Computer Science

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. ...

Peter Stone Named 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program Recipient

September 21, 2011

Computer science professor Peter Stone has been named a 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) recipient. ...

Peter Stone Named 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program Recipient

September 21, 2011

Computer science professor Peter Stone has been named a 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) recipient. ...

Computer Scientist Brent Waters Selected as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

August 5, 2011

Microsoft Research has selected Assistant Professor Brent Waters as one of eight Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows of 2011. ...

Computer Scientist Brent Waters Selected as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

August 5, 2011

Microsoft Research has selected Assistant Professor Brent Waters as one of eight Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows of 2011. ...

RoboCup Remix

July 28, 2011

The UT Austin Villa team, which is led by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists Peter Stone and Patrick MacAlpine, beat 21 other teams from 11 nations for the trophy. ...

RoboCup Remix

July 28, 2011

The UT Austin Villa team, which is led by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists Peter Stone and Patrick MacAlpine, beat 21 other teams from 11 nations for the trophy. ...

UT Austin Villa Wins World RoboCup Championships

July 19, 2011

UT Austin Villa has won the 2011 RoboCupSoccer championships in the 3-D simulation division. ...

UT Austin Villa Wins World RoboCup Championships

July 19, 2011

UT Austin Villa has won the 2011 RoboCupSoccer championships in the 3-D simulation division. ...

As IBM marks its first century, Austin remains in a key role

June 15, 2011

Collaborations with the Department of Computer Science have been key to the success of IBM in Austin and beyond. Read more in the Statesman story: “As IBM marks its first century, Austin remains in a key role.” ...

Scientists Afflict Computers with Schizophrenia to Better Understand the Human Brain

May 5, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas—Computer networks that can’t forget fast enough can show symptoms of a kind of virtual schizophrenia, giving researchers further clues to the inner workings of schizophrenic brains, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Yale University have found. The researchers used a virtual computer model, or “neural network,” to simulate the excessive release of dopamine in the brain. They found that the network recalled memories in a distinctly schizophrenic-like fashion. ...

Scientists Afflict Computers with Schizophrenia to Better Understand the Human Brain

May 5, 2011

Computer networks that can't forget fast enough can show symptoms of a kind of virtual schizophrenia, giving researchers further clues to the inner workings of schizophrenic brains. ...

Scientists Afflict Computers with Schizophrenia to Better Understand the Human Brain

May 5, 2011

Computer networks that can't forget fast enough can show symptoms of a kind of virtual schizophrenia, giving researchers further clues to the inner workings of schizophrenic brains. ...

Two Assistant Profs Win CAREER Awards from National Science Foundation

April 1, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas – Biologist Misha Matz and computer scientist Michael Walfish are among six assistant professors at The University of Texas at Austin who received Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards totaling nearly $3 million from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER awards recognize promising young faculty and supports their research with five years of funding. ...

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. ...

Better Animation Through Body Part Recycling

December 21, 2010

For all the power that computers have brought to the process of animation, it rem ...

Texas, nation in need of computer scientists

December 15, 2010

In a story about the need for computer scientists, Computer Science Department chair Bruce Porter speaks with News 8 Austin. ...

Computer Science Faculty Named 2010 ACM Fellows

December 8, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas—Computer scientists Lorenzo Alvisi, Michael Dahlin and Raymond Mooney have been named 2010 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery for their contributions to computer science that have provided fundamental knowledge to the field and generated innovations in industry, commerce, entertainment and education. The 41 2010 ACM Fellows, from the world’s leading universities, corporations and research labs, achieved accomplishments that are driving the innovations necessary to sustain competitiveness in the digital age. ...

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