Honors & Awards

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. ...

Chemist Named Inventor of the Year by UT Austin

December 7, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin honored two researchers whose collaboration led to a company that aims to change how electronics are made. Professors C. Grant Willson and S.V. ...

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. ...

$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. ...

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. ...

UT Robots Win Soccer Championship

July 3, 2012

The Austin Business Journal reports on our robot squad’s triumph in Mexico City. ...

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: ...

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. ...

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. ...

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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