Awards & Honors

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. ...

Professor Simon Lam and UTCS alumni share the 2004 ACM Software System Award

March 10, 2005

Secure Network Programming, a system designed and implemented in 1993 by Professor Simon Lam and three former graduate students in the UTCS Networking Research Lab, won the 2004 Software System Award, given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ...

Professor Emmett Witchel receives thesis award from MIT

September 7, 2004

Professor Emmet Witchel earned a thesis award from MIT and a doctoral dissertation award from ACM. ...

UTCS Graduate Student Alex X. Liu receives the 2004 William C. Carter Award

July 9, 2004

For his paper entitled "Diverse Firewall Design" co-authored with Dr. Mohamed G. Gouda, UTCS Graduate Student Alex X. Liu received the 2004 William C. Carter Award. ...

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