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12/11/2014 - A new computational technique developed at The University of Texas at Austin has enabled an international consortium to produce an avian tree of life that points to the origins of various bird species. A graduate student at the university is a leading author on papers describing the new technique and sharing the consortium’s findings about bird evolution in the journal Science. Read More
Machine-Learning Summer School
12/09/2014 - The Machine-Learning Summer School (MLSS) series was started in 2002 to promote modern methods of statistical machine learning and inference. The "summer" school (now hosted at all times of year) provides a premium venue for graduate students, researchers, and industry professionals to learn about fundamental machine learning and techniques at the forefront of research in the field. This is the first time MLSS will be held in Austin, Texas and will feature an exciting program with talks from leading experts in the field. MLSS event details are listed below. Read More
12/09/2014 - On January 28, 2015 UTCS faculty (and by the way spouses) Robert van de Geijn and Maggie Myers will kick off the second year of their 16 week MOOCs (massively open online course) on linear algebra from a computer science perspective called Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers. Robert and Maggie have enhanced the course by working with MathWorks to enable participants to use Matlab freely during the course. Read More
12/05/2014 - For new UT CS assistant professor Thomas Dillig computer science is more than just a person behind a screen writing code. Instead he thinks of it as an individual’s effort that can change a large part of science and how things are functioning for a lot of people. From Munich, Germany, Thomas came to the United States to attend Stanford University for college. Initially he went into his undergraduate career not knowing that his path would lead him towards computer science.  Read More
12/03/2014 - Selecting a college major may be the biggest challenge when going to challenge. After 12 years of education, students are asked to choose that one specific field that they would like to focus on as a career. In many cases students have little to no exposure to these fields. That’s exactly why UTCS became a part of OnRamps. Read More
12/01/2014 - For new UTCS professor Işil Dillig, computer science didn’t cross her mind until her sophomore year in college. Her realization would allow her to obtain her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate all at Stanford University, and eventually lead her to work for UT. Read More
11/21/2014 - For new Assistant Professor Eric Price the interest in computer science dates back to his days of high school Olympiad. This math-based competition sparked the interest in computer science for the Virginia native and has taken him on the path that has led him to UT Computer Science. Read More
11/17/2014 - The official UT app is only available for iPhone users. That’s what inspired two UTCS students to create an app that would do similar tasks. Read More
11/06/2014 - If you’ve seen movies like Tangled and the Hobbit you might have been unknowingly exposed to new UT Computer Science professor Etienne Vouga. Read More
10/30/2014 - Why do we look where we look? That is the question that UT Computer Science professor Dr. Dana Ballard is trying to answer. Through his research in virtual reality he has begun to solve this inquiry. Read More
10/29/2014 - Using a host of methodologies, including a new statistical method developed at The University of Texas at Austin, an international collaboration of researchers have completed a large-scale DNA study that reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on our planet. Read More
U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - National Public Universities 2014
10/28/2014 - UT Computer Science is the sixth best global university for computer science, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Rankings. Read More
10/21/2014 - UT Computer Science Professor Glenn Downing and UT students returned to the Facebook Open Academy this October. This marked the third time the university was a part of the event. Read More
10/20/2014 - For artist Casey Reas creating art is like being a composer. The movements of a maestro conducting his opus are similar to those of paintbrush strokes. In the case of Casey though, he substitutes thse art supplies for software and lets his programmed paintbrush create what he compare’s to composer end results of an unexpected score. Read More
10/15/2014 - The Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program announces a new certificate program for students at the University of Texas at Austin. The certificate program communicates to colleges and employers that students who complete the GAMMA Program are ready to design and develop interactive digital experiences, and provide leadership for the ever-expanding game, mobile app, and creative media industries. Read More
10/07/2014 - A UTCS programming team finished second at this year’s ACM-International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) regional competition. The team of Arnay Sastry, Jaime Rivera, and Josh Slocum beat over 60 different teams competing in South Central U.S region of the contest.  Read More
10/02/2014 - AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin’s Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program and the Electronic Game Developers Society (EGaDS), a student-run organization, hosted its annual UT Game Jam on September 26-27th. This year, more than 80 students came together in The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC) to create entirely new games in only 24 hours from the randomly selected theme of “binary.” Read More
09/29/2014 - UT Computer Science professor Lorenzo Alvisi has been selected for the 2014 Google Research Award. Lorenzo, along with two other UT professors, will receive grants to expand their research. Read More
09/29/2014 - In conjunction with the College of Natural Science’s fall semester Career Expo, the Department of Computer Science holds a brunch for Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) partners and top UTCS students. The brunch provides a chance for students to network with these partners while learning about companies in an industry that is experiencing large growth. Read More
08/19/2014 - With a $50 million gift from the LIVESTRONG Foundation to the Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin has exceeded its goal of raising $3 billion during the eight-year Campaign for Texas. This is the most ever raised by a higher education institution in Texas and among the largest amounts raised by a U.S. public university in a single campaign. Read More
6th in the world
08/18/2014 - The University of Texas of Austin's computer science program is the 6th best in the world, according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Read More
08/08/2014 - UT Computer Science Professor Lorenzo Alvisi and Distinguished Senior Lecturer Elaine Rich have been selected as UT System Regents' Outstanding Teachers. The Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are the Board of Regents' highest honor. Read More
08/04/2014 - Congratulations to professor Peter Stone and his students for impressive wins in the RoboCup 2014 competition in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, including 1st place in the 3D simulation league and 1st place in the technical challenge competition.  Read More
07/31/2014 - Today, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace(SaTC) program announced a major grant in the form of a new "Frontier" award for the establishment of a Center for Encrypted Functionalities (CEF). The center is a collaboration among researchers at UCLA, Stanford University, Columbia University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Johns Hopkins University. Read More
07/29/2014 - College of Natural Sciences alumna, Hideko Kunii (Ph.D. ’83) is a trailblazer in a culture that has a history of discouraging women from advancing in the workforce, most notably in the technology industries. Read More


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