05/30/2017 - As an undergrad at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany, UTCS professor Simon Peter had two main hobbies: music and computer operating systems. While majoring in computer science, he also completed a minor in music. For a while, he was even interested in working on music synthesizers; his dream project is an operating system for synthesizers. Read more
04/05/2017 - UTCS Assistant Professor Scott Niekum has known he wanted to study artificial intelligence since he was 19 years old. As an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University, he rode the bus an hour each way to get to his internship. To pass the time, he read Douglas Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach, a book that explores, among other topics, artificial intelligence and the emergence of consciousness. Read more
10/17/2016 - This is part of a series featuring personal profiles of the new faculty at UT Computer Science Chris Rossbach didn’t take a common path to computer science research. He tried out physics, philosophy, math and religious studies before graduating from Stanford University with a computer science degree. Read more
09/22/2015 - The future of any computer science program is entirely dependent on the ongoing strength of its faculty. At UT Computer Science, we are proud to say that our future is bright indeed as we welcome four new faculty into our robotics and systems groups. These talented individuals join four other recent faculty additions, ensuring that UT Computer Science will continue to be a leader in the field for years to come. Read more
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