UT Computer Science alum Ajita John against a gray backdrop
12/03/2021 - From a young age, Dr. John gravitated towards math and logical problem-solving. Although most of her family were in the humanities, they nurtured her unique interests in her early years. The definite logic and reasoning of mathematical concepts struck a chord with her that encouraged her curiosity in the field. As she pursued this curiosity as an undergrad at the Indian Institute of Science, it became clear to her that she had found her purpose. Dr. John had always planned on moving to the US for her Ph.D. and when she visited Austin she immediately knew that this was the place for her. Read More
hands playing a piano
11/17/2021 - Any fan of jazz music can attest to the beauty of musical improvisation. However, many famous improvisational piano pieces aren't recorded in sheet music. “There's a lot of music that exists in the world that doesn't have musical transcriptions because it was played improvisationally—virtuosos that never decided to write anything down,” explained Varun Rajaram. This is because transcribing the notes of a piece (especially polyphonic pieces where multiple notes play at a time) is a difficult task even for skilled musicians. Read More
UT Computer Science Professor Hovav Shacham
11/10/2021 - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced four new flagship funding awards through the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program, including for a project focused on securing web browser operations led by Hovav Shacham, professor of computer science at the University of Texas at Austin. Read More
10/11/2021 - Bilingual aphasia is a language impairment to multilingual people acquired through some sort of injury, usually a stroke. Patterns of language impairment in multilingual stroke patients are very diverse. Sometimes language impairment affects all languages the person speaks equally, while other times it affects one language more than the other. The way in which a stroke affects a multilingual patient depends on many different variables such as when each language was learned, how frequently each one is used etc. Read More
UT computer scientist Bill Press
09/22/2021 - William H. Press, a computer scientist and computational biologist at The University of Texas at Austin, will provide scientific perspective to the White House, as a recently named member of President Biden's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Read More
cityscape with white artificial intelligence line graphic symbols over-layed
09/16/2021 - Artificial intelligence has reached a critical turning point in its evolution, according to a new report by an international panel of experts assessing the state of the field for the second time in five years. Read More
Number 10 Best Undergraduate Computer Science Program in the Nation
09/14/2021 - UT Computer Science rose to No. 10, up from No. 11 last year in U.S. News & World Report’s latest undergraduate rankings.  UT Computer Science Undergraduate Program ranked No. 10 nationally, with five top-10 specialty rankings:  Read More
Mock-up of a quantum photonic device, which could form part of a neuromorphic computing system. From Silverstone et al., IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 22, 6 (2016). Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Mock-up of a quantum photonic device, which could form part of a neuromorphic computing system. From Silverstone et al., IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 22, 6 (2016). Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

09/14/2021 - For decades, computer chips have gotten denser, faster and more energy efficient. But in recent years, those improvements have slowed to a crawl. Yet some of the most exciting new applications engineers are exploring — self-driving cars, microscopic robots to diagnose and treat diseases inside the human body, and systems collecting environmental data for battlefield awareness or public health forecasting — need fast, compact, energy-efficient computer chips that can be integrated directly into these systems, rather than relying on connecting to supercomputers far away. Read More
09/01/2021 - According to UTCS Professor Dana Moshkovitz, randomized algorithms are sometimes faster than the best known deterministic algorithms—this is known to be true in the field of computer science. But her research group’s work proves that they can be quadratically faster, under plausible complexity assumptions. Under complexity assumptions, the upper bound on this is tight and problems exist for which randomization gives a quadratic speedup. Read More
UT Austin Computer Science Alum Natalie Berestovsky
08/19/2021 - UT Computer Science alum Natalie Berestovsky struggled to speak English at the level of her peers as a sophomore in high school when she first migrated to Texas from Moscow. Coincidently, this hardship is what pushed her to begin her journey in computer science. The high school she went to offered computer science classes to its students which gave Natalie more confidence as they evened the language playing field between her and her classmates. Suddenly they were all learning a new language, Java, and no student was more proficient than the others.  Read More
Aerial view of gray scale home layout with sound wave graphics in yellow
07/22/2021 - Floorplans are used in many industries to help people visualize what the inside of a building looks like without actually seeing it. Traditionally, floorplans have been created by actually observing a 3D environment either manually or with the aid of 3D sensors. But what happens when the luxury of observing the 3D environment isn’t available—for example, when a robot is introduced to a new environment? Would it be able to quickly create floor maps without actually seeing the entire environment being mapped in detail? Read More
UTCS Professor Chand John
07/13/2021 - Dr. Chand John graduated from UT as a math and computer science dual major in 2003 and then went on to earn his CS master’s and PhD from Stanford. He noticed that CS textbooks are often “grey” and not visually appealing, so he decided to try his hand at CS art. Now, Dr. Read More
Black and white photo of Romelia Flores.
07/01/2021 - Alum Romelia Flores was born and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas along the Mexican border. When she first arrived at UT, Romelia tried out a few different majors before landing on computer science. She came in as a biology major, then declared a math major due to her love of mathematics. She thoroughly enjoyed mathematics courses, particularly calculus because the formulas and equations were natural for her to understand and logically obtain correct results. Read More
06/15/2021 - University of Texas at Austin computer science researcher Kristen Grauman was selected as a finalist for the 2021 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. Read More
Congratulations to our 2021-22 Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship Award Winners
06/02/2021 - UT has announced the Endowed Presidential Scholarship Award winners for the 2021-2022 year and we are proud to announce that 18 of our UTCS students were selected for the prestigious award!  Read More
UTCS students and Dean's Honored Graduate's James Dong, Marissa Elise Chabella Jenkins, Niklas Lauffer, and Nivedhitha Selvaraj
05/25/2021 - Each year, the College of Natural Sciences selects a group of outstanding graduating seniors to receive the college’s highest honors. They are recognized as the Dean's Honored Graduates because they have demonstrated multidisciplinary excellence, excelled in both academics and scientific research, personal intellectual pursuits, leadership, service, entrepreneurship and community building. Fewer than one percent of the graduating CNS class received this distinction. Read More
Computer science seniors Audra Collins and América Quistiano
05/21/2021 - Computer science seniors América Quistiano and Audra Collins said they would not be here, on the cusp of graduating from one of the best computer science programs in the country, without the Hispanic Association of Computer Scientists and the Association of Black Computer Scientists. "I 100% believe I would have dropped out," Quistiano said. "I wouldn't have switched majors, not even switched schools — I would have dropped out if it weren't for HACS and ABCS." Read More
UTCS Alumnus Ron Green
05/17/2021 - Alum Ron Green might not have always known what he wanted to major in, but he always knew he wanted to attend UT Austin. He grew up watching Longhorn football legend Earl Campbell play at a young age and recalls being a die-hard Longhorn ever since. Read More
Audra Collins, Chineye Emeghara, Edén Garza, Marissa Jenkin, Mikayla Moore, América Melany Quistiano
05/11/2021 - The Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that seven of our students were recently awarded the 2021 Aspire Award. The Aspire Award recognizes undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in the sciences and celebrates their achievements in research, service and leadership. Read More
Alison Norman, MS ’06, PhD ’10 Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Computer Science | Years at UT: 10
05/05/2021 - Each year, the Alcalde asks alumni to vote for their favorite professors: the teachers who inspired them and helped make their college experience unforgettable. This year UTCS professor Alison Norman is among these Texas 10. Read the full article, Introducing the 2021 Texas Ten, to learn more about Alison Norman and the other 2021 Texas Ten. Read More
UTCS alum and advisory council member Tarun Nimmagadda
04/19/2021 - Tarun Nimmagada Graduated the from UT Computer Science with a bachelor's in 2009. He was accepted to the Turings Scholar program, a computer science honor program that requires students to complete an honors thesis before graduating. Read More
Professors Joydeep Biswas and Qixing Huang
04/15/2021 - The National Science Foundation’s CAREER award is a prestigious award presented by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to early-career faculty who have showcased potential as academic role models and have shown excellence in their role as teacher-scholars. The award is given once every year and recipients receive a federal grant for research and education activities.  Read More
Scott Aaronson
04/14/2021 - The Association for Computing Machinery has awarded Scott Aaronson the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing for groundbreaking contributions to quantum computing. Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. Read More
Dr. Chetan Kapoor with a dual-arm, SDA10F robot

Dr. Chetan Kapoor with a dual-arm, SDA10F robot.

04/05/2021 - Yaskawa, a global manufacturer of servos, motion controllers, AC motor drives, switches, and industrial robots, is establishing a partnership with The University of Texas at Austin. This partnership is marked with a gift of a dual-arm, SDA10F robot that will be available for the use of the Texas Robotics faculty. Read More

Niti Malwade and Rashu Jain, Co-Founders of Stories of Austin. Photo by Iris Li

03/10/2021 - Two UT student entrepreneurs shine a light on Austin small-business owners. Read More

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