Faculty

Pradeep Ravikumar Awarded MURI Grant

July 10, 2012

Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar is part of a team of researchers, from the University of Texas at Austin, Boston University, and Harvard University, that have been selected as a recipient of one of 23 awards this year from the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). ...

Putting the Auto in Automobile

July 5, 2012

Peter Stone talks about autonomous vehicles and intersections with Michael Breen of American Mathematical Society on this podcast episode of Mathematical Moments. ...

UT robots win soccer championship in Mexico City

June 26, 2012

UT Austin Villa, a team of robots led by University of Texas computer scientists, took home two 2012 Robot Soccer World Cup division championships during the RoboCup 2012 in Mexico City this month. ...

UTCS Professors and Alum Win Best Paper Award

June 15, 2012

Don Fussell, Calvin Lin, 2010 UTCS Ph.D. graduate Paul Navratil, and Hank Childs of University of California, Davis won the Best Paper Award at the 12th Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization. ...

Alum Arvind Narayanan to be Princeton Tenure-track Assistant Professor

June 14, 2012

UTCS alum Arvind Narayanan, who completed his Ph.D. in 2009, will be starting in the fall at Princeton as a tenure-track assistant professor. ...

William Cook Wins Best Paper Award at ECOOP

June 14, 2012

Associate Professor William Cook won the Best Paper award at the 2012 European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP). ...

Lorenzo Alvisi Appointed Visiting Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

June 11, 2012

Professor Lorenzo Alvisi has been appointed Visiting Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. ...

Univ. of Texas group speeds up drug discovery with supercomputers

May 30, 2012

FierceBiotechIT | By Ryan McBrideFor years, drug researchers have tapped computers to take serendipity out of the discovery equation, and a group from the University of Texas at Austin has advanced computational drug discovery further with updated image-reconstruction and modeling techniques, according to the university. ...

Professor Peter Stone Elected AAAI Fellow

May 23, 2012

Professor Peter Stone has been elected as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for his significant contributions to machine learning, multiagent systems, and robotics, and pioneering applications in robot soccer, trading agents, and autonomous driving domains. ...

5 Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Make You Love Commuting

May 17, 2012

Ordinary Americans can't buy intelligent, self-driving cars just yet, but the technology could someday revolutionize one of the nation's most common road rituals—the morning and evening commutes that bookend the workday for millions of people. ...

Molecular Matchmaking for Drug Discovery

May 16, 2012

From image processing, to 3D modeling, to search algorithms, computer and computational science help improve the drug discovery pipeline ...

Research Corner: Computational Drug Discovery

April 30, 2012

Discoveries in bioinformatics provide new therapeutic interventions to disease by replacing expensive, time-consuming physical experiments with an automated computational search. Public databases now contain experimentally determined sequence and structural information for hundreds of thousands of proteins ...

Ph.D. Student Suman Jana Receives Google Ph.D. Fellowship and Best Paper Award

April 14, 2012

Current UTCS Ph.D. Student Suman Jana is the recipient of a Google Ph.D. Fellowship and received the Best Paper Award at the 2012 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. ...

Alum Luay Nakhleh Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 12, 2012

2004 UTCS Ph.D. graduate Luay Nakhleh has been awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. ...

A tree of life grows in Texas

April 9, 2012

Tandy Warnow is working with postdoctoral fellow Kevin Liu of Rice University and Siavash Mirarab, a Ph.D. student in computer science at The University of Texas at Austin, to create smarter, faster and more accurate algorithms to apply to some of the biggest data sets ever created. ...

2012 College Excellence Award Winners

April 5, 2012

Assistant Professor Mike Walfish and Software Engineer Toren Smith have both been awarded 2012 College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Excellence Awards. ...

Grauman Wins Young Investigator Research Award

March 28, 2012

Associate Professor Kristen Grauman is one of 26 winners selected by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as a 2012 Young Investigator (YIP) Award recipient. From a diverse pool of more than 350 candidates of university and college faculty who have attained tenure-track positioning the past five years, 26 winners were selected. ONR YIP awardees are selected based upon the merit of their research and potential contributions for game-changing advances for the Navy and Marine Corps. ...

No lights, no signs, no accidents - future intersections for driverless cars

March 23, 2012

Computer scientists at the University of Texas in Austin are developing intersections of the future, designed to accommodate the driverless vehicles they believe will soon take over our roads. The intersection will have no traffic lights and no stop signs, just computer programs that will talk directly to each car on the road. ...

Michael Dahlin's Paper is Among the Best in History of HPDC Conference

March 12, 2012

"WebOS: Operating System Services for Wide Area Applications," a paper co-authored by Michael Dahlin has been selected as one of the top 20 papers in 20 years of publications from the HPDC, the International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing. Co-authors of the paper, are Amin Vahdat, Tom Anderson, Eshwar Belani, David Culler, Paul Eastham, and Chad Yoshikawa. ...

UT professor leads research into autonomous intersection technology

March 4, 2012

Having already designed an SUV that drives itself, a project group at the University of Texas is now working on the technological next step: an autonomous intersection that lets driverless vehicles navigate without stoplights or stop signs. ...

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