08/14/2012 - The UT^2 game bot, created by Jacob Schrum, Igor Karpov, and Professor Risto Miikkulainen, won the Humanlike Bot Competition at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2012). Read more
08/08/2012 - Two of UTCS's current and past Ph.D. students have won significant awards. Siavash Mirarab, who works with Tandy Warnow on large scale phylogenetics, received a Predoctoral Fellowship, which provides three years of support, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Matt Taylor, who completed his Ph.D. in machine learning with Peter Stone in 2008, won an NSF CAREER Award to support his research on A Multiagent Teacher/Student Framework for Sequential Decision Making Tasks. Matt is currently an Assistant Professor at Lafayette College. Read more
08/01/2012 - AUSTIN, Texas — Computer scientist Brent Waters was honored at the White House this week with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Read more
07/10/2012 - Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar is part of a team of researchers, from the University of Texas at Austin, Boston University, and Harvard University, that have been selected as a recipient of one of 23 awards this year from the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). Read more
06/15/2012 - Don Fussell, Calvin Lin, 2010 UTCS Ph.D. graduate Paul Navratil, and Hank Childs of University of California, Daviswon the Best Paper Award at the 12th Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization. Their paper is titled "Dynamic Scheduling for Large-Scale Distributed-Memory Ray Tracing." Read more
06/14/2012 - Associate Professor William Cook won the Best Paper award for his paper with Bruno C. d. S. Read more
05/23/2012 - Professor Peter Stone has been elected as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for his significant contributions to machine learning, multiagent systems, and robotics, and pioneering applications in robot soccer, trading agents, and autonomous driving domains. Peter's main research interest in artificial intelligence is understanding how to best create complete intelligent agents. Read more
04/14/2012 - UTCS is pleaseed to announce that Suman Jana, a current Ph.D. student working with Associate Professor Vitaly Shmatikov, is the recipient of a Google Ph.D. fellowship. Suman also received the Best Student Paper award at the 2012 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy for the paper he wrote with Vitaly titled "Memento: Learning Secrets from Process Footprints." Read more
04/12/2012 - UTCS alum Luay Nakhleh has been awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. Luay received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2004 from UTCS, under the direction of Tandy Warnow, herself a Guggenheim awardee.  Read more
04/05/2012 - Assistant Professor Mike Walfish and Software Engineer Toren Smith have both been awarded 2012 College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Excellence Awards. Read more

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