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12/15/2010 - In a story about the need for computer scientists, Computer Science Department chair Bruce Porter speaks with News 8 Austin. Read More
12/14/2010 - Nationwide, computer scientists are in high demand. In Central Texas, high school seniors David Weiser and Alex Smith are ahead of the game when it comes to computers. They’ve developed a new social media website called Webcam Window. Read More
12/08/2010 - AUSTIN, Texas—Computer scientists Lorenzo Alvisi, Michael Dahlin and Raymond Mooney have been named 2010 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery for their contributions to computer science that have provided fundamental knowledge to the field and generated innovations in industry, commerce, entertainment and education. Read More
12/08/2010 - Computer scientists Lorenzo Alvisi, Michael Dahlin and Raymond Mooney have been named 2010 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery for their contributions to computer science that have provided fundamental knowledge to the field and generated innovations in industry, commerce, entertainment and education. Read More
12/07/2010 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRSyVy1fSXA&feature=player_embedded Students and staff from Department of Computer Science constructed a model of Taylor Hall entirely out of Lego’s. Taylor has been demolished to make way for the new Gates Computer Science Complex. Check out the surprise ending to this video. The model is amazing! Read More
11/29/2010 - Racial profiling is a “fundamentally flawed” method of catching terrorists, and is no more effective than random sampling techniques, according to a recent study by a UT computer science professor. Read more at the Daily Texan. Read More
11/19/2010 - AUSTIN, Texas–Stop using racial profiling, says Professor William Press. He claims that as well as being politically and ethically questionable, racial profiling does no better in helping law enforcement officials in their task of catching terrorists than standard uniform random sampling techniques. This is the topic of a paper publishing in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Read More
A photo of Professor Chandrajit Bajaj
11/08/2010 - On Monday, November 8, 2010, UTCS held the annual Visions of Computing Lecture, a lecture series honoring UTCS faculty accomplishments. Read More
Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and the Dell Computer Science Hall
10/29/2010 - DigCS celebrated a historic and critical milestone in UTCS's journey to its new home - the groundbreaking for the new Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and the Dell Computer Science Hall—with the DigCS Street Fair & Groundbreaking. Read More
10/12/2010 - UTCS hosted the inaugural Edsger W. Dijkstra Memorial Lecture on October 12, 2010. UTCS was excited to welcome Sir Tony Hoare, Emeritus Professor at Oxford and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, as the speaker for this event. This lecture series was made possible by a generous grant from Schlumberger to honor the memory of Edsger W. Dijkstra. Read More
09/21/2010 - The 2010 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 20, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center. Read More
08/04/2010 - Every day—every minute, every second—the world’s computers are amassing visual information at an extraordinary rate. Aspiring Tarantinos are sending their two-minute videos to Youtube in the hopes of going viral. Mom and Dad are uploading their Napa Valley vacation photos to Flickr. Doctors are sending patient MRIs to medical databases, and satellites are scanning the earth for evidence of sinister activity. Read More
Computer Vision
08/04/2010 - Every day—every minute, every second—the world’s computers are amassing visual information at an extraordinary rate. Aspiring Tarantinos are sending their two-minute videos to Youtube in the hopes of going viral. Mom and Dad are uploading their Napa Valley vacation photos to Flickr. Doctors are sending patient MRIs to medical databases, and satellites are scanning the earth for evidence of sinister activity. Read More
06/29/2010 - Peter Stone's UT Austin Villa RoboCup team won third place in an international robotic soccer competition in Singapore. The team placed third out of 24 teams in the RoboCup standard platform league, which concentrates on writing software to control Nao mini-humaniod robots. The team also finished 2nd place in the challenge events which tested passing and dribbling skills as well as a demonstration of scientific advances. Earlier this spring, the team won the US Open for the second year in a row. Read More
06/29/2010 - UTCS doctorial student, Eric Rozner, has developed software that extends cell phone battery life by changing the way your phone interacts with Wi-Fi routers. Read More
06/18/2010 - The annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by UTCS, illustrates the wow of a career in technology to selected Texas high school girls. Read More
06/04/2010 - UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor. The new doctors were then hooded by UTCS Chair Bruce Porter. Afterwards, a reception was held for graduates, faculty, friends and family. Read More
05/20/2010 - UTCS will graduate the first cohort of the Five-Year Integrated BS/MS program this weekend. Ferner Cilloniz (not pictured), Sarah Imboden, Adam Setapen and Drake Dowsett will be awarded their Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science degrees simultaneously on Saturday, May 22nd. Read More
05/19/2010 - The Department of Computer Science (UTCS) is pleased to announce that the Board of Regents has approved additional funding to begin the first phase of construction for a new home for the department. Read More
05/14/2010 - The Department of Computer Science congratulates its graduating students of 2010. We wished them “Good Bytes and Good Luck” with a commencement celebration catered by Austin’s own Amy’s Ice Cream. Read More
05/03/2010 - UTCS professor Tandy Warnow has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for developing algorithms that enable an accounting of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary relationships. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation describes these awards as “intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” Read More
03/06/2010 - Explore UT, a campus community engagement event held each March, invites the public to experience UT. Thousands of people explored the UTCS program, discovering the fun of computer science, engaging in artificial intelligence, software programming, gaming, graphics and visualization, and chatting with academic advisers. Read More
02/26/2010 - Thirty-one admitted prospective Ph.D. students attended this year’s invitation-only GradFest event for the opportunity to discover what makes UTCS unique, explore research areas of interest, meet our faculty and graduate students, and enjoy the famous Austin, Texas lifestyle (consistently ranked in the top 10 U.S. cities to live in). Read More
02/23/2010 - The University of Texas at Austin is part of a $25 million, multi-university center established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will study evolution in action in natural and virtual settings. Read More

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