02/28/2013 - 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). This award is given to scientists that are making outstanding contributions in the field of artificial intelligence. Kristen was recognized for her work in recognition and search problems in computer vision. Read more
02/01/2013 - Professor Vijaya Ramachandran was selected by the Executive Council of the University of Delhi as an Honorary Professor. This selection was made to recognize Dr. Ramachandran's outstanding achievements in the field of Computer Science. This honor includes the offer to visit the University of Delhi once a year to engage, through research engagement and seminars, with the students and faculty of the Cluster Innovation Centre at the University of Delhi. Read more
01/28/2013 - 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. Read more
01/17/2013 - Professor Calvin has been selected for this year's Jean Holloway Award. Calvin Lin was student-nominated and student-selected awarded for this recognition. The Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching was created in 1970 with an endowment from past Texas Exes president Sterling Holloway and his wife, Jean. The award, which amounts to more than $4,500 annually, is presented each year to a teacher in the College of Liberal Arts or Natural Sciences. Read more
12/03/2012 - Lorenzo Alvisi has been selected for a prestigious Humboldt Research Award. Read more
12/03/2012 - 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. Read more
10/30/2012 - Kathryn S. McKinley, UTCS professor, Emery Berger, UTCS 2002 Ph.D. graduate, and Benjamin Zorn, Microsoft researcher were recently awarded the Most Influential Paper from OOPSLA at the 2012 SPLASH Conference for "Reconsidering custom memory allocation."  The award is given annually to the author(s) of a paper presented 10 years earlier and judged to be the most influential over the preceding decade.  Berger is now an Associate Professor at UMass-Amherst.    Read more
09/26/2012 - 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 competed agai Read more
09/10/2012 - Assistant Professor Michael Walfish was selected as a 2012 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award recipient. This award will fund Walfish's work on systems that allow people to use computer resources without having to trust that those resources operate correctly. Read more
08/21/2012 - Assistant Professor Kristen Grauman has earned a Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.  Read more

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