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12/16/2011 - 1 Semester Startup (ISS) is a new practicum course designed to accelerate UT undergraduate students’ startups for degree credit. It allows undergraduates to experience entrepreneurship first-hand while learning from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Austin. On December 1st, 1SS students presented their startups in five-minute investor pitches to the Austin entrepreneurial community. Read More
12/16/2011 - Intel has generously donated $70,000 to the University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) to purchase new machines for the department. The machines will be used in the new Intel Lab and by faculty members and their research groups. Read More
12/14/2011 - Computer science chair Bruce Porter is quoted in this piece from the Austin American-Statesman about the shortage of tech talent in Austin. Read More
12/12/2011 - Professor Stephen Keckler, professor at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science, was awarded Fellow status with a citation "for contributions to computer architectures and technology modeling." Read More
12/10/2011 - Austin's supply crunch for software developers was bad enough by September to prompt 25 Central Texas tech executives to fly to California in search of new talent. Read More
12/09/2011 - Professor Inderjit Dhillon and Assistant Professor Pradeep Ravikumar, together with their postdoc Ambuj Tewari, had remarkable success at The Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference this year. They submitted seven papers and all were accepted. NIPS's acceptance rate is about 20%. Read More
12/02/2011 - UTCS undergraduate students Ben Braun and Victor Vu have been selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2012. Read More
11/28/2011 - UTCS graduate Ken Calvert was elected to IEEE Fellow "for contributions to internet topology and active networks." Read More
11/28/2011 - Yin Zhang, along with his former student Ajay Mahimkar (now at AT&T Research) and several other co-authors, won the Best Paper Award at ACM CoNEXT 2011. Read More
11/27/2011 - The Daily Texan reports on a partnership between the department of Computer Science and SunGard Availability Services to improve emerging cloud-based technologies through a new center for cloud computing research. Read More
11/18/2011 - AUSTIN, Texas — As part of its research efforts to help create safer and faster computing, the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with Read More
11/18/2011 - The former University of Texas student and founder of Dell, Inc. described how he got to where he is now. A question and answer session followed with an opportunity to network with current and future entrepreneurs. Read More
11/14/2011 - The University of Texas and a Pennsylvania technology company have agreed to be partners on a cloud computing research center on UT’s campus. SunGard Availability Services, based in Wayne, Pa., plans to make a “high six-figure” investment in the center, said Indu Kodukula, executive vice president and chief technology officer at the company. The cloud computing center will initially have four or five faculty members assigned to it, said Bruce Porter, chair of UT’s computer sciences department. Read More
11/14/2011 - Setting yet another milestone in multicore innovation, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) have successfully ported UT Austin's libflame library, a dense linear algebra library for scientific computing, to TI's TMS320C6678 multicore digital signal processor (DSP). Read More
11/14/2011 - Brent Waters has won a Packard Fellowship. Only sixteen Packard Fellowships were awarded this year across all of science and engineering. Read More
11/13/2011 - As an educator, associate computer science professor Peter Stone has a unique perspective on who, or what, can learn. Stone has spent his time at UT working with students to develop intelligent robots capable of learning and adapting to their environments. Read More
11/11/2011 - UTCS Assistant Professor Kristen Grauman and Devi Parikh of the Toyota Technological Institute Chicago (TTIC), and a former visiting postdoc, received the Marr Prize at ICCV for their paper "Relative Attributes" that was presented at the13th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) in 2011. Read More
11/10/2011 - The University of Texas at Austin will work with an availability services provider to form a Cloud Computing Research Center on their campus in order to research issues with the cloud and develop solutions to those problems. Read More
11/10/2011 - The University of Texas and a Pennsylvania technology company have agreed to be partners on a cloud computing research center on UT's campus. Read More
11/10/2011 - Cloud computing, where all of our photos, emails, and data stored in a distributed “cloud,” is the future. To improve emerging cloud-based technologies, a new center for cloud computing research was recently created in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin in a partnership with SunGard Availability Services. Read More
11/10/2011 - SunGard and UT plan to identify research problems in the cloud computing field, pursue targeted research initiatives to solve those problems and commercialize the resulting research, officials said. Read More
11/07/2011 - Facebook has been distracting students and lowering grade point averages worldwide since 2004. But two students from the College of Natural Sciences and one from the McCombs School of Business have started a business to try to turn Facebook into study mode. Read More
11/02/2011 - The university’s Longhorn Network visits the Texas Advanced Computing Center‘s Visualization Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin. In the Vislab, simulations are displayed on Stallion, the world’s highest resolution tiled display. Read More
Want to make games for a living?
11/01/2011 - The new Game Development Program is designed to serve undergraduate students in Radio-TV-Film, Fine Arts and Computer Science. Students majoring in these areas will take classes in their discipline, as described below. After gaining that experience, and typically in their senior year at UT, students from these three disciplines will come together in an interdisciplinary Capstone Project class. Read More
Visions of Computer Lecture Series Speakers and Chair Bruce Porter
10/27/2011 - On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science held the annual Visions of Computing Lecture, a lecture series honoring UTCS faculty accomplishments. Through this lecture series, faculty presented insights into computer science research and education to the public and the computing community. Read More


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