Faculty

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. ...

Lorenzo Alvisi Selected for Prestigious Humboldt Research Award

December 3, 2012

Lorenzo Alvisi has been selected for a prestigious Humboldt Research Award. ...

Mike Scott Wins 2012-13 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award

December 3, 2012

President Powers recently announced Michael Scott as a recipient of the 2012-13 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes Mike's consistent levels of excellence in teaching undergraduates. ...

Microsoft's Craig Mundie Shares Insight to Packed House

November 8, 2012

On November 2, 2012 the Department of Computer Science hosted Craig Mundie, Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer. To a packed house of over 250, Mr. Mundie used the latest Microsoft products to demonstrate the exciting ways computing is extending human capabilities, and enabling us to better understand and improve our world. ...

UTCS Faculty, Alumnus, and Colleague Win Most Influential Paper from OOPSLA

October 30, 2012

Paper from McKinley, Berger, and Zorn has lasting influence. ...

UT Professor Aims to Increase Number of Women in IT, Computer Science

October 22, 2012

Lecia Barker, professor in UT’s School of Information, recently received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase women’s involvement in information technology. ...

Michael Walfish Receives Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award

September 10, 2012

Assistant Professor Michael Walfish was selected as a 2012 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award recipient. ...

Kristen Grauman Wins Major Teaching Award

August 21, 2012

Assistant Professor Kristen Grauman has earned a Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. ...

Fighting Back Against Click-Spam

August 21, 2012

Remember that time, a decade or so ago, when spam was the scourge of the Internet, when the sheer volume of junk email threatened to engulf legitimate correspondence and short-circuit the promise of the digital revolution? ...

The UT^2 Game Bot Judged More Human Than Humans

August 14, 2012

The UT^2 game bot, created by Jacob Schrum, Igor Karpov, and Professor Risto Miikkulainen, won the Humanlike Bot Competition at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2012). The UT^2 bot is the first winning bot in the history of the Humanlike Bot Competition to be judged as human more often than half the human players participating in the evaluation. ...

Computer Science Combats Disease

July 25, 2012

By David Maly, The Daily Texan, 7/18/2012 ...

Robot Sport: Heavy Hitters

July 21, 2012

Sporting robots are still slow. But their inventors are making rapid strides ...

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