Faculty

Linear Algebra - Foundations To Frontiers Kicks off Its Second Year

December 9, 2014

On January 28, 2015 UTCS faculty (and by the way spouses) Robert van de Geijn and Maggie Myers will kick off the second year of their 16 week MOOCs (massively open online course) on linear algebra from a computer science perspective called Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers. Robert and Maggie have enhanced the course by working with MathWorks to enable participants to use Matlab freely during the course. ...

New Faculty Profile: Eric Price

November 21, 2014

For new Assistant Professor Eric Price the interest in computer science dates back to his days of high school Olympiad. This math-based competition sparked the interest in computer science for the Virginia native and has taken him on the path that has led him to UT Computer Science. ...

New Faculty Profile: Etienne Vouga

November 6, 2014

If you’ve seen movies like Tangled and the Hobbit you might have been unknowingly exposed to new UT Computer Science professor Etienne Vouga. ...

UTCS Programming Team Finishes In a Top Spot at Regional Competition

October 7, 2014

A UTCS programming team finished second at this year’s ACM-International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) regional competition. The team of Arnay Sastry, Jaime Rivera, and Josh Slocum beat over 60 different teams competing in South Central U.S region of the contest.  ...

Computer Science Professor Selected For Google Award

September 29, 2014

UT Computer Science professor Lorenzo Alvisi has been selected for the 2014 Google Research Award. Lorenzo, along with two other UT professors, will receive grants to expand their research. ...

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 8, 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 3, 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." ...

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