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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. ...

Yin Zhang Wins Test-of-Time Award

June 5, 2013

Associate Professor Yin Zhang, and his co-authors Matthew Roughan, Nick Duffield and Albert Greenberg, won the ACM SIGMETRICS Test-of-Time Award this year for their paper "Fast Accurate Computation of Large-Scale IP Traffic Matrices from Link Loads," in Proceedings of the ACM SIGMETRICS Conference, 2003. ...

2013 UTCS Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

May 22, 2013

UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony on Friday, May 17. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor. ...

Student Entrepreneurs Meet With President Obama

May 9, 2013

Austin, TX — Student entrepreneurs and computer science faculty met with President Obama to showcase new student ventures from the Longhorn Startup Program. ...

UT Austin Student Entrepreneurs Showcase Their Success to President Obama

May 9, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas —Student entrepreneurs from The University of Texas at Austin and their professors are meeting with President Obama this afternoon to discuss their ideas and private sector successes. ...

Alan Cline Appointed to Blunk Memorial Professorship

April 30, 2013

Professor Alan Cline has been appointed to the William David Blunk Memorial Professorship for 2013-14. The Professorship, awarded by the Provost, "recognizes a member of the faculty who has demonstrated an outstanding record both in undergraduate teaching and in concern for undergraduates as demonstrated through advising and general guidance given to students." ...

UTCS Alum Awarded NSF EAPSI 2013 Fellowship

April 5, 2013

UTCS alum Paul Taele has been awarded a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (NSF EAPSI) fellowship for 2013. Paul will be carrying out research that focuses on enhancing creative computing tools for promoting better design thinking using sketch recognition techniques with Dr. Richard C. Davis at Singapore Management University in Singapore. ...

Adam Klivans Wins CNS Teaching Excellence Award

April 5, 2013

Associate Professor Adam Klivans has won the Teaching Excellence Award in CS from the College of Natural Sciences. ...

Nell B. Dale Named 2013 Recipient of IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Award

March 27, 2013

Nell B. Dale, one of the first women to earn a doctorate in computer science, was named the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Award for her contributions to computer science education. ...

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