College & Campus

Three Members of Natural Sciences Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers

April 19, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas — Three members in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin that have been named to the university’s respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2013, said Steven Leslie, executive vice president and provost. They are: Calvin Lin, professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences. Theresa O’Halloran, associate professor, Section ...

Computer Science Students Win at SXSW Game Jam

April 12, 2013

Although sometimes outshined by its music and film counterparts, South by Southwest Interactive is a five-day festival that SXSW Inc. calls “the most energetic, inspiring and creative event of the year.” SXSW Interactive is focused on emerging technology and is often the breeding ground for the newest and most innovative technologies in the world. Each year, some of the best and brightest minds in computer science flock to SXSW Interactive to give presentations, prove their skill, and show their passion for computing. ...

Texas Unleashes Stampede for Science

April 10, 2013

You hear it before you see it — a roar like a factory in full production. ...

Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Hall Open

March 4, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas — The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall officially open this week at The University of Texas at Austin. With high-tech collaborative laboratories and spaces, the complex marks the start of a new era for the university’s top-10 ranked Department of Computer Science. ...

Team of Computer Science Students Claim Victory at Supercomputing Challenge

November 20, 2012

The University of Texas team on the SC12 exhibit floor after learning they won the overall competition. ...

Computer Science Camp is Geared to Girls

June 13, 2012

Event: First Bytes, An Innovative Summer Program in Computer Science to Promote Interest in Technology in Teenage Girls When: June 17–22, various times Where: Various locations on The University of Texas at Austin campus (see below for details) and across Austin ...

Five Natural Sciences Faculty Receive Sloan Fellowships

February 22, 2012

Five faculty in the College of Natural Sciences have recently been awarded 2012 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders. The recipients are: ...

Students Start-Up for Credit

February 1, 2012

Alejandro Weibel, Dakota Gordon, Ian Beckcom and Andrew Miller formed Homeroom, a company that runs an online learning management syst ...

Austin Battles Shortage of Tech Talent

December 14, 2011

Computer science chair Bruce Porter is quoted in this piece from the Austin American-Statesman about the shortage of tech talent in Austin. ...

New Center for Cloud Computing Will Impact Mobile Computing and Internet Security

November 18, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — As part of its research efforts to help create safer and faster computing, the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with ...

The Longhorn Network Checks Out the VisLab

November 2, 2011

The university’s Longhorn Network visits the Texas Advanced Computing Center‘s Visualization Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin. In the Vislab, simulations are displayed on Stallion, the world’s highest resolution tiled display. ...

Computer Science Student Wins Prestigious Astronaut Foundation Award

September 27, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — Space Shuttle astronaut and University of Texas at Austin graduate Robert Crippen today presented a $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) scholarship to Ben Braun, a junior majoring in computer science. “Ben is a clear leader in computer science at The University of Texas,” Crippen said at a ceremony on campus. “He is a prime example of everything an Astronaut Scholar is supposed to be: intelligent, perseverant and destined for greatness. ...

Computing Classroom in Flawn Academic Center Brings Advanced Scientific Computation and Statistics to Students

February 24, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — A new computing classroom and learning laboratory in The University of Texas at Austin’s Flawn Academic Center is changing the way that statistics and scientific computing are taught at the university. ...

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