04/25/2017 - "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 Read more
04/24/2017 - 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. Read more
04/12/2017 - UT Computer Science graduate student Yu-Chuan Su has been awarded a 2017 Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Machine Perception. He is one of 33 recipients from North America, Europe and the Middle East. Read more
02/10/2017 - At its annual meeting today, the Austin Chamber of Commerce recognized the chair of the Department of Computer Science for his outstanding contributions toward improving the local technology sector.    ​In naming Porter Economic Development Volunteer of the Year, organizers said he had been "very instrumental in helping grow our technology community" through many years' partnership.   Read more
01/26/2017 - President Fenves recently announced UT Computer Science Lecturer Alison Norman as a recipient of the 2016-17 President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award. Alison’s many contributions include her inspired teaching of CS439 and her leadership in helping recruit and retain women in computer science. This award, established in the fall of 1980, recognizes the consistent level of excellence that Alison has achieved in teaching undergraduates within the Department of Computer Science. Read more
01/02/2017 - Professor Lili Qiu has been named an IEEE Fellow. She is being recognized for “contributions to wireless network management.” The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. Read more
12/15/2016 - Professor Risto Miikkulainen has won the 2017 Gabor Award from the International Neural Network Society (INNS), which recognizes the achievements of highly accomplished researchers in engineering applications of neural networks. Risto is on the forefront of neuroevolution—the evolution of neural networks using genetic algorithms. Risto and his team have shown that neuroevolution is a notab Read more
11/10/2016 - UTCS professor Vijay Chidambaram won this year’s Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award for his research in operating systems and file storage. The award is for a dissertation from the last two years that has had an impact in the field of software systems research. He won the award for his doctoral dissertation about decoupling ordering from durability in file systems from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2015. Read more
11/02/2016 - Competitive programming teams from the UT Programming Club swept the first four places in the South Central USA regional competition of this year’s Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest on Saturday, Oct. 29. They competed against a total of 67 teams from 27 schools and 3 states. Read more

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