09/21/2011 -Computer science professor Peter Stone has been named a 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) recipient and has been granted a $10,000 gift for his proposal titled “Testing a Liquidity Sensitive Market Maker for a Prediction Market on the UT Austin CS Building Opening.”Read more
09/12/2011 -Peter Stone has been named a 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) recipient and has been granted a $10,000 gift for his proposal titled "Testing a Liquidity Sensitive Market Maker for a Prediction Market on the UT Austin CS Building Opening".Read more
RoboCup Remix from Texas Science on Vimeo.
The video footage is from the second half of the championship game in the 3-D Simulation league in RoboCupSoccer 2011. UT Austin Villa won the game, 4-0, over a team from Changzhou Institute of Technology in China. The audio track is “humm ok,” by Gablé (Creative Commons).Read more
07/19/2011 -AUSTIN, Texas—UT Austin Villa, a team of programmers led by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists Peter Stone and Patrick MacAlpine, has won the 2011 RoboCup Soccer championships in the 3-D simulation division.Read more
05/09/2011 -From: The Chronicle of Higher Education | Researchers at U. of Texas and Yale Use Computers to Simulate Schizophrenia
Computer simulations of malfunctioning brains may be the key to understanding schizophrenia and other conditions.Read more
05/06/2011 -From: TechEye.net | Computer claims responsibility for terrorist bombing
In a bid to help understand the way that the human brain malfunctions to cause mental illness scientists have caused a computer system to lose its mind and claim responsibilty for a terrorist bombing.Read more
05/05/2011 -AUSTIN, Texas—Computer networks that can’t forget fast enough can show symptoms of a kind of virtual schizophrenia, giving researchers further clues to the inner workings of schizophrenic brains, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Yale University have found.
The researchers used a virtual computer model, or “neural network,” to simulate the excessive release of dopamine in the brain. They found that the network recalled memories in a distinctly schizophrenic-like fashion.Read more
08/04/2010 -Every day—every minute, every second—the world’s computers are amassing visual information at an extraordinary rate. Aspiring Tarantinos are sending their two-minute videos to Youtube in the hopes of going viral. Mom and Dad are uploading their Napa Valley vacation photos to Flickr. Doctors are sending patient MRIs to medical databases, and satellites are scanning the earth for evidence of sinister activity.Read more