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.   Read more
08/10/2017 - Source: The Daily Texan The computer simulations of artificial intelligence researcher Katie Genter could help robot birds lead real flocks away from dangerous situations. Genter, who presented her Ph.D. dissertation on flocking behavior and other research in UT’s Learning Agents Research Group to a panel of computer scientists this May, wanted to know if she could control the movement of virtual flocks by adding certain autonomous agents into the mix. 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
04/28/2017 - UT Computer Science postdoctoral researcher Valentin Wustholz, Ph.D. Read more
04/12/2017 - UT Computer Science graduate student Yu-Chuan Su has been awarded a 2017 Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Machine Perception. He is one of 33 recipients from North America, Europe and the Middle East. Read more
03/03/2017 - The Daily Texan UT computer scientists are reprogramming the Austin economy.  This month the Austin Chamber of Commerce recognized Bruce Porter, chair of the UT Department of Computer Science, with the Economic Development Volunteer of the Year award. The chamber honored Porter for his work in growing the economy across the Austin region. Read more
07/07/2016 - College of Natural Sciences News | Steven E Franklin Read more
06/29/2016 - UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony on Friday, May 20. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor. The new doctors were then hooded by UTCS Chair Bruce Porter. Afterwards, a reception was held for graduates, faculty, friends and family. Click the button below to view high resolution copies of the photo gallery images on this page. We invite you to also upload pictures you have from the event. View the 2016 Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony Video! Read more
05/16/2016 - Original article by College of Natural Sciences With an advance that one cryptography expert called a "masterpiece," University of Texas at Austin computer scientists have developed a new method for producing truly random numbers, a breakthrough that could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth's climate. Read more
05/11/2016 - UT Computer Science graduate student Siavash Mirarab was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2015 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. Mirarab’s dissertation, Novel Scalable Approaches for Multiple Sequence Alignment and Phylogenomic Read more

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