05/22/2013 - 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. The new doctors were then hooded by UTCS Chair Bruce Porter. Afterwards, a reception was held for graduates, faculty, friends and family. Click the button below to view high resolution copies of the photo gallery images on this page, plus bonus images of the 2013 Ph.D. Hooding and reception. We invite you to also upload pictures you have from the event. Read more
01/18/2013 - 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. Stay tuned for details on our big grand opening event and how you can get a custom etching on the railing of the atrium's grand staircase! Read more
11/08/2012 - To a packed house of over 250 attendees, Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft, shared his insights on how technology is changing and how tomorrow’s technology will shape your world. As chief officer of the world's largest computer science research organization, Mr. Mundie was able to provide a unique glimpse into Microsoft’s technology focus while demonstrating some of Microsoft’s latest products and cutting edge tools. Following the presentation, Mr. Mundie opened the floor to questions and encouraged the audience to “come up and play with the toys.” Read more
08/21/2012 - Inside Microsoft Research | by Rob Knies Read more
08/14/2012 - 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). Read more
08/08/2012 - Two of UTCS's current and past Ph.D. students have won significant awards. Siavash Mirarab, who works with Tandy Warnow on large scale phylogenetics, received a Predoctoral Fellowship, which provides three years of support, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Matt Taylor, who completed his Ph.D. in machine learning with Peter Stone in 2008, won an NSF CAREER Award to support his research on A Multiagent Teacher/Student Framework for Sequential Decision Making Tasks. Matt is currently an Assistant Professor at Lafayette College. Read more
06/26/2012 - Austin Business Journal | by Sandra Zaragoza Read more
05/21/2012 - UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony on Friday, May 18. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor. The new doctors were then hooded by UTCS Chair Bruce Porter. Afterwards, a reception was held for graduates, faculty, friends and family. Read more
05/07/2012 - 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.   Read more
04/14/2012 - UTCS is pleaseed to announce that Suman Jana, a current Ph.D. student working with Associate Professor Vitaly Shmatikov, is the recipient of a Google Ph.D. fellowship. Suman also received the Best Student Paper award at the 2012 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy for the paper he wrote with Vitaly titled "Memento: Learning Secrets from Process Footprints." Read more

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