Faculty

Professor Jayadev Misra Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa Degree

October 28, 2009

The Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan (ENS Cachan), France, awarded Professor Jayadev Misra the Doctor Honoris Causa degree in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of computer science. Professor Misra will travel to ENS Cachan for a ceremony to receive his award. ...

Protecting Privacy

October 16, 2009

With so much information being shared online these days, it’s critical that much of it remains private and anonymous. We trust, for example, that social networking sites such as Facebook remove personally identifiable information when they share our preferences and desires with advertisers. Vitaly Shmatikov, a young, fast-talking associate professor of computer science studies privacy in ubiquitous data sharing systems, from Facebook to hospitals to Netflix. ...

New Digital Security Program Doesn't Protect as Promised

September 29, 2009

University of Texas at Austin scientists have shown that they can break "Vanish," a program that promised to self-destruct computer data, such as emails and photographs, and thereby protect a person's privacy. ...

Robots Play Winning Soccer

July 3, 2009

Texas Computer Science students are programming robots to play soccer... and winning. Current robots are only 2-feet high, but the goal is to develop robotic players large and skillful enough to beat a real-live World Cup team by 2050. Students from Texas Tech (TT) and The University of Texas at Austin (UT) use C++ to program robots to play without human interaction during the games. The robots play as a team and make individual decisions. ...

Neural Network Systems

May 4, 2009

Uli Grasemann and Risto Miikkulainen are using their neural network system, DISCERN, to model what might be going on inside a schizophrenic brain. DISCERN can understand and produce natural language. Working with Ralph Hoffman, a psychiatrist at Yale, they have also been able to pair their neural network results with a study of human schizophrenics, and the similarities have been striking. ...

The 2009 Visions of Computing Lecture: Model Checking Over Time

March 2, 2009

March 2 , 2009 from 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Lecture in Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302; private reception for invited guests followed from 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The Visions of Computing Lecture Series highlights faculty accomplishments and provides public education about computer science. ...

Kathryn McKinley Named ACM Fellow

January 15, 2009

Dr. Kathryn McKinley, professor at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences, was awarded Fellow status with a citation for "contributions to compilers and memory management." ...

Computer Scientist Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 8, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas — Peter Stone, associate professor of computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on teams of mobile robots. ...

ACM Turing Award Honors Founders of Automatic Verification Technology That Enables Faster, More Reliable Designs

February 4, 2008

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Edmund M. Clarke, E. Allen Emerson, and Joseph Sifakis the winners of the 2007 A.M. Turing Award, widely considered the most prestigious award in computing, for their original and continuing research in a quality assurance process known as Model Checking. ...

Peter Stone named winner of the Tech Innovations Award by the Austin Business Journal

November 30, 2007

Peter Stone, Associate Professor of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, was named one of eight winners of the Tech Innovations Award by the Austin Business Journal. ...

Chang Appointed To New Congressional Commission On Cyber Security

October 30, 2007

Dr. Fred Chang, research professor of computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, and Admiral Bobby Inman, the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, have been appointed to the new Commission on Cyber Security, established to make sure that the next president of the United States has an updated strategy to counter growing cyber threats. ...

UTCS research professor, Frederick R. Chang, appointed to the National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB)

February 15, 2007

UTCS research professor, Frederick R. Chang, appointed to the National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) ...

UTCS faculty, Adam Klivans and Emmett Witchel, receive NSF CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development) Awards.

February 14, 2007

The CAREER Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. ...

J Strother Moore and Simon Lam Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

February 3, 2007

UTCS faculty, Dr. J Moore and Dr. Simon Lam, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The NAE mission is to promote the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession. ...

J Strother Moore Selected an ACM Fellow

November 8, 2006

UTCS Chairman J Strother Moore was selected a Fellow of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery. ...

Kathryn McKinley Receives 2006 ACM Distinguished Scientist Award

November 1, 2006

Professor Kathryn McKinley has been named a 2006 ACM Distinguished Scientist. ...

UTCS Welcomes New Faculty

September 21, 2006

Dana Ballard, Kristen Grauman and Keshav Pingali join UTCS in Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 ...

Dhillon receives SIAG/LA Prize

July 27, 2006

Professor Inderjit Dhillon has received the 2006 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize (SIAG/LA Prize) along with co-author, Professor Beresford Parlett for their paper entitled, "Orthogonal Eigenvectors and Relative Gaps. ...

University of Texas at Austin Computer Sciences Professor Receives 2006 Maurice Wilkes Award

June 20, 2006

r. Doug Burger, professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has received the 2006 Maurice Wilkes Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ...

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