Department of Computer Science (UTCS) congratulates Professor Mike Walfish, winner of a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER awards recognize promising young faculty and supports their research with five years of funding. ...

The Department of Computer Science Congratulates Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 18, 2011

The Department of Computer Science congratulates the 22 computer science majors who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa at its Spring meeting. Upon joining, they will be inducted into the national honor society at the UT chapter's Spring reception on Sunday, May 8, in the in the Ballroom of the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. ...

Recent Faculty Awards

January 19, 2011

Faculty at the The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) are at the forefront of the digital revolution. Recently, they have been awarded four ACM Fellows, three IEEE Fellows, a Vice Chair position on the President's Council and a Best Paper Award. ...

Computational Biologist, Tandy Warnow, wins Guggenheim Fellowship

May 3, 2010

UTCS professor Tandy Warnow has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for developing algorithms that enable an accounting of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary relationships. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation describes these awards as “intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” ...

Lorenzo Alvisi Wins Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award

February 10, 2010

UTCS Professor Lorenzo Alvisi, has been named the recipient of the Graduate School's Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award for 2010, in recognition of his exemplary service as a Graduate Adviser. Graduate Advisers provide an invaluable service to the university and its community of students, faculty, and staff, and this award is one of the few opportunities available to recognize these individuals. ...

Computer Scientists Honored As Outstanding Young Investigators

January 7, 2010

In recognition of their contributions to the field of computer science, Doug Burger and Stephen Keckler will receive a 2010 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). ...

UTCS Professor, Keshav Pingali, Wins Honors

January 4, 2010

Professor Keshav Pingali has been named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to the "development and application of computer science technologies to enhance the effectiveness of formulating, compiling and executing parallel and distributed programs. ...

Retired UTCS Professor, Dr. Nell Dale, Wins Honors

December 4, 2009

Retired UTCS Professor, Dr. Nell Dale, Wins Honors. Dr. Nell Dale is an internationally recognized leader in computer science education research, an award recipient, author of many programming textbooks and mentor to thousands of students. A retired Senior Lecturer from the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), Dr. Dale earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Houston, and her M.A. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UT. In addition, she earned the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award in 2001. ...

Dr. Chandrajit Bajaj Honored by National Computing Organization

December 4, 2009

On Friday, December 4th, 2009, Dr. Chandrajit Bajaj was selected as Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a high honor in the field of computer science. The ACM Fellows designation is bestowed upon association members who have distinguished themselves with outstanding technical and professional achievements in the field of information technology. A total of 47 fellows were named this year out of 68,000 members. ...

UTCS Congratulates Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

November 10, 2009

UTCS congratulates the seven computer science majors who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa at its Fall meeting. Upon joining, they will be inducted into the national honor society at the UT chapter's Fall reception on Sunday, December 6, in the in the Texas Union Ballroom ...

Computer Science Student Wins $5,000 Michael H. Granof Outstanding Dissertation Award

May 15, 2009

Computer Science graduate student Benjamin Hardekopf was presented the $5,000 Outstanding Dissertation Award, which recognizes exceptional work by doctoral students. ...

The Department of Computer Science Congratulates Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 16, 2009

The Department of Computer Sciences congratulates the five computer science majors who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa at its Spring meeting. ...

The 2009 Visions of Computing Lecture: Model Checking Over Time

March 2, 2009

March 2 , 2009 from 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Lecture in Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302; private reception for invited guests followed from 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The Visions of Computing Lecture Series highlights faculty accomplishments and provides public education about computer science. ...

Kathryn McKinley Named ACM Fellow

January 15, 2009

Dr. Kathryn McKinley, professor at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences, was awarded Fellow status with a citation for "contributions to compilers and memory management." ...

Computer Scientist Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 8, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas — Peter Stone, associate professor of computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on teams of mobile robots. ...

ACM Turing Award Honors Founders of Automatic Verification Technology That Enables Faster, More Reliable Designs

February 4, 2008

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Edmund M. Clarke, E. Allen Emerson, and Joseph Sifakis the winners of the 2007 A.M. Turing Award, widely considered the most prestigious award in computing, for their original and continuing research in a quality assurance process known as Model Checking. ...

2008 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award Winners

January 4, 2008

The Computing Research Association (CRA) recognized three UTCS senior undergraduate students for their demonstrated excellence of computing research ability, academic record and service to the community. Franzi Roesner is a finalist and Gilbert Bernstein and Stephen Kent were given honorable mentions in the 2008 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award competition. ...

Peter Stone named winner of the Tech Innovations Award by the Austin Business Journal

November 30, 2007

Peter Stone, Associate Professor of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, was named one of eight winners of the Tech Innovations Award by the Austin Business Journal. ...

Chang Appointed To New Congressional Commission On Cyber Security

October 30, 2007

Dr. Fred Chang, research professor of computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, and Admiral Bobby Inman, the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, have been appointed to the new Commission on Cyber Security, established to make sure that the next president of the United States has an updated strategy to counter growing cyber threats. ...

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