11/28/2017 - Professor Peter Stone has been named a 2018 IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for his contributions to reinforcement learning, multiagent systems and robotics. Each year, IEEE, or the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, chooses from among nominated IEEE members from around the world for the distinction of Fellow Grade. Out of IEEE’s over 423,000 members, less than 10,000 are fellows. Read More
11/16/2017 - A team of game developers from Austin won first place in the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology and Society’s first ever game jam, a competitive hackathon in which participants create video games. The theme of the game jam, “Being an Ally,” focused on developing video games that explore speaking out against hate and bias in society. The hackathon included teams of game developers from all across the U.S. Read More
11/14/2017 - AUSTIN (KXAN) — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the key to running a successful technology company is to constantly reinvent ideas. Read More
UT Competitive Programming Team

Left to right: Daniel Talamas (senior), Arnav Sastry (senior), Ethan Arnold (junior), Vallath Nandakumar (lecturer, ECE), Etienne Vouga (assistant professor, CS), Glenn Downing (lecturer, CS), and Fares Fraij (lecturer, CS).

11/14/2017 - On Sat, 4 Nov 2017, the UT Competitive Programming team won the ACM-ICPC South Central USA Regional Competition at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Read More
Peter Stone in the now retired autonomous research vehicle, Marvin.
11/10/2017 - What would cities be like if all cars were completely self-driving? Read More
11/02/2017 - UTCS Professor Kristen Grauman received the 2017 Helmholtz Prize last week at the International Conference on Computer Vision. The Helmholtz Prize, awarded every other year, recognizes ICCV papers from the past ten years that have had a significant impact on the field of computer vision research. Read More
10/09/2017 - Last month, researchers came together in Austin to discuss model-based software and systems engineering at this year’s 20th annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Models Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, or MODELS. Read More
10/06/2017 - UTCS professor Peter Stone was interviewed as part of a documentary called Digital Transformation: Visions of Nations, Companies, and People, a film exploring the future of technology through interviews with entrepreneurs, futurists, scientists and more. Read More
09/06/2017 - UTCS graduate student Ashay Rane, in collaboration with colleagues from Microsoft Research, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University, won a Distinguished Paper Award at the 26th Usenix Security Symposium last month for their paper "Vale: Verifying High-Performance Cryptographic Assembly Code." Read More
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

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