11/08/2018 -Texas alumnus Farnam Jahanian became Carnegie Mellon University’s new president this past month on October 26th. He is a nationally recognized computer scientist, successful entrepreneur, and leader in higher education.
Jahanian received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a fellow of a number of prestigious academic groups including the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Read more
10/18/2018 -Students at The University of Texas at Austin have a new tool to help them become better informed as voters. BeVote is a free cellphone app designed exclusively for UT students that provides accurate, nonpartisan information and was programmed by UT students.Read more
07/30/2018 -More than just a summer camp for creating memories and making new friends, First Bytes opens up a wide variety of opportunities in computer science for high school girls and helps build a community of women in the tech industry.Read more
05/04/2018 -AUSTIN (KXAN) - Thirteen startups and one big prize of $25,000. Thursday night, student entrepreneurs at UT Austin competed in a "Shark Tank" style pitch contest.
The university has a program called "Longhorn Startup" where undergrads launch a small business. The instructors say one or two each year go on to become real businesses.Read more
04/25/2017 -"Austin ranks as the world's number one Tech City. IBM, Dell, and AMD all have a long-established presence here, and today low taxes, favourable real estate costs and a strong entrepreneurial culture mean the Texan capital maintains a thriving and innovative start-up scene, with access to some of the world's top talent."
City population: 932,000
City GDP per capita: $62,376
Established tech firm office rent per week per sq ft: $54
Prime residential rent per week: $1,002Read 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
04/19/2016 -By Jamey Smith
When it comes to summer camp, some teenagers may be ready to trade the traditional canoes and archery for something with a bit more flash. Luckily, there’s a camp for nearly every interest these days. And as always, UT is in the vanguard.Read more