Dana Ballard Earns 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award

Cognitive scientist honored at UC Merced | The Sacramento Bee

Dana 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

“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

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

UTCS Receives $1.2 million NSF Grant for Information Security Program

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.


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