Jacqueline Gibson Earns 2018 President’s Leadership Award

Jacqueline Gibson

Jacqueline Gibson, photo courtesy of The Alcalde

Undergraduate student Jacqueline Gibson is one of six recipients of the 2018 President’s Leadership Award, which is given annually by the Texas Exes.

Jacqueline and her fellow awardees represent some the most active participants on the Forty Acres and set the pace on campus.

According to the Alcalde, "These students are what one could conservatively call active participants—not simply for showing up, but for taking charge, too."

Concentrations Offer Expertise in Specialized Fields of Computer Science

For students who are passionate about a specialized subfield of computer science, Texas Computer Science has made it easier for them to enhance their skills and set themselves apart by choosing a concentration.

Four UTCS Professors Win NSF CAREER Award

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

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

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.

UT Computer Science Graduate Program Among Top Ten in the U.S.

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.

Three UTCS Faculty Receive Google Research Awards

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.

Women in Computer Science Hosts "Magical" All-Women Hackathon

Women in Computer Science student organization members

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.

Vijay Chadambaram and Eric Lee Win Best Paper Prize at FAST 2018

Vijay Chidambaram

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).

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