Graduate Students

UT Austin Villa Team Makes Two Wins in 2014 RoboCup

July 28, 2014

Congratulations to Peter Stone and his students for impressive wins in the 2014 RoboCup competition in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. ...

Ph.D. Student Wins Outstanding Research Award in Privacy Enhancing Technologies

July 21, 2014

UT Computer Science Ph.D. student Suman Jana has been awarded the 2014 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies for his work on privacy-preserving perceptual computing. This annual award is given to the best paper of the year in the area of privacy. ...

Wesley Tansey Selected as a 2014 KPCB Engineering Fellow

April 9, 2014

Wesley Tansey, a UTCS Graduate Student, was selected as a 2014 KPCB Engineering Fellow. Throught the KPCB Fellows Program, Wesley will have an opportunity to gain significant experience working on uniquely challenging technical, design and product problems while also developing new relationships that are meaningful to his career. He will also attend private events hosted by portfolio companies where he can meet talented engineering and design icons from across Silicon Valley. Wesley will be working with MyFitnessPal this summer. ...

2014 FoCS Career Night

February 1, 2014

The 2014 Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) Career Night was held on January 29 in the Atrium of the Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. ...

To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too

January 8, 2014

Kurt Dresne, one of Professor Peter Stone's former UT Computer Science graduate student spoke with NPR's Robert Siegel recently about his thesis research on autonomous intersection management in a segment called "To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too." ...

Professor continues research on video summarization technology

September 24, 2013

Researchers at the University are working to perfect a computer algorithm designed to summarize first-person perspective films, with the hope of aiding the elderly and memory-impaired. ...

FoCS Career Brunch 2013

September 16, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) 2013 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 16, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center. ...

One Day Computers Will Automatically Summarize Videos to Create stories Comprising of Images

September 15, 2013

Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin say that a day will come when computers will automatically give short video digests of a day in our lives, kind of like a video journal. ...

Boiling Down the Stories That Wearable Cameras Are Telling

September 3, 2013

The race is on to develop tools to help sift through the vast quantities of video that are being produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie. ...

Yang Wang Earns Google Ph.D. Fellowship

June 14, 2013

UTCS Ph.D. student Yang Wang has earned a Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Distributed Computing. He is one of 39 Google Fellows who will bring their skills and talents to Google in pursuit of more innovations and ideas that the company can incorporate in the future. ...

2013 UTCS Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

May 22, 2013

UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony on Friday, May 17. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Current and Past Ph.D. Students Win Awards

August 8, 2012

Two of UTCS's current and past Ph.D. students have won significant awards. ...

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. ...

2012 UTCS Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

May 21, 2012

UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor. The new doctors were then hooded by UTCS Professor Peter Stone. Afterwards, a reception was held for graduates, faculty, friends and family. ...

Good Bytes and Good Luck!

May 7, 2012

The Department of Computer Science congratulates its graduating students of 2012. We wished them “Good Bytes and Good Luck” with a graduation celebration catered by Austin’s own Amy’s Ice Cream. ...

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. ...

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