Research

Molecular Matchmaking for Drug Discovery

May 15, 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 29, 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 29, 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 8, 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. ...

No lights, no signs, no accidents - future intersections for driverless cars

March 22, 2012

Computer scientists at the University of Texas in Austin are developing intersections of the future, designed to accommodate the driverless vehicles they believe will soon take over our roads. The intersection will have no traffic lights and no stop signs, just computer programs that will talk directly to each car on the road. ...

Michael Dahlin's Paper is Among the Best in History of HPDC Conference

March 12, 2012

"WebOS: Operating System Services for Wide Area Applications," a paper co-authored by Michael Dahlin has been selected as one of the top 20 papers in 20 years of publications from the HPDC, the International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing. Co-authors of the paper, are Amin Vahdat, Tom Anderson, Eshwar Belani, David Culler, Paul Eastham, and Chad Yoshikawa. ...

UT professor leads research into autonomous intersection technology

March 4, 2012

Having already designed an SUV that drives itself, a project group at the University of Texas is now working on the technological next step: an autonomous intersection that lets driverless vehicles navigate without stoplights or stop signs. ...

Researchers Can Build on Public Support for Science

March 1, 2012

As the United States prepares for a year of election-driven partisanship, William Press points to something that many Americans share: a commitment to science. ...

Pradeep Ravikumar Selected for NSF CAREER Award

February 28, 2012

Pradeep Ravikumar has been selected for an NSF CAREER Award for his project entitled "CAREER: A New Neat Framework for Statistical Machine Learning." ...

Driving on Autopilot

February 28, 2012

Imagine driving down a street at rush hour. It’s a typical commute, but this time, you’re reading a newspaper in the backseat. The driver’s seat is empty—your car is driving itself. Sounds like a fantasy, right? ...

Avoiding Red Lights by Booking Ahead

February 21, 2012

Discovery News asks, "Computers can reserve your plane ticket, your hotel room and your restaurant table. Why not your place at an intersection?" ...

UT works on driverless car of future

February 21, 2012

High-tech invention would revolutionize roadways ...

Computer Scientist Developing Intersections of the Future With Fully Autonomous Vehicles

February 20, 2012

Peter Stone rides in Marvin, the autonomous car designed by he and his students. Photo by Wyatt McSpadden. ...

Grauman and Walfish Named 2012 Sloan Research Fellows

February 15, 2012

Congratulations to Associate Professor Kristen Grauman and Michael Walfish! Both were recently awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows. ...

Intersections of the Future: Using Fully Autonomous Vehicles

February 6, 2012

The future looks like this: You are sitting in the backseat of the car drinking coffee and reading the news on your tablet. ...

Faculty Research Gifts

January 25, 2012

UTCS is a leading research institution in computer science. Collaborations with industry and industry support ensure superior research continues to move the Texas digital economy forward. ...

Research Corner: Gates Building Prediction Market

January 25, 2012

Prediction markets are popular for aggregating opinions regarding the likelihood of future events by enabling people to buy and sell "shares" that indicate whether or not they think the event will happen. There has been some evidence that the market prices are reasonably accurate predictors of whether those events will actually happen. ...

Toward Lowering the Power Consumption of Microprocessors

January 20, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas – The first systematic power profiles of microprocessors could help lower the energy consumption of both small cell phones and giant data centers, report computer science professors from The University of Texas at Austin and the Australian National University. ...

CRA Honors Two UTCS Students

December 2, 2011

UTCS undergraduate students Ben Braun and Victor Vu have been selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2012. ...

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