The Daily Texan | by Jameson Pitts
Team Gimli fuels themselves on orange soda and Einstein Bros. Bagels as they eagerly await the announcement of the secret theme at the third game jam hosted by Jolly, a local development studio.
UT Computer Science professor Lorenzo Alvisi has been selected for the 2014 Google Research Award. Lorenzo, along with two other UT professors, will receive grants to expand their research.
In conjunction with the College of Natural Science’s fall semester Career Expo, the Department of Computer Science holds a brunch for Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) partners and top UTCS students. The brunch provides a chance for students to network with these partners while learning about companies in an industry that is experiencing large growth.
With a $50 million gift from the LIVESTRONG Foundation to the Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin has exceeded its goal of raising $3 billion during the eight-year Campaign for Texas. This is the most ever raised by a higher education institution in Texas and among the largest amounts raised by a U.S. public university in a single campaign.
The twelfth annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by UTCS, kicked off on June 15th on the university campus. The free weeklong camp showcases the potential of a career in technology to selected Texas high school girls.
On several occasions now, I’ve written to all of you about the growing phenomenon of exploding interest in computer science. I’d like to update you on these trends.
UT Computer Science is partnering with IBM to launch a new cognitive computing course that gives students unprecedented access to one of IBM’s most prized innovations: Watson.
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.
UTCS Associate Professor William Cook has won the prestigious 2014 Dahl-Nygaard Senior Prize. The Senior Prize is awarded to William Cook for his contributions to the theory and practice of object-oriented programming. Cook currently teaches Programming Languages and his research research focuses on improving the ability of programming languages to facilitate the development of efficient and maintainable software.