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New Center for Cloud Computing Will Impact Mobile Computing and Internet Security

AUSTIN, Texas — As part of its research efforts to help create safer and faster computing, the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with

New Center for Cloud Computing Created at The University of Texas at Austin in Partnership with SunGard Availability Services

Cloud computing, where all of our photos, emails, and data stored in a distributed “cloud,” is the future. To improve emerging cloud-based technologies, a new center for cloud computing research was recently created in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin in a partnership with SunGard Availability Services.

Innovative Summer Program in Computer Science Reaches Out to Teenage Girls to Promote Interest in Technology

First Bytes Summer Camp

The ninth annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science, begins on June 19 on the university campus. The free, weeklong camp showcases the potential of a rewarding career in technology to selected Texas high school girls. Campers work together on programming language labs and logic games, see surgical robots in action, meet professional computer scientists, get career mentoring, play games, enjoy campus life and get a taste of what it’s like to have a fascinating, well-paying job.

Drug Design Receives Private Grand Challenge Research Funds

Professor Chandrajit Bajaj received a 2011-12 Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty A

Professor Chandrajit Bajaj received a 2011-12 Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Award to pursue his project on three-dimensional imaging at the molecular level of therapeutic drug targets. He was among seven University of Texas at Austin researchers selected for the award who are confronting what the scientific community has defined as this century's grand challenges in drug design, environmental sustainability and improved oil recovery. The awards range up to $60,000 for a semester.

New Computer Science Complex at The University of Texas at Austin Receives $30 Million Challenge Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex

AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin announced today (April 17) a $30 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, part of a $120 million capital campaign to construct a new building complex for one of the nation’s leading computer science programs.

Chang Appointed To New Congressional Commission On Cyber Security

Dr. Fred Chang, research professor of computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, and Admiral Bobby Inman, the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, have been appointed to the new Commission on Cyber Security, established to make sure that the next president of the United States has an updated strategy to counter growing cyber threats.

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Self-Driving SUV Advances to DARPA Urban Challenge Semifinals

Marvin, a self-driving Isuzu SUV programmed by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists and members of Austin Robot Technology (ART), passed a recent driving test and will advance to the semifinals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) 2007 Urban Challenge race.

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