Faculty

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 13, 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 4, 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. ...

Gates Opens Building, Talks Health

March 7, 2013

In a speech Wednesday to an audience of computer science students, Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offered his vision of how the computing revolution will dramatically improve human well-being in the next few decades. ...

Kristen Grauman Wins the 2013 Computers and Thought Award

February 28, 2013

The Department of Computer Science's very own Kristen Grauman, who serves as Associate Professor, was recently awarded the Computers and Thought Award by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). ...

GradFest Open House 2013

February 25, 2013

The department hosted prospective Ph.D. students at GradFest 2013, a two-day exploration of UTCS research, resources, and community. Over 30 admitted students attended panel discussions, toured labs, and met with faculty one-on-one. Current graduate students hosted the out-of-towners in their own homes for a real look at life as a UTCS grad student. ...

Kathryn McKinley Addresses the House

February 20, 2013

Kathryn McKinley, who formerly served as an Endowed Professor here at UTCS but is currently on leave to work with Microsoft, spoke on behalf of Microsoft at the first meeting of the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Science Education on the topic of information technology innovation. ...

How Much Should We Spend on Science?

February 15, 2013

Press is a vice-chair of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technologyand one of the co-authors of “Transformation and Opportunity,” a report to the president about the future of basic science and research funding in the United States. In an op-ed published this month in Science Magazine, Press argues that the public deserves far more credit than it gets from politicians for its appreciation of the long-term benefits of funding scientific research. ...

Professor Vijaya Ramachandran Selected as Honorary Professor

February 1, 2013

Professor Vijaya Ramachandran was selected by the Executive Council of the University of Delhi as an Honorary Professor. ...

GDC Sneak Peek

January 18, 2013

Just weeks away from completion, we're giving you a sneak peak at the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. ...

Calvin Lin Selected for Jean Holloway Award

January 17, 2013

Professor Calvin has been selected for this year's Jean Holloway Award. Calvin Lin was student-nominated and student-selected awarded for this recognition. ...

Capital Campaign Update: The Next Chapter

December 19, 2012

In less than a month, the fences come down and UT Computer Science will be handed the keys to its new home—The Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. [...] philanthropy’s importance has moved well beyond large capital projects like this one; it is now central to everything we do. ...

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