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Game Changers: New Faculty
12/20/2013 - UT Computer Science is excited to welcome four new faculty members coming to campus in 2014. They all have incredibly impressive credentials and research experience, and we’re extremely grateful that they have chosen to join our family. Read More
From the Chair: Moving In
12/20/2013 - Since our last newsletter, the UT Computer Science population has surged past 2,000 undergraduates--more than triple the enrollments when I started as chair five years ago--easily making us the largest computer science department among the nation’s top ten ranked programs. Read More
CS Ambassador Program Expands with Move to GDC
12/20/2013 - Computer Science Ambassadors are helping students solidify UT as their top pick. “Now more than ever, UT is my first choice for college,” said one high school student after spending the day at the Gates Dell Complex. Read More
Fifth Annual Longhorn Startup Demo Day
12/11/2013 - The fifth annual Demo Day, held Dec. 5, had a packed house in the LBJ Auditorium to hear a conversation between Cuban and Bob Metcalfe, professor of innovation at the Cockrell School of Engineering and director of Longhorn Startup. RetailMeNot CEO Cotter Cunningham also took the stage, and 14 student startups made presentations. Read More
12/10/2013 - Professor David Zuckerman has been elected to be an ACM Fellow for his contributions to randomness extraction, pseudo randomness, and their role in complexity theory. Read More
12/09/2013 - Dana Ballard has been selected to receive the 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award from the University of California, Merced. Read More
12/09/2013 - Professor Dana Ballard, and his co-author Michael Swain, have won the Helmholtz Test-of-Time award. Read More
11/25/2013 - Two of our distinguished faculty, Chandra Bajaj and Inderjit Dhillon, have been elected IEEE Fellows. Read More
11/23/2013 - Five UTCS students won the student cluster overall competition at the international SC conference for the second year in a row! Read More
11/20/2013 - Associate Professor Lili Qiu has been recognized as one of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) 2013 Distinguished Scientists. Her research focus is on internet and wireless networking. Qiu's current projects include Wireless Network Management, MIMO, and Content Distribution in Mobile Networks. Read More
11/19/2013 - The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, along with technology partners Hewlett-Packard and NVIDIA, today announced that in January 2014 they will deploy Maverick, a powerful, high-performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community. Read More
11/14/2013 - A team of researchers at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the University of Texas at Austin are working together to develop new statistical tools that can find clues about cancer that are hidden like needles in enormous haystacks of raw data. Read More
11/11/2013 - College students tend to define themselves by their majors, but they need to realize that what they study isn’t a binding contract spelling out what skills they can and cannot develop before graduation. Read More
Visions of Computer Lecture Series 2013
11/06/2013 - On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, UT 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
10/30/2013 - The University of Texas at Austin’s Game Development Program hosted its Fall Career PowerUp (CPU) Mixer on October 25, 2013 at The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC). The CPU Mixer brought together the Game Development Program’s industry partners and select students interested in careers and internships in the game industry to network in an energetic recruiting venue. Read More
Joh Donahoe, CEO of eBay, Inc. with Bruce Porter, Chair of UTCS
10/28/2013 - eBay, Inc. CEO, John Donahoe paid a visit to the University of Texas last Thursday as an installment of the VIP lecture series, co-hosted by UT Computer Science and the McCombs School of Business. eBay is a company that has experienced a significant turnaround under Donahoe’s leadership. Its fast-growing Austin office now numbers 600 employees, most of whom are in the company’s PayPal division. Read More
10/14/2013 - During the last weekend of September, the Electronic Game Developers Society (EGaDS), a student-run organization, and The University of Texas at Austin’s Game Development Program hosted the annual 24-hour Game Jam. More than 70 students came together on September 27th in a competition to create an entirely new game from this year’s randomly selected theme of “redundant” in only 24-hours at The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC). Read More
09/27/2013 - The National Science Foundation has recognized two Baylor College of Medicine researchers, along with a researcher from The University of Texas at Austin, with a collaborative research award that is a joint initiative between the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences and National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support research at the interface of the biological and mathematical sciences. Read More
09/24/2013 - Researchers at the University are working to perfect a computer algorithm designed to summarize first-person perspective films, with the hope of aiding the elderly and memory-impaired. Read More
09/23/2013 - With video sharing expected to leap, researchers at the University of Texas are training computers to digest such videos into a nutshell version for easier viewing. Read More
09/16/2013 - The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) 2013 Career Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 16, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center. Read More
09/15/2013 - Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin say that a day will come when computers will automatically give short video digests of a day in our lives, kind of like a video journal. Read More
09/03/2013 - The race is on to develop tools to help sift through the vast quantities of video that are being produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie.  Read More
09/03/2013 - The race is on to develop tools to help sift through the vast quantities of video that are being produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie. The researchers are working to develop tools to help make sense of the vast quantities of video that are going to be produced by wearable camera technology like Google Glass and Looxcie. Read More
08/21/2013 - Considered a pioneer of minimal & conceptual art, Sol LeWitt referred to his art as structures and not sculptures. The concept generated the art, not necessarily the artist’s hands. Compared to a classical composer that created a composition to be performed by many orchestras at different times and places. Now, on the University of Texas campus, the Landmarks Public Art program has realized two LeWitt installations: “Circle with Towers” & “Wall Drawing #520.” Read More

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