08/08/2012 - Two of UTCS's current and past Ph.D. students have won significant awards. Siavash Mirarab, who works with Tandy Warnow on large scale phylogenetics, received a Predoctoral Fellowship, which provides three years of support, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Matt Taylor, who completed his Ph.D. in machine learning with Peter Stone in 2008, won an NSF CAREER Award to support his research on A Multiagent Teacher/Student Framework for Sequential Decision Making Tasks. Matt is currently an Assistant Professor at Lafayette College. Read more
08/01/2012 - 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. Read more
07/25/2012 - By David Maly, The Daily Texan, 7/18/2012 Read more
07/23/2012 - 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. Read more
07/21/2012 - The Economist | from the print edition Sporting robots are still slow. But their inventors are making rapid strides ONLY a few of the many thousands who applied to carry Britain’s Olympic torch in the relay that finishes on July 27th made the final selection. But one application (albeit unsuccessful) stood out. James Law, a computer scientist at the University of Aberystwyth in Wales, nominated iCub, his metre-high humanoid robot. Read more
07/10/2012 - 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). Read more
07/05/2012 - Peter Stone talks about autonomous vehicles and intersections with Michael Breen of American Mathematical Society on this podcast episode of Mathematical Moments. Read more
05/30/2012 - FierceBiotechIT | By Ryan McBride For 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. Read more
05/23/2012 - 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. Peter's main research interest in artificial intelligence is understanding how to best create complete intelligent agents. Read more

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