UTCS Graduate Student Wins Distinguished Paper Award

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."

Robocup Victory for UT

Ph.D. student Patrick McAlpine and Professor Peter Stone accept first place awards for the RoboCup Soccer 3D Simulation League competition at RoboCup@home.

Team UT Austin Villa won 3rd place in the Robocup@home competition, in the Domestic Standard Platform League. Other US institutions participating in this league include: UC San Diego, Northeastern, and Berkeley. Three of these teams qualified to compete in Japan (UT Austin, UCSD and Northeastern). UT Austin Villa was the only US team to advance to the second stage of the competition.
 

Professor Calvin Lin and Akanksha Jain Win Cache Replacement Competition

Professor Calvin Lin and grad student Akanksha Jain won the 2nd Cache Replacement Competition, which was held recently in conjunction with the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA). The goal for this competition was to compare different cache replacement algorithms for a last level cache in a common framework.

Kristen Grauman Named to UT Austin's Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Kristen Grauman

Kristen Grauman, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been inducted into The University of Texas at Austin's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2017.

The Academy, one of the first organizations of its kind in the country, was established in 1995 to honor and reward excellence in teaching by recognizing tenured faculty members who have continuously provided significant contributions to education throughout their career, especially at the undergraduate level.

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