Industry Relations

Glenn Downing Spearheads Collaborative Open Source Project Course

July 9, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) collaborated with Facebook and 12 universities from Europe, China and the United States to provide practical, collaborative software engineering experience as part of its computer science curriculum. ...

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. ...

Dante Consulting Gifts GDC Classroom

May 29, 2013

In recognition of a generous gift from Friends of Computer Science partner Dante Consulting, room 2.210 in the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science complex (GDC) will be named the Dante Consulting Classroom. ...

Student Entrepreneurs Meet With President Obama

May 9, 2013

Austin, TX — Student entrepreneurs and computer science faculty met with President Obama to showcase new student ventures from the Longhorn Startup Program. ...

Gates Opens Building, Talks Health

March 7, 2013

In a speech Wednesday to an audience of computer science students, Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offered his vision of how the computing revolution will dramatically improve human well-being in the next few decades. ...

GradFest Open House 2013

February 25, 2013

The department hosted prospective Ph.D. students at GradFest 2013, 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. ...

How Much Should We Spend on Science?

February 15, 2013

Press is a vice-chair of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technologyand one of the co-authors of “Transformation and Opportunity,” a report to the president about the future of basic science and research funding in the United States. In an op-ed published this month in Science Magazine, Press argues that the public deserves far more credit than it gets from politicians for its appreciation of the long-term benefits of funding scientific research. ...

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. ...

FoCS: Qualcomm Café Naming to Recognize Gift to UTCS

December 21, 2012

Qualcomm, a long-time supporter of UTCS, steps forward to make an $80,000 commitment to a Computer Science excellence fund. In recognition of its contribution, the Board of Regents agreed to name the coffee shop in the new Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex, “The Qualcomm Café.” ...

Capital Campaign Update: The Next Chapter

December 19, 2012

In less than a month, the fences come down and UT Computer Science will be handed the keys to its new home—The Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. [...] philanthropy’s importance has moved well beyond large capital projects like this one; it is now central to everything we do. ...

FoCS: General Motors Opens Innovation Center

December 7, 2012

“Information is power.” As a result, business leaders constantly seek better information to give them a competitive edge and help them manage their businesses. In a company like GM, much of that responsibility falls in the hands of its IT department. As such, GM is creating Innovation Centers to gather the brightest minds to build information solutions. ...

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. ...

FoCS Career Brunch 2012

September 24, 2012

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) 2012 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 24, 2012 at the Frank Erwin Center. ...

Michael Walfish Receives Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award

September 10, 2012

Assistant Professor Michael Walfish was selected as a 2012 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award recipient. ...

GM to bring 500 IT jobs to Austin

September 7, 2012

General Motors, which is shifting computer technology functions into the company from outside firms, plans to open a new information technology center in Austin that will staffed by at least 500 people. ...

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? ...

Intern Stories: A Summer at Amazon

July 23, 2012

By Katie Thompson, the Career Design Center Elynn Lee is a Software Development Engineering (SDE) intern at Amazon on the Kindle Reader Framework team. This is her second internship, her first one being at Facebook in Palo Alto, California. She is simultaneously doing research on a SRC-URO fellowship in Computational Epidemiology. ...

Intern Stories: Facebooking on the Job

July 19, 2012

By Katie Thompson, the Career Design Center Parth Upadhyay is a Software Development Engineering (SDE) intern at Facebook on the Real Time Infrastructure team. This is his second internship. His first internship was at Bloomberg in New York City, New York. ...

Alumni in the News: Daniel Morris Speaking at Cloud Expo New York

May 16, 2012

UTCS Alum Daniel Morris is scheduled to speak at the Cloud Expo New York about "High Performance Database Hosting in the Cloud." He will explain why databases in the cloud are a reality and how attendees can benefit by implementing them. ...

Alumni Reconnect: Russ Gayle (BS 2003)

April 30, 2012

One of the challenges of working as a computer scientist and engineer at Sandia National Laboratories is to not be distracted by the breadth of innovative work that goes on. In any given week, I am exposed to topics and research in network and computer security, robotics, and exascale computing, to name a few. ...

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