Bruce Porter

UTCS Receives $1.2 million NSF Grant for Information Security Program

February 26, 2014

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. ...

The Department of Computer Science Tweaks Curriculum to Be More Flexible

June 24, 2012

The Department of Computer Science will decrease the number of required classes needed to obtain a degree from the department, a move some faculty hope will allow students to specialize in their interests and experience more while attending school. ...

From the Chair: Research

April 30, 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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Three cheers for Watson

February 11, 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. ...

Five-Year Master Program Sees First Graduates

May 20, 2010

UTCS will graduate the first cohort of the Five-Year Integrated BS/MS program this weekend. Ferner Cilloniz (not pictured), Sarah Imboden, Adam Setapen and Drake Dowsett will be awarded their Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science degrees simultaneously on Saturday, May 22nd. ...

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