Faculty

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. ...

Chandrajit Bajaj and Inderjit Dhillon Elected IEEE Fellows

November 25, 2013

Two of our distinguished faculty, Chandra Bajaj and Inderjit Dhillon, have been elected IEEE Fellows. ...

Lili Qiu Named ACM 2013 Distinguished Scientist

November 20, 2013

Associate Professor Lili Qiu has been recognized as one of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) 2013 Distinguished Scientists. Her research focus is on internet and wireless networking. Qiu's current projects include Wireless Network Management, MIMO, and Content Distribution in Mobile Networks. ...

Team from Rice, BCM, and UT Austin develop new statistical tools for mining cancer data

November 14, 2013

A team of researchers at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the University of Texas at Austin are working together to develop new statistical tools that can find clues about cancer that are hidden like needles in enormous haystacks of raw data. ...

BCM Researchers Win National Science Foundation Award

September 27, 2013

The National Science Foundation has recognized two Baylor College of Medicine researchers, along with a researcher from The University of Texas at Austin, with a collaborative research award that is a joint initiative between the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences and National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support research at the interface of the biological and mathematical sciences. ...

Professor continues research on video summarization technology

September 24, 2013

Researchers at the University are working to perfect a computer algorithm designed to summarize first-person perspective films, with the hope of aiding the elderly and memory-impaired. ...

Stop, Rewind, Summarize

September 23, 2013

With video sharing expected to leap, researchers at the University of Texas are training computers to digest such videos into a nutshell version for easier viewing. ...

One Day Computers Will Automatically Summarize Videos to Create stories Comprising of Images

September 15, 2013

Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin say that a day will come when computers will automatically give short video digests of a day in our lives, kind of like a video journal. ...

Boiling Down the Stories That Wearable Cameras Are Telling

September 3, 2013

The race is on to develop tools to help sift through the vast quantities of video that are being produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie. ...

Don Batory Earns Most Influential Paper Award

August 8, 2013

UTCS Professor, Don Batory and CEO of RockYou, Lance Tokudo won the Most Influential Paper Award. ...

Finding New Gene-disease Connections the Facebook Way

July 29, 2013

Finding new gene-disease connections the Facebook way: ICES researcher Inderjit Dhillon and Edward Marcotte use social networking inspired methods to predict disease genes ...

Inderjit Dhillon Earns ICES Distinguished Research Award

July 23, 2013

Inderjit Dhillon, an ICES core faculty member, and professor of computer science, received the 2013 ICES Distinguished Research Award. ...

AI Groups See Success at Summer Conferences

July 19, 2013

UTCS's AI group enjoyed considerable success at this summer's conferences. ...

Glenn Downing Spearheads Collaborative Open Source Project Course

July 9, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) collaborated with Facebook and 12 universities from Europe, China and the United States to provide practical, collaborative software engineering experience as part of its computer science curriculum. ...

Kristen Grauman Wins 2013 PAMI Young Researcher Award

July 3, 2013

Kristen Grauman has earned the 2013 Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Young Researcher Award. The award is given to a researcher within seven years of their Ph.D. ...

Welcome to the church of Galois–—Keshav Pingali seeks to convert conventional code to parallel plane

June 25, 2013

Keshav Pingali envisions a world in which the power of parallel computing is available to all programmers—even those who don’t write parallel computer programs. ...

Peter Stone Selected for Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award

June 25, 2013

Peter Stone has been selected for the 2013 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. The awards are given to faculty in the UT System " who have demonstrated extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction." ...

TACC Longhorn Takes On Natural Language Processing

June 14, 2013

For all the progress we've made in IT over the last 50 years, there's one area of life that has steadfastly eluded the grasp of computers: understanding human language. Now, researchers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) are utilizing a Hadoop cluster on its Longhorn supercomputer to move the state of the art of language processing a little bit further. ...

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