Left to Right - Assistant Professor Etienne Vouga, Arnav Sastry ('18), Ethan Arnold ('19), Daniel Talamas ('18), and Lecturer Glenn Downing

04/26/2018 - On Thu, 19 Apr 2018, the UT Competitive Programming team competed at the ACM-ICPC World Finals at Peking University in Beijing, China. The competition consisted of teams from 140 regions (approx. 420 students) trying to solve 11 problems in 5 hrs and 20 min. The first-place team, Moscow State University, solved 9 problems. UT solved 4 problems and tied with 42 other teams for 56th place. Read More
04/10/2018 - By Pallab Ghosh, BBC News Researchers in Texas are developing robots that have minds of their own. The scientists are creating systems that can learn for themselves and be able to operate in the home, the workplace and even on the sports field. Read More
04/03/2018 - UT College of Natural Sciences News | Esther R Robards-Forbes Read More
04/01/2018 - Computers touch every part of our daily lives, from work to shopping to social media, and behind computer programs are human computer scientists making decisions. How do we make sure that these decisions don’t harm others? Read More
Vijay Chidambaram, Scott Niekum, Simon Peter, and Eric Price

Vijay Chidambaram, Scott Niekum, Simon Peter, and Eric Price

03/30/2018 - Four UTCS professors—Vijay Chidambaram, Scott Niekum, Simon Peter, and Eric Price —have won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award for 2018. Read More
Students showcase their games during Digital Demo Day. Photo by Jennifer Reel.
Students showcase their games during Digital Demo Day. Photo by Jennifer Reel.
03/26/2018 - The UT Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) program was established six years ago upon a simple principle: humans like to play. GAMMA, a collaboration between the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Fine Arts and the Moody College of Communications, is an undergraduate certificate program that prepares students for careers in designing video games and mobile apps. As an interdisciplinary initiative that blends expertise from all three colleges, the certificate program gives students opportunities to apply both computing and creativity toward the production of apps and games that are useful and entertaining. Read More
03/21/2018 - According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools report, UT’s computer science graduate program is among the top 10 best graduate programs for computer science in the country, as well as among the top 5 among public schools and the best in Texas. Read More
03/20/2018 - Two computer science Ph.D. students, Rishab Goyal and Josiah Hanna, were selected for the highly-competitive 2018 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program. Read More
03/06/2018 - AUSTIN (KXAN) — At the University of Texas at Austin, computer science students are being asked to go beyond coding and engineering. Their department wants them to graduate with an understanding of ethics as well. Read More
02/22/2018 - Three UTCS professors won a 2017 Google Faculty Research award, which is awarded to academic researchers in order to fund research proposals. Vijay Chidambaram received an award for systems research, Kristen Grauman received an award for machine perception research, and Işil Dillig received an award for security research. Read More
Women in Computer Science student organization members
02/22/2018 - On Saturday, Women in Computer Science hosted WiCS Hacks, an all-women 12-hour hackathon sponsored by HomeAway, IBM and Bloomberg. This year, the theme of the hackathon was magic and featured categories such as educational technology, community impact, IBM Watson and “magical hacks.” Eighty people attended the event, and the projects were judged by faculty members. Read More
Vijay Chidambaram
02/16/2018 - UTCS Professor Vijay Chidambaram and undergraduate researcher Eric Lee co-authored a paper titled "Protocol-aware Recovery for Consensus-based Storage'' which won the best paper prize at the 2018 USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST). Read More
Alex Huth (left) and Simon Peter (right)

Alex Huth (left) and Simon Peter (right)

02/16/2018 - Professors Alex Huth and Simon Peter have been awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships for 2018. Read More
Hovav Shacham (left) and Qiang Liu (right)

Hovav Shacham (left) and Qiang Liu (right)

02/15/2018 - We are delighted to welcome two new faculty to UT Computer Science in 2018.  Read More
Jayadev Misra teaching class in front of white board and gesturing with his hand.
02/08/2018 - Jayadev Misra, Schlumberger Centennial Chair Emeritus in Computer Science and University Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, has been elected to join the National Academy of Engineering for his research in software verification of concurrent systems. Read More
02/06/2018 - We are deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Emeritus and UT Computer Science founding member James C. Browne, who passed away on Friday, January 19 at age 83. In addition to teaching computer science, Browne was one of the first faculty members of the Department of Computer Science, which was founded in 1966, and also served as the department’s chairman for several years. Read More
01/22/2018 - On January 23, 2018, UTCS faculty (and spouses) Robert van de Geijn and Maggie Myers will kick off the seventh run of their 16 week MOOCs (Massively Open Online Course) on linear algebra from a computer science perspective called Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers (LAFF). Read More
01/03/2018 - The Turing Scholars program is an academic honors program within UTCS directed by professor Calvin Lin, who established the program in 2006. Turing Scholars consists of about 200 UTCS students and accepts about 50 freshmen per year, creating a tight-knit community focused on research and academic challenges. The program culminates in an honors thesis during the students' senior year. Read More
Ashlie Martinez
12/19/2017 - Undergraduate student Ashlie Martinez has been selected as an awardee of the 2018 Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. Ashlie is a senior in the Turing Scholars Honors program in UT Computer Science. Read More
Robotics Consortium
12/07/2017 - UT recently launched the Robotics Consortium, a group that brings together researchers from industry and across campus to collaborate on robotics research. Read More
12/04/2017 - Starting this fall, UT and industry will work together to further innovation in the field of computer systems research through a program called the Systems Research Consortium, launched by the UT Department of Computer Science. Read More
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


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