Computer Science

Team of Computer Science Students Claim Victory at Supercomputing Challenge

November 20, 2012

Students won the seventh annual Student Cluster Competition (SCC) this year at the Supercomputing ’12 (SC12) conference in Salt Lake City. SC12 is the seminal international conference for high-performance computing. ...

Team of Computer Science Students Claim Victory at Supercomputing Challenge

November 20, 2012

Students won the seventh annual Student Cluster Competition (SCC) this year at the Supercomputing ’12 (SC12) conference in Salt Lake City. SC12 is the seminal international conference for high-performance computing. ...

A New Computer Game ‘Bot’ Acts Just Like a Real Person

October 24, 2012

BBC News is one of many outlets to report that computer scientist Risto Miikkulainen and his team stepped away with first place at the annual BotPrize Competition for a bot that displayed behavior very similar to that of a human. ...

The Emerging Revolution in Game Theory

October 16, 2012

[Originally published on The Physics arXiv Blog, MIT Technology Review] ...

Artificially Intelligent Game Bots Pass the Turing Test on Turing's Centenary

September 26, 2012

BotPrize winners were scored as more human-like than half their human competitors. ...

Artificially Intelligent Game Bots Pass the Turing Test on Turing's Centenary

September 26, 2012

BotPrize winners were scored as more human-like than half their human competitors. ...

Six Assistant Profs Win CAREER Awards from National Science Foundation

September 24, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas – Six assistant professors in the College of Natural Sciences have received Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER awards recognize promising young faculty and supports their research with five years of funding. ...

Researchers to Develop Software to Improve Discovery of Low-Cost, Sustainable Energy Materials

September 20, 2012

Potential uses include economical battery materials to capture solar energy and materials that convert water to hydrogen using sunlight. ...

Researchers to Develop Software to Improve Discovery of Low-Cost, Sustainable Energy Materials

September 20, 2012

Potential uses include economical battery materials to capture solar energy and materials that convert water to hydrogen using sunlight. ...

$1.5 Millon Grant Brings Renowned French Mathematician to the College of Natural Sciences

September 10, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas – Renowned French mathematician and engineer Francois Baccelli joins The University of Texas at Austin this fall as the first Simons Chair in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. ...

They Are Robots and This Is Robocup

September 5, 2012

A website devoted to covering the world of soccer adds a pinch of science by covering Robocup. ...

UT^2 Game Bot Judged More Human Than Human

September 5, 2012

Screenshot from Unreal Tournament 2004, the videogame in which in which multiple players and bots battle each other with different weapons and abilities. ...

UT^2 Game Bot Judged More Human Than Human

August 22, 2012

The UT^2 game bot has won the Humanlike Bot Competition at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence. ...

UT^2 Game Bot Judged More Human Than Human

August 22, 2012

The UT^2 game bot has won the Humanlike Bot Competition at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence. ...

Tower Talk: A Good Summer for UT Science

August 6, 2012

UT President Bill Powers gives praise to Brent Waters of the College of Natural Sciences for receiving a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Mathematician Alessio Figalli also gets a shout-out. ...

President Obama Honors Computer Scientist

August 1, 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. ...

President Obama Honors Computer Scientist

August 1, 2012

Brent Waters honored at the White House this week with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). ...

President Obama Honors Computer Scientist

August 1, 2012

Brent Waters honored at the White House this week with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). ...

Heavy Hitters

August 1, 2012

The Economist speaks with Dr. Peter Stone about how making sporting robots can aid in using them for rescue missions. ...

Team Creates World’s Smallest Semiconductor Laser

August 1, 2012

Forbes reports on research done at UT, with colleagues in China and Taiwan, to create a nano laser device. ...

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