07/08/2013 - While driverless cars might still seem like science fiction outside the Valley, the people working and thinking about these technologies are starting to ask what these autos could mean for the city of the future. The short answer is “a lot.” Read More
07/05/2013 - UTCS collaborated with Facebook and 12 universities from Europe, China and the U.S. to provide practical, collaborative software engineering experience as part of its computer science curriculum. UTCS Professor Glenn Downing joined Facebook's Faculty Thought Leader Council to spearhead a project course at UTCS that aimed to better prepare motivated CS students of any background to succeed in professional software environments.  Read More
07/03/2013 - Kristen Grauman has earned the 2013 Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Young Researcher Award. The award is given to a researcher within seven years of their Ph.D. Read More
06/25/2013 - Keshav Pingali envisions a world in which the power of parallel computing is available to all programmers—even those who don’t write parallel computer programs. Read More
06/25/2013 - Peter Stone has been selected for the 2013 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. The awards are given to faculty in the UT System " who have demonstrated extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction." Read More
06/14/2013 - UTCS Ph.D. student Yang Wang has earned a Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Distributed Computing. He is one of 39 Google Fellows who will bring their skills and talents to Google in pursuit of more innovations and ideas that the company can incorporate in the future. Read More
06/14/2013 - For all the progress we've made in IT over the last 50 years, there's one area of life that has steadfastly eluded the grasp of computers: understanding human language. Now, researchers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) are utilizing a Hadoop cluster on its Longhorn supercomputer to move the state of the art of language processing a little bit further. Read More
06/05/2013 - Associate Professor Yin Zhang, and his co-authors Matthew Roughan, Nick Duffield and Albert Greenberg, won the ACM SIGMETRICS Test-of-Time Award this year for their paper "Fast Accurate Computation of Large-Scale IP Traffic Matrices from Link Loads," in Proceedings of the ACM SIGMETRICS Conference, 2003. Read More
Dante Consulting, an FoCS partner, Gifts GDC Classroom
05/29/2013 - In recognition of a generous gift from Friends of Computer Science partner Dante Consulting, room 2.210 in the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science complex (GDC) will be named the Dante Consulting Classroom. Read More
05/22/2013 - UTCS honored new Ph.D. graduates at its annual hooding ceremony on Friday, May 17. Each new graduate received a short testimonial from his or her graduate research advisor. Read More
05/21/2013 - Mr. Victor Vu, a CS student in the BS/MS joint degree program has won the University Co-op/George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence. Read More
Student Entrepreneurs Meet With President Obama
05/09/2013 - Austin, TX — Student entrepreneurs and computer science faculty met with President Obama to showcase new student ventures from the Longhorn Startup Program. Read More
05/09/2013 - AUSTIN, Texas —Student entrepreneurs from The University of Texas at Austin and their professors are meeting with President Obama this afternoon to discuss their ideas and private sector successes. Read More
Digital Journalism: Bringing Apps to Life
05/08/2013 - What do you get when you bring journalism students together with computer science students? Five teams working on creating mobile apps and getting them into the iPhone app store by semester’s end. Read More
04/30/2013 - Professor Alan Cline has been appointed to the William David Blunk Memorial Professorship for 2013-14. The Professorship, awarded by the Provost, "recognizes a member of the faculty who has demonstrated an outstanding record both in undergraduate teaching and in concern for undergraduates as demonstrated through advising and general guidance given to students." Read More
04/28/2013 - Two years ago, UT journalism professor Robert Quigley had an idea – put together University of Texas students from both the journalism and computer science schools with the goal of producing commercially viable mobile apps in a single semester. Read More
04/23/2013 - Professor Calvin Lin has been inducted to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at The University of Texas at Austin. Calvin has contributed enormously to educational initiatives in the department, including Turing Scholars and has earned numerous teaching awards. Read More
04/19/2013 - Four graduating UTCS students have been selected Dean's Honored Graduates for 2013. Only 20 students are named Dean's Honored Graduates in the College of Natural Sciences each year. Read More
04/19/2013 - AUSTIN, Texas — Three members in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin that have been named to the university’s respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2013, said Steven Leslie, executive vice president and provost.They are: Read More
04/12/2013 - Although sometimes outshined by its music and film counterparts, South by Southwest Interactive is a five-day festival that SXSW Inc. calls “the most energetic, inspiring and creative event of the year.” SXSW Interactive is focused on emerging technology and is often the breeding ground for the newest and most innovative technologies in the world. Each year, some of the best and brightest minds in computer science flock to SXSW Interactive to give presentations, prove their skill, and show their passion for computing. Read More
04/10/2013 - You hear it before you see it — a roar like a factory in full production. But instead of cars or washing machines, this factory produces scientific knowledge. Read More
04/09/2013 - Each year, some of the best and brightest minds in computer science flock to SXSW Interactive to give presentations, prove their skill, and show their passion for computing. This year, two teams from the Electronic Game Developers Society at the University of Texas competed and won in a SXSW Game Jam hosted by Skillpoint Alliance and sponsored by Unity3d. Read More
04/08/2013 - Bill Gates—Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—delivered the keynote speech at the grand opening of UT's new computer science building—The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC). Read More
04/05/2013 - UTCS alum Paul Taele has been awarded a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (NSF EAPSI) fellowship for 2013. Paul will be carrying out research that focuses on enhancing creative computing tools for promoting better design thinking using sketch recognition techniques with Dr. Richard C. Davis at Singapore Management University in Singapore. Read More

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