Awards & Honors

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. ...

Self-Driving SUV Advances to DARPA Urban Challenge Semifinals

August 9, 2007

Marvin, a self-driving Isuzu SUV programmed by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists and members of Austin Robot Technology (ART), passed a recent driving test and will advance to the semifinals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) 2007 Urban Challenge race. ...

UTCS research professor, Frederick R. Chang, appointed to the National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB)

February 15, 2007

UTCS research professor, Frederick R. Chang, appointed to the National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) ...

UTCS faculty, Adam Klivans and Emmett Witchel, receive NSF CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development) Awards.

February 14, 2007

The CAREER Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. ...

J Strother Moore and Simon Lam Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

February 3, 2007

UTCS faculty, Dr. J Moore and Dr. Simon Lam, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The NAE mission is to promote the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession. ...

UTCS Professor Peter Stone Received the 2007 IJCAI Computers and Thought Award

January 18, 2007

Dr. Peter Stone, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, received the 2007 Computers and Thought Award from the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). ...

J Strother Moore Selected an ACM Fellow

November 8, 2006

UTCS Chairman J Strother Moore was selected a Fellow of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery. ...

Kathryn McKinley Receives 2006 ACM Distinguished Scientist Award

November 1, 2006

Professor Kathryn McKinley has been named a 2006 ACM Distinguished Scientist. ...

Dhillon receives SIAG/LA Prize

July 27, 2006

Professor Inderjit Dhillon has received the 2006 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize (SIAG/LA Prize) along with co-author, Professor Beresford Parlett for their paper entitled, "Orthogonal Eigenvectors and Relative Gaps. ...

Don Towsley receives IEEE award

July 24, 2006

Former UTCS student Don Towsley is the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award. ...

University of Texas at Austin Computer Sciences Professor Receives 2006 Maurice Wilkes Award

June 20, 2006

r. Doug Burger, professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has received the 2006 Maurice Wilkes Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ...

Computer sciences student awarded $50,000 by Interactive Brokers Group

April 24, 2006

Texas-Patrick Christmas, a graduate student in computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded $50,000 from Interactive Brokers Group (IBG), for winning its electronic trading Olympiad for colleges. ...

Boyer, Kaufmann and Moore awarded the 2005 ACM Software System Award for the Boyer-Moore Theorem Prover

March 21, 2006

Professors Robert Boyer and J Strother Moore and Senior Research Scientist Matt Kaufmann, all from the University of Texas at Austin Computer Sciences Department, have been awarded the 2005 Software System Award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for their work on the Boyer-Moore Theorem Prover. ...

UTCS Wins the “2005 Everybody WINS Award”

October 6, 2005

Women in Natural Sciences presented the 2005 Everybody WINS Award to the Department of Computer Sciences, in recognition and appreciation of the department’s commitment to best practices in the recruitment and/or retention of women and underrepresented minorities. ...

Six named distinguished teachers at The University of Texas at Austin

July 11, 2005

Six faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected for membership in the university’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The academy is intended to recognize and enhance teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level. ...

The Clare Boothe Luce Professor in CS at UT Austin

May 1, 2005

UTCS Wins Clare Boothe Luce Professorship. ...

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