Phi Beta Kappa
11/10/2009 - UTCS congratulates the seven computer science majors who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa at its Fall meeting. Upon joining, they will be inducted into the national honor society at the UT chapter's Fall reception on Sunday, December 6, in the in the Texas Union Ballroom Read More
11/09/2009 - The UT Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce its annual Visions Lecture, the latest in a series of lectures by UTCS faculty who have been recognized by their community for notable achievements in research, teaching or service. Read More
Professor Jayadev Misra
10/28/2009 - The Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan (ENS Cachan), France, awarded Professor Jayadev Misra the Doctor Honoris Causa degree in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of computer science. Professor Misra will travel to ENS Cachan for a ceremony to receive his award. Read More
10/28/2009 - The Department of Computer Science hosted a luncheon and briefing for Mr. Aneesh Chopra, the newly appointed Federal Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Mr. Chopra was recently appointed to the position by President Barack Obama. Read More
10/16/2009 - As information such as passwords and account numbers moves from computer to computer across the Internet, it is encrypted—jumbled into a non- comprehensible form. Unfortunately, attackers can intercept this encrypted data as they flow through the system or access encrypted data from where it sits in storage and use it maliciously. Cloud computing is becoming more and more common and will require changes in the way that data are protected. Read More
Innovation Series: Protecting Privacy
10/16/2009 - With so much information being shared online these days, it’s critical that much of it remains private and anonymous. We trust, for example, that social networking sites such as Facebook remove personally identifiable information when they share our preferences and desires with advertisers. Vitaly Shmatikov, a young, fast-talking associate professor of computer science studies privacy in ubiquitous data sharing systems, from Facebook to hospitals to Netflix. Read More
09/29/2009 - University of Texas at Austin scientists have shown that they can break "Vanish," a program that promised to self-destruct computer data, such as emails and photographs, and thereby protect a person's privacy. Read More
09/21/2009 - The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences (UTCS) Friends of Computer Sciences (FoCS) 2009 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 21, 2009 at the Frank Erwin Center. Read More
Bob Taylor, Internet Visionary
09/17/2009 - To celebrate the lead donation by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation for a new computer science building, the Department of Computer Sciences has inaugurated the Dell Distinguished Lecture Series. The Dell Lecture Series invites an international leader of the digital revolution to give a public lecture at The University and attend other events with university and business leaders. Read More
Robots Play Winning Soccer
07/03/2009 - Texas Computer Science students are programming robots to play soccer... and winning. Current robots are only 2-feet high, but the goal is to develop robotic players large and skillful enough to beat a real-live World Cup team by 2050. Students from Texas Tech (TT) and The University of Texas at Austin (UT) use C++ to program robots to play without human interaction during the games. The robots play as a team and make individual decisions. Read More
05/22/2009 - UTCS honored this year's Ph.D. graduates with its first annual hooding ceremony. Chair J Moore, clad in ceremonial kilt, performed the hooding. Graduate research advisers spoke of each graduate's special traits and accomplishments. Afterwards, a reception was held for graduates, faculty, friends and family. Read More
05/15/2009 - The Department of Computer Science congratulates its graduating students of 2009. We wished them “Good Bytes and Good Luck” with a commencement celebration (C2) catered by Austin’s own Amy’s Ice Cream. Read More
05/15/2009 - Computer Science graduate student Benjamin Hardekopf was presented the $5,000 Outstanding Dissertation Award, which recognizes exceptional work by doctoral students. Read More
Neural Network Systems
05/04/2009 - Uli Grasemann and Risto Miikkulainen are using their neural network system, DISCERN, to model what might be going on inside a schizophrenic brain. DISCERN can understand and produce natural language. Working with Ralph Hoffman, a psychiatrist at Yale, they have also been able to pair their neural network results with a study of human schizophrenics, and the similarities have been striking. Read More
04/24/2009 - The Department of Computer Science welcomed Richard Stallman, founder of Free Software Foundation, to present his lecture, "Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks." Read More
Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex
04/17/2009 - AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin announced today (April 17) a $30 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, part of a $120 million capital campaign to construct a new building complex for one of the nation’s leading computer science programs. Read More
Phi Beta Kappa
04/16/2009 - The Department of Computer Sciences congratulates the five computer science majors who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa at its Spring meeting. Read More
03/27/2009 - Twenty-seven admitted prospective Ph.D. students attended this year’s invitation-only GradFest event for the opportunity to discover what makes UTCS unique, explore research areas of interest, meet our faculty and graduate students and enjoy the famous Austin, Texas lifestyle (consistently ranked in the top 10 U.S. cities to live in). Read More
03/02/2009 - March 2 , 2009 from 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Lecture in Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302; private reception for invited guests followed from 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The Visions of Computing Lecture Series highlights faculty accomplishments and provides public education about computer science. Read More
02/12/2009 - The Department of Computer Sciences (CS) recognized scholarship recipients, scholarship donors, and Friends of Computer Sciences (FoCS) members with a Scholarship Luncheon at the Alumni Center on February 12, 2009. Read More
The Association for Computing Machinery Advancing Computing as a Science & Profe
01/15/2009 - Dr. Kathryn McKinley, professor at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences, was awarded Fellow status with a citation for "contributions to compilers and memory management." Read More
10/04/2008 - The 2008 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference was held in Keystone, Colorado from October 1-4. Thirteen undergraduate and graduate women and two representatives from the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin were able to attend the event thanks to corporate sponsors Lockheed Martin and Yahoo! and UTCS Faculty sponsors James C. Browne and Michael H. Walfish. Read More
09/22/2008 - The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences (UTCS) Friends of Computer Sciences (FoCS) 2008 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 22, 2008 at the Frank Erwin Center. Read More
04/14/2008 - From CNNMoney.com - The Qcue team plans to take on the big players in the secondary ticket sales market, such as Ticketmaster's TicketsNow and eBay's StubHub. Read More
Dr. Peter Stone has been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship
04/08/2008 - AUSTIN, Texas — Peter Stone, associate professor of computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on teams of mobile robots. Read More

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