04/15/2015 - This month marks the 50th Anniversary of Moore's Law, an observation that every couple of years, computer chip manufacturers manage to squeeze twice as many transistors onto a computer chip. Because transistors are the tiny on-off switches that perform calculations and temporarily store information, Moore’s Law also embodies the exponential increase in raw computing power that has unleashed a blizzard of tech innovations. Read More
04/14/2015 - Around this time every year a new group of students begins to prepare themselves to bid farewell to long days of classes and tedious homework assignments and make the shift to post grad life. The soon to be graduates of the UT Computer Science department have left their mark on the school in many ways. And now, through a special program called Project Giving Tree, these students can continue to leave their mark for years and years to come. Read More
04/12/2015 - Certain technologies go from being almost unimaginable to commonplace in what seems like the blink of an eye. For example, it was a relatively short time between when microwave ovens were introduced and when they became a standard appliance. Similar changes were brought about by the introduction of refrigerators, televisions, cell phones and personal computers. One of the next technologies that is likely to have similarly large and unforeseen effects is self-driving, or autonomous, cars.  Read More
Professor Peter Stone
03/27/2015 - Professor Peter Stone has earned a 2015 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award winner. The Teaching Excellence Award celebrates the members of CNS faculty that excel in the classroom. The Awards were established by Dean Mary Ann Rankin to increase recognition of the college's many exceptional faculty who are committed to teaching at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Read More
03/12/2015 - Thousands turned out for the "biggest open house in Texas" on March 10 for the annual Explore UT event.  Explore UT is an event put on by the university every spring, that opens it's doors to anyone that would like to explore the campus inside and out. Different colleges host activities throughout the day to get future students of all ages and their parents excited about the endless oppportunities that UT has to provide.   Read More
03/11/2015 - Işil Dillig, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation. Read More
03/11/2015 - The vast differences between the brain’s neural circuitry and a computer’s silicon circuitry might suggest that they have nothing in common. In fact, as Dana Ballard argues in this book, computational tools are essential for understanding brain function. Ballard shows that the hierarchical organization of the brain has many parallels with the hierarchical organization of computing; as in silicon computing, the complexities of brain computation can be dramatically simplified when its computation is factored into different levels of abstraction. Read More
02/26/2015 - A faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin who works to improve the security and reliability of computer software systems has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for 2015. Işil Dillig is an assistant professor in the department of computer science who develops tools and novel techniques that enable software systems to automatically detect errors and vulnerabilities in programming. She will receive $50,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to further her research. Read More
02/24/2015 - "At the University of Texas, a department focused on artificial intelligence will blow your mind..." Read More
02/23/2015 - UTCS Professor Inderjit Dhillon has been named a 2014 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) "for contributions to large-scale data analysis, machine learning and computational mathematics." Read More
02/17/2015 - Cellular devices are an agent for convenience for every day life. Mobile applications on these devices play a large part in this virtual accessibility. Read More
02/06/2015 - The 2015 Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) Career Night was held on February 4 in the Carpenter-Winkel Centennial Room of the DKR Memorial Stadium. Read More
02/04/2015 - From robots to drones to various research, the Association of the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence embraces the artificial intelligence community that Austin has to offer. Read More
01/16/2015 - AUSTIN, Texas — Students from The University of Texas at Austin won $100,000 in seed funding for developing an idea for a smart phone app that would use artificial intelligence to help Texas residents get information about health care, food assistance and other social services in partnership with the United Way for Greater Austin’s 2-1-1 Navigation Center. Read More
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


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