Faculty at the The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) are at the forefront of the digital revolution. Congratulations to the following faculty for their accomplishments...
Awards & Honors
UTCS is grateful to our scholarship and fellowship donors whose partnerships with the department afford promising and deserving students the opportunity to study at a top-10 ranked department. These companies, foundations and individuals are crucial in enabling UTCS to recruit and retain top students.
Professor Stephen Keckler, professor at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science, was awarded Fellow status with a citation "for contributions to computer
architectures and technology modeling."
Professor Inderjit Dhillon and Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar, together with their postdoc Ambuj Tewari, had remarkable success at The Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference this year. They submitted seven papers and all were accepted. NIPS's acceptance rate is about 20%.
UTCS undergraduate students Ben Braun and Victor Vu have been selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2012.
UTCS graduate Ken Calvert was elected to IEEE Fellow "for contributions to internet topology and active networks."
Yin Zhang, along with his former student Ajay Mahimkar (now at AT&T Research) and several other co-authors, won the Best Paper Award at ACM CoNEXT 2011.
Brent Waters has won a Packard Fellowship. Only sixteen Packard Fellowships were awarded this year across all of science and engineering.
UTCS Assistant Professor Kristen Grauman and Devi Parikh of the Toyota Technological Institute Chicago (TTIC), and a former visiting postdoc, received the Marr Prize at ICCV for their paper "Relative Attributes" that was presented at the13th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) in 2011.
On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science held the annual Visions of Computing Lecture, a lecture series honoring UTCS faculty accomplishments. Through this lecture series, faculty presented insights into computer science research and education to the public and the computing community.