06/29/2010 - Peter Stone's UT Austin Villa RoboCup team won third place in an international robotic soccer competition in Singapore. The team placed third out of 24 teams in the RoboCup standard platform league, which concentrates on writing software to control Nao mini-humaniod robots. The team also finished 2nd place in the challenge events which tested passing and dribbling skills as well as a demonstration of scientific advances. Earlier this spring, the team won the US Open for the second year in a row. Read More
06/18/2010 - The annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by UTCS, illustrates the wow of a career in technology to selected Texas high school girls. Read More
06/04/2010 - UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor. The new doctors were then hooded by UTCS Chair Bruce Porter. Afterwards, a reception was held for graduates, faculty, friends and family. Read More
05/20/2010 - UTCS will graduate the first cohort of the Five-Year Integrated BS/MS program this weekend. Ferner Cilloniz (not pictured), Sarah Imboden, Adam Setapen and Drake Dowsett will be awarded their Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science degrees simultaneously on Saturday, May 22nd. Read More
05/19/2010 - The Department of Computer Science (UTCS) is pleased to announce that the Board of Regents has approved additional funding to begin the first phase of construction for a new home for the department. Read More
05/14/2010 - The Department of Computer Science congratulates its graduating students of 2010. We wished them “Good Bytes and Good Luck” with a commencement celebration catered by Austin’s own Amy’s Ice Cream. Read More
05/03/2010 - UTCS professor Tandy Warnow has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for developing algorithms that enable an accounting of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary relationships. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation describes these awards as “intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” Read More
03/06/2010 - Explore UT, a campus community engagement event held each March, invites the public to experience UT. Thousands of people explored the UTCS program, discovering the fun of computer science, engaging in artificial intelligence, software programming, gaming, graphics and visualization, and chatting with academic advisers. Read More
02/26/2010 - Thirty-one 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
02/23/2010 - The University of Texas at Austin is part of a $25 million, multi-university center established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will study evolution in action in natural and virtual settings. Read More
Want a job? Get a computer science degree.
02/22/2010 - Want a job? Get a computer science degree. That's the advice coming out of the top U.S. computer science programs, which are seeing rising enrollment and applications as more college students discover that their job prospects are better — and their starting salaries higher — if they have a computer-related degree. Read More
02/10/2010 - UTCS Professor Lorenzo Alvisi, has been named the recipient of the Graduate School's Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award for 2010, in recognition of his exemplary service as a Graduate Adviser. Graduate Advisers provide an invaluable service to the university and its community of students, faculty, and staff, and this award is one of the few opportunities available to recognize these individuals. Read More
02/03/2010 - 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 3, 2010. We appreciate the generosity of families and friends who have named scholarships in honor of a loved one and the generosity of our corporate donors. UTCS Scholarship Donors Friends of Computer Sciences (FoCS) members, are denoted in bold. Read More
01/07/2010 - In recognition of their contributions to the field of computer science, Doug Burger and Stephen Keckler will receive a 2010 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). Read More
01/04/2010 - Professor Keshav Pingali has been named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to the "development and application of computer science technologies to enhance the effectiveness of formulating, compiling and executing parallel and distributed programs. Read More
Retired UTCS Professor, Dr. Nell Dale, Wins Honors
12/04/2009 - Retired UTCS Professor, Dr. Nell Dale, Wins Honors. Dr. Nell Dale is an internationally recognized leader in computer science education research, an award recipient, author of many programming textbooks and mentor to thousands of students. A retired Senior Lecturer from the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), Dr. Dale earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Houston, and her M.A. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UT. In addition, she earned the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award in 2001. Read More
12/04/2009 - On Friday, December 4th, 2009, Dr. Chandrajit Bajaj was selected as Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a high honor in the field of computer science. The ACM Fellows designation is bestowed upon association members who have distinguished themselves with outstanding technical and professional achievements in the field of information technology. A total of 47 fellows were named this year out of 68,000 members. Read More
11/11/2009 - Lockheed Martin presented a check donating $95,000 to be shared between the Department of Computer Science and the College of Engineering. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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


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