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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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

The Emerging Revolution in Game Theory

October 16, 2012

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

$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. ...

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. ...

Intern Stories: Facebooking on the Job

July 19, 2012

By Katie Thompson, the Career Design Center Parth Upadhyay is a Software Development Engineering (SDE) intern at Facebook on the Real Time Infrastructure team. This is his second internship. His first internship was at Bloomberg in New York City, New York. ...

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 ...

Molecular Matchmaking for Drug Discovery

June 5, 2012

[By Aaron Dubrow, Texas Advanced Computing Center] ...

A Tree of Life Grows in Texas

April 11, 2012

Tandy Warnow, David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Computer Science. ...

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: ...

Power Profiles to Help Electronics Go Green

February 21, 2012

Computerworld discusses “power profile” research by a UT computer science professor. ...

Computer Scientist Developing Intersections of the Future With Fully Autonomous Vehicles

February 20, 2012

Peter Stone rides in Marvin, the autonomous car designed by he and his students. Photo by Wyatt McSpadden. ...

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