Faculty

Yin Zhang Wins Best Paper Award

November 28, 2011

Yin Zhang, along with his former student Ajay Mahimkar (now at AT&T Research) and several other co-authors, won the Best Paper Award at ACM CoNEXT 2011. ...

Brent Waters Wins Packard Fellowship

November 14, 2011

Brent Waters has won a Packard Fellowship. Only sixteen Packard Fellowships were awarded this year across all of science and engineering. ...

Texas Instruments and UT Austin collaborate to deliver linear algebra library on TI's high performance multicore DSPs

November 14, 2011

Setting yet another milestone in multicore innovation, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) have successfully ported UT Austin's libflame library, a dense linear algebra library for scientific computing, to TI's TMS320C6678 multicore digital signal processor (DSP). ...

Professor works with graduate students, undergrads to develop robot technology

November 13, 2011

As an educator, associate computer science professor Peter Stone has a unique perspective on who, or what, can learn. Stone has spent his time at UT working with students to develop intelligent robots capable of learning and adapting to their environments. ...

Kristen Grauman Awarded The Marr Prize

November 11, 2011

UTCS Assistant Professor Kristen Grauman and Devi Parikh of the Toyota Technological Institute Chicago (TTIC), and a former visiting postdoc, received the Marr Prize at ICCV for their paper "Relative Attributes" that was presented at the13th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) in 2011. ...

2011 Visions of Computing Lecture Retrospective

October 27, 2011

On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science held the annual Visions of Computing Lecture, a lecture series honoring UTCS faculty accomplishments. Through this lecture series, faculty presented insights into computer science research and education to the public and the computing community. ...

2011 Visions of Computing Lecture

October 13, 2011

On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science will hold the annual Visions of Computing Lecture, a lecture series honoring UTCS faculty accomplishments. Through this lecture series, faculty present insights into computer science research and education to the public and the computing community. This year's lecture will take place from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302. ...

Peter Stone Named 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program Recipient

September 12, 2011

The Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) is designed to produce the highest quality scientific collaborations and outcomes by engaging with faculty members working in areas of mutual interest. Through this program, academics across the globe collaborate with Yahoo! research scientists via visits to Yahoo!, access to our data and funds for their research. ...

Best Paper Awards

September 12, 2011

UTCS is pleased to announce Best Paper Awards won by our faculty, staff and students. ...

Recent Faculty Awards & Honors

September 9, 2011

Faculty at the The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) are at the forefront of the digital revolution. UTCS recently celebrated a long list of faculty awards. ...

Encrypting Data in the Cloud Brings Win for Texas

August 10, 2011

For his work on the foundations of a new way of encrypting data, Brent Waters from the University of Texas in Austin has been elected as one of this year's... ...

Computer Scientist Brent Waters Selected as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

August 5, 2011

Microsoft Research has selected Assistant Professor Brent Waters as one of eight ...

RoboCup Remix

July 28, 2011

RoboCup Remix from Texas Science on Vimeo. The video footage is from the second half of the championship game in the 3-D Simulation league in RoboCupSoccer 2011. UT Austin Villa won the game, 4-0, over a team from Changzhou Institute of Technology in China. The audio track is “humm ok,” by Gablé (Creative Commons). ...

UT Austin Villa Wins World RoboCup Championships

July 19, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas—UT Austin Villa, a team of programmers led by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists Peter Stone and Patrick MacAlpine, has won the 2011 RoboCup Soccer championships in the 3-D simulation division. ...

Assistant Professor Brent Waters Selected as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

July 18, 2011

Microsoft Research has selected Assistant Professor Brent Waters as one of eight Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows of 2011. Microsoft Research is committed to developing a global pipeline of computer science talent around the world. ...

Two UTCS Faculty Earn the Regents’ Outstanding Teachers Award

June 15, 2011

The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System has recognized Professor Calvin Lin and Senior Lecturer Mike Scott for outstanding teaching. ...

Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship Awarded to Senior Lecturer Michael Scott

June 3, 2011

Senior Lecturer Michael Scott is one of four faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin selected to hold a Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship during the 2011-12 fall semester. ...

Professor Inderjit Dhillon Receives SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize

May 26, 2011

Professor Inderjit Dhillon, together with Justin Brickell, Suvrit Sra and Joel Tropp have been selected to receive the award of the 2011 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Outstanding Paper Prize for their paper entitled, "The Metric Nearness Problem," which appeared in the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX). Their paper is one of the three winning papers. ...

One Way to Study the Schizophrenic Brain: Build One

May 16, 2011

Researchers at Yale and the University of Texas used a neural network -- a computer brain -- to test out medical theories of what causes schizophrenia. The result was a computer brain that can't tell the difference between stories about itself and fanciful stories about gangsters, and claims responsibility for terrorist acts. ...

Researchers at U. of Texas and Yale Use Computers to Simulate Schizophrenia

May 9, 2011

Computer simulations of malfunctioning brains may be the key to understanding schizophrenia and other conditions. A research team including computer scientists at the University of Texas at Austin and a professor of psychiatry at Yale have been testing various theories of how schizophrenic brains misfire as they process information. People with schizophrenia often have trouble repeating different stories, for instance, frequently combining elements of separate stories and inserting themselves into the narrative. ...

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