10/06/2016 -As a part of the Computer Science for All initiative, the National Science Foundation is supplementing UTCS professor Calvin Lin’s grant to expand his high school Computer Science Principles course. The goal of Lin’s project is to train teachers to offer the course, UTeach CS, to high school students and encourage interest in computer science learning.Read More
09/29/2016 -This fall marks the 50-year anniversary of when the Department of Computer Science officially graduated its first students on the Forty Acres in 1966. Since then, UTCS has been the home of many award-winning faculty and the source of many groundbreaking technological advances in the world of computer science. To celebrate this milestone, on October 27-29, the department is hosting a weekend full of activities with something for everyone in the UTCS community to enjoy.Read More
09/27/2016 -UTCS professor Don Batory won the Test of Time Award, a one-time award from the Software Product Lines Conference given to a paper that has had the most significant and long-lasting influence on software product line, or SPL, research during the past 20 years. He won the award for his paper on SPLs, “Feature Models, Grammars, and Propositional Formulas,” which was published in 2005.Read More
09/22/2016 -By Kayla Meyertons, The Daily Texan
Austin was ranked in the top 12 markets nationwide with the highest demand for cybersecurity talent, according to a new report from Randstad Technologies, a leading U.S. technology talent and solutions provider.Read More
09/19/2016 -2016-17 marks the beginning of another outstanding year for UT Computer Science, with the addition of six new faculty in the fields of quantum computing, computer vision, natural language processing, and theory. This builds upon the very successful 2015-16 academic year, when UT Computer Science recruited four new assistant professors in systems and robotics, ensuring a vibrant future for computer science education and research at The University of Texas at Austin.
09/13/2016 -This afternoon, the White House will hold its Computer Science for All Summit, part of an initiative announced earlier this year to promote computer science learning for American students. The initiative is intended to include more students in computer science, including underrepresented groups of students, especially since job opportunities in the CS field are growing, with 51 percent of all STEM jobs are projected to be in a CS-related field by 2018.Read More
09/02/2016 -CS professor and Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences member Robert van de Geijn has been recognized for his research into linear algebra library development with the 2016 Peter O’Donnell Distinguished Researcher Award.
09/02/2016 -As part of the College of Natural Sciences’ Discovery Education Week, on Thursday UT's College of Natural Science will celebrate award-winning science educators through Teaching Discovery Day.Read More
07/20/2016 -TheBestSchools.org has ranked The University of Texas at Austin's linguistics and computer science departments the 14th best computational linguistics graduate programs in the U.S.Read More
07/07/2016 -The UT Austin Villa robot soccer team, led by University of Texas at Austin computer science professor Peter Stone, returned from the 2016 RoboCup competition in Leipzig, Germany as the world champions in the 3D Simulation league and with an impressive second-place win in the Standard Platform League (SPL).
06/29/2016 -UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony on Friday, May 20. 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.
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06/17/2016 -As the College of Natural Sciences' Freshman Research Initiative celebrates its 10th anniversary, we speak to students and scientists about how doing research as freshmen and sophomores impacted them.
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06/17/2016 -College of Natural Sciences | Point of Discovery
As the summer movie season kicks into high gear, we talk with a scientist about some of the challenges in simulating the way everyday objects behave on the big screen through computer generated imagery (CGI). Etienne Vouga's computer simulations have helped bring to life a wizard's hair in The Hobbit and clothing in Tangled.Read More
05/31/2016 -Three computer scientists have announced the largest-ever mathematics proof: a file that comes in at a whopping 200 terabytes1, roughly equivalent to all the digitized text held by the US Library of Congress. The researchers have created a 68-gigabyte compressed version of their solution — which would allow anyone with about 30,000 hours of spare processor time to download, reconstruct and verify it — but a human could never hope to read through it.
05/16/2016 -With an advance that one cryptography expert called a "masterpiece," University of Texas at Austin computer scientists have developed a new method for producing truly random numbers, a breakthrough that could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth's climate.
05/04/2016 -Code Orange is a student-led nonprofit. Its goal is to teach young children from underserved communities in Austin not only how to code, but also how to use a variety of technologies. Current leader Moiz Rizvi, a computer science junior, and several of his peers founded Code Orange last September.
04/28/2016 -Lorenzo Alvisi has been selected as one of just seven new members of The University of Texas at Austin's Academy of Distinguished Teachers for his sustained and significant contributions to education. Lorenzo will be part of a central core of teachers who serve as a resource and aim to be an inspiration for other teachers, and promote a sense of Read More