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.
Awards & Honors
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 was selected by the Executive Council of the University of Delhi as an Honorary Professor.
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.
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 has been selected for a prestigious Humboldt Research Award.
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.
Paper from McKinley, Berger, and Zorn has lasting influence.
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 competed agai
Assistant Professor Michael Walfish was selected as a 2012 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award recipient.