04/10/2018 - By Pallab Ghosh, BBC News Researchers in Texas are developing robots that have minds of their own. The scientists are creating systems that can learn for themselves and be able to operate in the home, the workplace and even on the sports field. Read more
11/28/2017 - Professor Peter Stone has been named a 2018 IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for his contributions to reinforcement learning, multiagent systems and robotics. Each year, IEEE, or the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, chooses from among nominated IEEE members from around the world for the distinction of Fellow Grade. Out of IEEE’s over 423,000 members, less than 10,000 are fellows. Read more
10/06/2017 - UTCS professor Peter Stone was interviewed as part of a documentary called Digital Transformation: Visions of Nations, Companies, and People, a film exploring the future of technology through interviews with entrepreneurs, futurists, scientists and more. Read more
05/03/2017 - Last weekend, UT robot soccer team Austin Villa won the 2017 RoboCup U.S. Open competition hosted by the University of Miami. Four teams competed in the Standard Platform League, including the UT Austin Villa team as well as a mixed team called Team USA made up of robots from UT and the University of Pennsylvania. Austin Villa won every match with a combined score of 32-2; Team USA scored both goals against Austin Villa. Read more
07/07/2016 - College of Natural Sciences News | Steven E Franklin 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
07/24/2015 - The Austin Villa Robot Soccer Team participated in two competitions in the RoboCup 2015 competition in Hefei, China: the Standard Platform League (SPL) and the 3D simulation league.  Read more
07/20/2015 - Peter Stone and his co-authors Miland Tambe and Fei Fang (both from USC) won the IJCAI 2015 Computational Sustainability Track Outstanding Paper Award for their paper titled “When Security Games Go Green: Designing Defender Strategies to Prevent Poaching and Illegal Fishing.”  The Computational Sustainability Track "aims to apply computational techniques to the balancing of environmental, economic, and societal needs, in order to support sustainable development and a sustainable future.” Read more
03/27/2015 - Professor Peter Stone has earned a 2015 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award winner. The Teaching Excellence Award celebrates the members of CNS faculty that excel in the classroom. The Awards were established by Dean Mary Ann Rankin to increase recognition of the college's many exceptional faculty who are committed to teaching at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Read more

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