06/17/2016 - College of Natural Sciences | Point of Discovery As the summer movie season kicks into high gear, we talk with a scientist about some of the challenges in simulating the way everyday objects behave on the big screen through computer generated imagery (CGI). Etienne Vouga's computer simulations have helped bring to life a wizard's hair in The Hobbit and clothing in Tangled. 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
03/21/2016 - In addition to his role as a professor, UT Computer Science’s Robert van de Geijn is the Director of the ICES’ Science of High-Performance Computing (SHPC) Group. Read more
03/09/2016 - Source: NEWS from College of Natural Sciences First the robots successfully challenged the chess masters, then the Jeopardy champions. Now comes a match-up for a new generation. Read more
02/16/2016 - Professor Peter Stone has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award. Stone's work is exceptional in both its breadth and depth in multiagent systems. Some of his most influential work has been in reinforcement learning and multiagent learning as applied to robot soccer, autonomous traffic management, and trading agents. Read more
11/04/2015 - University of Texas researcher designs novel way to analyze bigger datasets using supercomputers and machine learning algorithms. How do Netflix or Facebook know which movies you might like or who you might want to be friends with? Here’s a hint: It starts with a few trillion data points and involves some complicated math and a lot of smart computer programming. Read more
11/03/2015 - There are few things as full of anxiety, heartbreak, and anguish as finding out that you or someone you love has cancer. Unfortunately, it’s not at all uncommon. By the American Cancer Society’s estimates it is expected that in the year 2015 alone, there will be 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses and nearly 600,000 deaths—or roughly 1,600 people every day. But statistics are hardly necessary to realize the enormity of the problem. So far, the road to a cure has been long and complicated and with what’s seemed like no end in sight—until recently. Read more
09/17/2015 - WIRED Magazine | KEVIN HARTNETT |  09.13.15 IN JULY 2013 a pair of studies set the cryptography world on fire. They were posted within days of one another to an online archive where researchers share their work, and together they described a powerful new method for hiding the secrets inside software programs. Read more
08/17/2015 - KXAN  AUSTIN (KXAN) – A computer science professor at the University of Texas at Austin stopped by KXAN to talk about his research on computer gaming and the human brain. Dr. Risto Miikkulainen is studying the brain to figure out how it works and translate that knowledge to making better computer games. He even entertained questions around the blockbuster movie, “Pixels,” exploring the idea of using gaming technology as a weapon. Read more
08/12/2015 - College of Natural Sciences | By Marc G Airhart Read more

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