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2013 UTCS Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

May 22, 2013

UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony on Friday, May 17. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor.

UTCS Student Wins Academic Excellence Award

May 21, 2013

Mr. Victor Vu, a CS student in the BS/MS joint degree program has won the University Co-op/George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence.

Student Entrepreneurs Meet With President Obama

May 9, 2013

Student Entrepreneurs Meet With President Obama Austin, TX — Student entrepreneurs and computer science faculty met with President Obama to showcase new student ventures from the Longhorn Startup Program.

UT Austin Student Entrepreneurs Showcase Their Success to President Obama

May 9, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas —Student entrepreneurs from The University of Texas at Austin and their professors are meeting with President Obama this afternoon to discuss their ideas and private sector successes.

Digital Journalism: Bringing Apps to Life

May 7, 2013

Digital Journalism: Bringing Apps to Life What do you get when you bring journalism students together with computer science students? Five teams working on creating mobile apps and getting them into the iPhone app store by semester’s end.

Alan Cline Appointed to Blunk Memorial Professorship

April 30, 2013

Professor Alan Cline has been appointed to the William David Blunk Memorial Professorship for 2013-14. The Professorship, awarded by the Provost, "recognizes a member of the faculty who has demonstrated an outstanding record both in undergraduate teaching and in concern for undergraduates as demonstrated through advising and general guidance given to students."

UT Mobile Design Students Present 5 Apps at Demo Day

April 27, 2013

Two years ago, UT journalism professor Robert Quigley had an idea – put together University of Texas students from both the journalism and computer science schools with the goal of producing commercially viable mobile apps in a single semester.

Calvin Lin Joins Academy of Distinguished Teachers

April 23, 2013

Professor Calvin Lin has been inducted to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at The University of Texas at Austin. Calvin has contributed enormously to educational initiatives in the department, including Turing Scholars and has earned numerous teaching awards.

Four UTCS Students Selected as Dean's Honors

April 19, 2013

Four graduating UTCS students have been selected Dean's Honored Graduates for 2013. Only 20 students are named Dean's Honored Graduates in the College of Natural Sciences each year.

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.

Texas Unleashes Stampede for Science

April 10, 2013

You hear it before you see it — a roar like a factory in full production.

UTCS Students Win at SXSW Game Jam

April 9, 2013

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. This year, two teams from the Electronic Game Developers Society at the University of Texas competed and won in a SXSW Game Jam hosted by Skillpoint Alliance and sponsored by Unity3d.

Bill Gates Delivers Keynote Speech at Grand Opening of New Computer Science Complex

April 8, 2013

Bill Gates—Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—delivered the keynote speech at the grand opening of UT's new computer science building—The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC).

UTCS Alum Awarded NSF EAPSI 2013 Fellowship

April 5, 2013

UTCS alum Paul Taele has been awarded a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (NSF EAPSI) fellowship for 2013. Paul will be carrying out research that focuses on enhancing creative computing tools for promoting better design thinking using sketch recognition techniques with Dr. Richard C. Davis at Singapore Management University in Singapore.

Adam Klivans Wins CNS Teaching Excellence Award

April 4, 2013

Associate Professor Adam Klivans has won the Teaching Excellence Award in CS from the College of Natural Sciences.

UTCS Gets Involved in Online Courses and Educational Research Through EdX

March 28, 2013

In October 2012, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced the decision of the UT System to participate in EdX, an online non-profit learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The University of Texas was the first public school system to join the partnership, which previously consisted of Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley.

Nell B. Dale Named 2013 Recipient of IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Award

March 27, 2013

Nell B. Dale, one of the first women to earn a doctorate in computer science, was named the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Award for her contributions to computer science education.

The Origins of Evolutionary Innovation

March 22, 2013

Jeffrey Barrick uses TACC supercomputers to understand radical mutations and design artificial organisms.

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