Ashlie Martinez Earns Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

Ashlie Martinez

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.

Peter Stone Elected IEEE Fellow

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.

Austin Team Wins First Place in Video Game Hackathon

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.

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UT Austin Ranked Top Computer Science University in the U.S., Second-Best Globally

Best Global Universities U.S. News & World Report 2018

This year, U.S. News & World ranked the University of Texas at Austin the second-best university in the world for computer science out of 200 schools. The Best Global Universities rankings are calculated based on a school's academic research and its reputation.

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