UTCS News

One Day Computers Will Automatically Summarize Videos to Create stories Comprising of Images

September 15, 2013

Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin say that a day will come when computers will automatically give short video digests of a day in our lives, kind of like a video journal.

Boiling Down the Stories That Wearable Cameras Are Telling

September 3, 2013

The race is on to develop tools to help sift through the vast quantities of video that are being produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie.

Boiling Down the Stories That Wearable Cameras Are Telling

September 3, 2013

The race is on to develop tools to help sift through the vast quantities of video that are being produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie. 

Sol LeWit Recipes for Art

August 21, 2013

Considered a pioneer of minimal & conceptual art, Sol LeWitt referred to his art as structures and not sculptures. The concept generated the art, not necessarily the artist’s hands. Compared to a classical composer that created a composition to be performed by many orchestras at different times and places. Now, on the University of Texas campus, the Landmarks Public Art program has realized two LeWitt installations: “Circle with Towers” & “Wall Drawing #520.”

Hall of Fame Astronaut Honors UTCS Student

August 14, 2013

pace Shuttle astronaut and University of Texas alumnus Bob Crippen will visit the school to present student Dustin Carlino with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) during a public lecture and ceremony, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Activity Center Auditorium.

Don Batory Earns Most Influential Paper Award

August 8, 2013

UTCS Professor, Don Batory and CEO of RockYou, Lance Tokudo won the Most Influential Paper Award.

Finding New Gene-disease Connections the Facebook Way

July 29, 2013

Finding new gene-disease connections the Facebook way: ICES researcher Inderjit Dhillon and Edward Marcotte use social networking inspired methods to predict disease genes

Inderjit Dhillon Earns ICES Distinguished Research Award

July 23, 2013

Inderjit Dhillon, an ICES core faculty member, and professor of computer science, received the 2013 ICES Distinguished Research Award.

Alumni in the News: Mark Skinner to Serve on Microsoft's Partner Advantage Advisory Board

July 23, 2013

Clients First, a Microsoft Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Partner and Top 100 VAR is proud to announce that Mark Skinner, Director of Services for the Texas branch, has been selected to serve on Microsoft’s Partner Advantage Advisory Board for 2014.

AI Groups See Success at Summer Conferences

July 19, 2013

UTCS's AI group enjoyed considerable success at this summer's conferences.

UT 3rd Best Public University in Game Design and Development

July 15, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin was recently ranked 17th in AnimationCareerReview.com's "2013 Top 50 Schools in the US for Game Design and Development." UTCS comes in 3rd among all public schools that made the list and is the only Texas university in the top 25.

Glenn Downing Spearheads Collaborative Open Source Project Course

July 9, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) collaborated with Facebook and 12 universities from Europe, China and the United States to provide practical, collaborative software engineering experience as part of its computer science curriculum.

Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities

July 8, 2013

While driverless cars might still seem like science fiction outside the Valley, the people working and thinking about these technologies are starting to ask what these autos could mean for the city of the future. The short answer is “a lot.”

Glenn Downing Spearheads Collaborative Open Source Project Course at UTCS

July 5, 2013

UTCS collaborated with Facebook and 12 universities from Europe, China and the U.S. to provide practical, collaborative software engineering experience as part of its computer science curriculum. UTCS Professor Glenn Downing joined Facebook's Faculty Thought Leader Council to spearhead a project course at UTCS that aimed to better prepare motivated CS students of any background to succeed in professional software environments. 

Kristen Grauman Wins 2013 PAMI Young Researcher Award

July 2, 2013

Kristen Grauman has earned the 2013 Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Young Researcher Award. The award is given to a researcher within seven years of their Ph.D.

Welcome to the church of Galois–—Keshav Pingali seeks to convert conventional code to parallel plane

June 25, 2013

Keshav Pingali envisions a world in which the power of parallel computing is available to all programmers—even those who don’t write parallel computer programs.

Peter Stone Selected for Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award

June 25, 2013

Peter Stone has been selected for the 2013 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. The awards are given to faculty in the UT System " who have demonstrated extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction."

Yang Wang Earns Google Ph.D. Fellowship

June 14, 2013

UTCS Ph.D. student Yang Wang has earned a Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Distributed Computing. He is one of 39 Google Fellows who will bring their skills and talents to Google in pursuit of more innovations and ideas that the company can incorporate in the future.

TACC Longhorn Takes On Natural Language Processing

June 13, 2013

For all the progress we've made in IT over the last 50 years, there's one area of life that has steadfastly eluded the grasp of computers: understanding human language. Now, researchers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) are utilizing a Hadoop cluster on its Longhorn supercomputer to move the state of the art of language processing a little bit further.

Yin Zhang Wins Test-of-Time Award

June 5, 2013

Associate Professor Yin Zhang, and his co-authors Matthew Roughan, Nick Duffield and Albert Greenberg, won the ACM SIGMETRICS Test-of-Time Award this year for their paper "Fast Accurate Computation of Large-Scale IP Traffic Matrices from Link Loads," in Proceedings of the ACM SIGMETRICS Conference, 2003.

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