Computer Science

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 ...

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.  ...

University of Texas at Austin Unveils Cognitive Computing Course Based on IBM Watson

May 9, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Computer Science is partnering with IBM to launch a new cognitive computing course titled “Automated Question Answering” that gives students unprecedented access to one of IBM’s most prized innovations: ...

UT Austin-AISD Partnership to Support Computer Science Education

April 4, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District (AISD) are partnering to offer college credit to computer science students in AISD high schools. ...

Boiling Down the Stories That Wearable Cameras Are Telling

September 3, 2013

The race is on to develop tools to help sift through the vast quantities of video that are being produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie. ...

Boiling Down the Stories That Wearable Cameras Are Telling

September 3, 2013

The race is on to develop tools to help sift through the vast quantities of video that are being produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie.  ...

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. ...

The Origins of Evolutionary Innovation

March 22, 2013

Jeffrey Barrick uses TACC supercomputers to understand radical mutations and design artificial organisms. ...

The Origins of Evolutionary Innovation

March 22, 2013

Jeffrey Barrick uses TACC supercomputers to understand radical mutations and design artificial organisms. ...

Dean’s Scholar Melds Leadership Position with Two Majors

March 20, 2013

Rathi Kannan, a Dean’s Scholars biology and computer science senior, isn’t afraid of a challenge. Actually she welcomes them. After wanting more out of her education, she added computer science as a second major. ...

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. ...

Chemistry Major Wade Wang Is Helping to Build a Better Microchip

January 25, 2013

When 17-year-old chemistry major Wade Wang arrived in the lab of professor C. Grant Willson, he was presented with a challenge. ...

Physicists Take Photonic Topological Insulators to the Next Level

December 21, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas—Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a simulation that for the first time emulates key properties of electronic topological insulators. Their simulation, which was described this week in Nature Materials, is part of a rapidly moving scientific race to understand and exploit the potential of topological insulators, which are ...

Physicists Take Photonic Topological Insulators to the Next Level

December 21, 2012

Topological insulators, a state of matter that was only discovered in the past decade, may enable dramatic advances in quantum computing and spintronics. ...

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