Research

University of Texas working on cloud computing research center

November 10, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin will work with an availability services provider to form a Cloud Computing Research Center on their campus in order to research issues with the cloud and develop solutions to those problems. ...

UT to team with tech company to create cloud computing research center

November 10, 2011

The University of Texas and a Pennsylvania technology company have agreed to be partners on a cloud computing research center on UT's campus. ...

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

November 10, 2011

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. ...

SunGard, UT create cloud center

November 10, 2011

SunGard and UT plan to identify research problems in the cloud computing field, pursue targeted research initiatives to solve those problems and commercialize the resulting research, officials said. ...

Professor Drives Research of Humanoid Robots

September 29, 2011

The Daily Texan features computer science professor Peter Stone. ...

Peter Stone Named 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program Recipient

September 21, 2011

Computer science professor Peter Stone has been named a 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) recipient and has been granted a $10,000 gift for his proposal titled “Testing a Liquidity Sensitive Market Maker for a Prediction Market on the UT Austin CS Building Opening.” ...

Best Paper Awards

September 12, 2011

UTCS is pleased to announce Best Paper Awards won by our faculty, staff and students. ...

Encrypting Data in the Cloud Brings Win for Texas

August 10, 2011

For his work on the foundations of a new way of encrypting data, Brent Waters from the University of Texas in Austin has been elected as one of this year's... ...

Computer Scientist Brent Waters Selected as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

August 5, 2011

Microsoft Research has selected Assistant Professor Brent Waters as one of eight ...

RoboCup Remix

July 28, 2011

RoboCup Remix from Texas Science on Vimeo. The video footage is from the second half of the championship game in the 3-D Simulation league in RoboCupSoccer 2011. UT Austin Villa won the game, 4-0, over a team from Changzhou Institute of Technology in China. The audio track is “humm ok,” by Gablé (Creative Commons). ...

UT Austin Villa Wins World RoboCup Championships

July 19, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas—UT Austin Villa, a team of programmers led by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists Peter Stone and Patrick MacAlpine, has won the 2011 RoboCup Soccer championships in the 3-D simulation division. ...

One Way to Study the Schizophrenic Brain: Build One

May 16, 2011

Researchers at Yale and the University of Texas used a neural network -- a computer brain -- to test out medical theories of what causes schizophrenia. The result was a computer brain that can't tell the difference between stories about itself and fanciful stories about gangsters, and claims responsibility for terrorist acts. ...

Researchers at U. of Texas and Yale Use Computers to Simulate Schizophrenia

May 9, 2011

Computer simulations of malfunctioning brains may be the key to understanding schizophrenia and other conditions. A research team including computer scientists at the University of Texas at Austin and a professor of psychiatry at Yale have been testing various theories of how schizophrenic brains misfire as they process information. People with schizophrenia often have trouble repeating different stories, for instance, frequently combining elements of separate stories and inserting themselves into the narrative. ...

Computer claims responsibility for terrorist bombing

May 6, 2011

In a bid to help understand the way that the human brain malfunctions to cause mental illness scientists have caused a computer system to lose its mind and claim responsibilty for a terrorist bombing. The team at the University of Texas and Yale University, including Professor Risto Miikkulainen and grad student Uli Grasemann, were looking to how the human brain is affected with schizophrenia by simulating a hypothesis that excessive dopamine in the brain can cause “exaggerated salience”, whereby the brain is learning from things it shouldn’t. ...

Drug Design Receives Private Grand Challenge Research Funds

May 4, 2011

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. ...

UTCS Congratulates 2011 College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Forum Award and Fellowship Winners!

May 3, 2011

On Friday, April 8, 2011, the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) hosted the annual Undergraduate Research Forum. Six UTCS students were recognized by the college for their outstanding posters and presentations and were honored with awards and fellowships. ...

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University Partner to Promote Student Success

April 20, 2011

A new partnership between researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University has been created to help improve teaching and learning through educational innovation and technology. ...

Three Cheers for Watson

February 14, 2011

Count computer scientists Bruce Porter, Ray Mooney and Ken Barker among those cheering for the machine in the Jeopardy! Challenge, which pits two human Jeopardy! champions against Watson, a computer built by IBM Corp. ...

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IBM to collaborate with universities on Watson's QA tech

February 11, 2011

IBM and eight universities from around the world will collaborate on developing the company's Watson supercomputer and the question-answering technology behind it. The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science which will collaborate on automated reasoning and common sense. ...

Securing the Cloud

January 18, 2011

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