Computer Science Newsletter

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Summer
2014
Dr. Bruce Porter teaching class in GDC auditorium

Department Chair Bruce Porter teaches a Computer Fluency course in the GDC auditorium.

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From the Chair: Computer Science Enrollments Exploding

On several occasions now, I’ve written to all of you about the growing phenomenon of exploding interest in computer science. I’d like to update you on these trends. ...

University of MAD 2014

UTCS Hosts First Ever Student-Led Developers Conference

Friday, February 7 the Mobile App Development club (MAD) hosted a free, overnight bootcamp called uMAD intended to teach students the basics when it comes to developing apps for iPhones and Androids. ...

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UT Launches New Mobile Certificate Program

Mobile computing is completely changing everyone’s lives, and yet the people capable of making these changes are extremely uncommon. Responding to industry needs, UT-Austin has created the Mobile Computing Certificate. ...

UTCS Receives $1.2 million NSF Grant for Information Security Program

UTCS Receives $1.2 million NSF Grant for Information Security Program

UTCS has been named the recipient of a $1.2 million grant from the NSF through the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program. The SFS program will support students pursuing the university’s INFOSEC Certificate. ...

IBM Watson on Jeopardy

UT Computer Science Unveils Cognitive Computing Course Based on IBM Watson in Fall 2014

UT Computer Science is partnering with IBM to launch a new cognitive computing course that gives students unprecedented access to one of IBM’s most prized innovations: Watson. ...

Hack TX: The Biggest Hackathon in Texas

CS Entrepreneurs Pioneer the Most Diverse Hackathon in Texas

HackTX was put in motion in 2012 by a combination effort of Vivek Karuturi, a CS undergraduate student who co-founded Hacker Lounge, Michael Akilian, a now-graduated EE major, and members++ of the interdisciplinary Technology Entrepreneurship Society. ...

UTCS + edX

Be a Part of the First UTCS MOOC: Linear Algebra - Foundations To Frontiers

On January 29, UT Computer Science made its first venture into the world of MOOCs (massively open online courses). Learn linear algebra theory with the practice of software library development. ...

First Bytes Receives Freescale Foundation Grant

First Bytes Receives Freescale Foundation Grant

Freescale Foundation has chosen First Bytes Summer Camp as one of six 2013 grant recipients. Funding from the Freescale Foundation will be used to provide room and board, field trips and supplies for campers. ...

UIL

UTCS Hosts 5th Annual UIL Computing Contest

On Saturday, February 1st, the computer science department hosted 172 students from 32 different high schools at the 5th annual UTCS University Interscholastic League (UIL) Contest. Teams from all over the state traveled to compete in the open format contest. ...

Faculty News

Faculty at the The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) are at the forefront of the digital revolution. We invite you to read about recent faculty awards and view our faculty awardshonors and books.

Staff News

UTCS welcomes new employee Morgan Booth, Assistant Academic Advisor, and congratulates Katie Dahm on her promotion to Admin Associate for the Chair's Office, Lori McNabb for her promotion to Associate Director for Academic Initiatives, and Jenna Whitney on her promotion to Development Specialist.