Skip to main content

Awards & Honors

Professor Vijay Chidambaram Creates Free Resource for Aspiring Computer Science Professors

Professor Vijay Chidambaram leaning against the GDC stairway smiling. A slanted orange overlay with text reads, 'The CS Assistant Professor Handbook: Essential know-how for new and aspiring computer science professors by Vijay Chidambaram'

11/15/2023 - Academia can be opaque from the outside to folks who wonder what being a professor is like. This can be a hurdle for aspiring graduate students, who are interested in the role, but are anxious about all the different things that are required as a professor. Vijay Chidambaram, Professor of Computer Science at UT Austin, has authored a book, "The CS Assistant Professor Handbook: Essential know-how for new and aspiring computer science professors", to tackle this challenge.

Unlocking the Power of Bilevel Optimization: BOME

A night view of a city scene with multiple highway overpasses overlapping.

11/08/2023 - In mathematical optimization, a new approach is emerging, promising to transform how we tackle intricate challenges across various domains. Consider the complexity of bilevel optimization, a problem that has confounded experts in machine learning, engineering, and other fields. Recent advances are providing new insights into this intricate landscape, presenting a streamlined technique that has the potential to significantly enhance our ability to navigate these complex problems.

Don Fussell's Leadership Recognized with CNS Rom Rhome Award

UT Computer Science Professor and Department Chair Don Fussell

09/15/2023 - Don Fussell, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science, has received the prestigious CNS Rom Rhome Leadership Award from the College of Natural Sciences at UT Austin. This award celebrates his outstanding contributions to the field and exemplary service as an academic leader.

Five Computer Science Students Recognized as Dean's Honored Graduates

Five UT Computer Science students named 2023 Dean's Honored Graduates - Eli Bradley, Brandon James Curl, Matthew Giordano, and Stanley Wei

05/04/2023 - As part of Spring Commencement 2023, the College of Natural Sciences recognizes the Dean’s Honored Graduates, the highest honor given by the college to its graduating seniors. The award has been given since 1991.Read on to find out more about the five outstanding UT Computer Science students selected this academic year.

Isil Dillig Named Texas 10 Award Winner

Photograph credit - Jeff Wilson

05/02/2023 - UT Computer Science Isil Dillig has been named one of the Texas 10 award winners for 2023 by the Alcalde. The Texas 10 award is an annual recognition given to ten outstanding UT Austin faculty members who have made significant contributions to their respective fields. Dillig's selection for the Texas 10 award is a well-deserved recognition of her contributions to the field of computer science and her dedication to teaching and mentoring.

UT Computer Science Graduate Program Among Top Ten in the Nation

Number 8 Best Graduate Computer Science Program in the Nation

04/25/2023 - AUSTIN, Texas — The UT Computer Science graduate program continues to be recognized as a top 10 program in the nation, as well as among the top 5 among public schools and the best in Texas, according to the latest edition of “Best Graduate Schools” from U.S. News & World Report released today. The magazine ranks programs in alternating years.

Greg Durrett Awarded Sloan Fellowships

UT Computer Science Assistant Professor Greg Durrett

02/17/2023 - ​The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today the early-career researchers across the U.S. and Canada who are recipients of the 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship, including UT Computer Science Assistant Professor Greg Durrett. ​Based on a "candidate's research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become a leader in their field," independent panels composed of senior scholars select 126 recipients every year out of more than a thousand who are nominated by fellow scientists.