Research

Self-driving Cars Are Right Around the Corner; Then What?

July 21, 2014

It is easy to envision autonomous cars as simply allowing drivers to safely multitask while “driving” — that they will be otherwise quite similar to today’s cars on today’s roads. However, much bigger changes are ahead, and it won’t be long before we no longer remember what life was like when cars had steering wheels. ...

Dana Ballard Earns 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award

May 8, 2014

Cognitive scientist honored at UC Merced | The Sacramento BeeDana Ballard, a computer science professor of The University of Texas at Austin, on Monday was presented the 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award at UC Merced. ...

UT’s Center for Identity to Establish Public Resource Center on Identity Theft and Fraud

April 11, 2014

“The Texas Legislature has given us the opportunity to grow the Center for Identity into an international center of excellence and an unparalleled resource for Texans and beyond,” said Dr. Suzanne Barber, director for the Center for Identity. “We will equip individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to manage, protect and value their identity in today’s ever-connected world.” ...

William Cook Wins 2014 Dahl-Nygaard Award

April 9, 2014

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. ...

UTCS Receives $1.2 million NSF Grant for Information Security Program

February 26, 2014

UTCS has been named the recipient of a $1.2 million grant from the NSF through the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program. The SFS program will support students pursuing the university’s INFOSEC Certificate. ...

Ravikumar Named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

February 18, 2014

UTCS Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar is one of 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers selected by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as recipients of the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships. Ravikumar currently teaches Statstical Learning and Data Mining, and his main area of research interest is in statistical machine learning. ...

Peter Stone Can't Get Enough Of Robots Playing Soccer

January 15, 2014

Professor Peter Stone spoke with Joe Palca this morning on NPR's Morning Edition about taking his "passion for soccer into the lab" in a segment aptly titled "Peter Stone Can't Get Enough Of Robots Playing Soccer." ...

To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too

January 8, 2014

Kurt Dresne, one of Professor Peter Stone's former UT Computer Science graduate student spoke with NPR's Robert Siegel recently about his thesis research on autonomous intersection management in a segment called "To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too." ...

TACC to Deploy Maverick for Interactive, Remote Visualization and Data Analysis

November 19, 2013

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, along with technology partners Hewlett-Packard and NVIDIA, today announced that in January 2014 they will deploy Maverick, a powerful, high-performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community. ...

Team from Rice, BCM, and UT Austin develop new statistical tools for mining cancer data

November 14, 2013

A team of researchers at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the University of Texas at Austin are working together to develop new statistical tools that can find clues about cancer that are hidden like needles in enormous haystacks of raw data. ...

BCM Researchers Win National Science Foundation Award

September 27, 2013

The National Science Foundation has recognized two Baylor College of Medicine researchers, along with a researcher from The University of Texas at Austin, with a collaborative research award that is a joint initiative between the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences and National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support research at the interface of the biological and mathematical sciences. ...

Professor continues research on video summarization technology

September 24, 2013

Researchers at the University are working to perfect a computer algorithm designed to summarize first-person perspective films, with the hope of aiding the elderly and memory-impaired. ...

Stop, Rewind, Summarize

September 23, 2013

With video sharing expected to leap, researchers at the University of Texas are training computers to digest such videos into a nutshell version for easier viewing. ...

One Day Computers Will Automatically Summarize Videos to Create stories Comprising of Images

September 15, 2013

Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin say that a day will come when computers will automatically give short video digests of a day in our lives, kind of like a video journal. ...

Boiling Down the Stories That Wearable Cameras Are Telling

September 3, 2013

The race is on to develop tools to help sift through the vast quantities of video that are being produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie. ...

Don Batory Earns Most Influential Paper Award

August 8, 2013

UTCS Professor, Don Batory and CEO of RockYou, Lance Tokudo won the Most Influential Paper Award. ...

Finding New Gene-disease Connections the Facebook Way

July 29, 2013

Finding new gene-disease connections the Facebook way: ICES researcher Inderjit Dhillon and Edward Marcotte use social networking inspired methods to predict disease genes ...

Inderjit Dhillon Earns ICES Distinguished Research Award

July 23, 2013

Inderjit Dhillon, an ICES core faculty member, and professor of computer science, received the 2013 ICES Distinguished Research Award. ...

Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities

July 8, 2013

While driverless cars might still seem like science fiction outside the Valley, the people working and thinking about these technologies are starting to ask what these autos could mean for the city of the future. The short answer is “a lot.” ...

Welcome to the church of Galois–—Keshav Pingali seeks to convert conventional code to parallel plane

June 25, 2013

Keshav Pingali envisions a world in which the power of parallel computing is available to all programmers—even those who don’t write parallel computer programs. ...

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