News Archive

News Archive


July 2013: My former student Dr. Brad Knox was included on AI's "10 to watch" list.

June 2012: We won first place at the the international RoboCup 2012 competition in the Standard Platform League and in the 3D simulation league with our team UT Austin Villa. [details]

January 2012: We officially launched the Gates Building Prediction Market. Sign up now to bid for raffle tickets and help predict the date that our new building will open.

December 2011: The university announced that I will be promoted to Full Professor, effective September 2012. AAAI named me a AAAI Fellow effective July 2012.

July 2011: We won first place at the the international RoboCup 2011 competition in the 3D simulation league with our team UT Austin Villa. [details]

December 2011: Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan and Juhyun Lee both successfully defendeded their dissertations on "Learning Methods for Sequential Decision making with Imperfect Representations" and "Robust Color-based Vision for Mobile Robots" respectively.

July 2011: For the second year in a row, we won first place in both the Trading Agent Competition on Supply Chain Management (TAC SCM) and on Ad Auctions (TAC AA) with our TacTex-2010 agents.

December 2010: Nick Jong successfully defended his dissertation on "Structured Exploration for Reinforcement Learning." [ Thesis code repository, with annotated slides ]

July 2010: We won first place in both the Trading Agent Competition on Supply Chain Management (TAC SCM) and on Ad Auctions (TAC AA) with our TacTex-2010 agents.

April 2010: We repeated as US robot soccer champions by winning the 2010 US Open RoboCup competition with our team standard platform league team, TT-UT Austin Villa. [details and video highlights]

October 2009: Kurt Dresner successfully defended his dissertation on " Autonomous Intersection Management." He was awarded the Bert Kay Dissertation Award by the CS department, the Outstanding Dissertation Award in Math/Engineering/Sciences by the University, and runner up for IFAAMAS Distinguished Dissertation Award. [Project Page]

July 2009: David Pardoe, Doran Chakraborty, and I won first Trading Agent Competition on Ad Auctions with our agent TacTex-2009.

July 2009: Todd Hester, Michael Quinlan and I, along with Mohan Sridharan from Texas Tech, made the semifinals of the Standard Platform League at RoboCup 2009 with our team TT-UT Austin Villa. [details and video highlights]

May 2009: Todd Hester, Michael Quinlan and I, along with Mohan Sridharan from Texas Tech, won the 2009 US Open RoboCup competition with our team TT-UT Austin Villa. [details and video highlights]


This page contains news items that have appeared on this website since it was launched in 2009. For older major events see my Timeline.