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04/11/2012 - Computer scientist Tandy Warnow uses the supercomputers at TACC to help decipher the relationships between all living things on the planet. Read More
A tree of life grows in Texas
04/09/2012 - Tandy Warnow is working with postdoctoral fellow Kevin Liu of Rice University and Siavash Mirarab, a Ph.D. student in computer science at The University of Texas at Austin, to create smarter, faster and more accurate algorithms to apply to some of the biggest data sets ever created. Read More
04/05/2012 - Assistant Professor Mike Walfish and Software Engineer Toren Smith have both been awarded 2012 College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Excellence Awards. Read More
03/31/2012 - UTCS alum Paul Taele has been awarded an NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) fellowship for 2012. Paul will carry out research in beyond-surface sketch recognition and interaction techniques in Taipei, Taiwan, with Dr. Mike Chen in the Mobile, Social & HCI Research Lab at National Taiwan University. Read More
03/28/2012 - Associate Professor Kristen Grauman is one of 26 winners selected by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as a 2012 Young Investigator (YIP) Award recipient. From a diverse pool of more than 350 candidates of university and college faculty who have attained tenure-track positioning the past five years, 26 winners were selected. ONR YIP awardees are selected based upon the merit of their research and potential contributions for game-changing advances for the Navy and Marine Corps. Read More
Yahoo! Hack U
03/24/2012 - Yahoo! Hack U is two days of learning, hacking and fun. Yahoo! Hack U came to UTCS March 22 & 23rd. Attendees at this year's hack heard interesting tech talks, received hacking tips and lessons, and took part in hands-on coding workshops where they worked with cutting-edge technology. Read More
03/23/2012 - Computer scientists at the University of Texas in Austin are developing intersections of the future, designed to accommodate the driverless vehicles they believe will soon take over our roads. The intersection will have no traffic lights and no stop signs, just computer programs that will talk directly to each car on the road. Read More
03/16/2012 - The Cities page on takes a look at research on the intersections of the future done by computer scientist Peter Stone. Read More
03/12/2012 - "WebOS: Operating System Services for Wide Area Applications," a paper co-authored by Michael Dahlin has been selected as one of the top 20 papers in 20 years of publications from the HPDC, the International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing. Co-authors of the paper, are Amin Vahdat, Tom Anderson, Eshwar Belani, David Culler, Paul Eastham, and Chad Yoshikawa. Read More
03/05/2012 - Explore UT, a campus community engagement event held each March, invites the public to experience UT. Thousands of people explored the UTCS program, discovering the fun of computer science, engaging in artificial intelligence, software programming, gaming, graphics and visualization, and chatting with academic advisers. Read More
03/04/2012 - Having already designed an SUV that drives itself, a project group at the University of Texas is now working on the technological next step: an autonomous intersection that lets driverless vehicles navigate without stoplights or stop signs. Read More
03/01/2012 - The University of Texas at Austin's newest space for startups — Longhorn Startup Camp — will be a stop on the SXSW Startup Crawl, which takes place Thursday, March 8, from 4 to 10 p.m. as part of UT Entrepreneurship Week. As a stop on the crawl, Longhorn Startup Camp will showcase its residents – 27 new startups, all originated at the university. Read More
03/01/2012 - As the United States prepares for a year of election-driven partisanship, William Press points to something that many Americans share: a commitment to science. Read More
Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar
02/28/2012 - Pradeep Ravikumar has been selected for an NSF CAREER Award for his project entitled "CAREER: A New Neat Framework for Statistical Machine Learning." Read More
02/28/2012 - Imagine driving down a street at rush hour. It’s a typical commute, but this time, you’re reading a newspaper in the backseat. The driver’s seat is empty—your car is driving itself. Sounds like a fantasy, right? Read More
02/27/2012 - The department hosted prospective Ph.D. students at GradFest 2012, a two-day exploration of UTCS research, resources, and community. Over 30 admitted students attended panel discussions, toured labs, and met with faculty one-on-one. Current graduate students hosted the out-of-towners in their own homes for a real look at life as a UTCS grad student. Read More
02/22/2012 - Five faculty in the College of Natural Sciences have recently been awarded 2012 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders. The recipients are: Read More
02/21/2012 - Computerworld discusses “power profile” research by a UT computer science professor. Read More
02/21/2012 - Discovery News asks, "Computers can reserve your plane ticket, your hotel room and your restaurant table. Why not your place at an intersection?" Read More
02/21/2012 - High-tech invention would revolutionize roadways Read More
02/20/2012 - Intersections of the future will not need stop lights or stop signs, but will look like a somewhat chaotic flow of driverless, autonomous cars slipping past one another, says Peter Stone. Read More
02/20/2012 - Intersections of the future will not need stop lights or stop signs, but will look like a somewhat chaotic flow of driverless, autonomous cars slipping past one another, says Peter Stone. Read More
02/20/2012 - Peter Stone rides in Marvin, the autonomous car designed by he and his students. Photo by Wyatt McSpadden. Read More
02/17/2012 - A boom in software development means full employment and high salaries for Austin technology workers. Computer programmers who can build video games or mobile phone apps are especially in demand. Read More


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