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Students Start-Up for Credit

February 1, 2012

Alejandro Weibel, Dakota Gordon, Ian Beckcom and Andrew Miller formed Homeroom, a company that runs an online learning management syst ...

Toward Lowering the Power Consumption of Microprocessors

January 20, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas – The first systematic power profiles of microprocessors could help lower the energy consumption of both small cell phones and giant data centers, report computer science professors from The University of Texas at Austin and the Australian National University. ...

Austin Battles Shortage of Tech Talent

December 14, 2011

Computer science chair Bruce Porter is quoted in this piece from the Austin American-Statesman about the shortage of tech talent in Austin. ...

UT Partners with SunGard

November 27, 2011

The Daily Texan reports on a partnership between the department of Computer Science and SunGard Availability Services to improve emerging cloud-based technologies through a new center for cloud computing research. ...

New Center for Cloud Computing Will Impact Mobile Computing and Internet Security

November 18, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — As part of its research efforts to help create safer and faster computing, the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with ...

Science Student Entrepreneurs Give A Hoot

November 7, 2011

Computer science student Gaurav Sanghani, mathematics major Sid Upadhyay, and business major Michael Koetting, founders of Hoot.me.Facebook has been distracting students and lowering grade point averages worldwide since 2004. But two students from the College of Natural Sciences and one from the McCombs School of Business have started a business to try to turn Facebook into study mode. ...

The Longhorn Network Checks Out the VisLab

November 2, 2011

The university’s Longhorn Network visits the Texas Advanced Computing Center‘s Visualization Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin. In the Vislab, simulations are displayed on Stallion, the world’s highest resolution tiled display. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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