GradFest attendees will receive a personalized schedule with individual faculty meetings and further details. A general schedule of activities is below:

Thursday, February 25

        3:30 p.m. | Department Welcome | Zoom

4:00-5:00 p.m. | Student Poster Session | Gather

Friday, February 26

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Faculty Research Area Presentations I | Zoom |These talks will also be recorded and posted online for later viewing
Talks by Texas Computer Science Faculty
Kristen Grauman, Shuchi Chawla, Swarat Chaudhuri, Warren Hunt, David Harwath, Yuke Zhu

1:00-2:15 p.m. |Faculty Research Area Presentations II | Zoom |These talks will also be recorded and posted online for later viewing
Talks by Texas Computer Science Faculty
Calvin Lin, Justin Hart, Peter Stone, Joydeep Biswas, Aditya Akella

       3:00-4:30 p.m. |  Research Area Meet & Greets | Gather

Algorithms and Computational Theory
Scott Aaronson, Shuchi Chawla, Anna Gal, Adam Klivans, Dana Moshkovitz, Greg Plaxton, Eric Price, Vijaya Ramachandran, Brent Waters, John Wright, & David Zuckerman

Automated Theorem Proving and Rapid Single-Flux Quantum Computing
Warren Hunt

Autonomous Robots and Learning Agents
Joydeep Biswas, Scott Niekum, Peter Stone, & Yuke Zhu

Graphics & Visualization
Chandrajit Bajaj, Qixing Huang, Alex Huth, Etienne Vouga

Lab for Advanced Systems Research (LASR), UT Systems and Storage Lab
Emmett Witchel, Chris Rossbach, Hovav Shacham, Simon Peter, Vijay Chidambaram, & Aditya Akella
Machine Learning Lab/IFML
Adam Klivans, Qiang Liu

Natural Language Processing
Ray Mooney, Greg Durrett, Eunsol Choi, and David Harwath

Predictive Machine Learning, Dynamical Systems, Physics Informed Deep Networks
Chandrajit Bajaj and CVC team

Programming Languages & Formal Methods
James Bornholt, Swarat Chaudhuri, Isil Dillig, and Ken McMillan
Kristen Grauman

4:30-5:30 p.m. | Bull Session | Zoom
Want the inside scoop on the student experience in our department? Get your questions answered at this students-only session hosted by  GRACS.

6:00-7:30 p.m. | TGIF Trivia Night | Zoom
GradFest participants, current students, and faculty

8:00 p.m. | "Night Out in Austin" | Gather
Traditionally, the night ends with current UT students unofficially leading everybody to Austin's Sixth Street for live music and drinks. This year, the grad students are hosting a virtual night out in Austin from 8:00 until ??.

Saturday, February 27

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | GRACS student brunch | Gather