Faculty

Lorenzo Alvisi and Elaine Rich Selected as UT System Regents' Outstanding Teachers

August 8, 2014

UT Computer Science Professor Lorenzo Alvisi and Distinguished Senior Lecturer Elaine Rich have been selected as UT System Regents' Outstanding Teachers. The Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are the Board of Regents' highest honor. ...

UT Austin Villa Team Makes Two Wins in 2014 RoboCup

July 28, 2014

Congratulations to Peter Stone and his students for impressive wins in the 2014 RoboCup competition in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. ...

Self-driving Cars Are Right Around the Corner; Then What?

July 21, 2014

It is easy to envision autonomous cars as simply allowing drivers to safely multitask while “driving” — that they will be otherwise quite similar to today’s cars on today’s roads. However, much bigger changes are ahead, and it won’t be long before we no longer remember what life was like when cars had steering wheels. ...

Dana Ballard Earns 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award

May 8, 2014

Cognitive scientist honored at UC Merced | The Sacramento BeeDana Ballard, a computer science professor of The University of Texas at Austin, on Monday was presented the 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award at UC Merced. ...

Peter Stone Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin

April 25, 2014

Professor Peter Stone is one of six faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been named to the university's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2014. ...

Vitaly Shmatikov Wins CNS Teaching Excellence Award

April 10, 2014

Vitaly Shmatikov has been selected to receive a CNS Teaching Excellence Award for 2014. The College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award is intended to provide recognition of the College’s many exceptional faculty who are committed to teaching at either the undergraduate or graduate level. ...

William Cook Wins 2014 Dahl-Nygaard Award

April 9, 2014

UTCS Associate Professor William Cook has won the prestigious 2014 Dahl-Nygaard Senior Prize. The Senior Prize is awarded to William Cook for his contributions to the theory and practice of object-oriented programming. Cook currently teaches Programming Languages and his research research focuses on improving the ability of programming languages to facilitate the development of efficient and maintainable software. ...

Jay Misra Wins 2014 IIT Kanpur Distinguished Alumnus Award

April 4, 2014

UTCS Professor Jay Misra has been awarded the 2014 IIT Kanpur Distinguished Alumnus Award. Misra currently teaches Analysis of Algorithms, Theory in Programming Practice, and Distributed Computing. In addition, his current research focuses on the design of a concurrent programming language, Orc. ...

Beyond UTCS: Reaching Out to the Next Generation of Computer Scientists

April 1, 2014

UT Austin does more than just provide a world-class education to its own students. As a public school, we’re constantly extending our resources and knowledge into the broader community that we’re a part of. ...

UTCS Hosts 5th Annual UIL Computing Contest

March 6, 2014

On Saturday, February 1st, the computer science department hosted 172 students from 32 different high schools at the 5th annual UTCS University Interscholastic League (UIL) Contest. Teams from all over the state traveled to compete in the open format contest. ...

UTCS Receives $1.2 million NSF Grant for Information Security Program

February 26, 2014

UTCS has been named the recipient of a $1.2 million grant from the NSF through the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program. The SFS program will support students pursuing the university’s INFOSEC Certificate. ...

Ravikumar Named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

February 18, 2014

UTCS Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar is one of 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers selected by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as recipients of the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships. Ravikumar currently teaches Statstical Learning and Data Mining, and his main area of research interest is in statistical machine learning. ...

The University of Texas at Austin’s Game Development Program Announces Name Change

February 10, 2014

In order to be responsive to the continuing advances of the creative industries, the University of Texas at Austin announced today the renaming of the Game Development Program to the Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA)Program, effective as of today. ...

Peter Stone Can't Get Enough Of Robots Playing Soccer

January 15, 2014

Professor Peter Stone spoke with Joe Palca this morning on NPR's Morning Edition about taking his "passion for soccer into the lab" in a segment aptly titled "Peter Stone Can't Get Enough Of Robots Playing Soccer." ...

To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too

January 8, 2014

Kurt Dresne, one of Professor Peter Stone's former UT Computer Science graduate student spoke with NPR's Robert Siegel recently about his thesis research on autonomous intersection management in a segment called "To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too." ...

Kristen Grauman to Receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

January 8, 2014

Three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. ...

Game Changers: New Faculty

December 20, 2013

UT Computer Science is excited to welcome four new faculty members coming to campus in 2014. They all have incredibly impressive credentials and research experience, and we’re extremely grateful that they have chosen to join our family. ...

David Zuckerman Elected ACM Fellow

December 10, 2013

Professor David Zuckerman has been elected to be an ACM Fellow for his contributions to randomness extraction, pseudo randomness, and their role in complexity theory. ...

Dana Ballard Wins Helmholtz Test-of-Time Award

December 9, 2013

Professor Dana Ballard, and his co-author Michael Swain, have won the Helmholtz Test-of-Time award. ...

Dana Ballard Selected for 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award

December 9, 2013

Dana Ballard has been selected to receive the 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award from the University of California, Merced. ...

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