Research

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. ...

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. ...

Lorenzo Alvisi Selected for Prestigious Humboldt Research Award

December 3, 2012

Lorenzo Alvisi has been selected for a prestigious Humboldt Research Award. ...

Artificially Intelligent Game Bots Pass the Turing Test on Turing’s Centenary

September 26, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — An artificially intelligent virtual gamer created by computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin has won the BotPrize by convincing a panel of judges that it was more human-like than half the humans it ...

Current and Past Ph.D. Students Win Awards

August 8, 2012

Two of UTCS's current and past Ph.D. students have won significant awards. ...

President Obama Honors Computer Scientist

August 1, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Computer scientist Brent Waters was honored at the White House this week with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. ...

Computer Science Combats Disease

July 25, 2012

By David Maly, The Daily Texan, 7/18/2012 ...

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. ...

Robot Sport: Heavy Hitters

July 21, 2012

Sporting robots are still slow. But their inventors are making rapid strides ...

Pradeep Ravikumar Awarded MURI Grant

July 10, 2012

Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar is part of a team of researchers, from the University of Texas at Austin, Boston University, and Harvard University, that have been selected as a recipient of one of 23 awards this year from the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). ...

Putting the Auto in Automobile

July 5, 2012

Peter Stone talks about autonomous vehicles and intersections with Michael Breen of American Mathematical Society on this podcast episode of Mathematical Moments. ...

University of Texas at Austin Team Wins Robot Soccer World Championships in Two Divisions

June 27, 2012

The UT Austin Villa Standard Platform League RoboCup World Champion Team, which includes Dr. Peter Stone, doctoral students Todd Hester, Sam Barrett, Katie Genter, Piyush Khandelwal and Jake Menashe, and master’s student Yuchen He. ...

Univ. of Texas group speeds up drug discovery with supercomputers

May 30, 2012

FierceBiotechIT | By Ryan McBrideFor years, drug researchers have tapped computers to take serendipity out of the discovery equation, and a group from the University of Texas at Austin has advanced computational drug discovery further with updated image-reconstruction and modeling techniques, according to the university. ...

Professor Peter Stone Elected AAAI Fellow

May 23, 2012

Professor Peter Stone has been elected as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for his significant contributions to machine learning, multiagent systems, and robotics, and pioneering applications in robot soccer, trading agents, and autonomous driving domains. ...

5 Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Make You Love Commuting

May 17, 2012

Ordinary Americans can't buy intelligent, self-driving cars just yet, but the technology could someday revolutionize one of the nation's most common road rituals—the morning and evening commutes that bookend the workday for millions of people. ...

Molecular Matchmaking for Drug Discovery

May 16, 2012

From image processing, to 3D modeling, to search algorithms, computer and computational science help improve the drug discovery pipeline ...

Research Corner: Computational Drug Discovery

April 30, 2012

Discoveries in bioinformatics provide new therapeutic interventions to disease by replacing expensive, time-consuming physical experiments with an automated computational search. Public databases now contain experimentally determined sequence and structural information for hundreds of thousands of proteins ...

From the Chair: Research

April 30, 2012

Research in computer science has shown a remarkable ability to change the world. Just consider some of the $1B industries that were spawned from basic research in computer science: Internet search, graphics and animation, relational databases, data mining, and speech recognition. ...

A tree of life grows in Texas

April 9, 2012

Tandy Warnow is working with postdoctoral fellow Kevin Liu of Rice University and Siavash Mirarab, a Ph.D. student in computer science at The University of Texas at Austin, to create smarter, faster and more accurate algorithms to apply to some of the biggest data sets ever created. ...

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