09/26/2012 -AUSTIN, Texas — An artificially intelligent virtual gamer created by computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin has won the BotPrize by convincing a panel of judges that it was more human-like than half the humans it competed agaiRead More
09/24/2012 -The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) 2012 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 24, 2012 at the Frank Erwin Center.
09/24/2012 -AUSTIN, Texas – Six assistant professors in the College of Natural Sciences have received Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation.
The CAREER awards recognize promising young faculty and supports their research with five years of funding.Read More
09/10/2012 -AUSTIN, Texas – Renowned French mathematician and engineer Francois Baccelli joins The University of Texas at Austin this fall as the first Simons Chair in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering.Read More
09/07/2012 -General Motors, which is shifting computer technology functions into the company from outside firms, plans to open a new information technology center in Austin that will staffed by at least 500 people.
08/21/2012 -The University of Texas of Austin is No. 35 in the world, according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In specific fields the university ranked No. 9 in computer science.
08/21/2012 -Remember that time, a decade or so ago, when spam was the scourge of the Internet, when the sheer volume of junk email threatened to engulf legitimate correspondence and short-circuit the promise of the digital revolution?
08/14/2012 -The UT^2 game bot, created by Jacob Schrum, Igor Karpov, and Professor Risto Miikkulainen, won the Humanlike Bot Competition at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2012). The UT^2 bot is the first winning bot in the history of the Humanlike Bot Competition to be judged as human more often than half the human players participating in the evaluation.
08/11/2012 -When it comes to the technology industry, women are an endangered species.
The number of women entering computer science and information technology fields is dramatically lower than their male counterparts, and the figure is shrinking. Take a ride up the corporate ladder, and the numbers get even smaller.
08/06/2012 -UT President Bill Powers gives praise to Brent Waters of the College of Natural Sciences for receiving a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Mathematician Alessio Figalli also gets a shout-out.
08/01/2012 -AUSTIN, Texas — Computer scientist Brent Waters was honored at the White House this week with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.Read More