Faculty

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. ...

Researchers Can Build on Public Support for Science

March 1, 2012

As the United States prepares for a year of election-driven partisanship, William Press points to something that many Americans share: a commitment to science. ...

Pradeep Ravikumar Selected for NSF CAREER Award

February 28, 2012

Pradeep Ravikumar has been selected for an NSF CAREER Award for his project entitled "CAREER: A New Neat Framework for Statistical Machine Learning." ...

Driving on Autopilot

February 28, 2012

Imagine driving down a street at rush hour. It’s a typical commute, but this time, you’re reading a newspaper in the backseat. The driver’s seat is empty—your car is driving itself. Sounds like a fantasy, right? ...

Avoiding Red Lights by Booking Ahead

February 21, 2012

Discovery News asks, "Computers can reserve your plane ticket, your hotel room and your restaurant table. Why not your place at an intersection?" ...

UT works on driverless car of future

February 21, 2012

High-tech invention would revolutionize roadways ...

Computer Scientist Developing Intersections of the Future With Fully Autonomous Vehicles

February 20, 2012

Peter Stone rides in Marvin, the autonomous car designed by he and his students. Photo by Wyatt McSpadden. ...

Grauman and Walfish Named 2012 Sloan Research Fellows

February 15, 2012

Congratulations to Associate Professor Kristen Grauman and Michael Walfish! Both were recently awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows. ...

Intersections of the Future: Using Fully Autonomous Vehicles

February 6, 2012

The future looks like this: You are sitting in the backseat of the car drinking coffee and reading the news on your tablet. ...

ACL2 Team Wins Gold

January 28, 2012

At the VSTTE conference, held as part of the POPL Symposium in Philadelphia, UTCS's very own ACL2 team was awarded one of the two Gold Medals in the 2012 VSTTE verification competition. ...

Recent Faculty Awards

January 26, 2012

Faculty at the The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) are at the forefront of the digital revolution. Congratulations to the following faculty for their accomplishments... ...

Faculty Research Gifts

January 25, 2012

UTCS is a leading research institution in computer science. Collaborations with industry and industry support ensure superior research continues to move the Texas digital economy forward. ...

Toward Lowering the Power Consumption of Microprocessors

January 20, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas – The first systematic power profiles of microprocessors could help lower the energy consumption of both small cell phones and giant data centers, report computer science professors from The University of Texas at Austin and the Australian National University. ...

Stephen Keckler Awarded ACM Fellow

December 12, 2011

Professor Stephen Keckler, professor at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science, was awarded Fellow status with a citation "for contributions to computer architectures and technology modeling." ...

Great Success at NIPS Conference

December 9, 2011

Professor Inderjit Dhillon and Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar, together with their postdoc Ambuj Tewari, had remarkable success at The Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference this year. They submitted seven papers and all were accepted. NIPS's acceptance rate is about 20%. ...

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