UTCS News

2014

New Faculty Profile: Eric Price

November 21, 2014

For new Assistant Professor Eric Price the interest in computer science dates back to his days of high school Olympiad. This math-based competition sparked the interest in computer science for the Virginia native and has taken him on the path that has led him to UT Computer Science.

UT Computer Science Students Create and Launch UT Helper App

November 17, 2014

The official UT app is only available for iPhone users. That’s what inspired two UTCS students to create an app that would do similar tasks.

New Faculty Profile: Etienne Vouga

November 6, 2014

If you’ve seen movies like Tangled and the Hobbit you might have been unknowingly exposed to new UT Computer Science professor Etienne Vouga.

UT Professor Explores Virtual Reality in Relation to Human Sight

October 30, 2014

Why do we look where we look? That is the question that UT Computer Science professor Dr. Dana Ballard is trying to answer. Through his research in virtual reality he has begun to solve this inquiry.

UT Austin Computer Science Ranked Sixth Best Globally

October 28, 2014

UT Computer Science is the sixth best global university for computer science, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Rankings.

UT Computer Science Returns to the Facebook Open Academy

October 21, 2014

UT Computer Science Professor Glenn Downing and UT students returned to the Facebook Open Academy this October. This marked the third time the university was a part of the event.

Artist Uses Code and Algorithms to Create New Two Part Mural

October 19, 2014

For artist Casey Reas creating art is like being a composer. The movements of a maestro conducting his opus are similar to those of paintbrush strokes. In the case of Casey though, he substitutes thse art supplies for software and lets his programmed paintbrush create what he compare’s to composer end results of an unexpected score. 

GAMMA Announces New Certificate Program

October 15, 2014

The Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program announces a new certificate program for students at the University of Texas at Austin. The certificate program communicates to colleges and employers that students who complete the GAMMA Program are ready to design and develop interactive digital experiences, and provide leadership for the ever-expanding game, mobile app, and creative media industries.

UTCS Programming Team Finishes In a Top Spot at Regional Competition

October 7, 2014

A UTCS programming team finished second at this year’s ACM-International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) regional competition. The team of Arnay Sastry, Jaime Rivera, and Josh Slocum beat over 60 different teams competing in South Central U.S region of the contest. 

The University of Texas at Austin Hosts Annual 24-Hour UT Game Jam

October 2, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin’s Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program and the Electronic Game Developers Society (EGaDS), a student-run organization, hosted its annual UT Game Jam on September 26-27th. This year, more than 80 students came together in The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC) to create entirely new games in only 24 hours from the randomly selected theme of “binary.”

Computer Science Professor Selected For Google Award

September 29, 2014

UT Computer Science professor Lorenzo Alvisi has been selected for the 2014 Google Research Award. Lorenzo, along with two other UT professors, will receive grants to expand their research.

Career Brunch Shows Increase in Demand for CS Positions

September 29, 2014

UT Computer Science sophomore Rohit Pattanaik stood in line Thursday September 18 with his resume in hand.  After spending two years immersed into computer science coursework he was ready to find an internship that would put these skills into action.  “It’s definitely a different experience since this is my first career fair,” Pattanaik said. “I’m nervous but I know it’s necessary to do this to get experience to break into the industry.”

Campaign for Texas Exceeds $3 Billion Goal

August 19, 2014

With a $50 million gift from the LIVESTRONG Foundation to the Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin has exceeded its goal of raising $3 billion during the eight-year Campaign for Texas. This is the most ever raised by a higher education institution in Texas and among the largest amounts raised by a U.S. public university in a single campaign.

UT Austin Computer Science Program Ranked Sixth In The World

August 18, 2014

6th in the world The University of Texas of Austin's computer science program is the 6th best in the world, according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

UT Austin Computer Science Program Ranked Sixth in the World

August 18, 2014

The University of Texas of Austin's computer science program is the 6th best in the world, according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shangh

Lorenzo Alvisi and Elaine Rich Selected as UT System Regents' Outstanding Teachers

August 8, 2014

UT Computer Science Professor Lorenzo Alvisi and Distinguished Senior Lecturer Elaine Rich have been selected as UT System Regents' Outstanding Teachers. The Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are the Board of Regents' highest honor.

UT Austin Villa Team Make Two Wins in 2014 RoboCup

August 4, 2014

Congratulations to professor Peter Stone and his students for impressive wins in the RoboCup 2014 competition in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, including 1st place in the 3D simulation league and 1st place in the technical challenge competition. 

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