Graduate Students

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. ...

GradFest Open House 2012

February 27, 2012

The department hosted prospective Ph.D. students at GradFest 2012, a two-day exploration of UTCS research, resources, and community. Over 30 admitted students attended panel discussions, toured labs, and met with faculty one-on-one. Current graduate students hosted the out-of-towners in their own homes for a real look at life as a UTCS grad student. ...

Alumnus Receives NSF Grant for Early Career Development

February 15, 2012

UTCS alumnus Dr. Donald Porter has been selected to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award, an award that recognizes promising young faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of both education and research. ...

First Annual (Re)Connect Event

February 7, 2012

(Re)Connect, an evening networking reception, brought together UTCS alumni, select UTCS students and FoCS partners on February 1, 2012 for an energetic and effective recruiting, mentoring and networking opportunity at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. ...

2012 Scholarship Lunch

February 6, 2012

UTCS recognized scholarship recipients, scholarship donors, and Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) partners with a Scholarship Luncheon at the Alumni Center on February 1, 2012. ...

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... ...

Scholarships & Fellowships

January 25, 2012

UTCS is grateful to our scholarship and fellowship donors whose partnerships with the department afford promising and deserving students the opportunity to study at a top-10 ranked department. These companies, foundations and individuals are crucial in enabling UTCS to recruit and retain top students. ...

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%. ...

Former UTCS Student Elected IEEE Fellow

November 28, 2011

UTCS graduate Ken Calvert was elected to IEEE Fellow "for contributions to internet topology and active networks." ...

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. ...

FoCS Career Brunch 2011

September 19, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) 2011 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 19, 2011 at the Frank Erwin Center. ...

Best Paper Awards

September 12, 2011

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

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. ...

2011 UTCS Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

May 25, 2011

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 Lorenzo Alvisi. Afterwards, a reception was held for graduates, faculty, friends and family. ...

Good Bytes and Good Luck!

May 5, 2011

The Department of Computer Science congratulates its graduating students of 2011. We wished them “Good Bytes and Good Luck” with a graduation celebration catered by Austin’s own Amy’s Ice Cream. ...

Computer claims responsibility for terrorist bombing

May 5, 2011

In a bid to help understand the way that the human brain malfunctions to cause mental illness scientists have caused a computer system to lose its mind and claim responsibilty for a terrorist bombing. The team at the University of Texas and Yale University, including Professor Risto Miikkulainen and grad student Uli Grasemann, were looking to how the human brain is affected with schizophrenia by simulating a hypothesis that excessive dopamine in the brain can cause “exaggerated salience”, whereby the brain is learning from things it shouldn’t. ...

The Department of Computer Science Congratulates Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 18, 2011

The Department of Computer Science congratulates the 22 computer science majors who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa at its Spring meeting. Upon joining, they will be inducted into the national honor society at the UT chapter's Spring reception on Sunday, May 8, in the in the Ballroom of the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. ...

The Challenge: Start a Tech Company in 3 Days

April 2, 2011

How many times have you or one of your friends had a really great idea for a tech startup, but never implemented it? Maybe there wasn’t enough money, any access to people with complementary skills, or not enough confidence to get it off the ground. 3-Day Startup (3DS) provides the opportunity to pitch that idea to a panel of potential investors, release a prototypeand build enough momentum to sustain a startup company outside the event. ...

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