02/19/2018 - Three UTCS professors—Vijay Chidambaram, Simon Peter, and Eric Price—have won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award for 2018. Read More
Vijay Chidambaram
02/16/2018 - UTCS Professor Vijay Chidambaram and undergraduate researcher Eric Lee co-authored a paper titled "Protocol-aware Recovery for Consensus-based Storage'' which won the best paper prize at the 2018 USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST). Read More
Alex Huth (left) and Simon Peter (right)

Alex Huth (left) and Simon Peter (right)

02/16/2018 - Professors Alex Huth and Simon Peter have been awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships for 2018. Read More
Hovav Shacham (left) and Qiang Liu (right)

Hovav Shacham (left) and Qiang Liu (right)

02/15/2018 - We are delighted to welcome two new faculty to UT Computer Science in 2018.  Read More
Jayadev Misra teaching class in front of white board and gesturing with his hand.
02/08/2018 - Jayadev Misra, Schlumberger Centennial Chair Emeritus in Computer Science and University Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, has been elected to join the National Academy of Engineering for his research in software verification of concurrent systems. Read More
02/06/2018 - We are deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Emeritus and UT Computer Science founding member James C. Browne, who passed away on Friday, January 19 at age 83. In addition to teaching computer science, Browne was one of the first faculty members of the Department of Computer Science, which was founded in 1966, and also served as the department’s chairman for several years. Read More
01/22/2018 - On January 23, 2018, UTCS faculty (and spouses) Robert van de Geijn and Maggie Myers will kick off the seventh run of their 16 week MOOCs (Massively Open Online Course) on linear algebra from a computer science perspective called Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers (LAFF). Read More
01/03/2018 - The Turing Scholars program is an academic honors program within UTCS directed by professor Calvin Lin, who established the program in 2006. Turing Scholars consists of about 200 UTCS students and accepts about 50 freshmen per year, creating a tight-knit community focused on research and academic challenges. The program culminates in an honors thesis during the students' senior year. Read More
Ashlie Martinez
12/19/2017 - Undergraduate student Ashlie Martinez has been selected as an awardee of the 2018 Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. Ashlie is a senior in the Turing Scholars Honors program in UT Computer Science. Read More
Robotics Consortium
12/07/2017 - UT recently launched the Robotics Consortium, a group that brings together researchers from industry and across campus to collaborate on robotics research. Read More
12/04/2017 - Starting this fall, UT and industry will work together to further innovation in the field of computer systems research through a program called the Systems Research Consortium, launched by the UT Department of Computer Science. 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
11/16/2017 - A team of game developers from Austin won first place in the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology and Society’s first ever game jam, a competitive hackathon in which participants create video games. The theme of the game jam, “Being an Ally,” focused on developing video games that explore speaking out against hate and bias in society. The hackathon included teams of game developers from all across the U.S. Read More
11/14/2017 - AUSTIN (KXAN) — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the key to running a successful technology company is to constantly reinvent ideas. Read More
UT Competitive Programming Team

Left to right: Daniel Talamas (senior), Arnav Sastry (senior), Ethan Arnold (junior), Vallath Nandakumar (lecturer, ECE), Etienne Vouga (assistant professor, CS), Glenn Downing (lecturer, CS), and Fares Fraij (lecturer, CS).

11/14/2017 - On Sat, 4 Nov 2017, the UT Competitive Programming team won the ACM-ICPC South Central USA Regional Competition at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Read More
Peter Stone in the now retired autonomous research vehicle, Marvin.
11/10/2017 - What would cities be like if all cars were completely self-driving? Read More
11/02/2017 - UTCS Professor Kristen Grauman received the 2017 Helmholtz Prize last week at the International Conference on Computer Vision. The Helmholtz Prize, awarded every other year, recognizes ICCV papers from the past ten years that have had a significant impact on the field of computer vision research. Read More
Best Global Universities U.S. News & World Report 2018
10/26/2017 - This year, U.S. News & World ranked the University of Texas at Austin the second-best university in the world for computer science out of 200 schools. The Best Global Universities rankings are calculated based on a school's academic research and its reputation. Read More
10/09/2017 - Last month, researchers came together in Austin to discuss model-based software and systems engineering at this year’s 20th annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Models Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, or MODELS. 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
09/06/2017 - UTCS graduate student Ashay Rane, in collaboration with colleagues from Microsoft Research, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University, won a Distinguished Paper Award at the 26th Usenix Security Symposium last month for their paper "Vale: Verifying High-Performance Cryptographic Assembly Code." Read More
UT Competitive Programming team: Brian Richer, Supawit Chockchowwat, faculty coach Etienne Vouga, and Alex Meed.

UT Competitive Programming team: Brian Richer, Supawit Chockchowwat, faculty coach Etienne Vouga, and Alex Meed.

08/25/2017 - On Wed, 24 May 2017, the UT Competitive Programming team competed at the ACM-ICPC World Finals, the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world, at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota. Read More

Ph.D. student Patrick McAlpine and Professor Peter Stone accept first place awards for the RoboCup Soccer 3D Simulation League competition at RoboCup@home.

08/15/2017 - Team UT Austin Villa won 3rd place in the Robocup@home competition, in the Domestic Standard Platform League. Other US institutions participating in this league include: UC San Diego, Northeastern, and Berkeley. Three of these teams qualified to compete in Japan (UT Austin, UCSD and Northeastern). UT Austin Villa was the only US team to advance to the second stage of the competition.   Read More


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