From Bloomberg Markets | by Jon Asmundsson
Teams at startups, universities, government labs, and companies like IBM are racing to build computers that could potentially solve some problems that are now intractable.
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.
As an undergrad at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany, UTCS professor Simon Peter had two main hobbies: music and computer operating systems. While majoring in computer science, he also completed a minor in music.
For a while, he was even interested in working on music synthesizers; his dream project is an operating system for synthesizers.
The 14th International Workshop on the ACL2 Theorem Prover and Its Applications (ACL2-2017) was held May 22-23, 2017, followed by the first ACL2 Developer's Workshop held on May 24 - 25 at The University of Texas at Austin in the Gates Dell Complex.
Last weekend, UT robot soccer team Austin Villa won the 2017 RoboCup U.S. Open competition hosted by the University of Miami.
Four teams competed in the Standard Platform League, including the UT Austin Villa team as well as a mixed team called Team USA made up of robots from UT and the University of Pennsylvania. Austin Villa won every match with a combined score of 32-2; Team USA scored both goals against Austin Villa.
From SIGNAL Magazine:
A breakthrough formula for generating random numbers may be the key to cybersecurity.
They do not necessarily match the hero stereotype, but computer scientists improving methods of generating random numbers just may save the day when it comes to cybersecurity.
UT Computer Science postdoctoral researcher Valentin Wustholz, Ph.D.
"Austin ranks as the world's number one Tech City. IBM, Dell, and AMD all have a long-established presence here, and today low taxes, favourable real estate costs and a strong entrepreneurial culture mean the Texan capital maintains a thriving and innovative start-up scene, with access to some of the world's top talent."
City population: 932,000
City GDP per capita: $62,376
Established tech firm office rent per week per sq ft: $54
Prime residential rent per week: $1,002
On April 8, the Undergraduate Computational Finance Team, or Texas UCF, consisting of UTCS students Rahul Gupta, Sam Barani and Vishal Gullapalli, won first place in the Midwest Trading Competition.
Teams from 35 schools across the US and Canada competed at the event, hosted by the University of Chicago, to create and test trading algorithms in real market conditions. The competition includes two case studies, giving students an opportunity to test their skills against the same conditions as professional traders.