04/10/2013 - You hear it before you see it — a roar like a factory in full production. But instead of cars or washing machines, this factory produces scientific knowledge. Read More
04/09/2013 - Each year, some of the best and brightest minds in computer science flock to SXSW Interactive to give presentations, prove their skill, and show their passion for computing. This year, two teams from the Electronic Game Developers Society at the University of Texas competed and won in a SXSW Game Jam hosted by Skillpoint Alliance and sponsored by Unity3d. Read More
04/08/2013 - Bill Gates—Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—delivered the keynote speech at the grand opening of UT's new computer science building—The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC). Read More
04/05/2013 - UTCS alum Paul Taele has been awarded a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (NSF EAPSI) fellowship for 2013. Paul will be carrying out research that focuses on enhancing creative computing tools for promoting better design thinking using sketch recognition techniques with Dr. Richard C. Davis at Singapore Management University in Singapore. Read More
04/05/2013 - Associate Professor Adam Klivans has won the Teaching Excellence Award in CS from the College of Natural Sciences. Read More
03/28/2013 - In October 2012, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced the decision of the UT System to participate in EdX, an online non-profit learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The University of Texas was the first public school system to join the partnership, which previously consisted of Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley. Read More
03/27/2013 - Nell B. Dale, one of the first women to earn a doctorate in computer science, was named the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Award for her contributions to computer science education. Read More
03/22/2013 - Jeffrey Barrick uses TACC supercomputers to understand radical mutations and design artificial organisms. Read More
03/22/2013 - Jeffrey Barrick uses TACC supercomputers to understand radical mutations and design artificial organisms. Read More
03/20/2013 - Rathi Kannan, a Dean’s Scholars biology and computer science senior, isn’t afraid of a challenge. Actually she welcomes them. After wanting more out of her education, she added computer science as a second major. Read More
03/12/2013 - The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC) is the new center for computing at The University of Texas at Austin, and will further secure Austin and Texas as leaders in technology innovation. On March 6th we celebrated the GDC’s grand opening. Read More
03/12/2013 - Bill Gates—Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—visited The University of Texas campus to take part in the opening ceremonies of UT's new computer science building—The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall, or GDC for short. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, UT President Bill Powers thanked Gates and the Dell family. Michael and Susan Dell could not attend the ceremony, but Zachary Dell spoke on behalf of the whole Dell family. Read More
03/07/2013 - In a speech Wednesday to an audience of computer science students, Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offered his vision of how the computing revolution will dramatically improve human well-being in the next few decades. Read More
03/04/2013 - AUSTIN, Texas — The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall officially open this week at The University of Texas at Austin. With high-tech collaborative laboratories and spaces, the complex marks the start of a new era for the university’s top-10 ranked Department of Computer Science. Read More
03/04/2013 - Explore UT, a campus community engagement event held each March, invites the public to experience UT. Read More
02/28/2013 - The Department of Computer Science's very own Kristen Grauman, who serves as Associate Professor, was recently awarded the Computers and Thought Award by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). Read More
02/25/2013 - The department hosted prospective Ph.D. students at GradFest 2013, 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
02/20/2013 - Kathryn McKinley, who formerly served as an Endowed Professor here at UTCS but is currently on leave to work with Microsoft, spoke on behalf of Microsoft at the first meeting of the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Science Education on the topic of information technology innovation. Read More
02/15/2013 - Press is a vice-chair of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technologyand one of the co-authors of “Transformation and Opportunity,” a report to the president about the future of basic science and research funding in the United States. In an op-ed published this month in Science Magazine, Press argues that the public deserves far more credit than it gets from politicians for its appreciation of the long-term benefits of funding scientific research. Read More
02/06/2013 - University of Texas sophomores Sai Avala (CS), Suvamsh Shivaprasad (CS), Sourabh Shirhatti (computer engineering), and Ankit Tandon (computer engineering) competed together in the PennApps Spring 2013 competition. Their work, which was inspired by the coffee machine in the UT Flawn Academic Center, involved hacking a coffee machine to make it voice controlled through an Android app they developed. Read More
02/01/2013 - UTCS recognized scholarship recipients, scholarship donors, and Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) partners with a Scholarship Luncheon at the Alumni Center on January 30, 2013. Read More
02/01/2013 - Professor Vijaya Ramachandran was selected by the Executive Council of the University of Delhi as an Honorary Professor. Read More
01/28/2013 - Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam, a competition similar to a hackathon in which people come together to make video games based on a common theme. What started out as a relatively small competition has grown dramatically, with the number of games produced going from only 370 in 2009 to over 2,100 in the 2012 competition. Read More
01/25/2013 - When 17-year-old chemistry major Wade Wang arrived in the lab of professor C. Grant Willson, he was presented with a challenge. Actually the whole lab was presented with a challenge. Read More


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