UT Competitive Programming team: Brian Richer, Supawit Chockchowwat, faculty coach Etienne Vouga, and Alex Meed.

UT Competitive Programming team: Brian Richer, Supawit Chockchowwat, faculty coach Etienne Vouga, and Alex Meed.

08/25/2017 - On Wed, 24 May 2017, the UT Competitive Programming team competed at the ACM-ICPC World Finals, the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world, at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota. Read More

Ph.D. student Patrick McAlpine and Professor Peter Stone accept first place awards for the RoboCup Soccer 3D Simulation League competition at RoboCup@home.

08/15/2017 - Team UT Austin Villa won 3rd place in the Robocup@home competition, in the Domestic Standard Platform League. Other US institutions participating in this league include: UC San Diego, Northeastern, and Berkeley. Three of these teams qualified to compete in Japan (UT Austin, UCSD and Northeastern). UT Austin Villa was the only US team to advance to the second stage of the competition.   Read More
08/14/2017 - Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) changed the world by supporting research from black holes to cures for cancer. Now, TACC introduces its most powerful supercomputer to date — Stampede2! What discoveries will it bring? Read More
Drawing of robot bird flying with flock of real birds

Photo Credit: Rachel Tyler | Daily Texan Staff

08/10/2017 - The computer simulations of artificial intelligence researcher Katie Genter could help robot birds lead real flocks away from dangerous situations. Read More
08/09/2017 - Computer scientist Scott Aaronson of The University of Texas at Austin has been selected as a 2017 Simons Investigator in Theoretical Computer Science by the Simons Foundation for his work in quantum computation. Read More
Lecturer Alison Norman
08/08/2017 - Alison Norman has been selected to receive a 2017 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. Read More
07/12/2017 - Quantum computers might sound like science fiction. A fully functioning quantum computer could complete calculations in a matter of seconds that would take a conventional computer millions of years to process. Listen to the interview with Professor Scott Aaronson! Read More
07/03/2017 - Professor Calvin Lin and grad student Akanksha Jain won the 2nd Cache Replacement Competition, which was held recently in conjunction with the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA). The goal for this competition was to compare different cache replacement algorithms for a last level cache in a common framework. Read More
Jayadev Misra
06/27/2017 - UT Computer Science's Professor Emeritus Jayadev Misra and Caltech's Mani Chandi have won the 2017 Harry H. Read More
06/14/2017 - From Bloomberg Markets | by Jon Asmundsson Teams at startups, universities,  government labs, and companies like IBM are racing to build computers that could potentially solve some problems that are now intractable. Read More
Kristen Grauman
06/01/2017 - Kristen Grauman, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been inducted into The University of Texas at Austin's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2017. The Academy, one of the first organizations of its kind in the country, was established in 1995 to honor and reward excellence in teaching by recognizing tenured faculty members who have continuously provided significant contributions to education throughout their career, especially at the undergraduate level. Read More
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
05/24/2017 - The 14th International Workshop on the ACL2 Theorem Prover and Its Applications (ACL2-2017) was held May 22-23, 2017, followed by the first ACL2 Developer's Workshop held on May 24 - 25 at The University of Texas at Austin in the Gates Dell Complex. Read More
05/03/2017 - Last weekend, UT robot soccer team Austin Villa won the 2017 RoboCup U.S. Open competition hosted by the University of Miami. Four teams competed in the Standard Platform League, including the UT Austin Villa team as well as a mixed team called Team USA made up of robots from UT and the University of Pennsylvania. Austin Villa won every match with a combined score of 32-2; Team USA scored both goals against Austin Villa. Read More
Pile of different colored and shaped dice.

James Bowe, via Create Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

05/02/2017 - From SIGNAL Magazine: A breakthrough formula for generating random numbers may be the key to cybersecurity. They do not necessarily match the hero stereotype, but computer scientists improving methods of generating random numbers just may save the day when it comes to cybersecurity. Read More
04/28/2017 - UT Computer Science postdoctoral researcher Valentin Wustholz, Ph.D. Read More
04/25/2017 - "Austin ranks as the world's number one Tech City. IBM, Dell, and AMD all have a long-established presence here, and today low taxes, favourable real estate costs and a strong entrepreneurial culture mean the Texan capital maintains a thriving and innovative start-up scene, with access to some of the world's top talent." City population: 932,000 City GDP per capita: $62,376 Established tech firm office rent per week per sq ft: $54 Prime residential rent per week: $1,002 Read More
04/24/2017 - On April 8, the Undergraduate Computational Finance Team, or Texas UCF, consisting of UTCS students Rahul Gupta, Sam Barani and Vishal Gullapalli, won first place in the Midwest Trading Competition. Teams from 35 schools across the US and Canada competed at the event, hosted by the University of Chicago, to create and test trading algorithms in real market conditions. The competition includes two case studies, giving students an opportunity to test their skills against the same conditions as professional traders. Read More
Vijay Chidambaram
04/19/2017 - Chidambaram stresses the importance of why operating systems are so awe-inspiring. “An operating system is what makes computers run. If you are able to work with an operating system, you can get computers to do pretty much whatever you want,” Chidambaram says. “If you are able to work with operating systems, you essentially become a wizard in CS.”​​ Read More
04/12/2017 - UT Computer Science graduate student Yu-Chuan Su has been awarded a 2017 Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Machine Perception. He is one of 33 recipients from North America, Europe and the Middle East. Read More
04/06/2017 - In 1960, the physicist Eugene Wigner wrote a famous essay titled “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences” in which he explored the question of why mathematics is so remarkably useful in the natural sciences. Read More
UTCS Alum Franziska (Franzi) Roesner
04/05/2017 - Franziska (Franzi) Roesner is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where she co-directs the Security and Privacy Research Lab. Her research focuses on understanding and improving computer security and privacy for end users of existing and emerging technologies, including the web, smartphones, and emerging augmented reality and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms. Read More
Assistant Professor Scott Niekum with a robot in the PeARL Lab at UT Computer Science
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
03/03/2017 - From The Daily Texan— “The (computer science) department as a whole produces a lot of local talent in students, who are trained with a really good education, and that’s what’s powering the local tech economy,” Porter said. Read More


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