08/15/2017 -Team UT Austin Villa won 3rd place in the Robocup@home competition, in the Domestic Standard Platform League. Other US institutions participating in this league include: UC San Diego, Northeastern, and Berkeley. Three of these teams qualified to compete in Japan (UT Austin, UCSD and Northeastern). UT Austin Villa was the only US team to advance to the second stage of the competition.
Computer scientist Scott Aaronson of The University of Texas at Austin has been selected as a 2017 Simons Investigator in Theoretical Computer Science by the Simons Foundation for his work in quantum computation.Read more
07/12/2017 -Quantum computers might sound like science fiction. A fully functioning quantum computer could complete calculations in a matter of seconds that would take a conventional computer millions of years to process.
Listen to the interview with Professor Scott Aaronson!Read more
07/03/2017 -Professor Calvin Lin and grad student Akanksha Jain won the 2nd Cache Replacement Competition, which was held recently in conjunction with the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA). The goal for this competition was to compare different cache replacement algorithms for a last level cache in a common framework.Read more
06/14/2017 -From Bloomberg Markets | by Jon Asmundsson
Teams at startups, universities, government labs, and companies like IBM are racing to build computers that could potentially solve some problems that are now intractable.Read more
05/30/2017 -As an undergrad at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany, UTCS professor Simon Peter had two main hobbies: music and computer operating systems. While majoring in computer science, he also completed a minor in music.
For a while, he was even interested in working on music synthesizers; his dream project is an operating system for synthesizers.Read more
05/24/2017 -The 14th International Workshop on the ACL2 Theorem Prover and Its Applications (ACL2-2017) was held May 22-23, 2017, followed by the first ACL2 Developer's Workshop held on May 24 - 25 at The University of Texas at Austin in the Gates Dell Complex.Read more
05/02/2017 -From SIGNAL Magazine:
A breakthrough formula for generating random numbers may be the key to cybersecurity.
They do not necessarily match the hero stereotype, but computer scientists improving methods of generating random numbers just may save the day when it comes to cybersecurity.Read more