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.
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.
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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Last month, researchers came together in Austin to discuss model-based software and systems engineering at this year’s 20th annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Models Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, or MODELS.
UTCS professor Peter Stone was interviewed as part of a documentary called Digital Transformation: Visions of Nations, Companies, and People, a film exploring the future of technology through interviews with entrepreneurs, futurists, scientists and more.
UTCS graduate student Ashay Rane, in collaboration with colleagues from Microsoft Research, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University, won a Distinguished Paper Award at the 26th Usenix Security Symposium last month for their paper "Vale: Verifying High-Performance Cryptographic Assembly Code."