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 - Professor Vijaya Ramachandran was selected by the Executive Council of the University of Delhi as an Honorary Professor. 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
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
Farnam Jahanian
01/24/2013 - Farnam Jahanian, UTCS alum and leads the National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), returned to campus as a distinguished speaker. Hosted by Professor Al Mok, Farnam's Postdoc Chair, the lecture was on "Innovating for Society: Realizing the Transformative Impact of Computing and Communication." Read More
01/23/2013 - Bill Gates will give a student address on Wednesday, March 6 at Goto GDC, the grand opening event of the new Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. Read More
01/18/2013 - Just weeks away from completion, we're giving you a sneak peak at the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. Read More
01/17/2013 - Professor Calvin has been selected for this year's Jean Holloway Award. Calvin Lin was student-nominated and student-selected awarded for this recognition. Read More
01/16/2013 - A team of UT students has been busy competing in Student Startup Madness, a national competition for college students, and is now gearing up for the final round to be held in March at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in Austin. Read More
Friends of Computer Science - Qualcomm
12/21/2012 - Qualcomm, a long-time supporter of UTCS, steps forward to make an $80,000 commitment to a Computer Science excellence fund. In recognition of its contribution, the Board of Regents agreed to name the coffee shop in the new Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex, “The Qualcomm Café.” Read More
12/21/2012 - Topological insulators, a state of matter that was only discovered in the past decade, may enable dramatic advances in quantum computing and spintronics. Read More
12/21/2012 - AUSTIN, Texas—Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a simulation that for the first time emulates key properties of electronic topological insulators. Read More
12/21/2012 - Topological insulators, a state of matter that was only discovered in the past decade, may enable dramatic advances in quantum computing and spintronics. Read More
Capital Campaign Update
12/19/2012 - In less than a month, the fences come down and UT Computer Science will be handed the keys to its new home—The Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. [...] philanthropy’s importance has moved well beyond large capital projects like this one; it is now central to everything we do. Read More
12/14/2012 - "When girls think of computer science, they think of the gamers and sitting in a cubicle to program," says Cassidy Lamm, a sophomore at the U. of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. "But I've found that you can do so much more with it." Read More
Alan Turing
12/13/2012 - Competition for top students is at an all-time high, and state support is at an all-time low. Some alumni are stepping in to fill the gap and challenging others to do the same. Read More
12/07/2012 - AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin honored two researchers whose collaboration led to a company that aims to change how electronics are made. Read More
A New Curriculum for a New Marketplace
12/07/2012 - UTCS develops a new, flexible curriculum in response to an expanding field of study and explosive enrollment growth that many are referring to as a new Sputnik moment. Read More
Game Development Program
12/07/2012 - The gaming industry is one of the fastest growing intersections of entertainment, art, and technology. Austin alone produces more than $1 billion in gaming centered economic impact and houses in excess of 100 gaming studios. Arguably, a world-class game development program that can support and take advantage of the Austin game scene is both natural and overdue. Read More
Friends of Computer Science - General Motors
12/07/2012 - “Information is power.” As a result, business leaders constantly seek better information to give them a competitive edge and help them manage their businesses. In a company like GM, much of that responsibility falls in the hands of its IT department. As such, GM is creating Innovation Centers to gather the brightest minds to build information solutions. Read More
Milestones
12/07/2012 - The Department of Computer Science has milestones in its growth that mark moments of unusual significance. We are approaching just such a milestone. [...] I am distinctly happy to report that by this time next month, our doors will be open, and UTCS will have all of its faculty, staff, and students under a single roof for the first time in the department’s history. Read More
12/06/2012 - Can a university engaged in world-changing research truly educate undergraduate students? A new study finds that UT-Austin (and Texas A&M) is doing just that. Read More

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