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
08/18/2014 - 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
07/28/2014 - Congratulations to Peter Stone and his students for impressive wins in the 2014 RoboCup competition in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. Read More
07/24/2014 - UT Computer Science is launching two new integrated five-year master's programs in partnership with the School of Information and the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). The integrated programs are modeled after an existing program offered by UT Computer Science in which students earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field of computer science. Read More
07/21/2014 - It is easy to envision autonomous cars as simply allowing drivers to safely multitask while “driving” — that they will be otherwise quite similar to today’s cars on today’s roads. However, much bigger changes are ahead, and it won’t be long before we no longer remember what life was like when cars had steering wheels. Read More
07/21/2014 - UT Computer Science Ph.D. student Suman Jana has been awarded the 2014 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies for his work on privacy-preserving perceptual computing. This annual award is given to the best paper of the year in the area of privacy. Read More
06/27/2014 - The twelfth annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by UTCS, kicked off on June 15th on the university campus. The free weeklong camp showcases the potential of a career in technology to selected Texas high school girls. Read More
UTCS + edX
06/27/2014 - On January 29, UT Computer Science made its first venture into the world of MOOCs (massively open online courses). Learn linear algebra theory with the practice of software library development. Read More
Computer science with Kapow explosion graphic
06/24/2014 - On several occasions now, I’ve written to all of you about the growing phenomenon of exploding interest in computer science. I’d like to update you on these trends. Read More
06/18/2014 - Postdoctoral fellow Mark Silberstein, postdoctoral fellow Lakshmi Ganesh, graduate student Yang Wang, Professor Lorenzo Alvisi, and Professor Mike Dahlin won the best paper award at the 7th ACM International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR '14) for their paper "Lazy Means Smart: Reducing Repair Bandwidth Costs in Erasure-coded Distributed Storage." Read More
06/09/2014 - The game ‘Port of Call’ is one of five student games to be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this week. Read More
06/02/2014 - The University of Texas at Austin Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) recently received a $2.4 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), a science philanthropy organization based in Chevy Chase, Maryland that supports the advance of biomedical research and science education, to promote and expand their early student’s research projects. Read More


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