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
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
04/15/2016 -David Zuckerman has been selected as a Simons Investigator in Theoretical Computer Science. David's research focuses primarily on pseudorandomness and the role of randomness in computing. He is best known for his work on randomness extractors and their applications. His other research interests include coding theory, distributed computing, cryptography, inapproximability, and other areas of complexity theory.Read more
12/10/2013 -Professor David Zuckerman has been elected as an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow. This prestigious honor is reserved for the top 1% of ACM members. He is recognized for his contributions to randomness extraction, pseudorandomness, and their role in complexity theory. Zuckerman's research also includes coding theory, cryptography, inapproximability, and more.Read more
07/30/2004 -James C. Browne won the University Co-op Career Research Excellence Award for maintaining a superior research program in such fields as performance measurement and analysis, operating systems, and software engineering.
Inderjit Dhillon, Arindam Banerjee (ECE), Srujana Merugu (ECE), and Joydeep Ghosh (ECE) received the Best Algorithms Paper for the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining for for their paper entitled "Clustering with Bregman Divergences"Read more