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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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

UT Robots Win Soccer Championship

July 3, 2012

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

UT robots win soccer championship in Mexico City

June 26, 2012

UT Austin Villa, a team of robots led by University of Texas computer scientists, took home two 2012 Robot Soccer World Cup division championships during the RoboCup 2012 in Mexico City this month. ...

The Department of Computer Science Tweaks Curriculum to Be More Flexible

June 24, 2012

The Department of Computer Science will decrease the number of required classes needed to obtain a degree from the department, a move some faculty hope will allow students to specialize in their interests and experience more while attending school. ...

Univ. of Texas group speeds up drug discovery with supercomputers

May 29, 2012

FierceBiotechIT | By Ryan McBrideFor years, drug researchers have tapped computers to take serendipity out of the discovery equation, and a group from the University of Texas at Austin has advanced computational drug discovery further with updated image-reconstruction and modeling techniques, according to the university. ...

In a World of Driverless Cars

March 16, 2012

The Cities page on Atlantic.com takes a look at research on the intersections of the future done by computer scientist Peter Stone. ...

Power Profiles to Help Electronics Go Green

February 21, 2012

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

UT works on driverless car of future

February 21, 2012

High-tech invention would revolutionize roadways ...

Research Could Lower Device Energy Use

January 30, 2012

TechJournal South reports on computer scientist Kathryn McKinley’s creation of power profiles for microprocessors. ...

Students Start-up for Credit

January 17, 2012

The Daily Texan reports on 1 Semester Startup, an interdisciplinary course that the Department of Computer Science helped create. ...

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. ...

Computer Science Department Creates Cloud Computing Center

November 14, 2011

The University of Texas and a Pennsylvania technology company have agreed to be partners on a cloud computing research center on UT’s campus. SunGard Availability Services, based in Wayne, Pa., plans to make a “high six-figure” investment in the center, said Indu Kodukula, executive vice president and chief technology officer at the company. The cloud computing center will initially have four or five faculty members assigned to it, said Bruce Porter, chair of UT’s computer sciences department. ...

University of Texas working on cloud computing research center

November 10, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin will work with an availability services provider to form a Cloud Computing Research Center on their campus in order to research issues with the cloud and develop solutions to those problems. ...

UT to team with tech company to create cloud computing research center

November 10, 2011

The University of Texas and a Pennsylvania technology company have agreed to be partners on a cloud computing research center on UT's campus. ...

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